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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!

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. 



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.

LDBA + (Made)wellness Weekends

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We’re teaming up with our friends at Madewell to bring you personalized workshops from some of our favorite artists that’ll help you stay “chill” in 2018.

Join us from 12-2 pm  in DC on January 27th + 28th at the 14th St. Madewell store.

Join us from 12-2 pm   in NYC  on February 3rd + 4th at the  5th. Ave Madewell store.

Its free! First come first serve, with space for 20, so get there early.  We will also be selling our handmade porcelain palettes and our favorite travel brushes from Spain, plus you’ll be able to pre-order our Artist Kits! SEE YOU THERE!

XOXO LDBA loves you!

Thank you and Happy new year from LDBA!

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WE LOVE YOU! Thank you for supporting us and the arts, we are on a constant quest for creativity and knowledge, and we are so honored to have you beside us. We hope 2018 brings magic, grace, ease, beauty, fun, adventure and LOVE to all of you.