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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.

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. 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 WorbyJason DasBrian Elig, and more. Cartoonists and illustrators are welcome to bring their own work as well.

Bring Your Own Film! Night

The third Monday of each month, Bring Your Own (original) Film to Shoestring Studio. Approximately 2 - 20 minutes in length, arrive by 7:30 to show or 8pm to view. Check our calendar for exact dates!