leisure 04.20.10

Craft Classes
Every Person in New York

Extracting pigments from natural sources is the mission of The Origins of Color, which takes place at the Center for Book Arts, 28 W. 27th [Bway/6th] 212.481.0295, May 1-2, 10-4. They promise that after you take the workshop, "'you will never look at a tube of paint or ink in the same way!" $260

Learn how to create a six-circles-and-a-square bracelet at NY Bead, which meets at FIT on Saturday, May 8th, 10-4. $95, intermediate level.

Think inside the box at the JCC by creating a collage box composed of objects, materials, and photos. Sunday, April 25th, 1-5, $120. Makes a great gift.

You can lead a horse to water but a New Yorker to watering? If anyone can, the New York Botanical Garden can. Mastering the Urban Garden: Growing Food in City Gardens is offered at their midtown location, 20 W. 44th [5th/6th], May 1st, 10-noon, $31.

Sort out your twin chows, your thirteen orphans, and your chicken hands with this Mah-Jongg for Beginners class at the 92Y, four sessions starting Tuesday, May 11th, 7:30-9:30pm, $95.

In time for summer, learn how to make sandals at 3rd Ward, 195 Morgan [Meadow/Stagg]. Four Thursdays starting May 6th. $290 plus $60 materials.

If you make socks in this Sock Workshop, promise us you won't wear them with the sandals you made at 3rd Ward (see above). Anyway, the workshop takes place at Downtown Yards, 45 Ave. A [3rd/4th] 212.995.5991. Mondays, 7:30-9:30 pm, May 3, 10, 17, $75.

Blockprinting will teach you how to print on fabrics for your own t-shirts, curtains, and pillowcases. The class is at Make, 195 Chrystie [Stanton/Rivington], takes place on Thursday, April 29th, 6:30-8:30pm, and costs $100 (including supplies).

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Jason Polan started Every Person in New York in March of 2008. He plans on working on the project until it is finished. Look for Every Person in New York on Tuesdays in MUG and daily at Jason's site.

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