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November 2019

$20 – $210
1 Nov

After School Class

Nov 1 - Dec 13 | 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
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

14 Dec

Winter Crystals: Wondrous Snowflakes & Crunchy Salt

11:00am - 1:00pm | Fort Lee Historic Park, Fort Lee

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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$10 – $45
21 Dec

Lighting Up Solstice! A Strawtown Fundraiser

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

Join us for this special crafting event, and create magical candle light forms to light up the night while supporting Strawtown Studio, a 501c3 education not-for-profit! Winter Solstice is one of the most honored celebrations around the world.  It is the darkest day of the year, and a time to appreciate the beauty and the contrast between light and dark. You will be provided with an array of mirrors, candles, and reflective craft materials to construct a light sculpture of your…

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January 2020

30 Jan

Wintertime Wilds

4:30pm - 5:30pm | Nyack Library, Nyack
Winter Wilds

How do animals survive our cold New York winters? Join Strawtown artists and naturalists in exploring the three responses animals have to winter: migration, hibernation, and adaptation. Have fun creating your own winter landscape with animal puppets.    Nyack Library 59 South Broadway Nyack, NY 10960   January 30, 2020 4:30p - 5:30p   This is a FREE program open to children Grades 1 to 5.   Click here for more details and to register.

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February 2020

8 Feb

Join Strawtown Artists at EagleFest!

9:00am - 4:00pm | Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson

Join Strawtown artists at Teatown's annual EagleFest!  Celebrate the return of the Bald Eagle to the Hudson River, and learn about why our area of the river is so amazing.  Strawtown artists will lead you in creating a work of art with fun materials that will connect you with our local landscape and its wildlife.  Come for the live eagle shows, bird walks, viewing sites with scopes along the river, children's activities, and visit with environmental organizations doing great work. …

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$10.00 – $607.50
17 Feb

Winter Break Mini-Camp

Feb 17 - Feb 21 | 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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