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60 Sackett St
Brooklyn, NY, 11231
United States

(347) 470-6747

Beam Center is a Brooklyn-based community of learning where artists guide young creators aged 6 to 18. Our hands-on programs in technology, imagination and craft help young people build their character, courage to think for themselves, and capacity for collaboration and invention.

Weekends at Beam Center

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Insight Into ______! Free Sunday Workshops for students in grades 7 and up

Where middle and high schoolers can investigate, dive deep, make and learn.

Insight Into _______! workshops meet on Sundays from 1pm - 4pm, at Beam Center, 60 Sackett St in Brooklyn. The workshops are free with advance registration. Students can sign up for one or more at a time, but each workshop has limited capacity, so please only register for workshops your child will definitely be able to attend. 

Textile Techniques

Sundays, March 15, 22, & 29, 1-4pm

Kim Charles Kay

Fashionistas and wizards have more in common then one might realize. Capes and Cloaks are the best cold weather addition to any outfit. Working with personal iconography students with use a variety of textile and surface design techniques including immersion and rust dyeing, painting with thickened dyes, embroidery and applique to create their own mystical protective capes and cloaks.

Kim studied in Rome as part of the European Honors Program and graduated from RISD in 2011 with a BFA in Painting. She makes things, sometimes alone, mostly with other people.  In the summer of 2015 she’ll take her collaborative project; MOTORPARK, a 12’7” high 37’ long 1996 modified Blue Bird school bus to the Kentucky Museum of Craft for a summer of programing. While in New York, Kim is a teaching artist at Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens, NY and The Drawing Center, New York, NY.

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CARPENTRY TBD

Sunday, April 12 & 19, 1-4pm

Andrew Brehm

A carpentry-based workshop. Details coming soon!

Andrew is a sculptor who works with a wide range of materials and processes.  He earned his BFA from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in Crafts and holds a Sculpture and Extended Media MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University.  Andrew has appeared on the reality television show Craft Wars on HGTV and is actively exhibiting his work around the country.  For several years Andrew has been involved with Beam’s summer programming at Beam Camp, where he has run the woodworking studio and facilitated the construction of large-scale projects. 

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Typography

Sunday, April 26, 1-4pm

Bernardo Margulis

Through hands-on exercises, participants will explore letterforms as a communication and illustration tool. They will learn the basics of typography and the structure of letters and use this knowledge to explore using letters in the creation of compositions and images.

Bernardo is a Venezuelan born-and-raised graphic designer, currently based in Philadelphia. He holds an MFA in Graphic and Interactive Design from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art and a certificate of Typeface Design from Cooper Union. He is the Principal of This Makes Me Happy, a graphic design studio in focusing on branding, typography and patterns, and is also an adjunct instructor at Moore College of Art and Design and Philadelphia University. 

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COLLAGE

Sunday, May 3, 1-4pm

Michael DeSutter

We’re going to use collage and it’s ability to recontextualize the recognizable to create new abstract worlds. Each participant will create their own collage work and collaborate on a larger piece.

Mike was born on a farm in Indiana in 1979. He holds a Bachelor of Arts, in Art Studies with a concentration in Photography, from Purdue University. In 2003 DeSutter moved to New York and now works as a freelance designer, and artist. He creates analog collages, which he has recently began exhibiting throughout NYC. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

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