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
Collage Portraits with Antony Zito
Ideas of Watching with Jane Dickson
Aesthetic Archeology with Andrew Castrucci

“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


November 2 - December 17, 2023
Howl! Happening (6 East 1st St)
Scooter La Forge: Tee Hee Hee Image
September 16–November 19, 2023
HA / HA ( 250 Bowery, 2nd Floor)
Linda Lundgren, painting 1999 and Sverre Lundgren, sculpture Balance
Saturday, October 14th / 6 PM
Howl! Happening (6 East 1st St.)
Flock of slits
Saturday, October 7 / 6–8 PM
Howl! Happening (6 East 1st St)
Directed by Flloyd: An Evening of Video and Film Work
September 9 - October 22nd, 2023
Howl! Happening (6 East 1st St.)
Fllyod, Sissy, oil on canvas
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