Category Archives: art workshop

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.

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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.


Enchanted Forest. Wednesday, May 25 at 5:30 PM

Enchanted Forest and Joy of Unexpected Accidents – a Wash Technique
Free Live Zoom Art Workshop
Wednesday, May 25th at 5:30PM

To sign-up for this program email with “Stained Glass Design” in subject line. We will email you zoom ID and password.

ARTS. NEVER ENDING JOURNEY * Series of art workshops for Children, Tweens, Teens, Families & Adults. Workshops will focus on art elements (line, shape, color, value, texture, and shape) and principles of design (contrast, variety, emphasis, pattern, movement and rhythm, balance, and unity).

Art Materials:

  • White paper (heavy preferred) any size
  • Paints: blue, red, yellow, green, and white
  • Brushes: medium, large and very small (or whatever you have)
  • Water sprayer or/and sponge/old rug
  • Water containers
  • Paper towel
  • Optional: Board to hold paper and masking tape

* This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by ArtsWestchester.



Thursday, 6/24/2021
Sometimes the best way to learn something new is to go about it, step-by-step. This is especially true when learning how to use new software. GIMP (GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, graphic design, and text effects. It is available for download to MAC, Windows, and Linux operating systems. There are a lot of tutorials available in video format. This is the best way to learn GIMP.

It is hard to learn everything you need to know in a live workshop. Much less frustrating is a step-by-step video that allows the viewer/budding artist to follow the steps at their own pace.

There are so many features in GIMP, that we decided to provide four unique projects that focus on different aspects of the program. The learning curve is enhanced through the use of video, allowing the viewer to pause, replicate each step, and learn to navigate around the GIMP workspace.

Yonkers Community Quilt

During the entire Yonkers Community Quilt art series, the instructors used each art workshop as an introduction to the art elements such as line, texture, shape value, tint, and color. Participants practiced not only the painting techniques, but they also incorporated drawings and collages into their artworks. Many of the art workshops focused on design, as the main objective of this project was to connect all created pieces, into one huge composition “Yonkers Community Quilt”.

Nowodworski Foundation is proud to be a grantee of ArtsWestchester with funding made possible by the Westchester County government with the support of County Executive George Latimer.


Learn GIMP. Thursday 6/3 at 4pm. Free Zoom Art Workshop

GIMP Zoom Art Workshops In June
Thursdays: 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24 at 4:00 PM (1 hour)
Learn GIMP – freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.


  • For adults and children ages 11 and up

  • Download GIMP for windows, Linux or Mac OS at

  • Recommended video: Learn GIMP in 25 minutes/Ten things GIMP beginners need to know:

PROJECT 1: Use brushes and patterns to create a stained-glass window.  Click HERE to download the outlined file.

To learn more about the June GIMP series: CLICK HERE