The Friends of Cortelyou Library, in conjunction with The Farm on Adderley and Brooklyn ARTery invites you to participate in Butterflies, Bulbs and Bookmarks. Located outside the Cortelyou Public Library; all are invited to plant in the planters, eat wonderful food from The Farm, listen to local bands and participate in Brooklyn ARTery’s activity for kids.
May 11, from 2:00-5:00 FREE
About Monica RodriguezA professional artist, illustrator, jewelry designer, art teacher and art portfolio consultant, Monica Rodriguez's work experience includes:
Taught by a college art teacher from Parsons School of Design, in this five session course you will receive instruction about media techniques and color usage with a multitude of drawing materials Including color pencil, oil pastel, chalk pastel and ink. Includes observational studies from still lives, figure model, and landscapes.
5 Session Course on Sundays, 3:30-5:30. June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Cost: $160.00
$20 fee for materials kit, includes drawing materials and drawing pad
About Alaiyo BradshawAlaiyo Bradshaw has an MFA in Visual Arts and Illustration from the School of Visual Arts. At Parsons the New School for Design, she has taught classes in Art History, Illustration, Digital Design, and Drawing. She is a professional illustrator and graphic designer. Her many solo and group exhibitions have been commissioned and organized by prominent galleries across the New York City region.
About Lisa FencikIn the early part of the day you can find Lisa Fencik teaching nutrition education lesson in the public schools, gardening with participants in the Children's Garden at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden or teaching after-school cooking classes in nearby schools. Lisa works as a Registered Dietitian and after completing graduate school at Teachers College in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, she started a small consulting practice and works to support people with the intention of eating more plant foods or adopting a healthier lifestyle. Learn more about Lisa's personal and professional endeavors and her approach to health atwww.lisamariefencik.com
Knit your own simple, summer weight triangular shawl. It is perfect for any gender, any season, and works in any weight of yarn. During the first session (Weds 5/15) we’ll cast on and learn the simple pattern, which repeats itself every row. Together we’ll discuss tension, how to make stitches the best they can be, how to eliminate common beginner mistakes, and go in depth on any questions the class may have about anything in the knitting oeuvre! Students will work on their own for one week and meet again (Thurs 5/23) to learn how to finish the shawl, wash and block it for professional looking results, and how to alter the pattern the next time you knit it to challenge yourselves and to create your own design elements! Shawl can be knit as big or as small as you like– make yours a little kerchief size or keep going until it is a proper wrap-around for your whole torso. Knitters’ choice!
Session One- Wednesday, May 15th 6:00-7:30 Session Two- Thursday, May 23rd 6:00-7:30
$50 for both sessions
Notes on buying materials:
Make sure the size of the needle (the diameter) is suitable for the size yarn you are choosing. When buying yarn, look at the range of sizes recommended and go for the higher end (i.e., if the yarn says to use needles in sizes US 4-6, choose the 6. We’re going for a loosely knit, drapey fabric). Yarn should be something that you enjoy the look and feel of, but nothing too funky or nubbly in texture (it’s tough to see your stitches if they’re obscured by fuzz or bumps or an uneven thickness). A great match is sportweight yarn and a size 5 needle, or worsted weight yarn and a size 9 needle.
About Jessica KauffmanJessica has her Masters in Crafts Education and teaches a dizzying variety of crafts in multiple genres across NYC/BK and beyond. She maintains www.happygocrafty.com and loves nothing more than traveling near and far to spread the crafty love. Her philosophy drives her passion for teaching: anyone can learn to make just about anything by staying positive, taking it one step at a time, and checking perfectionism at the door. Come break through walls in your creativity and build new tools in your skills set!
What mom doesn’t like something handmade by her kid? Make delicious gourmet chutney and marmalade! Learn how to take some old standards (what could be more basic than apples and oranges?) and put some new twists on them. We’ll take advantage of the end of the apple season at the Greenmarket to whip up some spicy, sweet & savory apple chutney and also use some citrus to learn the basic of marmalade making. But we’re not talking your grandma’s marmalade here, think more like grapefruit-rosemary, Meyer lemon-bergamot, and blood orange-ginger. Apples and oranges never looked so new!
About Tali BialeTali Biale hails from Berkeley, California but she has called the East Coast home for nearly ten years. After a stint in the city as a chef and cooking teacher, she spent almost three years milking goats and making cheese on a small farm in the Adirondacks. Coming back to the bustle of Brooklyn, she now works as the market manager at the Cortelyou farmers market and runs A Farmer’s Kitchen, teaching the cooking skills she picked up as a farmer. Whether its preserving, pickling, fermenting, or canning, she’s excited to teach you how to get the most out of fresh, local food through personalized consulting sessions or group classes and parties. Check her out at: www.afarmerskitchen.com or email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Artery Craft Market is opening May 26th! We are seeking artists and craftspersons for Brooklyn ARTery’s Artisan Market to be located beside the Cortelyou Farmers Market in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, on Rugby Road, off Cortelyou Rd.
Market will open all Sundays Starting May 26th through November 2013
We are looking for a good mix of handmade merchandise: Jewelry, bags, clothing, health and body products, books, home décor and furniture, cards crafts, specialty food items, pottery, vintage, and accessories.
SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY RATE:
Book all dates before June 15th for these super low rates:
$25 for 4+ Sundays
$40 for 2-3 Sundays
$50 for 1 Sunday
(Reserved and paid in advance)
HOW TO APPLY
Please fill out application form (link in top right corner of blog) Space is limited. We are seeking a diverse selection of merchandise and the market will be curated. Participation is not guaranteed.
Art teacher Monica Rodriguez teaches with the basic tenet that art is first and foremost FUN and creative, not intimidating. Her classes are created with a sincerepassion for life, materials, and especially for her students.
Each class introduces new ideas, explores different materials and allows students to grow as individuals and connect to art in their own unique and special way. She encourages self expression and guides each student individually towards finding their own personal style.