In addition to our Group Classes and Private Lessons, we’re excited to offer several short-term workshops for Spring 2022. These shorter workshops have been designed for those wanting to gain new skill sets and knowledge in an interactive and supportive environment. 

See our workshop offerings for Spring 2022 below (more to be announced)


Lunar New Year Workshop
Saturday, January 15 at 12 PM
Instructor: Sarula Bao + Singha Hon

Sarula Bao leads a workshop inspired by traditional Chinese paper cutting or ‘jian zhi.’ We will be collaborating on a large paper cut out of a tiger to bring in the new year. Presented as part of From Chinatown, With Love in collaboration with The W.O.W. Project.

To honor the coming Lunar New Year, Singha Hon will be leading a lunar calendar-making workshop. Participants will be provided with the materials to make and decorate their own one-page paper lunar year calendar and set their intentions and dreams for the coming new year.

This workshop is free and open to all to attend. No RSVP is required.

Sarula Bao is a queer Chinese-American illustrator and graphic novelist based in Brooklyn. She graduated from RISD in 2016, published a graphic novel in 2017 and has since worked as a freelance illustrator. Her personal work explores aspects of Chinese culture, aesthetics, and narrative through a second-generation American experience.

Singha Hon is a Chinese American artist, illustrator, and designer from New York City. Her work explores identity, complex emotions, interpersonal relationships, and small precious moments of everyday life through the lens of folklore, mythology, and animal archetypes. She holds a dual BA degree in Visual Arts and in Theater from Bates College. She joined Womanly Magazine as one of the founding artists to create accessible health information for women and non-binary people through visual art. She was also the 4th Artist in Residence at the W.O.W. Project in NYC’s Chinatown.


Make Your Own Events Flyer
Tuesday, January 18 at 5:30 PM
Cost: $10 / Free for NYCHA Arts Initiative-eligible students
Instructor: duendita

In this hands-on workshop, multi-instrumentalist duendita shares how to use illustration and collage to create standout flyers for all kinds of events. Materials will be provided. Presented as part of Open House.

duendita is an artist from Queens, New York. They write and produce their own music, imbuing it with a reverence for their ancestry and faith. With their achy, bass-coated tones and mix of jazz, piano, soul and R&B, duendita’s music is evocative of the complexities and sentimentality of the human experience.

Special thanks to MIKE for the curatorial ideation of this program.



Garments as Vessels
Wednesday, January 19 at 5:30 PM
Cost: $10 / Free for NYCHA Arts Initiative-eligible students
Instructor: Elisha Brockenberry

In this workshop led by Elisha Brockenberry, the designer behind Righteous Path 2002, learn how to prototype garments using unconventional materials. Participants will leave with a draft process built on resourcefulness, as well as their own garment. Materials will be provided. Presented as part of Open House.

Elisha Brockenberry (b. 2002) is a multidisciplinary creator based in Bridgeport, CT. Their many practices include tailoring, sculpture, painting, musicianship, and farming. Their work is in homage to God’s natural world, using materials immediately available to reprocess natural concepts.

Special thanks to MIKE for the curatorial ideation of this program.



The Ecology of Poetry
Tuesdays, 5 – 7 PM
March 1 – March 29, 2022
Cost: $260 + 25 registration fee
Sliding Scale Available for BIPOC students
Ages 17+ 

How and why do we write poetry about and into the profound effects of climate change, such as a purple-tinged sun hanging in haze over the city? In the creative space of poetry, we can develop new language to imagine and speak different ways of being human in the world. We will share and discuss our ideas and poems in a non-judgmental space open to diverse levels of ability, background, and access. The class will culminate on the final evening with a public reading at Abrons Art Center.
Instructor: Marcella Durand

Poet and translator Marcella Durand is the recipient of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts C.D. Wright Award for Poetry (2021). Her latest book, To husband is to tender, was published in fall 2021 by Black Square Editions. She lives in the Lower East Side where she is active in the fight to save East River Park.

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