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This class will look at examples of cultural textiles and modern day techniques and give participants the tools to begin weaving on their own. Various approaches to dressing the loom and traditional materials will be discussed as well as a quick history of the loom and weaving.Workshop participants will use the knowledge gained from the lecture to

$130
Sa.   Oct 25th, 12pm
Beginner
(8)
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Come join us as we explore the magical world of kombucha brewing. We will cover how to make it, the science behind it and who it is and who it is not good for and more! Students will take home their own culture to start brewing on their own.

$25
W.   Oct 29th, 7:30pm
All levels
(8)
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The Arduino is a small, cheap microcontroller that you can program with your home computer through a USB connection. It can read analog information from our world (light, temperature, motion, pressure, volume, etc), and use that data to respond in any way you choose. It can also act as the “conductor” of a symphony of varied electrical devices-

$75
Su.   Nov 2nd, 1pm
All levels
(8)
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"Impulse and action are concurrent: the body vanishes, burns, and the spectator sees only a series of visible impulses. Ours then is a via negativa - not a collection of skills but an eradication of blocks."- Jerzy GrotowskiWhat happens when we let our physical impulses run free, when we set the analytical mind on the back burner and move and creat

$350
T.   Nov 4th - Dec 9th, 7pm
All levels
(8)
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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

$275
Sa.Su.   Nov 8th - Nov 9th, 10am
All levels
(8)
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In this class, students will learn how to make an organic Indigo dye vat, patterning techniques for dyeing and how to achieve varying depths of color from a single dye vat.Some fabric will be provided for experimentation but students are invited to bring up to 3 garments, light in color and of natural fiber, to add to the vat. Time to breathe new l

$75
T.   Nov 11th, 7pm
All levels
(8)
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Everyone has a memoir in miniature in at least one piece of clothing. Look through the archive of clothes in your closet. Pick 1-3 garments (not jewelry) that have been good luck charms, connected to a life-changing experience, or worn, for example, while voluntarily directing traffic during a citywide blackout–clothing in which something sp

$30
T.   Nov 11th, 7pm
All levels
(8)
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A special intimate version of our popular theremin workshop, the Theremin Master Class provides a small group of students with an evening of "wine and sine waves." Thereminist Dorit Chrysler will lead this master class in which we will learn some of the more subtle techniques of this magical instrument while steadying our hand with the "fruit of t

$50
W.   Nov 12th, 7pm
All levels
(8)
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Software for Artists Day at Pioneer works will bring together artists and developers to illustrate the many new software and hardware tools available to contemporary artists. The day-long event will involve lectures, demonstrations, and conversations which will demystify the much sought-after technology in use by artists. Topics will include but ar

$35
Su.   Nov 16th, 11am
All levels
(8)
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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 vi

$45
T.   Nov 18th, 7pm
All levels
(8)
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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

$35
W.   Nov 19th, 7pm
All levels
(8)
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Throughout the recorded history of booze, considerate hosts have soothed their guests' anxiety about winter's dwindling daylight hours with hot alcoholic beverages, often accompanied by elaborate rituals and dancing blue flame—from the pagan wassail bowl of south England to the flaming fire-tongs punch of Yuletide Germany, from Scandinavian glogg

$45
Su.   Nov 23rd, 2pm
All levels
(8)
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Students will make their own Stud belt. Traditional leather tools and processes will be used as we go from uncut leather to the finished product over the course of an evening:Cutting: Students will custom cut their belt to their size out of a vegetable tanned saddle leather. Dyeing: Students will learn to edge dye with the color of their ch

$60
W.   Dec 3rd, 7pm
All levels
(8)
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In this workshop, we will explore ways to gain access to the meaning behind such dreams, allowing for a way to understand some of the basic archetypes and symbols that arise. Jung said that "The dream is the small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul, which opens into that primeval cosmic night that was soul long before

$20
Sa.   Dec 6th, 2pm
All levels
(8)
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This workshop will reveal the secrets of suminagashi (floating water) an ancient japanese technique of paper marbling in which a floating multicolored design is created and manipulated on a liquid surface to be later transferred onto paper (or any other fiber). This discipline of marbling employs simple ingredients like ink and water to create one-

$35
Sa.   Dec 13th, 2pm
All levels
(8)
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How does light work in pigments to make color tactile or possibly convey taste? This class will introduce the various personalities of pigments and explain how they stack and suspend in binders. This workshop will serve as an introduction to the layering system of paint and how one can mimic surface and control light. You will grind and mull p

$70
Su.   Jan 11th, 12pm
All levels
(8)
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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

$125
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Beginner
(8)
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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

$125
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(8)
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$45
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(8)
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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

$50
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(8)