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 receive free entry, 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 Worby, Jason Das, Brian 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!
Shoestring Studio presents:
by Nicholas Charles
April 26 - May 17 by appointment
“I mainly work with found images. I often begin by asking, what simple intervention can I make in an image that will transform it? I like to work with formal qualities and my favorite interventions are forms of drawing or erasure. When I draw, I rarely use things like pens, pencils, or charcoal. Instead, I draw with a knife, with a thread and needle, or by creating lines and forms through juxtaposition. Erasure sometimes means cutting an element out of an image. But more often I prefer partial erasure: removing a portion of a particular element, drawing over it, or obscuring it from view. I like to use partial erasure to stimulate the viewers' imagination, inviting them to fill in gaps, to draw unexpected connections, or sometimes to see a ghost.”
Nicholas’s formal training is in academia. In 2006 he finished his PhD in Classics, with a specialty in Greek literature. As an artist, he is mostly self-taught. Nicholas is a member of Shoestring Studio. This is his first show.