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ArtShack Brooklyn, a nonprofit ceramics studio, is expanding so that we can better serve our growing community.
ArtShack Brooklyn, a nonprofit ceramics studio, is expanding so that we can better serve our growing community.
140 backers pledged $17,486 to help bring this project to life.
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Dany Rose & McKendree Key
Dany Rose & McKendree Key

We started Artshack 8 years ago in a Brooklyn backyard.  We've seen some of our first students grow up, get into high school, and continue to make art.  They never forget what they learned at ArtShack in the early days: papermaking, printmaking, experimenting with using the neighborhood and city as a backdrop for making art. 

It's time for ArtShack to expand.  In the last 5 years, ArtShack has been focused on our Ceramics program.  We recently became a nonprofit organization with the goal of expansion in mind.  We have a new space in our neighborhood, one that will allow us to showcase the kids' work in a storefront location, instead of being tucked away on the 3rd floor where accessibility is limited.  Expanding to this new space will allow us to serve more kids and their families, adults of all ages, and differently-abled people.  We currently offer sliding scale tuition and scholarships for kids who need them.  Within the year we hope to be able to offer twice as many scholarships for kids in our community.

With the money you help us raise we will:

  • Buy 4 new pottery wheels
  • Build out our new space on Bedford & Monroe
  • Open to the public in July 2016
  • Be able to offer scholarships immediately

We believe that ceramics is a major access point to the arts.  Our kids learn how to mix colored slips and glazes, how to make a mold of a piece so that you can make multiples, and of course, experiment with working with the versatile medium of clay.  We don't shy away from things that others might say are "too hard" for children to do.  We've even had a 5 year old make a bowl that went on to inspire countless more pieces that were sold at our annual PopUpShack to raise money for scholarships!

REWARDS!  We have some really good ones you won't want to miss!

Pledge $10 or more:

  • Thank you so much for helping us take ArtShack to the next level! Pledge at any amount and we will add your name to a supporter list displayed on our website.

Pledge $25 or more:

  • 5 greeting cards made from our gorgeous wallpaper made by ArtShack kids in Brooklyn, in collaboration with Callidus Guild Studio
Greeting Cards w/ Envelopes
Greeting Cards w/ Envelopes
painting the wallpaper last summer
painting the wallpaper last summer

Pledge $40 or more:

One ticket to our opening launch party on July 8th at our new space. Open bar, tons of fun- get to see our new space, celebrate and support at the same time! Walk away with an artshack original winning ribbon button.

Pledge $50 or more:

  • One ticket to our opening party on July 8th, plus a gorgeous ceramic button made by ArtShack Brooklyn especially for this kickstarter campaign.  Trust in the hotness of the button.  It has real gold splatters on it and take any clothing item to the next level.

Pledge $80 or more:

  • Two tickets to our opening launch party on July 8th at our new space. Open bar, tons of fun- get to see our new space, celebrate and support at the same time! Each guest walks away with an artshack original winning ribbon button.

 Pledge $90 or more:

  • Small black ponyhair leather purse, with multicolored beads made by ArtShack on strap. An ArtShack creation, made in Red Hook Brooklyn. No need to lug around a huge bag when you have one of these- fits your wallet, phone and keys.  We swear by them!
Ponyhair Purse
Ponyhair Purse

Pledge $120 or more:

  • Date Night at ArtShack's New Space for Two! Come channel your inner Demi or Patrick (or any combo of the two) and bring a date to practice on the wheel or make something at our table. We will offer a few different evening dates in July for this 2.5 hour class. All materials included, all work will be clear glazed and fired for pickup two weeks after the class. How could you not slay with this offer?! An added bonus is that there is no cleanup!
be like them
be like them

Pledge $240 or more:

  • Pottery Party for 4 adults in our new space! We'll provide the materials, you bring 4 friends and have a private pottery party in our new space. We will offer a few different evening dates in July for this 2.5 hour class. All materials included, all work will be clear glazed and fired for pickup two weeks after the class. An added bonus is that there is no cleanup! Estimated delivery: July 2016

Pledge $360 or more:

  • Pottery Party for 4 adults in our new space! We'll provide the materials, you bring 4 friends and have a private pottery party in our new space. We will offer a few different evening dates in July for this 2.5 hour class. All materials included, all work will be clear glazed and fired for pickup two weeks after the class. An added bonus is that there is no cleanup! Estimated delivery: July 2016

Pledge $500 or more:

  • Get it while you can! One roll (33 feet long, 20 inches wide) of ArtShack's custom painted, goldleafed wallpaper, Made by ArtShack in Brooklyn. Estimated delivery: Jul 2016
Wallpaper made by ArtShack kids
Wallpaper made by ArtShack kids

Pledge $500 or More:

  • You are making it possible for ArtShack to realize our dream! $500 will sponsor one full semester of afterschool classes one day a week, at ArtShack.

Pledge $1000 or more:

  • You are making it possible for ArtShack to realize our dream!  $1,000 will sponsor a kid to take an entire schoolyear of afterschool classes one day a week, at ArtShack.

Risks and challenges

We are planning to open our new doors in July 2016. But that depends on the time it takes to get our new space ready. If all goes according to plan, we will be able to have classes in our new space this summer.

We would like to decrease our tuition costs and continue to offer sliding scale tuition fees and scholarships immediately, but this depends on the popularity of classes in our new space.

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    Thank you so much for helping us take ArtShack to the next level! Pledge at any amount and we will add your name to a supporter list displayed on our website.

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    One ticket to our opening launch party on July 8th at our new space. Open bar, tons of fun- get to see our new space, celebrate and support at the same time! Walk away with an Artshack original winning ribbon ceramic button.

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    One ticket to our opening party on July 8th, plus a gorgeous ceramic button made by ArtShack Brooklyn especially for this kickstarter campaign. Trust in the hotness of the button. It has real gold splatters on it and takes any clothing item to the next level.

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    2 tickets to our opening launch party on July 8th at our new space. Open bar, tons of fun- get to see our new space, celebrate and support at the same time! Walk away with an Artshack original winning ribbon ceramic pin.

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    Small black ponyhair leather purse, with multicolored beads on strap made by Artshack. An ArtShack creation, made in Red Hook Brooklyn. We swear by them!

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    Date Night at ArtShack's New Space for Two!
    Come channel your inner Demi or Patrick (or any combo of the two) and bring a date to practice on the wheel or make something at our table. We will offer a few different evening dates in July for this 2.5 hour class. All materials included, all work will be clear glazed and fired for pickup two weeks after the class. How could you not slay with this offer?! An added bonus is that there is no cleanup!

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    Pledge US$ 240 or more About US$ 240

    Pottery Party for 4 adults in our new space! We'll provide the materials, you bring 4 friends and have a private pottery party in our new space. We will offer a few different evening dates in July for this 2.5 hour class. All materials included, all work will be clear glazed and fired for pickup two weeks after the class. An added bonus is that there is no cleanup!

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    Pottery Party for 6 adults in our new space! We'll provide the materials, you bring 6 friends and have a private pottery party in our new space. We will offer a few different evening dates in July for this 2.5 hour class. All materials included, all work will be clear glazed and fired for pickup two weeks after the class. An added bonus is that there is no cleanup!

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    Pledge US$ 500 or more About US$ 500

    One roll (33 feet long, 20 inches wide) of ArtShack's custom painted, goldleafed wallpaper, Made by ArtShack in Brooklyn. PLUS 2 tickets to our opening party on July 8th ($80 value).

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    You are making it possible for ArtShack to realize our dream! $500 will sponsor one full semester of afterschool classes one day a week, at ArtShack.

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    You are making it possible for ArtShack to realize our dream! $1,000 will sponsor a kid to take an entire schoolyear of afterschool classes one day a week, at ArtShack.

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    5 greeting cards made from our gorgeous wallpaper by ArtShack kids in Brooklyn. Includes envelopes

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