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November 2019

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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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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