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June 2018

24 Jun

Sticks, Stones & Mud: An Art Exhibition of Children’s Friendship with Nature

11:00am - 3:00pm | Rockefeller Park Preserve, Pleasantville

A collection of artwork from nature discovery in the lower Hudson Valley by the students and teaching artists of Strawtown Studio. Join us for the Opening Reception & Family Workshop! When Sunday, June 24th Family Workshop: 11am - 1pm Opening Reception: 1pm - 3pm Register for the Family Workshop HERE Where The Art Gallery at Rockefeller Park Preserve 125 Phelps Way Pleasantville, NY 10570 (Next to the park office) Free and open to all ages Rockefeller Gallery is fully accessible…

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July 2018

12 Jul

A collection of artwork from nature discovery in the lower Hudson Valley by the students and teaching artists of Strawtown Studio. Join us for an Evening Soiree! Ceremonial Tree Planting and Gallery Talks by Laurie Seeman, Founding Dir. of Strawtown Studio Susan Antenan, Dir. of Rockefeller Preserve When Thursday, July 12th, 2018 6:30pm - 8:30pm Where The Art Gallery at Rockefeller Park Preserve 125 Phelps Way Pleasantville, NY, 10570 (Next to the park office) Free and open to all ages…

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March 2019

$10 – $135
22 Mar

Earth Art Mini-Camp: Mar 22

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

This Program is FULL. Please contact us to be added to the waiting list. For ages 6-12 Give your kids the best break from school with nature 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 or…

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$15 – $25
23 Mar

The Four Elements: Fire

10:30am - 12:30pm | Marydell Faith & Life Center, Nyack

This is a unique opportunity to work with Strawtown artists and naturalists in our studio at Marydell!  In each workshop we will focus on one of the four elements, explore their attributes, make art and science connections, and create a work of art. We spend the first part of the class outdoors, harvest natural materials, then come back to the studio for creative time! FIRE Energizing Purifying Creative Passionate Work with the element of fire to make your own charcoal…

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Free – $280
29 Mar

After School Class

Mar 29 - May 24 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm | Marydell Faith & Life Center, Nyack

Discover new ways to play with the day! Notice what’s happening in nature: the season, 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,…

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April 2019

Free – $210
10 Apr

After School Class

Apr 10 - May 15 | 3:30pm - 5:30pm | Hudson Valley Writer’s Center, Sleepy Hollow

Discover new ways to play with the day! Notice what’s happening in nature: the season, 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,…

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$10 – $605
22 Apr

Spring Break Mini-Camp

Apr 22 - Apr 26 | 9:00am - 4:00pm | Marydell Faith & Life Center, Nyack

For ages 6-12 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 for signs of wildlife Create seasonal artwork Have fun playing games Connect with friends old and new Other Information:…

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$8 – $35
27 Apr

Cancelled: The Four Elements: EARTH

10:30am - 12:30pm | Marydell Faith & Life Center, Nyack

We regret this program has been cancelled.  Please join us next Saturday May 4 for AIR! This is a unique opportunity to work with Strawtown artists and naturalists at our studio at Marydell!  In each workshop we will focus on one of the four elements, explore their attributes, make art and science connections, and create a work of art. We spend part of the class outdoors, then come back to the studio for creative time! EARTH Grounding Reliable Realistic Structure…

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May 2019

Free – $210
1 May

After School Class

May 1 - Jun 5 | 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: the season, 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,…

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$8 – $35
4 May

CANCELLED: The Four Elements: AIR

10:30am - 12:30pm | Marydell Faith & Life Center, Nyack

This is a unique opportunity to work with Strawtown artists and naturalists at our studio at Marydell!  In each workshop we will focus on one of the four elements, explore their attributes, make art and science connections, and create a work of art. We spend part of the class outdoors, then come back to the studio for creative time! AIR Breath Clarity Spontaneity Vision Air is all around us, and is possibly the one element that is the most challenging…

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June 2019

$8 – $35
8 Jun

The Four Elements: WATER

10:00am - 12:30pm | Marydell Faith & Life Center, Nyack

This is a unique opportunity to work with Strawtown artists and naturalists at our studio at Marydell!  In each workshop we will focus on one of the four elements, explore their attributes, make art and science connections, and create a work of art. We spend part of the class outdoors, then come back to the studio for creative time! WATER Playful Fluid Intuition Emotion "Water is the true governor of all life" -Lao Tzu Look closely at the dynamic movement…

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$35 – $202.50
8 Jun

Drawing Closer to Nature

2:00pm - 4:30pm | Marydell Faith & Life Center, Nyack

NEW! Join artists Natalie Russell and Joanna Dickey in this drawing course that features close observation of nature in Spring through an artistic lens.  We will experience drawing as a way to tune in with nature, train our eyes, and inspire our creativity. Enjoy artful walk-abouts in the breathtaking Marydell landscape Pay close attention to the ever-changing natural forms around us Learn to see local flora and fauna through an artistic lens Practice drawing skills with exercises in a variety…

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