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.
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 Happy Hour Crit, TBA, FREE.
Join us for a Happy Hour Crit! Bring a work in progress and an adult beverage or snack to this monthly critique. Moderated by Eileen Murphy. The HH Crit will move around to different studios and spaces in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Subscribe to our newsletter to stay in the loop! Next date TBA
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 Worby, Jason Das, Brian Elig, and more. Cartoonists and illustrators are welcome to bring their own work as well.
Shoestring Studio proudly presents “Body Talk,” a multimedia exhibition that presents figurative works in dialogue and challenges traditional notions of femininity. The exhibition consists of new works by Jenny Carolin and Alexis Neider, as well as video of the Brooklyn-based artists' collaborative performance, the "Great Feminist Bake-off." The show will be on view from December 15, 2017 - January 15, 2018, with an opening reception December 15 from 6 - 8 pm at 640 Classon Ave, in Brooklyn.
From the press release: ..."Body Talk," a show of new works, is the artists' latest project. The show places in dialogue Neider's figurative oil paintings with Carolin's figurative charcoal drawings. The works of both artists are large, and the body--or fragments of the body--occupy much of the space. The viewer is asked to interact with tempting or uncomfortable situations: imagining one's own foot stepping into a cake or passing judgment on a character whose actions might feel familiar.