Gardens Series. Depth and Perspective. Sketching. Wednesday, 2/8/2023 at 5:30 PM. Zoom.

To sign up for this program send an email to office@sitenf.org with the note GARDENS in the subject line. We will email you the ZOOM ID and password. Scroll down for the art supplies list.

Art Materials

  • Light paper (a few pages of any size)
  • Pencil
  • Optional: colored pencils

“True, you ought to be familiar with perspective and master the basic techniques. But the most important thing in sketching is not merely the technical approach. Even a computer can construct vanishing points. 
          Remember, perspective is not just a construct. Depth can be depicted in many ways. You can portray depth by making the background disappear in the haze. Overlapping things—having them cover one another—also created depth.
          Even colors can be used to produce visual depth. The farther away an object is, the bluer it becomes.
          The most important thing is that you develop a feel for depth. Don’t lose your confidence. Get going and develop a sense of perspective. Truly great illustrators count on intuition—not on technique and constructs!”
—Felix Scheinberger


 

GARDENS Series. TREE. Collage. Wednesday, 2/1/2023 at 5:30 PM. Live Zoom Art Workshop.

“The tree spreads its brunches and, as the years go by, its trunk gets bigger and bigger and the brunches more and more numerous. Every leaf at the top of the branches has a tube that goes through the trunk which keeps it in contact with the ground. It uses the tube to suck up its nourishment. The trunk is where all the tubes are grouped together, which is why it is larger than the other branches. As the branches grow higher they got slenderer and slenderer.” —Bruno Munari

To sign up for this program send an email to office@sitenf.org with the note GARDENS in the subject line. We will email you the ZOOM ID and password. Scroll down for the art supplies list.

Art Supplies

  • Letter size print light papers (8.5 x 11”/few pages)
  • Dark construction paper or any paper darker than print paper (newsprint is acceptable)
  • Glue
  • Optional: tape, stapler


 

GARDENS. Pine Hollow Arboretum. Wednesday 01/25/2023 @ 5:30 PM. LIVE ZOOM ART WORKSHOP.

Located in Slingerlands, just south of Albany, this arboretum was transformed from a private home to the beautiful space it is today by a former owner of the property. The public is free to wander around the property on the extensive trail system, walking past countless trees from all over the world, many of which are labeled by species. You can choose from a number of trails and easily walk a circuit throughout the entire property, with a mix of woods and meadows to explore. Several ponds provide peaceful water scenes (although be mindful of mud in wetter seasons). There are various sections of the property dedicated to plants from various regions, from Europe to Asia to America.newyorktrailheads.com

To sign up for this program send an email to office@sitenf.org with the note GARDENS in the subject line. We will email you the ZOOM ID and password. Scroll down for the art supplies list.

Materials:

  • Watercolor or water-based paint
  • Sturdy paper
  • Brushes
  • Container of water
  • Paper towel
  • Newspaper or table covering (optional but recommended)

GARDENS. Sagano Bamboo Forest. Wednesday 01/11/2023 @ 5:30 PM. Live Zoom Art Workshop.

To sign up for this program send an email to office@sitenf.org with the note GARDENS in the subject line. We will email you the ZOOM ID and password.

PAINTING A BAMBOO GROVE  In Japan’s Sagano Bamboo Forest, on the outskirts of Kyoto, towering green stalks of the famously versatile plant sway in the wind, creaking eerily as they collide and twist, leaves rustling. Scroll down for the supplies list.

Art Supplies:
  • Brush
  • Black ink or watercolor
  • White papers

GARDENS. Free Live Zoom Series of art workshops for Children, Tweens, Teens, Families & Adults. Wednesdays at 5:30 PM.


 

Paper Flowers with Ardina – Wednesday, 01/18/2023 @ 5:30 PM. Live Zoom.

GARDENS. Free Live Zoom Series of art workshops for Children, Tweens, Teens, Families & Adults. Wednesdays at 5:30 PM. To sign up for this program send an email to office@sitenf.org with the note GARDENS in the subject line. We will email you the ZOOM ID and password.

Paper Flowers with Ardina – Wednesday, 01/18/2023 @ 5:30 PM. Live Zoom.

Materials:
• Toilet paper
• Stapler or Scotch tape, paper clips, rubber bands)
• Scissors
• Optional: Pastel chalk
The flower can be painted with acrylic paint, magic marker, or a very small amount of watercolor. If you would like to make the flower more permanent, spray it with hair spray a couple of times. This will stiffen the paper and also make it better to paint.


 

CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS.  Drawing and Painting. Thursday, December 15th at 5:00 PM. Live Zoom Art Workshop.

Thursday, December 15th at 5:00 PM
CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS.
  Drawing and Painting.
to sign in:  CLICK HERE or call 845-279-6421

This art workshop is provided (through Zoom) in cooperation with the Brewster Public Library – brewsterlibrary.org

Materials:

  • Wax crayons (or oil pastels) in a variety of colors
  • watercolor or water-based paint
  • Sturdy paper
  • Brush
  • Container of water
  • Paper towel
  • Newspaper or table covering (optional but recommended)

Participants will create drawings of Christmas Ornaments using a crayon wax resist technique. Color mixing will be introduced with both crayons and paint.

Winter Wonderland Scene. THURSDAY, 12/8/2022 @ 3:30 PM. LIVE ZOOM.

Free Live Zoom Art Workshop. Thursday, December 8 at 3:30 PM. Sign up in person at Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library or by phone at (914) 939-6710  ex. 3.

Participants will create drawings of winter landscapes using a crayon wax resist technique. Color mixing will be introduced with both crayons and paint, and the basic composition of landscape drawing will be explored.

Art Materials Needed:

  • Wax crayons in a variety of colors
  • Watercolor or water-based paint
  • Light paper
  • Large brush
  • Container of water
  • Paper towel
  • Small plate for color mixing
  • Newspaper or table covering recommended


 

Guinea Fowl at Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, Cape Town, South Africa. WEDNESDAY, 11/30/2022 @ 5:30 PM. LIVE ZOOM.

GARDENS. Free Live Zoom Series of art workshops for Children, Tweens, Teens, Families & Adults. Wednesdays at 5:30 PM. To sign up for this program send an email to office@sitenf.org with the note GARDENS in the subject line. We will email you the ZOOM ID and password.

Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, Cape Town, South Africa – Wednesday, 11/30/2022 @ 5:30 PM. Live Zoom.

Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden is considered one of the top 5 Botanical Gardens in the world. But it’s not just about big trees and beautiful flowers. Kirstenbosch also has an incredible geographic location on the slopes of Table Mountain. Add to that an incredible variety of birdlife – you’ll see species of birds here that you won’t see anywhere else in the world.

This workshop features one of Kirstenbosch’s resident wildlife, the Blue Helmeted Guinea Fowl. A patterned background and colorful African-inspired border complete the picture. Scroll down for the materials list.

Materials needed are:

  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Black Sharpie
  • Water-base markers and crayons
  • White paint to create the dots applied with a q tip or end of a pencil
  • 9×12 drawing paper or
  • other white paper to color on (print paper)


 

GARDENS. MILKWEED AND MONARCH BUTTERFLIES. WEDNESDAY, 11/16/2022 @ 5:30 PM. LIVE ZOOM.

GARDENS. Free Live Zoom Series of art workshops for Children, Tweens, Teens, Families & Adults. Wednesdays at 5:30 PM. To sign up for this program send an email to office@sitenf.org with the note GARDENS in the subject line. We will email you the ZOOM ID and password.

This workshop will focus on the relationship between the Monarch butterfly and milkweed. Monarchs depend on this flowering plant to survive because their caterpillars can only feed on milkweed leaves. Milkweed is native to North America, which Monarchs migrate through to complete their life cycle. During this workshop, we will create a drawing of the Monarch butterfly interacting with its host plant and learn a little bit about how we can help this endangered species. Scroll down for the materials list.

MATERIALS

  • Permanent marker or felt-tipped black marker
  • Coloring utensils such as watercolor, markers, crayons, or colored pencils (any combination will work)
  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser

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