What is Shoestring Studio?

Shoestring Studio is a membership-based workspace serving painters, draftsmen, illustrators, and other artists in need of workspace, community, and shared resources. Our primary mission is to provide affordable, accessible workspace for artists in Crown Heights and the greater Brooklyn area.

Regularly occurring events include two weekly Figure Drawing sessions on Wednesday and Sunday, a monthly critique night and monthly Brooklyn Draw Jam.

We are open five days a week, Wednesday through Sunday, from noon until ten pm. Our sister space, Shoestring Press, serving printmakers of all stripes, welcomes Shoestring Studio members to use its printmaking facilities, and is conveniently located just across Classon Avenue.

Shoestring Studio offers classes in painting, drawing, illustration, comic book arts and a theory & practice series. Classes are small, focused on providing individualized attention. Our staff includes professional working artists and illustrators. Enrollment is open to the public, and Shoestring members enjoy 50% off classes.