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

Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, Arizona – Wednesday, 11/09/2022 @ 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.

Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix Arizona is a 140-acre Botanical Garden that features 50,000 plants and 4379 different species. It is located in Phoenix Arizona. This torn paper collage features a backdrop of Sonoran Desert Mountain Ranges with a few local species: Saguaro, Prickly Pear, and Barrel Cactus silhouetted in the foreground.

ART MATERIALS. This project will require:

  • Red, Yellow, Orange, White, Dark Brown/Red, and Black Paper, either construction paper, old magazine, or calendars pages, or paint your own in advance!
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Black Sharpie marker
  • Crayon
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • The papers were glued to one side of a 9×12 folder, but any thick surface will do.


 

Longwood Gardens. Wildflower Meadows. Wednesday, 10/26/2022 @ 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.

Located in Chester County, PA, about an hour outside of Philadelphia, Longwood Gardens showcases more than 9,000 species and varieties of plants spread out across more than 1,000 acres of gardens and elaborate horticultural displays. This celebrated botanical garden attracts visitors from around the globe thanks to outdoor and indoor gardens, fountain shows, and picturesque meadows and woodlands.
This Wednesday we are going to paint (folk art-like) flowers in a vase, inspired by Longwood’s wildflower meadows.

Art materials:

  • Paints
  • Brushes
  • Water containers
  • White sturdy paper
  • Paper towel


 

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


 

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 Guinnea Fowl. A patterned background and colorful African-inspired border complete the picture. Scroll down for the materials list.

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.

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)


 

Jardin de Cactus, Guatiza, Canary Islands, Spain – Wednesday, 10/19/2022 @ 5:30 PM. Live Zoom.

Jardin de Cactus, the Cactus Garden, is located at a former quarry for the extraction of volcanic ash and rock once used by prickly pear growers to conserve the ground’s nighttime moisture. The architect and artist César Manrique saw in this location the chance to convert a disused area into an unusual, terraced site where more than 1,400 clearly classified species of cactus are now grown. The site has Manrique’s unmistakable seal and is topped by a windmill, once used for grinding corn.

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 a note GARDENS in the subject line. We will email you the ZOOM ID and password. 

Art Materials:

  • White sturdy paper (any size) or letter-size print paper
  • Watercolor paints (or crayons)
  • Brushes and water container
    Newspaper or table covering (optional but recommended)

Garden of 10,000 Bridges. Xi’an, China – Wednesday, 10/12/2022 @ 5:30 PM – live Zoom Art Workshop

PAINTING A BAMBOO GROVE

There is only one entrance to the Garden of 10,000 Bridges, and one exit of the path, which goes through the garden. The narrow path is curling through the garden of bamboo and passes over and under each bridge. The visitor is not able to see at which point of the garden he is at the moment and how much of its way he has finished. In these moments the visitor is limited to himself, maybe to the person in front. Everyone is surrounded by the sounds of the moving bamboo.

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 a note GARDENS in the subject line. We will email you the ZOOM ID and password. 

Art Materials:

  • White sturdy paper (any size) or letter size paper
  • Black ink or watercolor paint
  • Brushes and water container
    Newspaper or table covering (optional but recommended)

Scholars’ Green Park, Canada — WEDNESDAY, 10/5/2022 AT 5:30 PM – LIVE ZOOM

Imagine you are in the park. Your path is very long, and you would like to go a shorter way. You wouldn’t have a problem with that at Schoolars’ Green Park in Mississauga, Canada. Landscape Architects have designed paths in all possible directions. Let’s have fun designing a similar park. Scroll down for the materials list

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 a note GARDENS in the subject line. We will email you the ZOOM ID and password


Diverse gardens — all united by one thing — each of them is a “living work of art”, which, unlike buildings, paintings and sculptures, is constantly changing and surprising. Series of art workshops for Children, Tweens, Teens, Families & Adults.

Art materials:

— Colored pencils or
— Wax crayons in a variety of colors or pencil
— Light water-based (washable) marker
— Light plain paper (8.5”x11”)
— Ruler


 

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