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Marydell Faith & Life Center

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640 North Midland Ave
Nyack, NY 10960 United States
https://marydell.org

February 2017

$120
20 Feb

Winter Break Mini-Camp

Feb 20 - Feb 24 | 9:30am - 3:30pm | Marydell Faith & Life Center, Nyack

For ages 7-12 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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April 2017

$120
24 Apr

Spring Break Mini-Camp

Apr 24 - Apr 28 | 9:30am - 3:30pm | Marydell Faith & Life Center, Nyack

For ages 7-12 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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September 2017

16 Sep

Our Broad-Leafed Woodlands

11:00am - 1:30pm | Marydell Faith & Life Center, Nyack

The Lower Hudson Valley has been called one of the hardwood capitals of the world. The tree canopy makes this area so beautiful, with its great variety of broad leaves of many different colors and shapes. Join us for this program and learn tree identification through creating art with leaf shapes.  Offered activities will include painting leaf silhouettes and embroidery on leaves. This is a time to work hands-on with the different leaf shapes towards getting to know our trees…

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October 2017

$35 – $210
6 Oct

After School Class

4:15pm - 6:15pm | 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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December 2017

9 Dec

Illuminations – A Make & Take Gift-Making Benefit

2:00pm - 5:00pm | Marydell Faith & Life Center, Nyack

All our hearts are a-glow here at Strawtown Studio!  The winter gift-making season is upon us.  Strawtown just launched a sparkling new website, and we are celebrating 15 years of keeping the lights shining while delivering our Nature-Connected curriculum to our communities. Join us for a Nature-Crafting Party and Benefit for Strawtown Studio! It is our goal to expand our programs to reach more youth, and to bring more sponsored weekend workshops to our community. This event will also be…

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February 2018

$35 – $210
9 Feb

After School Class

Feb 9 - Apr 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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$35 – $210
9 Feb

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Feb 9 - Apr 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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$35 – $210
16 Feb

After School Class

Feb 16 - Apr 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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$125 – $318
20 Feb

Winter Break Mini-Camp

Feb 20 - Feb 22 | 9:30am - 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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March 2018

$35 – $210
2 Mar

After School Class

Mar 2 - May 4 | 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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$35 – $210
9 Mar

After School Class

Mar 9 - May 11 | 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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$35 – $210
16 Mar

After School Class

Mar 16 - May 18 | 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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$35 – $210
23 Mar

After School Class

Mar 23 - May 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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April 2018

$125 – $337
3 Apr

Spring Break Mini-Camp

Apr 3 - Apr 5 | 9:30am - 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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$35 – $210
27 Apr

After School Class

Apr 27 - Jun 1 | 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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July 2018

$580
2 Jul

Summer Discovery Days

Jul 2 - Aug 9 | 9:30am - 4:00pm | Marydell Faith & Life Center, Nyack

Our nature, art and science program is truly engaging all day long! Children explore streams, build dwellings, pick berries, play 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 professional staff are…

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$580
2 Jul

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Jul 2 - Aug 9 | 9:30am - 4:00pm | Marydell Faith & Life Center, Nyack

Our nature, art and science program is truly engaging all day long! Children explore streams, build dwellings, pick berries, play 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 professional staff are…

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$580
3 Jul

Summer Discovery Days

Jul 3 - Aug 10 | 9:30am - 4:00pm | Marydell Faith & Life Center, Nyack

Our nature, art and science program is truly engaging all day long! Children explore streams, build dwellings, pick berries, play 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 professional staff are…

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$580
5 Jul

Summer Discovery Days

Jul 5 - Aug 12 | 9:30am - 4:00pm | Marydell Faith & Life Center, Nyack

Our nature, art and science program is truly engaging all day long! Children explore streams, build dwellings, pick berries, play 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 professional staff are…

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$580
9 Jul

Summer Discovery Days

Jul 9 - Aug 16 | 9:30am - 4:00pm | Marydell Faith & Life Center, Nyack

Our nature, art and science program is truly engaging all day long! Children explore streams, build dwellings, pick berries, play 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 professional staff are…

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$580
10 Jul

Summer Discovery Days

Jul 10 - Aug 17 | 9:30am - 4:00pm | Marydell Faith & Life Center, Nyack

Our nature, art and science program is truly engaging all day long! Children explore streams, build dwellings, pick berries, play 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 professional staff are…

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$580
11 Jul

Summer Discovery Days

Jul 11 - Aug 18 | 9:30am - 4:00pm | Marydell Faith & Life Center, Nyack

Our nature, art and science program is truly engaging all day long! Children explore streams, build dwellings, pick berries, play 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 professional staff are…

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$580
12 Jul

Summer Discovery Days

Jul 12 - Aug 19 | 9:30am - 4:00pm | Marydell Faith & Life Center, Nyack

Our nature, art and science program is truly engaging all day long! Children explore streams, build dwellings, pick berries, play 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 professional staff are…

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$580
16 Jul

Summer Discovery Days

Jul 16 - Aug 23 | 9:30am - 4:00pm | Marydell Faith & Life Center, Nyack

Our nature, art and science program is truly engaging all day long! Children explore streams, build dwellings, pick berries, play 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 professional staff are…

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$580
17 Jul

Summer Discovery Days

Jul 17 - Aug 24 | 9:30am - 4:00pm | Marydell Faith & Life Center, Nyack

Our nature, art and science program is truly engaging all day long! Children explore streams, build dwellings, pick berries, play 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 professional staff are…

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$580
18 Jul

Summer Discovery Days

Jul 18 - Aug 25 | 9:30am - 4:00pm | Marydell Faith & Life Center, Nyack

Our nature, art and science program is truly engaging all day long! Children explore streams, build dwellings, pick berries, play 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 professional staff are…

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$580
19 Jul

Summer Discovery Days

Jul 19 - Aug 26 | 9:30am - 4:00pm | Marydell Faith & Life Center, Nyack

Our nature, art and science program is truly engaging all day long! Children explore streams, build dwellings, pick berries, play 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 professional staff are…

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$580
23 Jul

Summer Discovery Days

Jul 23 - Aug 30 | 9:30am - 4:00pm | Marydell Faith & Life Center, Nyack

Our nature, art and science program is truly engaging all day long! Children explore streams, build dwellings, pick berries, play 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 professional staff are…

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September 2018

$35 – $210
28 Sep

After School Class

Sep 28 - Nov 2 | 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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October 2018

$130 – $145
8 Oct

Earth Art Mini-Camp

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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Free – $105
19 Oct

Teen Eco-Art Studio

Oct 19 - Nov 2 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm | Marydell Faith & Life Center, Nyack

Does your teenager like to make things, spend time outdoors, hang out with friends? Art, Ecology, Culture: this class has it all!  While guided by master artists, young teens will work with a mix of natural materials and fine art and craft materials to develop their own style of expression. They will practice working with a range of tools and processes, while also learning about the workings of the natural world.  This class is lightly structured to provide time to…

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November 2018

$110 – $145
6 Nov

Earth Art Mini-Camp: Nov. 6

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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9 Nov

Ribbon-Cutting for Our New Location!

10:00am - 11:30am | Marydell Faith & Life Center, Nyack

Join us for a Ribbon-Cutting and Celebration
 of Strawtown's New Location
 at Marydell Faith & Life Center! Strawtown Studio, Rockland County’s premier Nature, Art and Science program for youth, families, and community, founded in 2002 as an artist led initiative, is now a 501c3 not-for-profit. Founding Director and Artist Educator, Laurie Seeman, will host a press conference with her staff launching Strawtown's expanded programming, designed to connect with a wider range of lower Hudson River Valley youth and communities. This…

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Free – $210
9 Nov

After School Class

Nov 9 - Dec 21 | 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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December 2018

8 Dec

Illuminations Crafting Event! Sat & Sun, Dec. 8 & 9

Dec 8 - Dec 9 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm | Marydell Faith & Life Center, Nyack

  ILLUMINATIONS ! Our 2nd Annual Community Crafting Event for All Ages   Join us for Crafts, Music, Food, Fire, and Outdoor Fun! The winter gift-making season is upon us!  Enter into our festive seasonal atmosphere resplendent with natural materials and craft supplies.  Have fun as Strawtown artists guide you through creating gifts inspired by and crafted from nature. Your gifts will be perfect for teachers, friends, family, neighbors, dog-walkers – everyone on your list – or keep what you…

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9 Dec

Illuminations Crafting Event! Sat & Sun, Dec. 8 & 9

Dec 9 - Dec 10 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm | Marydell Faith & Life Center, Nyack

  ILLUMINATIONS ! Our 2nd Annual Community Crafting Event for All Ages   Join us for Crafts, Music, Food, Fire, and Outdoor Fun! The winter gift-making season is upon us!  Enter into our festive seasonal atmosphere resplendent with natural materials and craft supplies.  Have fun as Strawtown artists guide you through creating gifts inspired by and crafted from nature. Your gifts will be perfect for teachers, friends, family, neighbors, dog-walkers – everyone on your list – or keep what you…

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15 Dec

Lighting Up Solstice Workshop

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

Winter solstice is one of the most honored and revered celebrations around the world.  Experience the special wonder of this dark time of year with Strawtown artists while creating magical illuminating light forms.  Work with mirrors, candles, nature, and reflective materials to create light sculptures.  This is a time of year we spend more time indoors and these creations will light up your home with the spirit of the solstice.  Surprise yourself! Saturday, Dec. 15 2:00pm - 4:30pm Marydell 640…

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January 2019

14 Jan

Helping Kids with ADHD & Executive Functioning Challenges

7:00pm - 8:30pm | Marydell Faith & Life Center, Nyack

Join us at Marydell this coming Monday night as we host Isabel Ebrahimi, Certified ADHD Coach, in this important discussion on “Helping Kids with ADHD & Executive Functioning Challenges.   7:00pm - 8:30pm Marydell Faith & Life Center Wah-Wah-Taysee Building (Strawtown's new studio) Cost: $40 See Help-is-here-flyer for more details.   More info at www.helpisherecoaching.com   Please park in the grass/gravel lot down Larchdale Ave (2nd gate on the left)    

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$10 – $145
21 Jan

*CANCELLED* Earth Art Mini-Camp: Jan. 21

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

*CANCELLED* Program is cancelled due to the extreme weather forecast 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 Create seasonal artwork Have fun…

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February 2019

Free – $210
1 Feb

After School Class

Feb 1 - Mar 15 | 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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$10 – $607
18 Feb

Winter Break Mini-Camp

Feb 18 - Feb 22 | 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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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

$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

$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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11 May

Birding By Ear: A Sight, Sound, & Art Experience

9:30am - 11:30am | Marydell Faith & Life Center, Nyack

Join us for a guided bird walk of Marydell-on-the-Hudson!  Tune your ears to the trees and learn the calls of our feathered friends.  Make a “sound map” and work with fine art and natural materials to create a work of art to take home. Saturday, May 11 9:30am - 11:30am Marydell Faith & Life Center 640 N. Midland Ave. Nyack, NY 10960 FOR ALL AGES. Recommended for children 6+ with parents/caregiver. Please dress in clothing and footwear that is appropriate…

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$35 – $202.50
11 May

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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$35 – $202.50
18 May

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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$10 – $135
24 May

Earth Art Mini-Camp: May 24

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

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 mountain Create seasonal artwork Have fun playing games Connect with friends old and new…

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$35 – $202.50
25 May

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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June 2019

$35 – $202.50
1 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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$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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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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September 2019

$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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October 2019

$10 – $130
14 Oct

Earth Art Mini-Camp: Oct. 14

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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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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$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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