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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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19 Sep

The Nature Antidote: How to Make Nature the “Centerpiece” of Your Family

6:00pm - 7:30pm | Valley Cottage Library, Valley Cottage

Looking for an antidote to school and screens? Join Strawtown Studio nature education expert, and earth artist, Laurie Seeman, for this inspiring talk with advice on how to live with Nature as a centering power of your family’s life and choices. The talk will be followed by time for creating a nature craft centerpiece, symbolic for keeping your family engaged in nature experiences through the fast pace of the school year. Joining Seeman will be long-time Strawtown parent and board…

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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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$15 – $25
21 Sep

Hudson Valley Ramble 2019

11:00am - 1:00pm | Marydell Faith & Life Center, Nyack

Nature Art - Off the Hook! Don’t miss this annual event series that celebrates the history, culture and natural beauty of the Hudson Valley!  Join Strawtown artists and naturalists for a creative outdoor experience at The Marydell Faith and Life Center, located at the base of Hook Mountain on the Hudson River. Come learn about the special features of the river and the diverse wildlife it supports, then create a related work of art to take home. Please register by…

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October 2019

19 Oct

Painting with Marsh Grasses – Oct. 19 2019

1:30pm - 3:30pm | Hudson River Museum, Yonkers

Explore two different local river grasses, with naturalists and artists from Strawtown Studio, led by its Director and Lead Artist/Educator, Laurie Seeman. Participants of all ages will learn how to paint with grasses, observe the plants under microscopes, and learn about the ways in which they provide habitats for different creatures in the Hudson River marsh.  For all ages. Saturday, October 19, 2019 1:30pm - 3:30pm Hudson River Museum 511 Washburton Avenue Yonkers, NY 10701 Workshop included in Admission Price.…

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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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$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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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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