Vega Arts Workshop Series

Inspired by the legacy of Arturo Vega, The Vega Arts Workshop offers High quality adult art education, introducing students to working artists and the rich cultural heritage of the Lower East Side. Each workshop Involves an original activity related to an aspect of the artist’s practice designed for participants to complete within two hours.

Workshops are free and all materials are provided.

“These workshops have truly been a gift to my soul. Grateful to have access to this art.”
—Workshop Participant from the Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen Workshop: Cut Work

Vega Arts Workshop Sizzle Reel:

Past Workshops
Klown Portrait Polaroid with Gail Thacker
Scooterwear Silk Screen T-Shirt with Scooter LaForge
Cut Work with Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen
The Hyperrealist Experience with Curt Hoppe
Self-Portrait Drawing with Guy Woodard
Sculpturmania with Linus Coraggio
Mirrored Experiments with Tessa Hughes-Freeland

“The entire process was superb and full of energy. (As an art therapist, artist, and educator, it was full of fun and made me feel excitement…being frivolous…being a kid.)” —Scooterwear Workshop Participant

The Villager had this to say about the first workshop, with Gail Thacker:
Send in the ‘Klowns’; Howl’ing about workshops

Howl! Social


By Katherine Cheairs, Howl! Happening Director of Education On February 29, 2020, a cohort of 11 teens and their parents, guardians, and supporters, along with artists were seated in a circle at 6 East 1st Street for the first orientation of Howl High, a free teen-arts program meant to expose participants to the vibrant history…


These responses reflect how members of the Howl community have participated in online spaces to keep the spirit of our art education programs alive. “In March, I was hospitalized with Covid-19. The Isolation Station was just starting. Organized by Cynthia Powell, me, and some other folks, Darke Attoms, etc. The main idea [was] to create an image…


Tonight at 7 PM at Howl Happening!

Organized and curated by @TessaHughesFreeland with co-curator @johannastmichaels

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If you missed last weekend's event for the launch of Mike DeCapite’s "Jacket Weather" visit in the Book Launches category to watch.

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Log on to this afternoon, starting at 3 PM, to watch a livestream of today's event: Mike DeCapite’s Jacket Weather.

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Our Supporting Partners

Howl! Happening
An Arturo Vega Project
6 East 1st Street, NYC 10003

Howl! Arts/Howl! Archive (HA/HA)
250 Bowery, 2nd Floor, NYC 10012

Wed-Sun 11AM-6PM

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