Category: Inspiration

New Marble Dye Workshop! Sunday, July 15

LDBA-Brooklyn, NY

We are thrilled to have Mercedez Singleton join us on Sunday, July 15 at our LDBA studio classroom in Williamsburg! Info below and HERE.
Instructor: Mercedez Singleton
Date: Sunday, July 15
Lecture Fee: $125 (includes $ material fee)
Class Size: 8 people
Time: 2-5 pm (or until class completion)
Location: LDBA Studio Classroom at 240 Division Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11211
Studio 4, 2nd Floor
About the Class: 
Participants will get a brief history of marble dyeing and learn basic techniques to manipulate paints on the surface of a water bath. They will then transfer these designs to both paper and fabric – leaving with a beautiful set of marble prints and a silk scarf or 2 silk bandanas.
To sign-up: 
Purchase now, only 8 spaces left!

Farm Camp 2018, July 23-27

LDBA-Brooklyn, NY
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PHOTOS BY RILEY SALYARDS

OMG we are so excited for LDBA Farm Camp this year!! Feast your eyes on the incredible food, kids and staff that came last year, and please join us this July 23-27. There are a couple of spots left for campers and adult volunteers! We would love for you to come!!!

For more info and to sign up, see below or click HERE.

DATE: JULY 23-27, 2018
Ages: 7-12 (Mature 6yr.olds will be considered. Children must be able to sleep away from parents for 5 nights.)
Location: Porcupine Hill Farm, Bovina, New York.
Price for the week: $1600.00 (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 6th 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, cooking and survival classes will be held and visiting artists will teach special workshops. Food will come from surrounding farms and is cooked by Danny Newberg, one of our favorite professional chefs. We will visit farms in the area, but the main farm school will be on Porcupine Hill 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 27th), 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 after registration. Please register soon for the limited number of spots available!

Join us at Understory on April 28-29!

LDBA-Brooklyn, NY
LDBA will be teaching 2 workshops at this fabulous event! 

  • Understory, an urban ecology event, workshop series and floral/plant marketplace happening at 99 Scott Street in Bushwick from 10-6.

 

Children’s Botanical & Mushroom Studies in Watercolor

with L’Ecole Des Beaux Arts

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In this one-hour class, we will study flora and fauna and visually re-create images in pencil and watercolor. Join the ranks of Darwin as you learn to observe, identify and replicate nature. Learn to measure, enlarge, draw, transfer and either paint or render an accurate illustration using colored pencils and watercolor. Students will gain valuable techniques and sources to continue study on their own.

Takeaways: Your child’s own original botanical painting and illustrations.

Date: Sunday April 29

Time: 10-11AM

Ticket Price: $85

About LDBA:
Sara Moffat is an artist and designer as well as the founder of  L’Ecole Des Beaux Arts (LDBA), a fine arts institution in Brooklyn, offering classes, workshops and fine artist supplies for adults and children.

*Admission to UNDERSTORY is free with the purchase of a workshop ticket.

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Botanical & Mushroom Studies in Watercolor

with L’Ecole Des Beaux Arts

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In this 90 minute workshop we will study flora and fauna and visually re-create images in pencil and watercolor. Join the ranks of Darwin and Audubon as you learn how to observe, identify and replicate nature. Learn to measure, enlarge, draw, and transfer as you create an accurate illustration using colored pencils and watercolor. Students will finish original watercolors during the workshop and gain valuable techniques and sources to continue study on their own.

Date: Saturday, April 28

Time: 10-11:30AM

Ticket Price: $110

About Sara Moffat + LDBA:
Sara Moffat is an artist, designer, and the founder of  L’Ecole Des Beaux Arts (LDBA). LDBA is a fine arts institution in Brooklyn, offering classes, workshops and artist supplies for adults and children.

*Admission to UNDERSTORY is free with the purchase of a workshop ticket.

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LDBA presents a new workshop! Fashion Upcylcling Camp, (Spring Break 2018) April 3-6

LDBA-Brooklyn, NY

We are thrilled to announce a new workshop/camp for ages 12 and up! Join us NEXT WEEK for this super fun fashion class series.

Fashion Upcycling Camp (Spring Break 2018) 

About the Class: $600 (Price includes 4 day workshop and all materials- $500 sibling price)
This class will focus on reusing, recycling and re-inventing used clothing. Looking at vintage, thrifted, and hand-me-down clothing from a new perspective, we will find ways to update and style them into useful and relevant pieces. Students will learn a craft that is both environmentally responsible, as well as stylistically unique.

Class will focus on sustainability, creativity, and individuality.

Practicing the basics of deconstruction, alteration, and reconstruction, students will make updated pieces. We will work on accessories, home decor, and fashion projects using t-shirts, men’s tailored shirts, jeans, skirts, sweaters, etc.
Students will study vintage/ thrifted clothing paying attention to shape, construction, fabric, and fit. Sketches and group discussions of design ideas will help students find the best way to achieve their “new” designs.
No-sew, hand sewing, and basic machine sewing skills will be used to reconstruct the garments.

Projects include: T-shirt knot-fringed pillow or tote bag; an updated t-shirt or t-shirt dress using simple appliqué or cutting techniques; wrist warmers, hats, and slippers made from sweaters; jeans transformed into skirts, jean shorts, sailor leg, or bell bottoms, and hip packs; updating sweatshirts with surface techniques; shirts turned into dresses, or skirts; and originals designs conceived of by the students.

Dates: April 3-6

Time: 10am-3pm (students pack own lunch)

Ages: 12+ *younger students may be considered based on interest

Location: at LDBA Brooklyn studio classroom 4, 240 Division Ave. at Marcy, Williamsburg, 11211

Duration: 5 hours

Class Size: 10 students with 4 student minimum 🙂

Takeaways: Your child’s own original upcycled clothing, as well as basic cut and sew knowledge and techniques to continue on their own.

Instructor: Chloe Bernbach
Chloe has a BFA in apparel design from RISD.
She has worked in design for over 20 years, and is
a Multi-disciplined designer, stylist, and entrepreneur
with passion for creating in a sustainable way.
Chloe is eager to pass on her expertise in an accessible
way to all levels of young designers.

Sign up HERE. 

XOXO LDBA LOVES YOU.

 

Winter Work

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We’ve been tucking into the snowy woods to work on some really exciting things this Winter.  Stay tuned!

XOXO LDBA loves you.