ECO-ARTS:

IN YOUR BACKYARD.

A partnership with Strawtown Studio.

Get dirty, have fun and learn through Eco-Art excursions! Children and parents play and learn together in this series of hands-on workshops that integrate environmental science, arts and the outdoors. Together with artists and naturalists you will visit a new park each session and learn about what the natural and local history have to reveal! Attend just one session, or all seven. Reserve your space now for a close-up experience with the ever-changing events in nature.

This program is free and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Your donation is needed to support our programs.

UPCOMING SESSIONS

A partnership with Strawtown Studio.



ink painting with marsh grasses

Explore two different local river grasses, phragmites and cattails!  In this program, participants will have fun ink painting with the grasses, which have been prepared and turned into painting tools.  They will learn how to work with different strokes and ink techniques.  By looking closely at the plants under microscopes, participants will be able to compare the inner structures of the two, and discover how they work in the marsh for providing habitats for different creatures. After painting, the marsh grasses will be known in a new way, and participants will be able to identify them on future outings.

 

FOR ALL AGES. Please dress in clothing and footwear that is appropriate for the outdoor weather, nature exploration, and studio art (ie: clothing/shoes/outerwear that may get wet, dirty or stained).

NEW DATE CONFIRMED

August 3, 2019

11 am - 1 pm

LOCATION

Goswick Pavilion

95 Ferry Rd, Piermont, NY 10968


art hike: colors of the forest

Have you ever been on an art hike?  Join Strawtown artists and naturalists for a healthy hike along the Doodletown Brook in Harriman State Park.  We will collect the colors of the forest along the way, then gather at the reservoir to share our findings and practice handwork.  We will incorporate our autumn findings with materials like wire, strings, and beads to make a work of art inspired by the place.  Afterwards, participants will be led back down the trail.

 

IMPORTANT: This is an intermediate/advanced hike, with uphill, rocky and steep areas. Recommended for children 6+ with parents/caregiver. Wear layers for the variable weather, sturdy footwear for hiking, and bring a backpack, water bottle and lunch. Clothing and footwear should be appropriate for studio art (ie: clothing/ shoes/ outerwear that may get wet, dirty or stained).

Hiking Trail to Doodletown (Ramapo Dunderberg / Blue Trail)

date and time

Saturday, October 12, 2019

10 AM - 1 PM

Location

Doodletown Hike - Blue Trail to the Reservoir

Doodletown, NY

Please park at pull-off on east side of Rt. 9W, (just past the entrance/road to Iona Marsh)


forever evergreens!

Who is the “Keeper of the Green” in the winter woods?  The Evergreen of course! Conifer forests can be a very special place to visit, especially in the colder months when all the deciduous leaves have fallen.  Join us to explore the different evergreen wonders of our parks.  Get to know their fragrances, count their needles, and learn how to tell them apart.  Then celebrate the life and eco-system of conifers by creating a work of art with fine art and natural materials. 

 

FOR ALL AGES. Recommended for children 6+ with parents/caregiver. Wear layers for the variable weather, sturdy footwear, and bring a water bottle and snack/lunch.  Clothing should be appropriate for nature exploration and studio art (ie: clothing/shoes/outerwear that may get wet, dirty or stained).

date and time

Saturday, November 9, 2019

11 AM - 1 PM

Location

Silver Mine Lake

Harriman State Park

Woodbury, NY


winter crystals: wondrous snowflakes and crunchy salt

In this workshop we will explore the wondrous beauty of the snowflake crystal, and the unique geometric form it takes as it travels down onto our landscapes.  In contrast, we’ll learn how another crystal – the salt crystal – which is applied on roads to melt snow and ice, impacts our land and waterway habitats.  We’ll work with watercolor paints and table salt to create a crystalizing textured effect, and learn what people are doing differently to minimize over-salting our natural environments.

FOR ALL AGES. Recommended for children 4+ with parents/caregiver. Wear layers for the variable weather, sturdy footwear, and bring a water bottle and snack/lunch. Clothing should be appropriate for nature exploration and studio art (ie: clothing/shoes/outerwear that may get wet, dirty or stained).

date and time

Saturday, December 14, 2019

11 AM - 1 PM

LOCATION

TBD

 
 
 

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