Art at LARK: Susan Lisbin

Susan Lisbin grew up in New Jersey and has always stayed near New York City. Ms. Lisbin presently lives and works in her studio in Orange, New Jersey. She has two grown daughters that live in New York, one in Brooklyn the other in Chelsea. Ms. Lisbin studied at the School of Fine and

Applied Arts at Boston University and at Ramapo College, and she earned her master’s degree in painting at Montclair University. Her work has been shown in the metropolitan area, including a solo exhibition at Ben Shahn Gallery at William Paterson University, M13 Project Room in New York
and the Old Stone Cultural Center in New Jersey. In 2005, she received a fellowship to attend the Vermont Studio Center.

Her original focus in art school was on representational painting. Later, she shifted her studies to abstract painting, but remained firmly grounded in formal painting theory. In contrast, her approach to sculpture is primarily self-taught and has evolved over the last two decades. The relative
freedom she experiences in sculpture has had a strong influence on her recent paintings. All of Ms. Lisbin’s work is concerned with relationships.

In both mediums she strives to draw the observer in with color and texture. Ms. Lisbin’s work can be seen online at http://www.susanlisbin.comImageImage

Art at LARK: Artist Reid Dodson

Art at LARK is currently featuring Reid Dodson:

The endImageless possibilities of ink drawing can transform simple colors, lines and fills into complex beauty.  With a sparse palette Reid Dodson makes confident bold marks, while remaining loose and spontaneous, achieving active compositions that excite the eye.  Reid’s drawing is an abstract subconscious reconfiguration of personal visual information informed by landscape, sculpture and the human form.  

In addition Reid is a prolific fine art photographer that regularly posts original content on his art blog, ReidDodson.com.

 

 

 

 

Ink Drawing Price List 

9 X 12………………………………………………………………$50

11 X 14…………………………………………………………….$75

12 X 19…………………………………………………………….$85

New Workshops and Classes at LARK

Dear Friends,

Wanted to pass along some upcoming classes and workshops at LARK, many of which are FREE! Have a look below but also “like” us on Facebook to get more current updates about our programming and products.
 
On the product front, we’ll be carrying daily VEGAN and GLUTEN FREE treats fresh from Clementine Bakery starting next week! 
 
And if you ever want to book a party, rent the cafe, teach a workshop, hold a fundraiser or community event, get in touch by emailing me off-line- (kari at larkcafe dot com). 
 
Thank you for being such a supportive and loyal group of neighbors! We adore you!
 
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Saturday March 1st, 12pm  – FREE Preview- Kids Home Decor Art Class (ages 7-12)
This is a FREE preview class to a 4 week session starting March 6th where students will use recycled materials to design and create their own bedroom decor and home decor items. Students will make items such as lampshades, decorative bed pillows, rugs, coasters, placemats and much more! What better way for your kiddies to re-design their space, with the environment in mind. Classes start Thursday March 6th 4-5pm.
 
Saturday March 1st, 1pm- FREE Preview- Kids Up-cycling Art Class (3 and up)
This is a FREE preview class to a 4 week session starting March 5th where students will use various recycled materials to turn their trash into treasures, such as picture frames, wallets, doll houses (made from milk cartons), boats (made from box drink cartons), and much more!! Classes Start Wednesday March 5th from 11-12pm.
 
Wednesday March 12, 3pm FREE Preview – Alouette! Musique, Movement and Play
In a 45 minute Alouette music class, you can expect to sing traditional American and French folk songs, play musical instruments from around the world, participate in music storytelling, delight in colorful scarves and puppets, and move, wiggle, and dance! Instruction is given predominately in English. 4-week session starts March 19th. Register here: http://www.alouettemusic.com/register/
 
March 16th, 2:30-4pm- FREE Workshop- “Your Career After Parenting: Create a Life You Love” taught by Emmeline Chang

Do you desperately need a career situation that supports your family and personal time?

Are you changing careers (or considering it)?

Are you a parent-to-be who wants a head start on work-life balance after the baby?

If you’re ready to create a career and life you love, sign up for this FREE workshop now! Register at  http://EmmelineChang.com/work-life
 
Also coming up in March, a Make-up Workshop taught by a local mom and make-up artist Sally Streets (March 22, 3pm) and A Night of Improv for Parents/Adults taught by Shane Kulman (March 22, 7pm)
 
You can find more information about our Weekly Classes below on our Calendar page
 
Mondays
Audra Rox: Music for Aardvarks Mondays 9:30am (Register here)
Drop-in Sing Along with Phranque from Rolie Polie Guacamole Mondays 4:15pm
Tuesdays
Drop-in Sing Along with Amy Miles Tuesdays 9:30am
Drop-in Sing Along with Miss Katie Tuesdays 11am
Science at LARK Tuesdays 4-5pm (Register here)
Ditmas Fiction Writing workshop Tuesdays 7:30pm (Register here)
Wednesdays
Drop-in Sing Along with Debbie Deane Wednesdays 10am
Kids Up-Cycling Art Class Wednesdays 11am (Register here)
Alouette! French Musique, Movement and Play Wednesdays 3pm (Register here)
Art with Kim and Lauren Wednesdays 4pm (Register by emailing: artwithkimandlauren at gmail dot com)
Thursdays
Science at LARK for 2-3y/olds Thursdays 10am (Register here)
Drop-in Sing Along with THE DAD BEATS Thursdays at 11am
Kids Home Decor Art Class Thursdays at 4pm (Register here)
Fridays
Drop-in Sing Along with Lloyd of the Deedle Deedle Dees Fridays 10am and 11am
New Parent FREE Meet-Up Fridays 1pm
Saturdays
Drop-in Sing Along with Lavender Blues Saturdays 10am and 11am
Sundays
Drop-in Sing Along with Mary Jo Sundays at 10am 
 
Best,
Kari (neighborhood mom to two boys, ages 2 + 4)

Alouette! Musique, Movement and Play

Alouette! Musique, Movement and Play

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 In a 45 minute Alouette music class, you can expect to sing traditional American and French folk songs, play musical instruments from around the world, participate in music storytelling, delight in colorful scarves and puppets, and move, wiggle, and dance! Instruction is given predominately in English.

Spring Session: March 19-April 23
Cost: $100 ($16/class)

For registration and more information: http://www.alouettemusic.com/register/

About the Teacher:
Lindsay2Born in Canada, Lindsay has been playing music and singing since she could speak. She has been trained in the Suzuki Method, the Orff Approach as well as the Royal Conservatory of Music (Canada). She has a love of folk and world music and has studied and had the pleasure of performing American old-time and bluegrass, Moroccan Berber ballads, Egyptian dance tunes, French love songs, and Celtic fiddle. She has worked with and taught children for 14 years.

New Art Classes Coming to LARK!

KIDS UP-CYCLING CLASS
Wednsedays 11-12pm
Four week session starts March. 5th
Ages 3 -5
Join us as we introduce our *NEW* fun and educational “Kids Up-cycling Class”! Students will not only have fun designing, constructing, and painting, but they will also learn the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling, and how they can be an active participant in creating a healthier safer environment. During this 4 week session, students will use various recycled materials to turn their trash into treasures, such as picture frames, wallets, doll houses (made from milk cartons, boats (made from box drink cartons), and much more!! Every week we will work on a fun new project!
Cost: $95 for the 4 week session
Register here: www.Fruiggie.com

KIDS HOME DÉCOR (After School Class)
Thursdays 4-5pm
Four week session starts March 6th
Ages 7-12
It’s time for some spring cleaning and re-decorating for the new season! But, why should grownups have all the fun decorating the home! Join us for our NEW Kids Home Décor class!! It’s time for the kiddies to reclaim their space, well their room, and bring out the awesome interior decorators in them! During this 4 week session, students will use recycled materials to design and create their own bedroom decor and home decor items. Students will make items such as lampshades, decorative bed pillows, rugs, coasters, placemats and much more! What better way for your kiddies to re-design their space, with the environment in mind.
Cost: $95 for the 4 week session week session
Register here: www.Fruiggie.com

ART WITH KIM AND LAUREN: It’s more than Arts and Crafts
Wednesdays 4-5pm
Four week session begins Wednesday Feb. 26, maximum 8 participants (first come, first served)
Ages 5-8
Art with Kim and Lauren exposes children to art history and encourages inspired, creative expression.  In each session, participants learn about different artists and/or genres and make pieces based on the artist or genre of the day. All materials are provided. Each project will be completed during the hour long, drop-off class. 
Cost: $20/class
Register by emailing: artwithkimandlauren@gmail.com

Kim Greenland has worked as an art conservator, historic preservationist, pre-school instructor, is an avid artist/crafter and the mother of a five year old. She is a graduate student of Art History and Museum Studies at the City College of New York.
Lauren Berodt is a docent at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.  She is a winner of the 2012 Smithsonian photography contest, paints and experiments in various mediums in her spare time. She is a graduate student of Art History and Museum Studies at the City College of New York.

Winter Classes at LARK!

ImageWinter is upon us and lucky for all of us, we have some wonderful indoor activities and classes that are sure to interest you and your little ones! Many are drop-in classes but others require registration. See below and enjoy!

Mondays
9:30, 10:30 & 11:30am- Audra Rox, Music for Aardvarks (registration required, register here)
In AudraRox Inc.’s fun and dynamic Music for Aardvarks classes, we will explore music through song & gesture, dance & movement, rhythm training, and instrument play; using original music that celebrates the lives of children growing up in an urban environment. Written by David Weinstone, songs like Taxi, City Kid, and Subway provide children with a positive image of their world and
help them relate to their surroundings.

4:15pm- Drop-in Sing Along with Brooklyn Kindie Rocker, Phranque from Rolie Polie Guacamole ($5 bucks/kid)

Tuesdays
11am- Drop-in Sing Along with Miss Katie ($5 bucks/kid). Singing a mix of classic kid favorites and rare folk gems, Miss Katie is known for bringing the sing along fun to Brooklyn families!  As one parent put it, “Miss Katie knows how to connect with caregivers, parents and children to bring out the rhythm in all of us.”

4pm- Science at LARK for 4-7 year olds (registration required, register here). Young scientists take part in hands-on experiments during our Science at LARK program. (Starts Jan 14th)

7-9pm- Ditmas Fiction Writing Class (registeration required, register here)
$425 for 10 weeks.
 Structured around in-class discussions of your work, we will focus on outline, structure, plot, narrative, dialogue and pacing, and content. You will receive written critiques and line edits from me, and thoughtful, constructive criticism from your peers. This is an open class for both beginning writers as well as writers who currently have a novel or short story in progress. The class will culminate with an (optional) reading at Lark Cafe.

 Email rachel@rachelsherman.net to save your space! 

Visit www.rachelsherman.net for more information and testimonials. (Starts Feb 4th)

Wednesdays
10am- Drop-in Sing Along with Neighborhood Mom, Debbie Deane ($5 bucks/kid)

Thursdays
10am- Science at LARK for 2s and 3s (registration required, register here). Young scientists take part in hands-on experiments during our Science at LARK program. (Starts Jan 16th)

11am- Drop-in Sing Along with The Dad Beats ($5 bucks/kid)

Fridays
10am- Drop-in Sing Along with Lloyd H. Miller of the Deedle Deedle Dees ($5 bucks/kid)

1pm- Free New Parent Meet-Up- Bring your baby, grab some food and hang out!

4-5pm ICE CREAM HAPPY HOUR

4pm-Closing Beer and Wine HAPPY HOUR ($5 beer and $6 wine)

Saturdays
10am- Drop-in Sing Along with Lavender Blues ($5 bucks/kid)

4pm- Honey, Dear Live Vintage Jazz (free)

Sundays
10am- Drop-in Sing Along – Toddler Time with Mary Jo ($5 bucks/kid)

*Every first Sunday at 4pm is Jazz for the Family with Yoon! ($5 bucks/person)

*Every third Sunday is Lit at LARK, salon-style author readings. 5pm on the 3rd Sunday of every month. (Free)

Wishing You a Happy New Year!

ImageHello friends!

Wishing all of you a wonderful, healthy and happy new year. We are so grateful to our loyal neighbors and customers who continue to use LARK as your living room, office space, hang spot and daily pick me up. We love seeing your children at sing alongs, art classes and play dates in our side room and we love seeing you dashing in for a coffee on your way to work or catching a quiet moment on your own, or perhaps in the company of a slice of pie.

It’s so exciting that LARK continues to grow into the cafe that we all hoped it would- a community space with familiar faces, a spot to get your caffeine or sweet tooth fix, a warm and welcoming place that serves your needs at different times of the day. It’s wonderful to see freelancers at LARK working on manuscripts, articles and meeting with clients while a new mother shares lunch with her newborn and visiting parents from out of town. We are amazed to see a growing stroller presence along Church Avenue during our regular sing alongs and music classes. We are humbled to have become a daily/weekly destination for so many.

We continue to find ways to grow and shine through our class offerings and we are so grateful for all of the teachers, musicians, authors, artists and creative talents who make up our expansive and impressive weekly offerings. All of our teachers are local neighbors who offer so much thru the classes they teach- and as consumers of their talents and gifts, we are grateful.

Church Avenue is buzzing with new wonderful businesses and we are so pleased to be a part of this revival. We look forward to your continued support, patronage and presence in the new year! And as always, we welcome your ideas and suggestions to support our continued growth as a local business in this wonderful neighborhood.

Consider giving the gift of a science or music class to a friend or relative, or a LARK gift certificate to a new mom or dad. Consider hosting a party at LARK or convening a weekly gathering among colleagues or friends. Consider teaching a class or taking a workshop.

Consider us open to all of your ideas and consider us a business that supports you as customers, but also as dreamers. We are lucky to know all of you and are excited to grow with you in this new year ahead.

All the very best,
Your friends at LARK
http://www.larkcafe.com