Sloop Jones Shirt of Art Workshops

Play Sloop Jones for a day with the popular East End artist’s Shirt of Art workshops

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Sloop Jones’ vibrant and colorful shirts, dresses, and other “wearable art” have long embodied the beautiful and creative spirit of St. John. Now, Sloop Jones is giving guests the chance to play Sloop for a day with his Shirt of Art workshops. Students are invited to make themselves at home in McKoy’s studio, where he’s amassed numerous paints, stencils, brushes, tools, and other resources that are at guests’ fingertips as they make their own creations.Get to know your fellow students and connect with your family members over a project that's unlike anything you've ever done. Even if you claim to have little to no creativity, you can still benefit from Sloop's Shirt of Art workshops. The seminar begins with a lesson by Sloop himself, along with his helper Marcia, who together boast 80 years of art experience. Learn about warm and cool colors, and experiment with mixing your own colors on a pillowcase before you begin your very own t-shirt design. “I like seeing people come in who say, ‘I don’t have a creative bone in my body,” said McKoy. “They walk away after three hours and they have this wonderful shirt that they’ve made. It’s a chance for somebody to get something out onto a medium they’ve never used before.”Workshops are held Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and are open to everyone age six and older. To sign up for workshops or to learn more information, visit

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