Local Project provides affordable nuts-and-bolts workshops. Translation, you will learn something. During 2019 and upcoming 2020 you will experience skills to use in the future. We currently use Adobe computer programs to practice and use at the LP. You will also take LP led tours at MoMA (Museum of Modern Art). WordPress is easy to manage and we will give you the skills to finally launch your bright shiny website. Yes, social media is another skill we offer to teach at the LP. And check out all this other great stuff you can pick up in the coming months.

2020 Workshops

Therapeutic-Zine Making Workshop
by Janice Quiles-Reyes

Date: Sat, April 18, 2020
Time: 8:00 PM – 8:45 PM EDT

The Therapeutic Art of Zine Making: Zines, or ’zines (pronounced “zeens” as in MagaZines), are self-published and usually written by one person (but may be collaborative!). These are often photocopied or hand-made in limited-edition multiples. These simple, handmade magazines can be about anything – cut-out or drawn images, lists, letters, true stories, poems, fiction, etc. Zines are a great, easy way for people of all ages to share, organize and document their individual interests, thoughts and passions.
This workshop will guide you through a few simple methods of creating your own simple Zine. This Zine could be the start of a collection. From that collection, you can share/mail out & digitally swap/ share with other fellow zinesters.
I will lead you in two zine techniques: Quarter Size: 4 ¼” x 5 ½” & Full Size: 8 ½” x 11”. Together, we will make a zine with you giving examples of collage, written word, and binding methods (to name a few).

Basic Monoprinting with Heroes & Poetry
by June Kosloff

Date: Tue, Apr 21, 2020 
Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00PM

June will teach a simple monoprinting process using 4 colors of paint( acrylic best) on paper or on any surface available in your home.
The session will be broken into parts. June will discuss about a hero that served as an inspiration in her life, artmaking and how she incorporates it into her artmaking process.
The first class will feature Monster by Eminem and Helen Frankenthaler the painter . She will lead a short discussion at the beginning followed by a demonstration on how to make a simple monoprinting and free association poetry method to create a finished piece.

Flexible supply list for the workshop:

  • Paper- bristol or another smooth surface paper of any kind
  • Acrylic paint but watercolor will work if not
  • Pencils
  • Wax paper from the supermarket- for printing — if not a few options: saran wrap (don’t touch your supermarket plastic bags if you have any 🙁
  • Acetate or duralar will do as well –
  • Tracing paper
  • Brushes and a roller if you have it – don’t need a roller

Digital Writing Workshop for Artists
by Frances Cathryn

Date: Tue, April 28, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM
Artists and cultural workers have been hit particularly hard by the economic crisis, and the federal aid package does not offer enough help to creative folks who have seen their livelihoods vanish seemingly overnight. Many artists and creatives are now tasked with researching, writing, and applying for emergency funding or new work, and may not know where or how to begin.
This 45-minute digital writing workshop offers artists the nuts-and-bolts skills to tackle their next application, including how to refresh their artist statement and dos and don’ts when putting together a project proposal.

Cocktails and Collage!
by Juan Hinojosa

Date: Tue, May 5, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM

A fun 45 mins event where you can play with making your own collage while sipping cocktails with artist, Juan Hinojosa. Materials: Anything you have at your fingertips. Magazines, cereal boxes, annoying bills, menus or anything you can play with.