For those who want to express any creativity they may have or who just want to unwind their mind by creating something, we have searched for workshops and/or activities that would fulfill this goal but also have tried to identify those of them located in spaces with inspiring interior designs. Those are the first ones we have to present you. More are to come soon.
UrbanGlass is an open-access facility where over 200 professional artists and designers create using glass. The facility fosters community and serves as an incubator for creation and innovation. Classes at UrbanGlass offer students of all ages the opportunity to explore the endless possibilities of glass. It includes everything from classes for teens to master classes for professional artists. The space is very unique for its volume and for its friendly atmosphere. However if you want to make the most of the experience, it is strongly recommended to book a tour or a class or else, you will have an experience limited the front store and the coffee shop.
The Gowanus Print Lab is a community screen printing studio in Brooklyn. Their aim is to create a nurturing artist community by providing affordable access to workspace and tools, education through screen printing and design classes, and by providing exhibition space for emerging artists. As is the case for the UrbanGlass, it is strongly recommended to book a class at the Gowanus Print Lab, especially since there is no coffee shop where to hang around while studying the classes that could be taken.
A gorgeous collection of fabrics, with natural fibers, exceptionnel design patterns and color palettes. Various classes are provided, mainly for beginners, You will leave with an understanding of how to create a beautiful hand-woven textile and discover the fun and fascination of knitting your own scarf.
Counter Culture Coffee's mission is to create cutting edge coffee from seed to cup. They offer a variety of classes and a weekly free event "Tastings at 10" held on Fridays. The tasting event provides coffee lovers of all skill levels the opportunity to experience, compare, and discuss a wide variety of coffees and their fascinating characteristics. The interior designer, Jane Kim, created an open space with a very minimalistic approach: clean lines, neutral colors, bleached wood and touches of red.
The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club may be the first shuffleboard club in New York, and it’s trying to turn the pastime favored by septuagenarians into the next Ping-Pong among the borough’s barhopping millennials. Brooklyn and shuffleboard may not seem like an obvious fit, but they do share similarities. Shuffleboard is a sport with a low athletic buy-in and offers plenty of time to drink between turns. That may appeal to Brooklynites who prefer to cloak their inner jock in irony and nonchalance.