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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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15 Jun

Who Lives Here? Art & Science in the Stream

11:00am - 1:00pm | Sterling Forest Visitor’s Center, Tuxedo Park

Have fun exploring and making discoveries in and around the small stream in Sterling Forest!  Search for aquatic life and work with magnifying lenses and microscopes to identify the critters you’ve found.  Create a work of art based on your experience meeting and making friends with the tiny stream life.  You will also learn about the relationships between stream critters and the quality of the water, and what a creek habitat needs to be healthy.  FOR ALL AGES. Recommended for children 6+ with parents/caregiver. Wear…

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July 2019

$48 – $4235
1 Jul

Summer Discovery Days

Jul 1 - Aug 15 | 9:30am - 4:00pm | Marydell Faith & Life Center, Nyack

Our nature, art and science program is truly engaging all day long! Children explore nature, play in streams, build dwellings, pick berries, learn games and make art with natural materials in a small group setting. They have time to observe different plants and animals and get to know them. We guide children through artful questioning of the world, where we often make first-time discoveries. This is what kids love so much about Strawtown – it’s always new and exciting. Our…

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August 2019

3 Aug

Ink Painting with Marsh Grasses

11:00am - 1:00pm | Goswick Pavilion 95 Ferry Rd, Piermont, NY 10968, Piermont

Explore two different local river grasses, phragmites and cattails!  In this program, participants will have fun painting with the grasses, which have been prepared and turned into painting tools, and they will learn how to work with different strokes and ink techniques.  By looking closely at the plants under microscopes, participants will be able to compare the inner structures of the two, and discover how they work in the marsh for providing habitats for different creatures. After painting, the marsh…

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10 Aug

Great Hudson Estuary Fish Count

2:00pm - 4:30pm | Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center, Sleepy Hollow

If you could lift the lid off the Hudson River, what would you see? Join us at the fish count and find out!  The educators from Teatown will lead you in catching fish and aquatic life in the river with a sein net.  Then become inspired to make art on the beach with guidance from Strawtown artists. Click to Register

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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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$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. For more info…

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28 Sep

Colors of Migration

11:00am - 1:00pm | State Line Lookout

Fall is a time of migration for many species of animals in the northeast.  Join us in an artistic exploration of migration, as we play with the differences in color and composition of the land and water that the animals travel over and through -- from the earthy autumn tones of the Hudson Valley, to the aqua blues and bold colors of southern island habitats. Participants will have fun studying aerial images of the earth and creating art by mixing…

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October 2019

6 Oct

Opening Reception – From the Schoolyard to the River Beach: A “Nature Girls” Art Exhibit with Strawtown Studio

3:00pm - 5:00pm | Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd., Ossining, NY 10562, Teatown

Come see how art meets ecology!  Join us for the opening for a first-of-its-kind photo exhibit! Inspiring for children and adults alike, this exhibition highlights the discoveries and art creations of the "Nature Girls", through the seasons and over the years. “Nature Girls” is a Teatown education program that encourages girls to get out into nature, and develop an interest for natural science. For the past 6 years, Strawtown Studio artists/educators have been invited to bring their nature art education specialty…

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