SOMA School: Studio of the Performed Experience, A Clay Workshop

Alayna Wiley


Presented by SOMA School on Saturday, June 16th, 12 pm-2 pm @ DE-CONSTRUKT [projekts] 41 Seabring St. 3rd floor, Brooklyn NY 11231

Workshop fee $40, all materials included.
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How can we use clay to demonstrate and record our emotional events through time and space? What are the textures, the weights, and feels of being alive? Clay will reveal the inverse of our shape, recording our negative space. In this workshop, we will use writing, meditation, action, and exploration to create artifacts of our experience. How can we transform memory events into enduring devices of healing and fortitude? Come as a beginner, come with your stories, and come for fun! Starting from a place of introspection and reflection, we will have a chance to explore the honesty of clay and we will do the physical work of making tools for our thriving and surviving. Tea time included!

Alayna Wiley is a designer, craft curator, and teaching artist based in New York City.

SOMA School is a mobile embodied learning project. Its workshops and clinics explore the intersection of perception and embodiment across disciplines. For more information email or visit SOMA School website at FB invite

Krafts & Kraftwerk


Presented by Katie Lee Mansfield, June artist in residence, on Sunday, June 17th, 12 pm-2 pm @ DE-CONSTRUKT [projekts] 41 Seabring St. 3rd floor, Brooklyn NY 11231

Come craft while listening to Kraftwerk and other early electronic gems with our artist in resident Katie Lee Mansfield! Fucking pick up that needle and embroider yourself a RESIST patch! Grab that bleach and bleach the SHIT out of that black tee! Create a fucking melted plastic wall hanging reminding everyone that Trump SUCKS ballz! I don’t know, just come and get crafty, listen to dope music and drinking cheap beer! Crafting is political X

$1-$10 sliding scale (pay what you can)

What is available to you: Embroidery needles, Embroidery thread, Bleach, Spray bottle, Rubber bands, Plastic beads to melt, Iron

What you should bring: Fabric/cloth/paper/object to embroider on! Tee shirt to bleach!

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Gestures of Shame


A gesture-based performance workshop presented by Marie-Pascale Lafrenière, June artist in residence, on Saturday, June 23rd, 12 pm-2 pm @ DE-CONSTRUKT [projekts] 41 Seabring St. 3rd floor, Brooklyn NY 11231

Shame can be an inhibitor, paralyzing both in life and in creation. In this workshop, Canadian multimedia artist Marie-Pascale Lafrenière will facilitate the exploration of shame as a fuel for artmaking. Through a series of simple exercises, the participants will work individually and in teams to turn their insecurities into strengths.

This workshop is open to humans of all degrees of experience in performance art. It will take place on June 23rd from 12-2 pm. Refreshments will be provided.

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Community Potluck, Katie Lee MansfieldCOMMUNITY POTLUCK FOR CREATIVES

Sunday, June 24th, 6-9 pm @DE-CONSTRUKT [projekts] @ 41 Seabring St. 3rd floor, Brooklyn NY 11231

DE-CONSTRUKT studio in invites creatives to join us every last Sunday of the month for a potluck style community dinner. The evening will include the work of our artist in residence for June, Katie Lee Mansfield which will include a performance. Please bring food and or drink to share.

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