is the latest project from artist and designer Shabd Simon-Alexander, a creative space dedicated to classes, workshops, and even open studio "play days." Featuring the talents of a rotating list of local instructors, courses will cover everything from textile and sculptural techniques to natural skin care and cooking, all united by a common ethos and passion for "quality, material, precision, craft and beauty." "[Hands-On-Studio] is a place for both student and instructor to come together, get their hands dirty, develop new skills and techniques, and expand," says Simon-Alexander.
(Photos courtesy Fort Makers / Hands-On-Studio)
This Saturday, September 13, Fort Makers
' own Noah Spencer invites aspiring Brooklyn makers to learn about kinetic movement with his Kinetic Mobile Workshop ($140). Students will be instructed in every facet of mobile production and given a little historical background to boot. All materials are included and snacks are provided—BYOB. Spencer is an artist and designer whose work ranges from
tabletop objects to large-scale installations. (Not to mention the avant-garde chair seen in Nana Spears and Daniel de la Nuez's living room
from the memorably named "Leave It To Beaver" collection.)
Other notable makers and classes include Chen Chen and Kai Williams (cement casting), Caroline Z. Hurley (block-printed tea towels, $85) and Adina Grigore of SW Basics (kitchen cabinet skincare, $150). For more information including dates and prices as they become available, visit Hands-On-Studio online