leisure 10.5.15

Pledge Week
Craft Classes

If you've donated to MUG this year, skip ahead. If you haven't, kindly read on. Two years ago, we moved MUG from an ad-based site to one that is fully reader-supported. We still think the voluntary, pay-what-you-like model suits MUG's temperament best. But this year we're well behind where we need to be. Our annual budget is $50,000 and to date, we've raised $29,057. A contribution of any size makes a big difference. We suggest an annual 'subscription' to MUG of $15. Whether you give more or less, we hope you will give something.

Zip-o-riffic Pillow: learn to make a pillow with a hidden zipper at this Make Workshop class, Sunday, October 11, noon-2pm, $80, plus supplies.

At Manhattan Graphic Center, you'll find out what a burin is and how to use it in this linear engraving class, October 31 and November 1, 10:30am-4:30pm, $260.

This Carving and Shaping Intensive will yield you ever-useful wooden utensils. October 9, 10-5, $385 including materials.

Watercolor Postcards + Brunch at Brooklyn Craft Company, October 24, 11am-1:30pm, $75.

Keep someone warm this winter. The Sweater Design Workshop at Downtown Yarns will teach you how to make a perfect sweater for a loved one or yourself. Wednesdays, 7-9pm, November 11, 18, December 2, 9. $100

Ten sessions of Jewelry for Beginners is offered at the JCC, Section 1: 10am-1pm, 10/8 through 12/17; Section 2: 6:30-9:30pm 10/13-12/15. $460

Head up to the Catskills for Choplet's Raku Workshop and weekend retreat. 10/16-18. The workshop is $225, sleeping accommodations and food is another $50.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden's workshop Garden Apothecary: Custom Cooking and Bath Salts is on November 8, 1:30-4, $36 plus $25 for materials.

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