We’ve been busy stocking the shelves and have tons of great new items: LP bowls from Vinylux, amazing leather jewelry from Pilon Argentina, recycled aluminum servers and bowls and more amazing candles from Austrian Atelier!
Saturday was a perfect day for craft-making. A fun group joined us at Lark Cafe to make birds from recycled materials. A couple of families that came by to grab a snack stumbled upon the class. Lured by the colorful feathers and found objects, their boys begged to join us. The group doubled in size by the time the class ended. Time flew by and an hour later a new flock of exotic birds were ready to fly home with happy kids from the neighborhood.
Thanks to all who joined us. We’re planning more kids classes soon. Please comment below and let us know what kinds of classes you’d like to see and the days and times that would work best for your family.
Our die-hard drawing students braved the torrential downpour and tornado warnings to participate in the first ever Drink and Draw class at the Lark Cafe last Tuesday. Teacher Amy Digi was very cool and the vibe was more like friends hanging out and drawing than a drawing class. At one point, we were so giddy and chatty that the fiction writing teacher from the room next store came in to hush us. But as you can see from the photo above, it was all concentration and seriousness as we focused on getting down the curves and shapes of our model, Monica, a veteran from the Art Student League.
Half the class had never drawn from a model before. Amy showed us all how to render the form by looking at negative space and seeing shape relationships. We drew from ten 1-minute poses, two 5-minute poses, three 10- minute poses and one 15-minute pose, with breaks in between to discuss and share our work.
I’m very proud of these gesture drawings I did from the 1 minute poses!
As you can see, it really doesn’t matter if you know how to draw, it’s a great night out! And the Jever beers, imported from Germany from a local Kensington resident, helped keep us loose and happy.
So due to popular demand, (and our survey), we are planning a 6-week Drink and Draw class series. Students will need to pay in advance and reserve their space. There will be different models each week. The location will be determined.
Hope to see you there!
FINALLY!!!!! After over 120 days of waiting, we received the permit to start an artisan market!
We are seeking crafters, designers and artists to sell their jewelry, bags, clothing, home decor, bath and beauty products, specialty foods, whatever fabulous stuff you have to offer.
Here’s the scoop:
Where: Rugby Road, next to Cortelyou Farmer’s Market, in Ditmas Pk.
Every Sunday, starting Sept 16th, from 9am-3pm
OPENING DAY, Sept.16th is also the Flatbush Frolic Street Fair; there will be 1000’s of people all day!!
5+ Sundays: $50/day
2-4 Sundays: $75/day
1 Sunday: $100/day
Must be paid in advance to reserve- Fill out application at brooklynartery.com
SPREAD THE WORD!! Great quality handmade goods at affordable prices!!!
Any questions? Leave comment here, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SEE YOU THERE!!
Despite the grueling heat on Sunday, we had an amazing turn out at our second round of Art Attack classes at the Cortelyou Market. As you can see from the photos, our awesome teaching artists kept their students engrossed in making mosaic pots, origami pinwheels, books, mock-tails, animal balloons and masks.
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the pineapple chunks and juice with the Simple Syrup. Add the Cucumber Water and ice; shake well. Pour into a highball glass and top with club soda and cucumber slices.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add 1 rosemary sprig and the peach nectar, white cranberry juice, lemon juice and Simple Syrup. Shake well and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Stir in the club soda and garnish with the remaining rosemary sprig.
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the strawberry slices with the chopped ginger and Simple Syrup. Add ice and the orange and lime juice and shake well. Double strain into an ice-filled collins glass. Stir in the ginger beer and garnish with a strawberry half.
Overall, the feedback is that this is a super great business idea!! Now we’re moving into action, organizing classes for adults and kids in pop-up locations around the neighborhood. Sign on to receive this blog so you can be the first to sign up for them.
Whether or not you’re the creative type, its always fun and rewarding to do something artistic. The ARTery’s goal is to get folks back to making and doing things with our hands… Whether its sewing or painting, knitting or taking good photographs, ARTery artists can take you to the next level.
Get a taste of some of our classes this Sunday: August 5th, at the Cortelyou Farmers Market.
Please stop by, we’d love to meet you!
Here’s the line-up:
9-9:45- Animal Balloons- back by popular demand!
10-10:45- Cardboard sculpture masks- with moving parts…like the one in the photo!
11-11:45- Origami Pinwheels- fun and easy, with pretty papers
12-12:45- Book binding- another successful repeat performance!
1-1:45- Mosaics- once again, with our Juan Carlos, our local mosaic muralist!
2-2:45- Fruit and Herb-infused Mocktails- Another chance for you grown-ups to impress your friends at summer BBQ’s
Hope to see you there!
Sunday July 22nd & August 5th to participate in:
The ARTERY all day pop-up workshops…
Artsy Activities for Adults and Kids
Jump into the following activities, taught by local artisans:
Class descriptions and schedule will be posted next week in my next blog.
You’ll see our tents in two locations: the entrance to the Library and off corner of Cortelyou, on Rugby.