This class aims to demystify the invisible physical phenomenon that we process as sound. We will follow the mechanical and electrical pioneers of the 19th and 20th century as they spent sleepless nights trying to capture the minute fluctuations in air pressure that our brain effortlessly decodes as sound.This class will explain and re-create some o
This process will help students understand how to make multiple kinds of paint with just one pigment. Can you feel or even taste color? How does light work to make color tactile? This class will introduce you to pigments and how you can stack and suspend them to manipulate light. This will serve as an introduction to the layering system of paint an
Led by independent filmmaker and photographer, Nick Fitzhugh, this class will show you how to enable near magical features on your Canon HDSLR camera via a simple (and free) firmware update courtesy of the genius programmers at Magic Lantern. Following the firmware update, students will be guided through the new features at their disposal.On the v
In this hands-on workshop you will learn all the steps needed to coat, sensitize, shoot, develop and varnish a 4x5 tintype. Each plate is a one-of-a-kind positive image on blackened tin, there are no negatives or enlargements in the process. Wet-Plate Collodion is one of the first photographic processes invented in the 1850s. It's called “wet-pl
This class emphasizes the historical and DIY nature of the process, making it approachable to people of all backgrounds who may not have photography experience. This class is open exclusively for students who have previous experience with tintype photography.Wet-Plate Collodion is one of the first photographic processes invented in the 1850s. It's
Kids learn how to play the theremin and have fun at the same time. The NY Theremin Society launches its first Theremin Workshop for kids. Theremin Crash Course for Kids: How do the 5 senses relate to the theremin? Train your ear by understanding the basic principle of sound and motion. Parents may attend with kids for free. Kids 4-6
Participants will be able to learn and practice the basics of playing the theremin, practicing in small groups and working towards repertoire.
For Advanced & Beginners
In this 2 hour workshop, participants will be introduced to the technical and practical aspects of the Theremin - an electronic musical instrument that is controlled by the rela
Abundant, renewable, malleable, combustible, and, under the right conditions, durable, wood has been man’s friend ever since we climbed down from the trees. In this class we will learn about the properties, possibilities and history of this versatile medium, from cellular structure to the difference between hardwoods and softwoods, unique applica
Participants will leave the course with a hunger for electrical exploration and materials for further experimentation. What is electricity? This course will aim to shed light on the elusive, invisible force that has become an integral part of our lives. Through hands-on experimentation in a small classroom environment, participants will learn to de
This two-session class will teach you to be the master of your steel horse. We will cover the basic mechanical systems on your bike, including tires and tubes, brakes, shifters, and drivetrain, and will cover aspects of both service and maintenance. Summer is the time for New York biking, and what better place to learn about your bike than in a bea
In this workshop you will learn to build a circular chart to plot the Zodiac Sun signs of your family and friends. A Radial Family Chart can unlock many interesting geometries and help you explore the intersection of family dynamics and astrology. Compasses, colored inks, and paper will be provided. As we build the charts, we will explore together
In this three-part seminar series we will be led by Dr. Andrew Kern through the basics of genetics, the connection between genotype and phenotype, and current advances in our ability to use genome sequence information for understanding human disease. We will also explore the moral, political and financial implications of these developments. What ma
This course will give an introduction to the methods of preparation and use of egg tempera, including applying traditional gesso to panel, mixing and balancing the consistency of the paint and pigment, and various application methods of the paint. Egg-tempered paint, or egg tempera, is a painting technique that dates back to the days of ancient gre
In this afternoon workshop, Sohui Kim from Red Hook’s Good Fork gives us a simple introduction in making Korean kimchee. The class will include introduction and use of many basic asian ingredients and each student will leave with a large batch of their handmade Kimchee to ferment and enjoy.