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Witches' Voicepresents Witch Sites on the Web, http://www.witchvox. com/xlinks.html. Break your stereotypes or satisfy your curiosity. Interested in meeting other Witches, Wiccans, or Pagans? Or maybe just looking for reference and research purposes? This comprehensive Web site is constantly expanding. Updated weekly. Jazell Andujar
Spring Studio (226-7240) doesn't specialize in bootleg critiques and flowery lip service. Fourteen of the 20 weekly sessions at the figure-drawing hideaway simply involve a model and three or four hours of quiet drawing time in a variety of poses. Individual sessions are $10 or less and walk-ins are welcome. Monday to Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m, Sundays 10 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Bryan Zimmerman
Inexpensive and accessible: Art Students League of New York (247-4510) offers a variety of visual arts classes year-round for the best price in town. Learn from teachers like Ronnie Landfield, who paints a better color-field than Rothko, and join a friendly community of artists. Monthly tuition costs range from $52 to $177 per class, plus an annual registration fee of $10.
If you're in Manhattan and you're in the mood for a summer journey, take the train to the Staten Island Ferry and sail across the bay. From there take a bus SI40 or 44 to Snug Harbor. Located at this sleepy sailor's retreat is the Art Lab (718-447-8667). It offers a full range of classes, from airbrushing to watercolor to computer-generated art, for a relatively cheap price. All ages may apply. Call for a free brochure and more information. Lou Bardel
Jill Hoffman (219-9278), when asked if she knew of any other worthy NYC workshops, responded resolutely, "No, this is the only good one" with such obvious confidence that you might be tempted to just take her word for it, especially since Hoffman has run her poetry/fiction workshop for nine years. The Mudfish magazine creator holds court in her Tribeca home on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday nights for groups of up to 10 people. Refreshments served; postsession group soup an ongoing ritual. You can try once for $25, or go whole hog and dish out $250 for 10 weeks.
Write, produce, and distribute the badass zine you've always longed to mastermind. Sabrina Margarita Sandata of Bamboo Girl fame will show you how in a class sponsored by the Asian American Writers' Workshop (228-6718). Wednesdays from April 14 to June 2. Students and members pay $100, all others $125.
Other Countries is a coalition of writers and artists devoted to black gay expression. They host a workshop for writers of all levels Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the New York Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center (620-7310), which kindly asks for a measly donation of only $2 per session. Planning to show up? Come prepared with five to 10 copies of your work (all genres encouraged), which will be distributed, critiqued, and discussed among the group. Those intent on sharing should show up early, as one's turn in the limelight is realized in order of arrival. Hillary Chute