Brooklyn Art Library Workshops

Join us in the library for our rotating selection of featured artist talks, workshops and more!

Holiday Cards with Sara Boccaccini Meadows

Sara Boccaccini Meadows is a print designer and illustrator living in Brooklyn, NY. Originally from the rolling hills of the Peak District, England, she graduated from Leeds Collage of Art with a 1st class Honors in Textiles and Surface Pattern.

Sara takes inspiration from nature and the tiny details in her everyday surroundings to create unique and quirky print illustrations. 

Some sights that have featured Boccaccini Meadows:

Refinery 29, Pantone, Flow Magazine, Design Sponge, Freelance Wisdom, Flow Magazine, Artistic Moods, I-D Magazine, Maker's Magazine.

She contributed a sketchbook to the Brooklyn Art Library in 2018 and loves to keep up a regular sketching practice.

Pens and pencils and paper supplied. Participants encouraged to bring paints and any other preferred wet-media supplies.

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Sketchbook Process Workshop with Kristin Texeira

Kristin Texeira paints to provide proof—for myself and others—of existing in certain moments in time. “I paint to capture, document, and preserve memories. I translate the essence of moments through color by mixing up the poetics of people and places. I retell stories through various methods of mark-making using paint, collage, sketching and writing. This process preserves memories as tangible "maps." I often juxtapose these memory maps with short captions that form the foundation for the colors I mix.”

In this workshop Kristen provides guidance, tips and encouragement toward filling a sketchbook. Learn to stay motivated and keep up a regular sketching practice to develop your personal artistic voice. Pens and pencils provided. All participants will get 30% off sketchbooks to contribute to the Brooklyn Art Library.  

Cover to Cover Workshop with Greg Kletsel

Greg Kletsel is an illustrator based in Brooklyn, NY.

“I'm an obsessive drawer and keeper of sketchbooks, a teacher at Pratt Institute, and creator of an animated short for Nickelodeon called "Farkels". Here's a drawn interview I did for Doodlers Anonymous that will tell you some more about me.” His clients include: The New York Times, The New Yorker, ESPN, Nickelodeon, Entertainment Weekly, Netflix, Vulture / New York Magazine, Playboy, Harvard Business Review, Etsy, BuzzFeed, GQ and many more.

In this workshop Greg will provide several prompts to help participants fill out a sketchbook from start to finish in the time allotted. Pens and pencils provided. Attendees of the workshop will receive 30% off a Sketchbook Project sketchbook to become a part of the Brooklyn Art Library.