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7 Cool Art Hobbies in NYC

7 Cool Art Hobbies in NYC

New York’s always on the cutting edge for art and fashion. Have you been to Brooklyn lately? Not only are art forms like painting, knitting, and graffiti popular, but also so is post-modern movements like sitting a chair in a white room. If you’re looking to impress that cute Brooklynite or you’re searching for a new after-work hobby, here are seven cool art hobbies to discover in NYC.

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    Drawing Lesson -- class no longer offered anymore AC 6/1/2016
    Drawing Lesson -- class no longer offered anymore AC 6/1/2016

    Michiyo Art Studio

    Drawing is and always will be cool. It’s so cool that artists make a living off drawing goofy caricatures of people...and we pay for it!

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    Painting Workshop (2.5hr - Brooklyn)
    Painting Workshop (2.5hr - Brooklyn)

    Painting Lounge

    Ever find yourself strolling through a museum in awe of the beauty of a Van Gogh, Monet, or Picasso? Well, in this Painting Workshop, you’ll recreate these famous works of art, disguising them as your own. Learning some basic tips and instructions on color mixing, you’ll mimic the strokes of these famed painters. Guess what, Van Gogh’s not the only cool dude painting a starry night.

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    Chain Making: Patterns and Jump Rings
    Chain Making: Patterns and Jump Rings

    3rd Ward

    Return to the age of the blacksmith, when men donned armor and girls wore chainmail prom dresses. Chain Making involves the mending of metal into various chain patterns such as no-name chain, bird’s nest chain, and chain maille. Link your way to the hobby of blacksmiths, making an Elizabethan Age fashion statement.

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    Beginner Knitting
    Beginner Knitting

    Lion Brand Yarn Studio

    Your hobby is to make mittens. Let’s say that again. Make. Mittens!

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    A Taste of Woodcarving
    A Taste of Woodcarving

    Woodcarving By George

    Woodcarving is one of the oldest hobbies known to man. Preserved totem poles and Middle Ages architecture highlight the beauty of this artistic craft. If you’re in the mood for some wood, you’ll take to your tool built and chisel your way to new creations like wood gnomes, unique mailboxes, or even a Mambila figure from Nigeria. This hobby relieves stress and unleashes your creativity.

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    Pottery Workshop
    Pottery Workshop

    Choplet: The Ceramics Studio

    Build your own bowls, cups, flower vases, plates, or even ancient viking ship replica. Pottery will have you transforming simply clay into practical items or artistic aesthetics. Also, this cool hobby has you prepared to give the best coffee mug gifts to your friends!

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