Natural Dye workshop weekend! September 19-20

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Join us for a natural dye workshop weekend in Williamsburg! (Whew!)

CREATE YOUR OWN COSMIC NEBULA!
Instructor: Cara Piazza
Date: Saturday, September 19
Lecture Fee: $125 (includes material fee)
Class Size: 15 people (7 student minimum)
Time: 12pm – 3:30 (or until class completion)
Location: LDBA Classroom at Williamsburg Public Library, 2nd Floor- 240 Division Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11211
In this extensive, 3.5 hour workshop, you will learn how to dye with frozen flowers, throw a pigment bomb and use ancient Shibori techniques to transform your old garments into cosmic nebulas and dreamy celestial dreamscapes.
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. We will also be experimenting with using straight logwood pigment on cloth as well as folding oragami-like patterns on your garments.
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 cosmic, flower dyed clothing, and the skills to continue on your own.
To sign-up: 
Purchase now

SHIBORI INDIGO DYE CLASS!
Instructor: Sara Moffat
at our new! LDBA ART STUDIO in The Williamsburg Public Library, (240 Division Ave. at Marcy Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11211)
DATE: SUNDAY, September 20, 2-4pm
Lecture Fee: $120 ($75 for kids)
Class Size: 12 people
Times: 2:00-4:00pm (or until class completion)
Location: at our new! LDBA ART STUDIO in The Williamsburg Public Library, (240 Division Ave. at Marcy Ave. Brooklyn, NY 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! 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 hours.
Takeaways: Your natural, indigo dyed belongings, recipes and techniques to continue on your own!
To sign-up: Purchase now

 

More to come…

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Photo by Gayle Smith.

We are back from LDBA Farm Camp 2015! We had so much fun and learned a whole bunch too!

We’re heading to New Mexico to sort through photos and come up with the next round of classes, workshops, gear and events- stay tuned for more amazing photographs and stories from our week in the Berkshires and beyond. Happy August, and remember…

XOXO LDBA LOVES YOU!

Heading to the farm!!

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…And we’re off! We are packed up and super excited for camping in the Berkshires for our annual LDBA Farm Camp. We will be off the grid for a couple weeks, but stay tuned for photos and tales from the LDBA campfire…

XOXO LDBA LOVES YOU!

Make your own bows and arrows! July 9th

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JOIN US !
Date: THURSDAY, JULY 9th
at our new! LDBA ART STUDIO in The Williamsburg Public Library, (240 Division Ave. at Marcy Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11211)
(also, CONTACT us FOR PRIVATE PARTIES, CLASSES)
Lecture Fee: $75 (includes material fee)
Class Size: 12 people
Time: 1-2:30 pm (or until class completion)
Location: SPECIAL! at our new! LDBA ART STUDIO in The Williamsburg Public Library, (240 Division Ave. at Marcy Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11211)
About the Class: 
You will learn the basics of how to make decorative arrows and a bow taught by LDBA founder, Sara Moffat. All materials are provided.
Takeaways: 
Your very own bow and arrows that you made!
To sign-up: 
Purchase now

LDBA Summer Camps and introducing our After School Arts program!

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Photos by Lauren Soares.
Summer is less than a week away and we are so excited here at LDBA! We still have room in our LDBA/NYC Day Camp, beginning July 6th, SEE DETAILS HERE, and there are just a few spots left in our LDBA FARM CAMP, (July 20-25) SEE DETAILS HERE.
Sign your kiddos up for a summer of art, nature, sustainability, and adventure!
IN OTHER COOL LDBA NEWS:
We are super happy to announce our After School Arts Program! Details below and registration is HERE.
L’Ecole Des Beaux Arts offers artistic and skill-based classes taught by artists and educators in the neighborhood and from around the world.
Classes and workshops are carefully selected, organized monthly, and kept small for an optimal learning environment.
Our After School Arts Program (ASAP) focuses on fine art and hands on education for children. Using NYC as our inspiration, we explore artists’ work from galleries, museums, and studios, and create projects based on what we learn. We look at famous, unknown, local and global artists who inspire us to be creative and expand our minds. We offer pick ups from PS 84 and Brooklyn Arbor schools.
LOCATION: LDBA classroom in The Williamsburg Public Library, (240 Division Ave. at Marcy Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11211)
TIME: 3:30-5:30
Our Fall 2015 schedule and pricing are as follows:

Monday: 1st & 2nd grade
20 weeks
1st & 2nd grade
PS 84 & Brooklyn Arbor pickups: $1400
3:30 drop-off: $1200

Tuesday: Pre-K-1st grade
20 weeks
PS 84 & Brooklyn Arbor pickup: $1400
3:30 drop-off: $1200

Wednesday: Conservatory Program (8-11 years)
20 weeks
3:00 – 6:00 pm
$1475 Drop off only

Thursday: 1st & 2nd grade
20 weeks
PS 84 & Brooklyn Arbor pickups: $1400
3:30 drop-off: $1200