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


COLORS OF MIGrATION

Fall is a time of migration for many species of animals in the northeast.  Join us in an artistic exploration of migration, as we play with the differences in color and composition of the land and water that the animals travel over and through — from the earthy autumn tones of the Hudson Valley, to the aqua blues and bold colors of southern island habitats. Participants will have the opportunity to study aerial images of the earth and mix paint colors, while imagining the experiences of the animal life migrating to different lands and waters.

 

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 and footwear should be appropriate for nature exploration and studio art (ie: clothing/shoes/outerwear that may get wet, dirty or stained).

DATE AND TIME

Saturday, September 28, 2019

11 AM - 1 PM

Location

State Line Lookout

Alpine, NJ


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 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).

date and time

Saturday, October 12, 2019

10 AM - 1 PM

Location

Doodletown Hike - Blue Trail to the Reservoir

Doodletown, NY


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

 
 
 

Know someone who would enjoy this program?

 
 
20180929_120244.jpg
 

Eco-Arts: In Your Backyard

Registration Form

If you have more than three participants, please register a second time using this same form.
Participant/Child's Name *
Participant/Child's Name
Participant/Child's Name 2
Participant/Child's Name 2
Participant/Child's Name 3
Participant/Child's Name 3
Parent/Guardian's Name *
Parent/Guardian's Name
Address *
Address
Phone *
Phone
Emergency Contact *
Emergency Contact
Other than Parent/Guardian
Emergency Contact Phone *
Emergency Contact Phone
Grandma, Uncle, Friend, etc.
Sessions Attending *
See description of each program above or visit https://www.palisadesparks.org/eco-arts-program
I hereby give permission for photographs or videos with my or my child’s image to be used, in-print or digitally, in connection with publicity, educational materials, or published in connection with Palisades Parks Conservancy and/or the creative work of Strawtown and Strawtown artists
I hereby give permission for my or my child’s name to be written or spoken for promotional or artistic purposes (as above)
Sign me up for the Palisades Parks Conservancy Newsletter for more updates on programming, events, and latest news
I hereby release The Palisades Parks Conservancy and all employees and staff of Strawtown Studio from all claims of liability for any damages or injuries that may be sustained while I or my child is in this program
Today's Date *
Today's Date
If Other, please specify in the Message section.
If Other, please specify in the Message section.
Questions or concerns? Need special accommodations? Please let us know here or contact us (see contact info further down below).

For more details on all our sessions, click here.

Unable to attend? Registrations are first-come, first-serve. Please notify us 48 hours in advance if your family or group is no longer able to attend so we can give your spot to groups on the waitlist.

If we have to cancel:  Canceled sessions, while rare and typically associated with severe weather or other extreme events, will be communicated to registrants with as much advance notice (we aim to advise you 24 hours in advance) and be posted through social media and on our website.

Personal Property: Neither Strawtown nor the Conservancy is responsible for lost, missing or damaged clothing or items brought to the program.

Questions?

email: info@mypalisades.org

call: 845-630-8174