CARROLL GARDENS — An art gallery and workshop space is opening its doors in the neighborhood, hoping to exhibit the work of locals and professionals alike.
“Court Tree Collective,” located at 371 Court St., will provide a space where locals, particularly children, can hone their creative skills at an advanced level, said Stephen Lipuma, 40, who started the Collective with his girlfriend Amy Ng, 29.
The studio-like space, which officially opens Aug. 3, is planning an eclectic array of classes, for adults and children, such as a kids’ drawing class, a model airplane-making class for fathers and sons, a jewelry-making workshop for mothers and their tots.
“Out goal is to really get [children] interested in art at a young age,” he said.
Several classes and workshops for adults are also scheduled at the creative space, including an upcoming “Tropical Ghana Cooking” demonstration on Aug. 3.
Court Tree Collective even has their own team of artist instructors, from sculptors to water colorists and fine artists.
But the space will host more than just classes, said Lipuma.
When classes and workshops are not in sessions, Court Tree Collective will turn into an art gallery showcasing the work of artists and photographers as well as pieces created in the space's workshops by adults and children, using a large, unique movable wall, he said.
“It’s open to a lot of possibilities,” said Lipuma.
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