Tuesday Oct 22nd, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Better Than Jam is 3 parts. 1st; it's the textile printing and fashion line of owner Karin Persan, since 2007. 2nd; it's a storefront hosting locally made jewelry, gifts, fashion and accessories, since 2010. 3rd; it's a common use studio space with a core group of 7 studio residents, but also rentable to the artistic community when they need it and a full calendar of workshops for those to learn new crafts and skill, since 2015.
Karin was such a wonderful teacher & this class was so interesting. I loved learning about all the materials and how the react with each other to create different colors. Will definitely be going back to learn more!
loved this class- Karin is amazing!
So fun and informative. Will definitely take another class at Better than Jam, Karin is GREAT!
CHERYL HAMLIN Freeman
The class was delightful. Karin was knowledgeable and engaging. When asked, she shared the history of Shibori in different countries. I definitely plan to take another class. Cheryl
Karin was amazing and so patient with our class. Super nice and I learned way more than I expected when I signed up for the class on a whim. Her studio space is great and she is a wonderful teacher. I'll be taking more classes with her in the future!
A great opportunity to explore indigo and shibori in depth. Each week a new method of dyeing (vat type) was introduced and lots of time given to different resist types (pattern making). These classes are great for someone looking to utilize the great studio space and the expertise of the teacher while exploring different approaches to indigo and shibori.
Entering the door of Better Than Jam's Studio located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, I was immediately inspired. The space and interesting artworks around the studio increased my sense of anticipation. Karin is a patient and thorough teacher. She brought a group of people with diverse backgrounds in arts through a series of well planned and practiced exercises. I left with three samples of different processes utilizing natural dyeing as well as some Shibori techniques. I look forward to further study with Karin. Highly recommended.
Really informative and thorough class! Karin keeps the material engaging and fun. I learned so much to improve and add to my dye projects. Very happy a printed syllabus was provided to I can refer back to it later! Thank you!
Love, love LOVE the classes I've had with Karin. She's a lovely instructor and is generous with her information. I've taken three classes at Better Than Jam and I've enjoyed all of them and learned a bunch. The studio is spacious and bright, and despite being a work space where lots of dyeing happens it's very clean.
Recently, I enjoyed the pleasure of two of Karin’s classes! It is with great pleasure I highly recommend taking any of her classes. She is friendly, approachable, and most of all, an expert in her field. She began both classes with historical background on the subject matter, provided beautifully detailed examples, and exhibited enthusiasm for the projects to her students. I look forward to another visit to the city, so I can take more of her classes.
Tuesday Oct 22nd, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Tuesday Oct 29th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Saturday Nov 2nd, 10am - 12:45pm
Tuesday Nov 5th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Friday Oct 25th, 10am - 1pm
Tuesday Nov 12th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Thursday Oct 24th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday Nov 16th, 10am - 1pm
Sunday Nov 17th, 11am - 2pm
Sunday Nov 17th, 5pm - 7:30pm
Sunday Dec 8th, 5pm - 8pm
Thursday Nov 21st, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Tuesday Nov 19th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Tuesday Jan 14th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thursday Jan 23rd, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Tuesday Feb 11th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm