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Join DIY Classes at The ARTery

The mission of The ARTery is to inspire people to buy handmade goods, bring back a do-it-yourself culture and to be a prime outlet for local artists and free trade artisans to sell their work. The  classroom in a separate room in the back of the gift shop will feature crowd-sourced classes on how to make things by hand. Local artisans from DIY Brooklyn will be teaching our first classes.

 In December, on the following Sundays, from 2:30-4:30 are the following- $35 per class:

Dec. 2nd: Oatmeal Soap bar: – In this class you’ll learn how to make cold-process soap at home, just like the luxury soaps that sell for $6 a bar and more. You’ll learn how to use colors, scents and add everything from goat milk to herbs, and you will bring home a 4-oz bar you made yourself.

Dec. 9th: Massage Bar & Lip Balm- Learn to make skin soothing solid lotions, which includes lip balms and massage bars, from sexy flavors to heavenly scents like lavender coconut and cocoa almond. You’ll come away with one massage bar in a small mason jar and a tin of lip balm you made yourself.

Dec 16th: Pickles and MustardSOLD OUT!!!  ( Sorry, we’ll have to schedule another class: leave your email address at

Delve into the world of pickles and mustard making and learn the history and origins of pickles and mustard, and discuss what spices and additives add to each. You will make a jar of refrigerator pickles that crunch with crispy goodness and make a great addition to any cheese plate.  You will also learn to make and take home your own signature mustard that will be a worthy addition to any hot dog.

To register for classes- each is $35, stop by the store, or pay by pay pal now:
   Need further info?   email:


ARTy Time at Lark Cafe

Busy artists

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.

Two happy birds

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