Learn how to turn cotton into yarn and fabric with local artist, Iviva Olenick, using cotton grown in Washington Park in collaboration with Director of Gardens, Sam Lewis.

Stop by between 11am-1pm on Saturday, October 9th during the Kings County Fiber Festival for a demonstration of ginning, carding, spinning and to try your hand at weaving.

Sponsored in part by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by BAC (the Brooklyn Arts Council).

Artists of all skill levels (including beginners) are welcome to join us in the Great Room on the 2nd floor of the Old Stone House for this 3 hour session with a professional life model. The session will include short and long poses.

Bring your favorite supplies(no oils or sprays please) and get sketching! Drawing boards will be provided.

Seating is limited and proof of vaccination is required for entry.

Unfortunately the Great Room is not wheelchair accessible.

Get your ticket via Eventbrite.

Make your own zine at our Zine Jam this Saturday from 1-3 pm! ⁠

Zine Jam is for everyone—recommended for ages 5 and up. This is a drop-in class and will be held outside in the Park. It will be facilitated by Elvis and Jan, two seasoned zine creators and educators who always bring their enthusiasm for the medium.⁠

Through visual, tactic, and writing prompts kids can expect to create their own one-sheet zine. They are invited to scan and print copies to share with family and friends!⁠

This workshop was made possible by Booklyn, Inc. and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.⁠

Join us to craft the 4th Ave Yarn Bomb, a fun activity to celebrate art and community on 4th Ave in Park Slope and Gowanus! The 2021 theme is Protecting the Earth/Climate Change.

Community crafting sessions will be held on Wednesday evenings from 5 pm -7 pm in the North Garden (off of 3rd Street) though August and September. Please bring your own supplies, open to all who knit, crochet, or weave.

The yarn bomb will be installed on October 2- 3 before the Kings County Fiber Festival on October 9.

Participants can also craft at home and drop-off pieces in October. Email for more info.

Supported by Arts Gowanus, Why Not Art?, and the Park Slope Civic Council.