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September 2019

$20 – $210
18 Sep

After School Class

Sep 18 - Oct 30 | 3:30pm - 5:30pm | Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center, Sleepy Hollow

Discover new ways to play with the day! Notice what’s happening in nature: weather, daylight, trees, wildlife . . . In this class we watch the workings of nature over time, and let our questions be our guide. We make art related to our discoveries, with a wide variety of materials to explore and skills to learn. There’s plenty of space for imagination to grow and to work out new ideas. In these weekly art and nature classes, children become…

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$20 – $210
19 Sep

Next Level Nature Art – for ages 10-15

Sep 19 - Oct 24 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm | Marydell Faith & Life Center, Nyack

NEW! Back to School : Back to Skills! For ages 10 - 15 Does your pre-teen like to make things, spend time outdoors, hang out with friends?   This program is designed for 10 - 15 year olds, during their transition from late childhood to early adolescence. It's the place to learn mastery of skills, explore personal expression, develop confidence, and discover an authentic identity in a caring, creative community.   In this lightly structured class, we allow space and…

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$20 – $210
20 Sep

After School Class

Sep 20 - Oct 25 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm | Marydell Faith & Life Center, Nyack

Discover new ways to play with the day! Notice what’s happening in nature: weather, daylight, trees, wildlife . . . In this class we watch the workings of nature over time, and let our questions be our guide. We make art related to our discoveries, with a wide variety of materials to explore and skills to learn. There’s plenty of space for imagination to grow and to work out new ideas. In these weekly art and nature classes, children become…

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November 2019

$20 – $210
1 Nov

After School Class

Nov 1 - Dec 20 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm | Marydell Faith & Life Center, Nyack

Discover new ways to play with the day! Notice what’s happening in nature: weather, daylight, trees, wildlife . . . In this class we watch the workings of nature over time, and let our questions be our guide. We make art related to our discoveries, with a wide variety of materials to explore and skills to learn. There’s plenty of space for imagination to grow and to work out new ideas. In these weekly art and nature classes, children become…

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$10 – $130
5 Nov

Earth Art Mini-Camp: Nov. 5

9:00am - 4:00pm | Marydell Faith & Life Center, Nyack

For ages 5-12 Give your kids the best break from school with outdoor exploration and earth art! Strawtown’s mini-camp is the ultimate way to refresh and recharge with nature, art, and science adventures. We go on outings to see what we can discover and then return to the studio with impressions, materials, and ideas for creative time. Explore woodlands and fields Hike to the river Create seasonal artwork Have fun playing games Connect with friends old and new More Details:…

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$20 – $210
6 Nov

After School Class

Nov 6 - Dec 18 | 3:30pm - 5:30pm | Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center, Sleepy Hollow

Discover new ways to play with the day! Notice what’s happening in nature: weather, daylight, trees, wildlife . . . In this class we watch the workings of nature over time, and let our questions be our guide. We make art related to our discoveries, with a wide variety of materials to explore and skills to learn. There’s plenty of space for imagination to grow and to work out new ideas. In these weekly art and nature classes, children become…

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$20 – $210
7 Nov

Next Level Nature Art – for ages 10-15

Nov 7 - Dec 19 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm | Marydell Faith & Life Center, Nyack

NEW! Back to School : Back to Skills! For ages 10 - 15 Does your pre-teen like to make things, spend time outdoors, hang out with friends?   This program is designed for 10 - 15 year olds, during their transition from late childhood to early adolescence. It's the place to learn mastery of skills, explore personal expression, develop confidence, and discover an authentic identity in a caring, creative community.   In this lightly structured class, we allow space and…

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9 Nov

Forever Evergreens!

11:00am - 1:00pm | Silvermine Lake, Harriman State Park

Who is the “Keeper of the Green” in the winter woods? The Evergreen of course! Conifer forests can be a very special place to visit, especially in the colder months when all the deciduous leaves have fallen. Join us to explore the different evergreen wonders of our parks. Get to know their fragrances, count their needles, and learn how to tell them apart. Then celebrate the life and eco-system of conifers by creating a work of art with fine art…

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$10 – $130
11 Nov

Earth Art Mini-Camp: Nov. 11

9:00am - 4:00pm | Marydell Faith & Life Center, Nyack

For ages 5 - 12 Give your kids the best break from school with outdoor exploration and earth art! Strawtown’s mini-camp is the ultimate way to refresh and recharge with nature, art, and science adventures. We go on outings to see what we can discover and then return to the studio with impressions, materials, and ideas for creative time. Explore woodlands and fields Hike to the river Create seasonal artwork Have fun playing games Connect with friends old and new…

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16 Nov

Seasonal Nature Art Workshop: From Green to Gold!

11:00am - 1:00pm | Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd., Ossining, NY 10562, Teatown

As the natural world says goodbye to the colors of summer, what other colors and forms are revealed?  Join Strawtown artists and Teatown educators as we look closely at this in-between time of year.  We will explore nature outdoors, look for gold, silver, and other changes in color and texture of trees and plant skeletons. Then we’ll gather natural materials for art-making: twigs, leaves, seeds, nuts, and more.  Indoors we will work with a variety of sculptural materials, like wire,…

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2019 Biodynamic Association Conference: “Cultivating Relationships: Earth, Cosmos, Community”, Nov. 20 - 24 Join Strawtown Director Laurie Seeman and world-renown water scientist Jennifer Greene for this innovative workshop! Fri, Sat, Sun, Nov. 22, 23, 24: 8:30am - 10:00am each day Knowing Water, Knowing Ourselves: A Dynamic Path Toward Healing the Earth This highly participatory workshop is for agriculturists, environmentalists, municipal and government leaders, teachers, students, laymen, artists, change-makers, and all those who have a passion for nature and want to know…

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December 2019

In this workshop we will explore the wondrous beauty of the snowflake crystal, and the unique geometric form it takes as it travels down onto our landscapes. In contrast, we’ll learn how another crystal – the salt crystal – which is applied on roads to melt snow and ice, impacts our land and waterway habitats. We’ll work with watercolor paints and table salt to create a crystallizing textured effect, and learn what people are doing differently to minimize over-salting our…

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