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POLLINATORS IN ACTION – Monarch Butterfly Greeting Card In-person Workshop – PHILIPSE MANOR HALL, December 16, 2023 at 1:00 PM

POLLINATORS IN ACTION Monarch Butterfly Greeting Card In-person Art Workshop PHILIPSE MANOR HALL

Saturday, December 16, 2023
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM | FREE
Philipse Manor Hall
State Historic Site
29 Warburton Avenue Yonkers, NY 10701 
(directions: click HERE)

Are you curious about pollinators? Interested in learning how to draw them? In this free, family-friendly workshop, we will create greeting cards for any occasion to share with your loved ones. Learn to draw the Monarch butterfly at each stage of its life, from caterpillar, to chrysalis, to metamorphosis into a butterfly, plus learn how to draw its host plant, the milkweed. All materials are provided.

Instructor Bio: Amanda Konishi is a freelance illustrator and painter, born in Orange County, CA and now living and working in New York. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2014 from the Illustration and Cartooning program with a Bachelor of Arts. Her illustration clients include Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, The New York Times, The Baffler, and Firewords Quarterly, amongst others.

See other art workshops at sitenf.org/online-art-class.

This workshop is part of Pollinators in Action, Empowering Community through Visual Art, which is sponsored by the Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site, ArtsWestchester, Westchester County Government with the support of County Executive George Latimer and Nowodworski Foundation.


 

November 18th at 2:00 PM — BEETLES in the GARDEN — Free Live ZOOM Art workshop

POLLINATORS IN ACTION BEETLES in the GARDEN (Weevils)

November 18th at 2:00 PM. To sign up for this program send an email to office@sitenf.org with the note ART WORKSHOP in the subject line. We will email you the ZOOM ID and password.

Click HERE to watch this workshop video

Instructor: Amanda Konishi
akonishi.com
@amkonishi  ~  @fruitnotanacorn

Materials: Paper, pen or pencil, and coloring materials (example: watercolor, colored pencil or crayon).

Description: In this workshop, we will focus on a common type of beetle found in many gardens and beyond, the weevil. There are many types of weevils worldwide, but this particular specimen is a common garden sight in North America.


 

November 4th at 2:00 PM — Free Live Zoom Art workshop with Amanda Konishi

POLLINATORS IN ACTION – Flower flies (Syrphids) versus honeybees and wasps (mimicry)

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

Nov 17th update: to watch the video from this workshop click here


Instructor: Amanda Konishi
akonishi.com
@amkonishi  ~  @fruitnotanacorn

Materials:
 Paper, pen or pencil, and coloring materials (example: watercolor, colored pencil, or crayon).

Description:
 In this workshop, we will create line drawings of three flying look-alike’s in the insect kingdom: syrphids, honeybees and yellowjacket wasps. While many members of the syrphid family (including flowerflies/hoverflies) display color and pattern to mimic the appearance of stinging insects like bees and wasps, they are harmless.

LUNA MOTH and PERSIMMON MOONS — Free Zoom Art Workshop, October 28th at 1 PM

VIRTUAL (ZOOM) art workshop: Saturday, October 28th at 1 p.m. (sponsored by Brewster Public Library). Register: call 845-279-6421
or online HERE

LUNA MOTH and PERSIMMON MOONS

Art instructor: Amanda Konishi

Materials:
Paper, paint (tempera, watercolor, or acrylic), colored pencils, chalk or white colored pencil

Description:
In this workshop, we will illustrate a Luna moth, alongside one of its caterpillar’s favored trees: The persimmon. The Luna moth in its imago (adult) form is active at night, so we will create a night scene using a layered paint and colored pencil approach.

Discovering Putnam County

VIRTUAL (ZOOM) art workshop: Saturday, October 28th at 1 p.m. (sponsored by Brewster Public Library). Register: 845-279-6421

LUNA MOTH and PERSIMMON MOONS

Materials:
Paper, paint (tempera, watercolor, or acrylic), colored pencils, chalk or white colored pencil
Description:
In this workshop, we will illustrate a Luna moth, alongside one of its caterpillar’s favored trees: The persimmon. The Luna moth in its imago (adult) form is active at night, so we will create a night scene using a layered paint and colored pencil approach.

 

The Nowodworski Foundation Presents First International Christmas Carols, Vocal Solo & Choir Competition in New York

Open to:
• choirs
• vocal ensembles
• soloists
• all nationalities
• no age restrictions

First stage: December 6th, 2023
Open Finals: December 7th, 2023

WINNERS CONCERT AND THE AWARD CEREMONY will be held AT THE POLISH SLAVIC CENTER – on Sunday, Dec. 10th, 2023.

Selected winners will be invited to perform at the award ceremony of the Christmas Cribs Competition on January 13, 2024, at the Polish Consulate General in New York.

Application deadline: November 22nd, 2023
For contest rules and info click here

photo-credit-Margaret-Kellis

Port Chester Day in Lyon Park, Port Chester Village, NY. Saturday, August 26, 2023.

2023 Port Chester Day — OUT OF HOME  — art workshop series

WHEN  August 26th, 2023
WHERE  John Lyon Park, look for us at the Gazebo area
For the exact location click HERE 
Space and coordination are provided by the Recreation Department of Port Chester Village.
We will discover and practice Gyotaku (gee-o-taku): Fish Prints.
Gyotaku was first done as a method of record keeping. As a part of the training of Samurai warriors in Sakai Province, the men were required to record the fish they caught by inking them and pressing the paper to the inked fish. Archives exist with records of fish over 200 years ago.
After falling into disuse, gyotaku has been revived in the past fifty years, both as a record by fishermen and also as an art in itself.
Jo Miles Schulman
We will create coral reef images using plexiglass plates with tempera paints. Be ready to make a beautiful monoprint.
Painting different animals on large-size paper is always a lot of fun.