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Youth & Adult Workshops


6-WEEK INTRO TO CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP

6-WEEK INTRO TO CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP
Ages Adult

Calligraphy is a delicate and elegant yet endangered craft. This 6-week course is an introduction to the art form’s true meaning: calli- kalos in Greek, meaning “fine,” and -graphy from the Greek grapho meaning “write." Following an old-school philosophy, and beginning with the fundamental methods and principles of implements and materials, students will be taught key calligraphy terms, structural guidelines, scale, angles, direction and basic pen strokes. Starting with the dual-pencil technique, the class will progress to the broad-edged nib while learning the Foundational Hand developed by Edward Johnston in the early 20th century (based on the 15th century Humanist script), which is the essential starting point for learning other hands such as Italic, Uncial, Rustic and Blackletter. No prior experience or skills are necessary. The only prerequisites are enthusiasm and the willingness to learn the skills needed to create beautiful letters. All supplies are provided. 

Materials fee included.  


Fee: $280 / $255 members
Time: 4:00PM-6:30PM
Seats Remaining: 8
Instructor: Moki Kokoris
Dates:   Jul 13   Jul 20   Jul 27   Aug 03   Aug 10   Aug 17  

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PRINTMAKING: INSPIRED BY NATURE

PRINTMAKING: INSPIRED BY NATURE
Ages Adults and Teens

This printmaking workshop will take a close look at trees and use line and pattern to interpret the special characteristics of their branches, leaves and silhouettes. Printmaking artist Sine Hjort will demonstrate her safe cutting techniques and her method of letting the process of cutting lead to surprising and beautiful results. Students will carve lines and patterns in mounted linoleum blocks to create images inspired by nature, and a printing station will be set up to make limited editions of their work.  Materials fee included. 


Fee: $66 / $56 members
Time: 2:00 - 5:00PM
Seats Remaining: 6
Instructor: Sine Hjort
Dates:   Jul 23  

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SAORI WEAVING WORKSHOP

SAORI WEAVING WORKSHOP
Ages 6+

Loop of the Loom is the only hand-weaving studio in the New York metropolitan area, offering classes in the SAORI method. In this workshop students will be introduced to SAORI, the ZEN art of weaving from Japan that is dedicated to free expression and self-development. Inspired through the experience of living, the art of SAORI encourages self expression, personal growth and healing. SAORI celebrates the beauty of personal imperfections by weaving differing colors, threads and textures into a fabric that reflects the masterpiece of humanity. Students will leave with their own unique hand-woven piece of art. Minimum of 8 students to run


Fee: $90 / $78 members
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Seats Remaining: 6
Instructor: Yukako Satone of Loop of the Loom
Dates:   Jul 16  

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SCULPTURE CASTING

SCULPTURE CASTING
Ages 10+

Create a small sculpture, learn how to make a mold, pour a plaster cast!  In this hands-on workshop learn the art of casting with molds, using clay, plaster and alginate. Bring a small object or meaningful keepsake to create casts for your own unique sculpture. No experience necessary. Ages 10+. 

Materials fee included.  


Fee: $70 / $62 members
Time: 2:00PM-4:30PM
Seats Remaining: 6
Instructor: Erin Fritts
Dates:   Jul 30  

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