10 Classes to Nurture Your DIY Passion 

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HUNTER COLLEGE
Shoemaking
It’s one thing to tinker with loafers and pumps at home, quite another to learn what you need to make the hottest footwear around, collect supplies and materials, then cobble the shit out of them! Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm; Starts Oct. 11, $395

PARSONS
Woodcut, Etching and Collagraph

That’s right—collagraph. If you have to ask what it is, you might not be ready for it. Anyway, if you like playing with knives, you could start selling art you made out of wood you found in Prospect Park. Saturdays, 10am-12:30pm; Starts Sep. 15, $719.00

3RD WARD
Intro to Dyeing

Maybe you’re good at the age-old technique of tying cloth up in rubber bands and chucking them into garbage pails filled with dye. But this class will take you to a higher plane. Sundays, 5pm-8pm; Oct. 14 and 21, $155 (non-members)

Build Your Own Surfboard
Duuude! Carve your own surfboard? Hell yes! Sign us up! This course is taught by David Murphy, a real watersport designer pro. It’ll be worth your time. Tuesday, Sep. 4, 7-10pm; Thursday, Sep. 6, 10am-6pm; Friday, Sep. 7, 10am-6pm; Tuesday, Sep. 11, 7-9pm. $265 + $175 material fee (non-members)

KINGSBOROUGH
Urban Farming Training Program

Don’t those herbs on your windowsill fill you with pride as you add them to dishes made with farmer’s-market-procured ingredients? Well, it’s about time you stopped buying tomatoes and started growing them, too. The school even offers cooking demos for your urban harvest. Tuesdays, 4:30-7:30pm; Oct. 9-Nov. 2, $125



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Fundamentals of Jewelry Making
So many of our favorite Brooklyn people are jewelry designers. Don’t you want to be one our favorite Brooklyn people? Then get some practical schooling in how to craft your own stuff, including earrings, bracelets, rings, and necklaces. Mondays, 7-9pm; Oct. 15-Dec. 3, $110 + $25 materials fee

FIT
Patternmaking for Dog Garments
Tired of making sweaters for bulldogs that employ a subpar bones-and-spiked-collars pattern? Learn to make your own to get those details just so. Saturdays, 9:30am-4pm; Oct. 20 and 27, $210

Introduction to Image Consulting
Ugh, sometimes we’re so tired of making things, right? We think it’s time we all just became experts. So why not study line and color principles, and learn to analyze the human figure and the human face, as well as the hair, make-up and skin-care that ornament them? And then take a nap? Saturdays, 9:30am-12:30pm, or Mondays, 6pm-9pm, Sep. 22-Oct. 29, $295

BROOKLYN BOTANIC GARDEN
Basic Flower Arranging

So, you like to buy different colored tulips at your local green grocer and toss them in a vase to spruce up your drab dining room? Then learn to take it to that next level. Sundays, 10:30am-3:30pm; Sep. 23-Oct. 21, $345 + $245 materials fee (non-members)

THE NEW SCHOOL
Comedy: Heroes, Jokers, and the Rest

You can make awesome shit, but people will more attention to it if they like you as a person. People like funny. If you’re like us, your friends have told you enough times that you’re not. Learn how to be. Thursdays, 6-7:50pm; Starts Aug. 30, $650



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