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Open Your Heart With This Painting & Meditation Workshop (8/11)

Awakening Painting Workshop

There’s an “energy painting” class coming to Greenpoint next Saturday, and it “will allow you to connect with your heart and your soul.” The afternoon class at Awakening (605 Manhattan Ave) starts with a guided meditation to help you tap into your inner voice, and afterward will transition into freeform painting. It’s open to all levels, even if you’ve never painted before—so if you are looking to express yourself through art without judgement and put your brain into cruise control for a bit, this may be the class for you. “By listening to your inner voice paint what you hear/see, and release and unfold anything what will show up for you.” Artist Paulina Skorwider will host, and materials (canvas and acrylic paints) are included. Details below.
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Get Your Art On: Two FREE Botanical Illustration Classes (7/20 & 7/25)

illustration by Wendy Hollender
illustration by Wendy Hollender
There’s a handful of figure drawing classes in North Brooklyn, but these two upcoming classes focus on bringing elements of the outdoors into your sketchbook. Both classes are held outdoors, and they’re both FREE!
Botanical Drawing with Gabriel Willow
Friday, July 20 | 4pm-7pm
Kingsland Wildflowers | 520 Kingsland Ave
Free, Suggested donation $10
Drawing plants is a wonderful tool for closer observation of the natural world. Join naturalist Gabriel Willow on a journey through the Kingsland Wildflowers rooftop landscape, observing & drawing various plants and flowers as you deepen your connection to nature. No drawing experience required; materials provided.

Botanical Art Workshop with Wendy Hollender
Wednesday, July 25 | 6pm-8pm
Franklin Street Garden | 61 Franklin Street
Free, materials provided
More info, sign up

Greening Greenpoint will be hosting a workshop with professional botanical artist Wendy Hollender. Wendy will lead a botanical illustration and plant biology lesson and all art supplies will be provided.
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Field Day Friday + Botanical Printmaking at Kingsland Wildflowers this Friday! (6/15)

Field Day Friday at Kingsland Wildflowers, photo via Newtown Creek Alliance
Field Day Friday at Kingsland Wildflowers, photo via Newtown Creek Alliance
Field Day Friday at Kingsland Wildflowers
Kingsland Wildflowers | 520 Kingsland Ave
Friday, June 15 | 4pm-7pm
Join Kingsland Wildflowers this Friday, June 15, at 4pm for their Field Day Friday (every 3rd Friday of the month) in partnership with Newtown Creek Alliance where you can volunteer to get your hands dirty and help maintain the beautiful rooftop garden!
FREE! More info + registration here.

Botanical Printmaking / Art + Nature at Kingsland Wildflowers
Kingsland Wildflowers | 520 Kingsland Ave
Friday, June 15 | 4pm-7pm
And, this Friday as part of their art + nature series, you will also enjoy a guided tour of what is blooming on the rooftop meadow and learn creative ways to get to know the plants by learning botanical printmaking with artist Autumn Kioti!
$10 suggested donation. More info + registration here.

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Affordable Summer Filmmaking Workshops in Williamsburg

Mono No Aware Filmmaking Workshops

Non-profit cinema group Mono No Aware are leading a series of filmmaking workshops starting next month, starting in June. You can learn how to shoot stuff not on a phone, but on real actual film (yes, that still exists). A few of the workshops are already sold out, but there are still a few spots available in the other classes, or you can join the waitlist. The classes meet at either Mono No Aware (33 Flatbush Ave) or at Center For Performance Research (361 Manhattan Ave). So for just a couple hundred bucks you can learn how to be the next Woody Allen… er, the next Quentin Tarantino… er, just be whatever kind of filmmaker you want to be, just hopefully not a scumbag.  Continue reading

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Small Biz Owners: What You Should Know About Commercial Leases, Workshop (4/25)

As a North Brooklyn resident you probably feel like you’re doomsday prepping for the impending L-Train Shutdown—and let’s not forget that local business owners are, too. No one is quite sure how much the clusterf-k of reduced transit options for more than a year will affect small businesses, but the general consensus is that it’s not gonna be pretty. On one hand we will have less tourists and foot traffic in the neighborhood (which many of us are rejoicing about), but on the other hand those people will not be patronizing local businesses.

The city is offering a workshop for small business owners, Signing A Commercial Lease: What You Need To Know on Wednesday, April 25th from 5-6:30pm at the Swinging Sixties Senior Center (211 Ainslie Street). The workshop is free, and lawyers will explain helpful tips on preparing to negotiate a fair commercial lease. More info and registration on Eventbrite. The workshop is part of NYC Small Business Services course series.

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Must Do: Hit Up The Cooler Gallery Art Market This Weekend at A/D/O! (12/2–12/3)

A/D/O Cooler Gallery Market

This weekend Saturday 12/2 & Sunday 12/3, A/D/O (29 Norman Ave) will be playing host to an uber cool art book fair and holiday popup curated by Cooler Gallery. The Cooler Gallery Super Market will feature unique designs and goods for sale and installations by local galleries, publishers, artists and designers. Some of the vendors include Draw Down BooksLikeminded ObjectsLadies and GentlemenJordan Johnson, Dusen Dusen, Caroline Z HurleyTetraKelli AndersonHuy Bui and Justin Donnely. Illustrator Jon Burgerman will host a drop-in, freeform and drawing workshop adorably entitled Doodle School. And at night, expect live music from the likes of Absolutely Yours, Chad Phillips, and Lillet Blanc. If you’ve got art lovers on your holiday gift list, don’t miss this popup!
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There’s A Workshop On The Female Orgasm, & You Should Totally Come! (Friday, 11/3)

Tantric Woman Workshop

Narayana Integrative Center (191 Nassau Ave) is hosting a stimulating workshop for women and men on Friday October 13th from 7-930pm, where you can dive deeper into what’s really happening “down there”—turns out, there’s much to be explored. Tantric experts Suriya and Gyanmurti will guide you through a discussion on female pleasure and vulnerability, while describing the various types of female orgasms and ways for a supportive partner to help his or her partner reach them. Tantric sex is widely known as a way to expand your consciousness and connection with your partner while achieving sensations that are out of this realm (really!). I’ll have what she’s having. Sign up here ($45 energy exchange). Continue reading

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Poets, Screenwriters, Fiction & Non-Fiction Writers: Summer Writers Workshops In Greenpoint!

Write Brooklyn
988 Manhattan Ave

Charles Bukowski once said, “writing about a writer’s block is better than not writing at all.” For the writerly types, writers block is no joke, but chances are you’d like to tell the world about something more compelling than writers block. If you often put pen to paper or hands to keyboard to hone your craft but could use a little guidance and structure to help complete a project, this workshop series might be for you. Local writers group WriteBrooklyn is launching workshops in Greenpoint next month, at 988 Manhattan Ave—an elegantly designed creative space. The 8-week workshops are taught by experienced filmmakers, writers and poets, range from Screenplays to Nonfiction, Poetry and Fiction, and meet on designated evenings. Each of the workshops will set you back $450, but they’ve made room for two scholarships per workshop (which means the lucky recipients attend for free). Check out the list of workshops and instructors here. Continue reading

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If You’re A ‘Plant Killer’ This Workshop Is For You

plants via @tinybloom Instagram
Tiny plants via @tinybloom Instagram

Local atelier 7115 by Szeki (223 Grand St.) is kicking off Spring with a plant propagation workshop hosted by Suji Lee, plant whisperer and ceramicist from tinybloom. Suji will share tips and tricks for taking care of houseplants, and show you two methods of plant propagation, which is an inexpensive and clever way of creating new plants from existing plants.

The workshop is FREE. Get some hands-on knowledge about the magic of plant propagation!
7115 by Szeki | 223 Grand St.
Wednesday, April 26, 7-9pm
RSVP here

Learn more about our workshop instructor Suji here or follow along on her plantstagram @tinybloom.

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Learn How To Take Care of Street Trees: Workshop This Saturday 11/12!

Tree caring workshopGreening Greenpoint is hosting a tree care workshop for trees on Box St. and Clay Street, meeting at 1133 Manhattan Avenue on Saturday November 12, 9am-11am.

“Greening Greenpoint will supply tools and educate on how to take care of our street trees. The workshop is open to all and children are most welcome. The time commitment is open—come for 20 minutes, or come for two hours. Hope to see you there!”

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