sending love and strength to Paris.

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L’Ecole Des Beaux Arts was born in Paris- I’m in love with the City of Lights, with the architecture, philosophies, beauty, strength, history, stories, art- on and on. I’m in love with Paris- which is why I named my business after “Ecole des Beaux Arts”, to borrow some of the magic and integrity of the artists that studied at the school, and the mastery, mystique, and elegance of the school itself.

I felt like the art stores and schools in America were grossly lacking- like they were in trouble, and that they ran the risk of becoming cheap, terrible versions of themselves. I wanted to bring a bit of Paris to Brooklyn, (with help from my dear friend, Juliette Hermant, the French secret weapon that will design and decorate LDBA).

I met Jule in Paris in 2004, while traveling in search of well made fabrics for my collaborative clothing line, JJR. We’ve become dear friends in the years since, and she has taught me how to view the world with French eyes, to be able to see beauty in history, stillness, tradition, patina, hard work, learning and teaching- valuable life lessons that I strive to pass on thru LDBA.

Juliette lives in New York now, and all of our friends are safe in Paris, but it is with a heavy heart that I track the Paris attacks, and the collective hurt of lives lost fills me with sorrow, and I extend my sincere sympathy to anyone and everyone who has been affected by this chaos.

I am also filled with strength and determination; I want to bring my vision into fruition- and create a place where people can learn, love, inspire, create and master their skills.

Love is everywhere- as is beauty and inspiration- and I will do my part to uphold the incredible spirit of positivity, beauty, elegance, culture and integrity that is Paris.
Sincerely, Sara Moffat
Founder of LDBA

November Classes!

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WE’RE PSYCHED! Sign up for these November classes + workshops.
Astrology 101   Saturday, November 21, 12-3pm, $101
Adult Arrows Workshop   Sunday, November 22, 2-5pm $140
Indigo Dye Class   Saturday, November 21, 3:30-6pm, $125
Bows + Arrows    (ages 4+) Saturday, November 14, 2-4pm $75

Bows and arrows and boys of summer.

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We could look at these photos all day long. Not only are they of our super special LDBA FARM CAMP, and feature some of our favorite boys in the world, (Atreya, Joao, and Jonas), they were taken by the fabulous Gayle Smith! (she visited us at farm camp on our last night and got to frolic among the wild thyme, sheep and boys with bows and arrows).
In other news, we have such great news:
Our next bows + arrows class is being held on Saturday, November 14th from 2-4pm in Williamsburg- for more info and to enroll, CLICK HERE.
We also are running an Adult Arrow Making Workshop on Saturday, November 21st from 4-6pm- (Arrows make the best Thanksgiving decor). Sign up HERE.

Early Enrollment for LDBA FARM CAMP 2016 is open!!  July 18-22nd. Save your kiddo’s spot for this one-of-a-kind annual event HERE.

We are pleased to announce a brand new workshop by Sandy Sitron of Strong Eye Astrology!
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Date: Saturday, November 21
Lecture Fee: $110 (includes materials fee)
Class Size: 12 people
Time: 12-3pm (or until class completion)
Location: LDBA Classroom at Williamsburgh Library
240 Division Ave. (at Marcy) 11211

About the Class: 
Learn how to read your chart!

The practice of Astrology is an ancient accumulation of knowledge that can help you connect to your own inner truth. Learn how to interpret and synthesize the symbols of your birth chart. Make new connections that can assist you on your pathway to growth.
In this workshop we will discuss the meanings of: The Planets, The Signs, The Houses, and The Aspects. You will learn how to apply this knowledge to your own life.
Takeaways: Your natal chart and astrology knowledge.
To sign-up: 
Purchase now

You can see our full list of November Classes and Workshops here!

The Holidays are around the corner- Let LDBA host your Holiday Parties: We have many creativity workshops and classes to celebrate your friends, family, company, employees and the arts. Let us know your needs and we’ll throw a party!
Creativity Workshops for the Holidays:
Unlock your inner artist, relax, unwind. Workshops include but are not limited to: Painting, Drawing, Watercolor, Arrow Making, Calligraphy, Photography, Dyeing with Flowers, Indigo Dyeing, Astrology, Beauty and Natural Skin care, Flower Arrangement, Crown Making, Herbal Remedies, Leather Belt Making.

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Custom LDBA Parties

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Happy Autumn from LDBA!

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We love Autumn here at LDBA, and we love this tipi we built in the Berkshires for our annual Farm Camp. We hope you have grand adventures this Autumn, and stay tuned for more classes and workshops!

XOXO LDBA loves you.

We are pleased to announce…

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LDBA Brooklyn is joining forces with  Field + Supply, to bring you a wonderful weekend Upstate in OCTOBER!  Join us, Oct. 10-11 in High Falls, NY, for several fantastic workshops run by local artists and makers. Workshops include: Leather Belt-making,  Arrow-making (adults), Calligraphy and Hand Lettering, Herbal Remedies, Flower Arranging, How to make Bows + Arrows for kids, Natural Bundle dyeing, and Indigo Shibori. For a full list of workshops and prices, click HERE.

Field + Supply began as an idea to modernize and elevate the traditional arts and crafts fair.  We want to create an event that highlights goods, old and new, from a variety of studios and workshops representing fashion, food, and furniture.  On October 10th and 11th, over the Columbus Day weekend, a talented group of designers and artists will gather in the Hudson Valley to showcase their work in the field at the Black Barn in High Falls, NY.  Hope you’ll join us for what is sure to be a fun and inspiring weekend. “