The Gowanus Studio Space is a workshop collective of artists, designers and craftspeople who use their skills and expertise to bridge the gap between art and design. This community of artisans is part of the renaissance of the industrial area, the studio is located in a warehouse by Gowanus Canal that is increasingly becoming a mecca for young artists and individuals seeking affordable studio space.
The workshop is a non-profit organization which is financed in part by the New York Foundation for the Arts’ Emerging Organization Fiscal Sponsorship Program. The collective holds regular exhibits of it’s members work and is now offering courses on lithography, silkscreen and woodblock techniques. The Jigsaw Woodcut course teaches the basics of relief printmaking, transfer techniques and embossing in which woodblocks are cut up like puzzle pieces to create multi color prints through a traditional press, the Beginner Stone Lithography course teaches students the methods of a Tamarind Master Printer, drawing and etching on stone, process an image, and printing on the litho press and also on offer, Alternative Methods in Silkscreen explores unconventional methods in the media; selective ink placement using a variety of mark making tools such as brushes, squeegees, ink syringes, sponges, rags and the techniques of basic blend floods. Some experience is required for this course.
The Gowanus Studio Space is located at 166 Seventh street, Brooklyn, New York, 11215 between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. You can contact them at 347-948-5753, firstname.lastname@example.org and view their work on Flickr.