upcoming workshops at LDBA

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Petal to Paint, Bundle Dyeing and Floral Water Color class.
Saturday, JUNE 18, 10am-1pm $132 SEE MORE


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Astrology 101
Saturday, June 18, 2-5pm, $110 SEE MORE


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3  Day Mineral Mud Dye Workshop with Aboubakar Fofana
June 27-29th, 10am-5pm at the arts club in Greenpoint.
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3 Day Indigo Workshop with Aboubakar Fofana
July 1-3, 10am-5pm at LDBA studio in the Williamsburgh Library
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aboubakar fofana workshops at LDBA: Mud and Indigo

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3 DAY MINERAL MUD DYE WORKSHOP:
June 27-29
Aboubakar’s other speciality, after indigo, is the ancient Malian technique of mineral mud-dye, or Bogolanfini. This process uses a naturally occurring tannin as a mordant which helps to fix the iron in the mud to the textile being dyed. It is a lovely, very tactile process, especially if you like mud, and it can be combined with indigo to produce stunning results.
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3 Day INDIGO WORKSHOP:
July 1-3
Indigo is one of the oldest and most magical of all the natural dyes. It is the color of the sky and the sea, and in many cultures indigo-dyed cloth was considered sacred and precious. As we become more and more conscious of what we wear and where it comes from, plant-based, non-chemical indigo dye is experiencing a resurgence. This dyestuff is Aboubakar Fofana’s particular passion, and he has a vast store of knowledge on its provenance, usage, and of course, practical applications.
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SAVE THE DATE!

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Installation d’Aboubakar Fofana/Tente moustiquaire/Fleuve Niger/Mali

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We are so excited to announce:
We are hosting 2 Three Day Workshops with Aboubakar Fofani!
Space is limited and you won’t want to miss this opportunity. We are working on the links, and will let you know when the workshops are open to enrollment.

Master Indigo series-
June 27-28-29
113 Franklin Street
Greenpoint 11222
10am-5pm daily

July 1-2-3
LDBA Studio in the Williamsburg Library
240 Division Avenue (at Marcy)
Williamsburg 11211
Studio 1 and 3, 2nd floor

10am-5pm daily

Stay tuned for more information! XOXO LDBA loves you!

LDBA Summer Camps are almost full!

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LDBA/NYC Day Camp has 2 spots left! Sign up HERE!

Summer ARTS Camp, Monday- Thursday, 9am-3pm
Ages 5-12
Session 1: July 11-14
$800 per week
Enrollment for sibling:
$700 per week

LOCATION: LDBA Summer Arts Classroom, Williamsburg Public Library Studio- 240 Division Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11211
LDBA will take your kids on a New York City Arts and Parks exploration! Activities and field trips include: Daily art classes with emphasis on the fine arts, including watercolor, painting, drawing, collage and sculpture. We will travel to MOMA, (MOMA art lab), Explore History and SPACE at the Natural History Museum and Planetarium, Visit Natural Dye Gardens and then learn how to dye and batik textiles, and many other hands on art projects! Price includes all Metro rides, Museum admissions, snacks, and water, as well as art supplies and camp T-shirt. Students bring their own lunch, sunscreen and a change of clothes. Waiver, information form and details provided upon registration. Please register soon for the limited number of spots available.

LDBA FARM CAMP!

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LDBA Farm Camp has 1 spot left! Sign up HERE.

DATE: JULY 18-22, 2016
Ages: 7-12 (Mature 6yr. olds will be considered. Children must be able to sleep away from parents for 5 nights.)
Location: Mark Firth’s Farm, near Great Barrington, MA
Price for the week: $1500.00 (Price includes all food, water, tents, classes, art supplies and transportation including to and from camp, pick up/drop off in Williamsburg).

Sign your kiddo up for a camping experience they will never forget! LDBA is pleased to announce registration is open for the 4th annual Farm Camp! For five days and nights your child will learn invaluable skills such as how to pitch their own tents, how to build and manage shelters and fires safely, how to make arrows, tie knots, identify plants, mushrooms and trees, how to milk cows, feed and care for chickens, pigs, sheep and goats. We will learn about bees, gardens, pottery, foraging, and so much more. Daily art classes will be held and visiting artists will teach special workshops. Food will come from surrounding farms and is cooked by professional chefs, as well as food from Prairie Whale, Mark and Bettina’s restaurant in Great Barrington! We will visit farms in the area, but the main farm school will be on the Firth Farm. Kids will sleep in canvas tents, hike in the great outdoors, swim, fish, play soccer, hone their skills and enjoy the great outdoors. We have 6 core councilors (cpr certified) who will be there day and night, and many visiting artists and teachers- we also have a tipi!
Parents are welcome on the final night, ( Friday, July 22nd), to come join us for dinner and a sleep over- (parent transport and camping supplies not included)-
Purchase is available in full, or you can reserve a spot with a non-refundable deposit that will be applied to the full price.
Waiver, information form, supplies list and details provided upon registration. Please register soon for the limited number of spots available!

 

 

Get in here!

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Come take a class with us this weekend and next weekend! Sign your kid up for LDBA Farm Camp 2016! There’s so many ways to hang out with us, and we definitely want to hang out with you!

Indigo Workshop:

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DATE: Saturday, MARCH 19th, 2016
Lecture Fee: $125, $95 for kids
Class Size: 12 people
Times: 1:00-3:30 (or until class completion)
Location: LDBA STUDIO at the Williamsburgh Library
240 Division Avenue (at Marcy) 11211
OUR FAVORITE DYE TECHNIQUE! ALL NATURAL Mini shibori workshop. Bring your white or light colored clothing and dye it blue the way it’s been done for centuries! Isa Rodrigues is a founder of the Textile Arts Center who loves dying things blue. Using an Indigo/fructose and Pickling Lime bath, you will learn how to prepare the recipe from scratch in your own home. Also we will learn the history, technique, and benefits of Indigo dye. Some shibori and boro basics will be covered, including stitching, clamping, pole wrapping, and repeat dying. Class time: 2.5 hours.
Takeaways: Your natural, indigo dyed belongings, recipes and techniques to continue on your own!
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Natural Bundle Dye and Easter Egg Painting Workshop:

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WE’RE MAKING A SPECIAL EASTER ADDITION TO THIS CLASS! This includes ONION SKIN MARBLING AND DYEING EASTER EGGS!! KIDS ARE WELCOME WITH AN ADULT!
Instructor: Cara Piazza
Date: Saturday, MARCH 26, 2016!!
Lecture Fee: $132 (includes material fee)
Class Size: 10 people (7 student minimum)
Time: 11 am-2:30pm
Location: LDBA STUDIO at the Williamsburgh Library
240 Division Avenue (at Marcy) 11211
About the Class: NATURAL BUNDLE DYEING WITH HEALING FLOWERS:
In this extensive, 3 hour workshop, you will learn how to dye with frozen fresh and dried flowers to create a breathtaking masterpiece.
In class we will learn how to treat garments to be able to take natural dyes, extract color from flowers and natural dye stuffs while experimenting with advanced tie dye techniques you can all do at home! Through only a little steam you will learn to transmute frozen dahlia, rose and cosmos into beautiful patterns, on your fabric.
Cara Piazza is a Natural Dyer and Textile Designer living and producing her work in New York City. She creates one of a kind textiles only using natural dye stuffs such as botanicals, plant matter, minerals, non-toxic metals and food wastes. She treats her fabrics through alchemical dye sessions, ancient shibori techniques and bundle dyeing, transforming each textile into its very own story.
Takeaways: 
Your very own healing, flower dyed clothing, and the skills to continue on your own.
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LDBA Farm Camp 2016:

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DATE: JULY 18-22, 2016
Ages: 7-12 (Mature 6yr.olds will be considered. Children must be able to sleep away from parents for 5 nights.)
Location: Mark Firth’s Farm, near Great Barrington, MA
Price for the week: $1500.00 (Price includes all food, water, tents, classes, art supplies and transportation including to and from camp, pick up/drop off in Williamsburg).

Sign your kiddo up for a camping experience they will never forget! LDBA is pleased to announce registration is open for the 4th annual Farm Camp! For five days and nights your child will learn invaluable skills such as how to pitch their own tents, how to build and manage shelters and fires safely, how to make arrows, tie knots, identify plants, mushrooms and trees, how to milk cows, feed and care for chickens, pigs, sheep and goats. We will learn about bees, gardens, pottery, foraging, and so much more. Daily art classes will be held and visiting artists will teach special workshops. Food will come from surrounding farms and is cooked by professional chefs, as well as food from Prairie Whale, Mark and Bettina’s restaurant in Great Barrington! We will visit farms in the area, but the main farm school will be on the Firth Farm. Kids will sleep in canvas tents, hike in the great outdoors, swim, fish, play soccer, hone their skills and enjoy the great outdoors. We have 6 core councilors (cpr certified) who will be there day and night, and many visiting artists and teachers- we also have a tipi!
Parents are welcome on the final night, ( Friday, July 22nd), to come join us for dinner and a sleep over- (parent transport and camping supplies not included)-
Purchase is available in full, or you can reserve a spot with a non-refundable deposit that will be applied to the full price.
Waiver, information form, supplies list and details provided upon registration. Please register soon for the limited number of spots available!
Sign up HERE.