Category Archives: Art Classes for Everyone

String Gardens – WEDNESDAY, 09/28/2022 AT 5:30 PM – LIVE ZOOM

String Gardens by Fedor Van der Valk, Netherlands
Resist Painting

While most people choose to display their plants in pots or vases,  Dutch gardener Fedor van der Valk has designed a series of self-supporting, hanging plant containers. A new and inventive way to ‘hang’ plants and flowers is born. String Garden uses 3-D crocheting techniques. The roots are covered in moss and grass. 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:

  • Wax crayons in a variety of colors
  • Watercolor or water-based paint
  • Sturdy light plain paper
  • Brushes
  • Container of water
  • Paper towel (few pieces)
  • Newspaper or table covering (optional but recommended)

GARDENS – Hitsujiyama, Chichibu, Japan – WEDNESDAY, 09/21/2022 AT 5:30 PM – LIVE ZOOM

Hitsujiyama, Chichibu, Japan
Resist Painting

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.

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:

  • Wax crayons in a variety of colors
  • Watercolor or water-based paint
  • Sturdy light plain paper
  • Brushes
  • Container of water
  • Paper towel (few pieces)
  • Newspaper or table covering (optional but recommended)


Fun with Art at the Brewster Library. Saturday, September 17, 2022, 12:30–1:30 PM

FUN WITH ARTFUN WITH ART– Exploring the Nature Through the Arts. Collaborative acrylic painting for children, tweens, teens, their families, and adults age 99+. In-person art workshop hosted by the Brewster Public Library. Materials are provided.

Saturday, September 17 at 12:30 PM
Collaborative acrylic painting
to sign in call: 845-279-6421 or just come
79 Main Street, Brewster NY

Join us at the Brewster Library to create an original collaborative acrylic painting while learning the basic principles of color harmony – Hue, Saturation and Value.
A large canvas will be sectioned off and each participant will be given a space, brushes and paint in order to have some fun mixing colors! You will see how to make a color darker, lighter, warmer, cooler or neutral while painting whatever shapes, lines and textures come to mind!

GARDENS – Bosco Verticale, Milan, Italy – Wednesday, 09/14/2022 at 5:30PM/Live ZOOM

Bosco Verticale. Painting

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. The program will continue online (ZOOM) in 2023.

Free Live Zoom Art Workshop. 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:

  • Paints (or optional/crayons)
  • Sturdy white paper
  • Brushes
  • Water container
  • Newspaper or table covering (recommended)
  • Paper towel


Our workshops are designed for younger children, however, they are also addressed to parents and grandparents. No matter the age, gender, race, and family background — everyone can participate. Also, what is a very important part of this art series, children are inspired while working together with older members of family or caregivers and see the importance of art and creativity.

During GARDENS art series, we will discover many diverse gardens as well as other objects of landscape architecture. We will find their original names, dates of creation, and locations. They are united by one thing – each of them is a “living work of art”, which, unlike buildings, paintings and sculptures, is constantly changing and surprising. It sprouts, grows, blooms, ripens, swings in the wind, or bends under raindrops. In dry climates, it dries and in cold climates, it falls asleep under the snow. It creates an absolutely magical world of shapes, smells, and colors – just like the nature that surrounds us. Gardens can have various forms and functions, and how they look and what they are used for depends on the people involved in their design – landscape architects. During our workshops, the project participants will try to enter into their roles. First, studying the existing fanciful and diverse gardens of the world, and later, on the basis of the garden learned, they will create their own projects with various design techniques. To convey their own visions, the participants of the workshops will use painting, drawing, collage and sculpture, and maybe other unusual materials to illustrate their own ideas.


 

Bay Waves. Drawing – Free Live Zoom Art Workshop. Tuesday, August 30 at 11:00 AM

Bay Waves. Drawing

Exploring Our Neighborhoods—Port Chester and Rye Brook Villages. Series of art workshops for Children, Tweens, Teens, Families & Adults. The program will continue (Zoom) through September 2022.

Free Live Zoom Art Workshop. Tuesday, August 30 at 11:00 AM. Sign up in person at Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library or by phone (914) 939-6710  ex. 3.

  • Materials:
    • Wax crayons in a variety of colors
    • Sturdy light plain paper
    • Scissors
    • Glue (or stapler)
    • Newspaper or table covering (optional but recommended)


 

Fields & Meadows. Drawing. Monday 8/29th @ 3:30 PM

FUN WITH ART– Exploring the Nature Through the Arts. Zoom Art series for children, tweens, teens, their families, and adults age 99+. Hosted by Brewster Public Library. Scroll down for the list of materials for the “Fields & Meadows” art workshop.

The program will continue (through Zoom) in September: Saturday (date/time TBD) with in-person art session — Brewster Library site.

Monday, August 29th at 3:30 PM
Fields and Meadows.
Drawing.
to sign in: CLICK HERE or call 845-279-6421

Hudson Valley

Materials:

  • Wax crayons in a variety of colors
  • Sturdy light plain paper
  • Scissors
  • Newspaper or table covering (optional but recommended)

Fun with Fashion. Collage. Monday 8/22 @ 3:30 PM

The program will continue (through Zoom) in August 29th and will end with in-person art session at Brewster Library site in September (Saturday, TBD) .

Monday, August 22th at 3:30 PM
FASHION.
Collage

to sign in: CLICK HERE or call 845-279-6421

Materials:

  • Washable markers (recommended)
    Wax crayons (optional) in a variety of colors
  • Sturdy plain paper
  • Any pre-painted paper pieces, magazine page or fabric scraps
  • Scissors and glue stick
  • Newspaper or table covering (optional but recommended)

BAY SHORE VIEW. PAINTING – FREE LIVE ZOOM ART WORKSHOP. TUESDAY, AUGUST 23 AT 11:00 AM

Bay Shore View. Painting

Exploring Our Neighborhoods—Port Chester and Rye Brook Villages. Series of art workshops for Children, Tweens, Teens, Families & Adults. The program will continue (Zoom) through August 23, 30 and will end in Fall 2022.

Free Live Zoom Art Workshop. Tuesday, August 23 at 11:00 AM. Sign up in person at Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library or by phone (914) 939-6710  ex. 3.

Scroll down for the supplies list.

Materials:

  • Watercolor or water-based paint
  • Sturdy light plain paper
  • Brushes
  • Container of water
  • Paper towel (few pieces)

Optional:

  • Small cups or plate for color mixing
  • Table salt
  • Newspaper or table covering (optional but recommended)