Regularly Scheduled Events
IN ADDITION TO ONGOING CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS, SHOESTRING STUDIO HOSTS TWO WEEKLY COMMUNITY SESSIONS WITH THE FIGURE MODEL. 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.
Monthly Sunday Evening Critique Night, First Sunday of each month, 7-9pm, FREE
Alexis Neider hosts Critique Night, the first Sunday of every month (check our calendar for alterations in the schedule due to holiday weekends). Bring finished works or works in progress, artworks are discussed by the group on a first come basis, with a sign up at the door. Artists are encouraged to formulate a question for the group they wish to be discussed in the course of the critique.
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.
Mudhouse Artist Residency Info Session
Join us Thursday, March 2nd from 7- 8:30pm at Shoestring Studio for an evening of Greek wine, baklava and information on the annual Mudhouse Artist Residency program, taking place June 19- July 3rd on the Greek island of Crete.
The Mudhouse Residency, in the rural mountain village of Agios Ioannis, Crete, is now accepting applications for its Studio Residency and Independant Residency programs. All residency programs include accommodations in the village, dinners taken family style at the local taverna, and the support of a vibrant community of artists.
Learn more about the Mudhouse Residency here.