Sunday, March 1, 2009

SDA Member News March 1, 2009

Textile Study Group News
Lectures and Workshops

A Lecture/Demo by D.James Dee
Thursday, March 12, 6:30 - 9:30 PM
The SOHO Photographer's Studio
12 Wooster Street (1st floor)
New York, NY 10013

Open to Non-members for $35.00

Seating limited to 25

James Dee's lecture will cover most aspects of shooting with a digital camera: 1.Lighting: Quality vs. quantity and the proper exposure. 2. The camera: technology terms, their meanings and where to use them; file formats and exposure. 3. Camera specifics: manual vs. automatic, what each means and what each does (you may bring your camera). 4.Choice of file formats: raw, tiff or jpg. 5. Post production: what to do with a file after you shoot the picture. 6. Question and answer.

D. James Dee opened his studio in 1974 to provide photography of the highest quality at affordable rates for the art community. Many TSGNY members have been his customers.

TSGNY Class for Knitters and Crocheters

Saturday, March 14, 12:00 - 5:00 PM

Ann Loeb's apartment:
1111 Park Avenue, #10A (at 90th St.)
New York, NY

Spend an adventurous afternoon making fabulous fabric using a diversity of yarns and stitches. Under Arlene Mintzer's expert guidance, participants will knit or crochet their own swatches, switching between techniques as inspiration directs and changing from one traditional or nontraditional material to another. You might choose to exchange swatches and continue working while learning from someone else's creative approach. Come and play. Good basic skills are required.

Arlene Mintzer has been a faculty member at Parsons School of Design for 29 years. She has taught workshops throughout the country, most recently in New York City at Habu Textiles and the Museum of Art and Design.

Limited to 10 participants. Deadline for payment is March 7. Non refundable unless the workshop is filled.

For each individual lecture/demo and workshop, please mail your name, address, phone number and e-mail address with check payable to Textile Study Group of New York c/o Barbara Arlen, 210 E. 68th St., #6E, New York, NY, 10065

Call or write Barbara if you have any questions: 212-628-1289 /

Discover Hidden Hungerford
Artists' Studios' Open House

Hungerford Building
1115 East Main Street
Rochester, NY

Friday, March 5, 2009

5 PM - 9 PM

It's a first! Over 25 artist studios in the converted Hungerford factory building will be open to the public on Friday, March 1st as part of Rochester's growing First Friday gallery opening nights.

Visit Jeanne Raffer Beck's studio, #366, enjoy a glass of wine and see selected works from her Pages, Parables and Seeds series.

All visitors will have a chance to enter their names in a drawing to win one of her "Notations" pieces.

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