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Community Figure Drawing at Shoestring Studio
Weekly Wednesday open figure drawing night at Shoestring Studio! Models include Burlesque performers, drag kings and queens, professional life drawing models, dancers, yogis, and more... 6:30-9:00pm, stay afterward for supper au gratis! Every Wednesday afternoon we fire up the crockpot and see what comes of it (always vegan, for our vegan draftsmen). Bring desert or fruit if you so desire. Beer is in the fridge, coffee is hot (or cold depending on the season) and the camaraderie is warm. At Shoestring Studio (across the street from Shoestring Press) 640 Classon Ave between Bergen and Dean in Crown Heights. Shoestring Studio/Press members pay $10, $15 for non-members, or $10 if you bring a friend!

Shoestring Studio

640 Classon Avenue · Brooklyn, NY


What we're about

Shoestring Studio is a community art studio and classroom in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. We host weekly figure drawing sessions for artists, students and appreciators of the craft of drawing the human figure living in or near Brooklyn.

Our figure drawing meetings are open to anyone interested in honing their drawing skills. You don't have to know how to draw to attend the sessions, all levels of experience are welcome! Our weekly figure drawing Meetups happen on Wednesday evenings (short poses) and Sunday afternoons (long pose) at our home base in Crown Heights, 640 Classon Ave, and on Saturday afternoons at Muchmore's in Williamsburg.

We also offer a variety of studio art classes with talented instructors. Our current classes can be found at The focus is on fun, friendly, convenient and affordable!

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