Artistic expression can take the form of a vibrant painting, a stunning sculpture, or front-yard hedges trimmed into the shape of longing. Let creativity blossom with today's Groupon to the Brooklyn Artists Gym. Choose between the following options:
- For $29, you get one three- to four-hour workshop for one (a $60 value).
- For $49, you get one three- to four-hour workshop for two (a $120 value).
The recently renovated 4,000-square-foot atelier at Brooklyn Artists Gym nurtures creative impulses with shared workspace and a colorful array of classes. Small groups of up to 10 gather for two-dimensional instruction in traditional substances such as watercolor, oil, and charcoal, or explorations in mixed-media projects to create digital art that doesn't involve mosaics of HAL. Grab a friend and delve into artful replication with DIY silk-screening intensives, whose $40 additional materials fee covers each student's own reusable screen, squeegee, and other sundries to extend creation ad infinitum. Hands may use the shop's machines to develop a vocabulary of basic stitches and techniques during Sewing 101, or employ nimble fingers to craft a diary that fits perfectly into their palms with Intro to Book Making.
Brooklyn Art Space
Filling a need for a local space where artists share vision as well as physical area, Brooklyn Art Space houses much of the foundational equipment artists need to create their work without being forced to rent private studios. The loft offers many work-area options to its members such as a 4,000-square-foot shared studio space, semiprivate spaces, a gallery, and a writers’ room. Each member is granted open access to equipment such as tables, easels, drying racks, and slop sinks, and can come and go as they wish 24 hours a day.
Alongside the working studio, artists teach workshops including a diverse lineup of classes that range from traditional 2-D painting and drawing courses to sewing and mixed-media projects. Reflecting the space’s commitment to fostering a community of artists, the staff also holds frequent figure-drawing sessions, gallery shows, feedback forums, and an art-talk series.
168 7th St.
Brooklyn, New York 11215