Category Archives: Children Art

Print with a Line

Free Art workshops in Brooklyn and Queens
Click to see PSFCU McGuiness Blvd. workshop photos

“Line printing is a process for creating lines that makes use of a simple printmaking technique. Using the line tool, children have control over their marks and often find that they are able to print structures before they can actually draw them.
A line becomes a tool for thinking when it is used to discover the beginnings of writing, reading, mathematics and design”. —C.W.Topal

WOOD SCULPTURE – Free Art workshop for children, Saturday, April 6th

Day:  Saturday, April 6, 2019
Time:  12:20-1:30 pm
Location:  Philipse Manor Hall, 29 Warburton Ave, Yonkers, NY 10701

In conjunction with the multimedia art on view, artists Kathy Creutzburg, Natalia Lesniak, and Mirabai Kwan Yin will host a free art workshop suitable for children ages 6-12 and their caretakers.

Click here to see few photos

WOOD SCULPTURE, free art workshop. Philipse Manor Hall, Saturday, April 6th, 2019. 29 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers. Free parking.

 

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by ArtsWestchester.
Fiscal sponsor: Nowodworski Foundation.

Whispers in the Grove: Art Installation and Art workshop

Come check out the interactive, immersive new art installation at Philipse Manor Hall in Yonkers, “Whispers in the Grove”.
Opening as part of Yonkers Gallery Hop on Thursday, April 4 (5:30-7:30pm) and on view until Friday, April 27th.

In conjunction with the multimedia art on view, artists Kathy Creutzburg, Natalia Lesniak, and Mirabai Kwan Yin will host a free art workshop suitable for children ages 6-12 and their caretakers.

Workshop details:
Day: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Time: 12:20-1:30 pm
Location: Philipse Manor Hall, 29 Warburton Ave, Yonkers, NY 10701

About the art:
Did you know trees communicate through underground networks of roots and fungus? Visit this woman-made forest of interconnected, neuron-like, steel forms that rise to support bulbs, the leaf canopy. Each bulb is enveloped in found materials and illuminated, like fireflies who express through their flicker. Hear “Whispers in the Grove”.

Inspired by mycorrhiza, trees’ communication and symbiosis through an underground network of roots and mycelium, the artists built steel trees topped by cell-like bulbs made of upcycled material from different cities around the USA. The forest-like structure invites people to wander around or sit beneath it, voice tubes invite people to whisper to each other from different parts of the sculpture, and internal lights react to the approach of the viewer.
 Our budding understanding of the mycorrhiza phenomenon makes humans and plants seem more similar. This network is reminiscent of human neurons, the internet, even our network of roads connecting cities. We all live in symbiosis. Through “Whispers in the Grove” artists Natalia, Kathy and Mirabai seek to peak the public’s interest in science and nature, as well as fostering a sense of interconnectedness of humans and plants, leading to responsible conservation efforts and sustainable practices.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by ArtsWestchester.

New York State Council on the Arts
New York State Council on the Arts
ArtsWestchester

 

 

 

 

 

Fiscal sponsor: the Nowodworski Foundation

Sunrise Sunset

Mural Painting : FREE ART WORKSHOPS

2018 Port Chester Day: Lyon Park
August 25th, 2018, 11am–3pm
(Rain Date, August 26th)

Lyon Park (Putnam Avenue and King Street)

Free art workshops supported by NYSCA, ArtsWestchester and Recreation Department of Port Chester Village.

Arts Alive Artist Grants are made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program (DEC), a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature and administered by ArtsWestchester.

Into the Woods

THE FORESTS OF PUTNAM COUNTY

click link below for the calendar/locations

Discovering the beauty and the science behind each tree

FREE ART WORKSHOPS
Putnam County Public Libraries

This program receives funding through charitable contributions and through grants provided by the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program and administered by the Putnam Arts Council.  Putnam County Public Libraries provide space and coordination.

Art Camps Challenge

— Zuzanna Golec

Discovering Poland

When reflecting on my great experience working with Art Camp participants, I think that the most important impact on their lives came from the encounter with Poland itself. Since all the camps were situated in rural areas, such as the Carpathian Mountains, our students enjoyed walking through meadows, watching storks and listening to meadow larks, smelling the fresh manure ready to fertilize potato and wheat fields, chasing friends with burning nettles, and marveling that they can walk freely wherever they want thanks to the lack of fences separating private properties.

They swam in pure water of Sola River and took hikes in Tatra, Beskidy and Pieniny Mountains. At the end of the day they were proud conquerors of Turbacz, Przelecz Lipowska or Babia Gora, each about 5000 feet above sea level. For kids from New York suburbs, used to concrete, asphalt and cars, so much walking was a challenging but fascinating way to explore new places. They could hardly believe they had really had climbed so high and from the tops of the mountains admired the breathtaking views and looked down on their friends who never embarked on such an experience.

Discovering Polish architecture was another new experience for the American youth. For nearly all of our students, the Nowodworski Art Camp was their first contact with the European culture. When visiting medieval Krakow, standing in the middle of Krakows Rynek, the biggest medieval plaza in Europe, made them realize how old and culturally rich a country Poland was. They visited many medieval wooden churches, inns, castles and villages. They greatly enjoyed living in a fifteenth century castle in Jezow. Its director, Mr. Duda, told them all about ghost who inhabited the old castle and we were all lucky that the day before our departure, after dusk, one of the ghosts graciously appeared in the park. Boys showed their bravery trying to catch him but they failed, for how can one catch a ghost?

Art and Friendship

Making art was of course the main occupation at the Nowodworski Art Camp. Our teachers, first Kinga Lesniak during the first two camps, and Marek Kapturkiewicz for the rest of them, were truly committed to teaching art. They made our students feel that each piece of their work was great. They knew how to help the students discover that they can do art, even if they felt helpless at first. Students did pencil sketches on the slope of a mountain or sitting deep in ferns in a forest. They did watercolor painting, dipping their paint brush in a mountain stream, and they did theater during the rainy days when they could not go outside. They had fun together working, dancing, and singing. The last activity before leaving Poland was traditionally a visit at the locally famous Water Park in Krakow. Each time they all enjoyed it tremendously.

For many students each Nowodworski Foundation Art Camp was a beginning of a new friendship. Many of our students continue to organize get together parties and talk to each other every week. The Nowodworski Foundation Summer Art Camps will have a life-long impact on all who took part in them. Each student was happy with his or her experience and all wanted to take part in the next art camp. Paul Fortunato was so determined to go again to Poland when he came back home in 2004, that he once told me : If you don’t take me next year I am ready to swim through the Atlantic free style to go to Poland again. I believe that the legacy of the Art Camps is love for arts and friendship, and I know that all of our students have a special place for their memories from Poland in their hearts.