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 http://shoestringstudiony.com/classes/. The focus is on fun, friendly, convenient and affordable!

Upcoming events (5)

Experimental Drink and Draw at Muchmore's!

Muchmore's

$15.00

Join us for an afternoon of figure drawing! Burlesque models, victorian costumes, and other experimental themes weekly. Starts at 2:30PM at Muchmore's- Take the L train to Bedford ave, the address is 2 Havemeyer st (between Withers St & 9th St) Drop-in and cash only, donation of $10-$15 gets you 2 and half hours of drawing time! Come early, stay late - drinks specials and excellent oslo coffee is served. We're in the side room and it's incredibly cozy; couches, tables and easels if you prefer to stand.

Figure Long Pose Lab

Shoestring Studio

$15.00

Sunday afternoon Figure Long Pose Lab, every Sunday, 4-7pm. We’ve added another session to our popular weekly figure drawing group. Sundays will be dedicated to long-format poses, with one pose for the entire session. All mediums of painting are welcome, as well as draftsmen focusing on developed drawings. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own supplies. There will be opportunities to work with costumes and environment in the poses.

Community Figure Drawing at Shoestring Studio

Shoestring Studio

$15.00

Weekly Wednesday community 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, B.Y.O.Beverage of choice. We have a modest selection of drawing supplies on hand, but it's always good to bring your own preferred medium. Chairs, tables and easels available. At Shoestring Studio (across the street from Shoestring Press) 640 Classon Ave between Bergen and Dean in Crown Heights. Shoestring Studio/Press members are free, $15 for non-members, or $10 if you bring a friend!

Experimental Drink and Draw at Muchmore's!

Muchmore's

$15.00

Join us for an afternoon of figure drawing! Burlesque models, victorian costumes, and other experimental themes weekly. Starts at 2:30PM at Muchmore's- Take the L train to Bedford ave, the address is 2 Havemeyer st (between Withers St & 9th St) Drop-in and cash only, donation of $10-$15 gets you 2 and half hours of drawing time! Come early, stay late - drinks specials and excellent oslo coffee is served. We're in the side room and it's incredibly cozy; couches, tables and easels if you prefer to stand.

Past events (1,051)

Community Figure Drawing at Shoestring Studio

Shoestring Studio

$15.00

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