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Open Figure Drawing and other Regular Events

IN ADDITION TO ONGOING CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS, SHOESTRING STUDIO HOSTS TWO WEEKLY SESSIONS drawing from life WITH FIGURE MODELs. THESE SESSIONS ARE ALWAYS DROP-IN WITH NO INSTRUCTION COMPONENT, AND OPEN TO MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS ALIKE. MEMBERS PAY $10, NON-MEMBERS PAY $15, OR $10 WITH A FRIEND.

Wednesday evening Drink-n-Draw, every Wednesday, 6:30-9pm. $15/ $10

Join us for a rotating cast of professional figure models, hailing from backgrounds as diverse as dance, yoga, burlesque and drag. Poses build exponentially from dynamic two-minute gestures to twenty minutes in length. Easels and chairs are available, drawing supplies are on hand; although we encourage you to bring your own favorite materials, the beer is cold and the camaraderie is warm. Characteristic of a tradition started in years prior, we fire up the crock pot beforehand and invite the attendees to stay for a potluck supper to follow.

Sunday afternoon Long Pose Lab, every Sunday, 4-7pm. $15/ $10

We’ve added a second section to our popular weekly figure drawing group. Sundays will be dedicated to long-format poses, with one pose for the entire session. All mediums of painting are welcome, as well as draftsmen focusing on developed drawings. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own supplies. There will be opportunities to work with costumes and environment in the poses.

The Brooklyn Draw Jam! First Monday of each month, 7-10pm, $5 Suggested Donation

The Brooklyn Draw Jam is a little different from your average drink and draw. Artists of any skill level can come draw whatever they want and hang out in a relaxed atmosphere. Jammers engage in spontaneous collaborative drawings like jam comics, exquisite corpses, and drawing games. Regulars include Jess WorbyJason DasBrian Elig, and more. Cartoonists and illustrators are welcome to bring their own work as well.

 

Current Events

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Linear thinking: new work by Robin meyer, judy stone, Bethany johnson and corwin levi

reception May 19, 2017, 6-8:30pm, at Shoestring Studio


Shoestring Studio is pleased to present a group exhibition featuring four unique artists each displaying their interpretation of line as both a literal and metaphorical concept. “Linear Thinking” will run from April 29th - May 19th, 2017, with a closing reception on Friday, May 19th from 6- 8:30pm.


Bethany Johnson presents meticulously crafted black and white collages from her series “Notes for an Emergency”, on which she reflects on an interest in nature and numbers. In this work, line acts as a visual element and also as a threshold crossed at the moment of a major catastrophe. With a common interest in land and time, Corwin Levi explores the sky and sea through his intimate mixed media drawings and paintings which combine the sensibility of Japanese oceanic images, ancient astrological studies and notebook doodles. His pieces are both quiet and controlled while simultaneously rustling with movement.

In their versions of Linear Thinking Robin Meyer and Judy Stone both employ mixed-media and bold color choices. Meyer’s interest lies in the socio-economic lines that divide communities in Baltimore and other struggling cities. Meyer creates a visual ladder that indicates the strata of a city marred by injustice. Judy Stone infers a different type of place in her geometric tape on glass drawings. Each drawing is literally connected to the others by lines placed directly onto the gallery wall creating a the appearance of a psychological map that leads to universal ideas of interconnectedness.


Linear Thinking will run through May 19, 2017. Closing reception Friday, May 19th from 6 - 8:30 pm. Gallery hours are Wednesday – Sunday 12 noon– 10pm.