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So maybe you don’t have time to make *everyone* you know a gift, but don't worry! Katy Fischer will teach you the basics of block printing so you can still put some hand made love into your gift giving this season. Hand printed holiday cards and wrapping paper are both fun and personal. Take your block home to print again and again! What better gift...

$75
T.   Dec 9th, 6:30pm
All levels
(29)

This workshop offers an introduction to the papermaking process, including how to pull sheets of paper, as well as various papermaking and artistic techniques. Each session includes a lecture, demonstration, viewing of works from our archive and hands-on experimentation.Note: All materials are provided.

$90
T.   Dec 9th, 6:30pm
Beginner
(2)

Perfect for a photo album, sketchbook, or notebook, this Japanese bookbinding technique allows each page to be an individual material, be it paper or fabric- use ours our bring your own! Natalie Stopka will teach all you need to know in this three hour class. What better gift than handmade?

$75
T.   Dec 2nd, 6:30pm
All levels
(29)
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Enjoy creative fulfillment in this relaxing and self-expressive painting and mixed-media art class! Open to all levels, for beginners and seasoned artists alike, in this art class you will:Express yourself through endless artistic techniques in painting, mixed-media, and a wide variety of art supplies.Learn new weekly techniques with hands-on demonstrationsReceive...

$249
Th.   Dec 4th - Jan 15th, 11am
All levels
(94)

Collage Party is a weekly event for artists and not-yet-artists, young and old, to gather around a large table and create collages on a theme selected at the beginning of each session. Students will pull from a large pile of mixed paper in the center of the table, as well as the energy of the other students surrounding them. Students will finish their...

$90
Su.   Dec 7th - Dec 21st, 5:30pm
All levels
(28)
Sunday December 7 5:30pm - 7:30pm 3 Sessions $90
Sunday February 8 5:30pm - 7:30pm 3 Sessions $90
Sunday March 1 5:30pm - 7:30pm 3 Sessions $90
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Create spirited collages while learning about composition, and technique. In this class geared for both beginners and experienced artists, students will explore color theory and the use basic adhesives for different materials. Learn how to make image transfers using photocopies and/or magazine images with packing tape and acrylic paint. Note: Supplies...

$90
Su.   Feb 8th, 11am
All levels
(28)
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This workshop will reveal the secrets of suminagashi (floating water) an ancient japanese technique of paper marbling in which a floating multicolored design is created and manipulated on a liquid surface to be later transferred onto paper (or any other fiber). This discipline of marbling employs simple ingredients like ink and water to create one-of-a-kind...

$55
Sa.   Dec 13th, 2pm
All levels
(18)

Students will be able to learn two techniques: embedding which is a method of incorporating a variety of materials into your sheets of paper; while blowouts use an object’s shape to create pieces of paper that take on this object’s silhouette. Embedding materials should be fairly flat, flexible and able to withstand moisture. Common examples are...

$100
T.   Dec 16th, 6:30pm
All levels
(2)

Esther K. Smith, author of How to Make Books and half of the renowned Purgatory Pie Press, teaches bookbinding for artists and printmakers.Explore simple bookbinding from Eastern and early Western traditions. Make ten or more books from start to finish. Make individual and collaborative books, unique books and small editions. Book structures include...

$150
T.   Dec 2nd - Dec 16th, 6:30pm
All levels
(11)

Using a traditional quilting technique called English Paper Piecing, we’ll create modern cushions with geometric patchwork motifs. Get ready for an awesome new addiction! In this class, you will learn the basics of paper piecing by hand – which is a fun, relaxing and portable craft. Libs will cover standard hand stitching techniques and how to...

$50
Th.   Dec 4th, 7pm
All levels
(4)

With an emphasis on recycling paper ephemera and natural materials, this class will explore a combination of traditional and unusual materials to make collages. Learn a variety of collage techniques, compositions, and concepts, and how to repurpose and recycle images and objects into artworks. Students are welcome to bring some of their own collage...

$61
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All levels
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In this workshop you will learn to laminate metallic crepe paper, cut, form and layer a variety of reflector shapes, and create a nostalgic but fresh string of holiday light adornments for your home or to use as a gift.Note: Bring your twinkle lights if possible for best fit.

$55
W.   Dec 10th, 6:30pm
All levels
(4)

What’s your favorite New York City borough? Discover large-scale panoramic photographs of famous and everyday places throughout the city grid, on view in the exhibition Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao's New York. Use Liao’s spectacular images along with photographs and ephemera from the museum’s collection, to create a collage of your favorite bor...

Free
Su.   Nov 30th, 11am
All levels

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Using blown out chicken eggs and gorgeous Italian floral crepe paper, Tiffanie will guide you through the process of making beautiful and memorable woodland ornaments resembling acorns and pine cones.You will make and acorn ornament that you can give as a gift (or keep for yourself), in a style that can be replicated throughout the year by just changing...

$45
Sa.   Dec 13th, 10:30am
All levels
(4)

Paperwhites smell terrific and are a lot of fun to grow. Join us for a session and learn easy and creative ways to force paperwhite bulbs. We will discuss different methods, types of containers that you can use and media that you can use.

$20
T.   Dec 2nd, 6:30pm
All levels

Take a virtual trip around the city right here at the City Museum. Complete a scavenger hunt to search for New York landmarks without leaving the building! Once you’ve checked off your finds, create holiday cards inspired by your adventures around the Museum. Give your uniquely designed cards to friends and family this holiday season.

Free
Sa.   Dec 6th, 11am
All levels

Nothing is lovelier than the winter holiday scenery of New York City buildings glistening with snow, holiday decorations and window dressings along Fifth Avenue. Capture this holiday spirit by making your very own city snow globe. Use the large-scale panoramic photographs of all five boroughs on view in the exhibition Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao's New...

Free
Su.   Dec 7th, 11am
All levels

A tunnel book is a wonderful structure that allows the viewer to look within and discover a hidden world, which evolves in accumulated layers. Originally derived from a "peep" show, it still feels that we are allowed to gaze within a personal space. The class will begin with a short history and then make a model to understand how the structure moves...

$325
Sa.Su.   Dec 13th - Dec 14th, 10am
All levels
(3)

Take a look at the glitter and glamour of the jewelry and clothing worn by New York’s rich and famous in the late 19th century on view in Gilded New York. After visiting the gallery, create an ornament inspired by what you saw. Add your creation to a holiday tree or windowpane at home, or give it as a gift. Listen to seasonal songs and enjoy...

Free
Sa.   Dec 20th, 11am
All levels

Students will learn structures for artist books that unfold and hang for display in a gallery environment. Rory’s “Twisted hanging book” corkscrews from the ceiling to the floor. The arched hanging book curves from the ceiling to the wall for display. The flat hanging book unfolds and hangs on the wall as a 2D image. Each collapses neatly into...

$100
Sa.   Dec 6th - Dec 13th, 12pm
All levels
(1)
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