leisure 04.9.12

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Make a bracelet with a Kumihimo disk at this Bead Society of Greater NY class, April 21st, 10am-4pm, using a variety of beads. $95.

The Panorama Concertina at the Center for Book Arts on May 12, 10-4, $150, teaches you how to create an accordion book with floating panels. The panels can be drawings, photos, stencils, and can contain text. [Design: Hedi Kyle]

Will it find a spot on your resume? Maybe not. But you can have some fun learning the Essentials of Burlesque at the School of Burlesque. Four sessions starting May 6, 1-3pm, $95.

Go under the needle at 92Y on Thursday, April 19, 6:45-8:45pm, $100, in the Embroidery: Basic Stitches and Beyond class.

Glassprints and Chemigrams—right! what?! Glassprints, aka cliché-verres are a sort of cross between drawing and photography, though no camera is used. April 22 and 29, 10:30am-4:30pm, instructor Douglas Collins introduces you to the techniques involved at the Manhattan Graphics Center. Five people max in the class. $280

Herbal Preparations
Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog. OK, none of that actually. You can learn some good potions, though—teas, oils, salves, and tinctures—in the Herbal Preparations Workshop, offered by the NY Botanical Garden, May 5, 10-noon, $55.

Too much, too little? Get it just right with Houseplants 101: How Not to Kill Your Houseplant at Brooklyn Botanic Garden on Saturday, April 21, 2-4:30pm, $43.

iOS Programming
NYC Resistor offers Intro to iOS Development for Programmers on April 24, 2-5pm, $75.

Calligraphy geeks will love the Lyrical Lombardics: from Formal to Funky lessons offered by the Society of Scribes in which a capital letter sets the scene.

Eight Wednesdays, 6-9pm, starting April 25, Intro to Printmaking at the Lower East Side Printshop, $520.

On Thursday, May 17, 6:30-9pm, there's a Soapmaking Workshop at Make. You'll learn about essential oils, botanicals, molding and curing. And you'll get to take home soap from the batches the class makes. $80, plus $15 supply fee.

Stained Glass
In this introductory, two-day Stained Glass Workshop, the basics of glass cutting, assembly, and design. You don't need to have any previous knowledge about glass. It's $260, all materials included, and it takes place at Urban Glass April 14 and 15, noon-5pm.

Become the chairman after you take 3rd Ward's Introduction to Upholstery. One section is still available for this round of 101 classes, starting April 30, and three following Mondays, 12:30-3:30pm. $295, plus $45 materials fee.


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