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Free Art Workshops by the Water’s Edge

Date/Time

Jul 13, 2013 to Aug 31, 2013
10:00 AM until 02:00 PM

This event occurs weekly, on Saturday.

Description

Art Workshops by the Water’s Edge

                                     

Come and bring your family—children and teens welcome—to participate in art activities bringing us closer to the river and estuary! Workshops conducted by local artists in partnership with Groundwork Hudson Valley will be held from 10:30 to 12:00pm and 12:30 to 2:00pm on Saturdays from July 13th to August 31st in Van der Donck Park at the Saw Mill River Daylighting in Downtown Yonkers. For more information contact Groundwork Hudson Valley, Ann-Marie Mitroff at (914) 375-2151, email: annmarie@groundworkhv.org. Other partners: City of Yonkers and Blue Door Artists Association. For more on the events in the park, go to www.DaylightYonkers.com “Events”.

 

Here’s a listing of upcoming workshops!

Please note: Each activity takes about 45 minutes—people can join as space is available.

7/13 10:30 to 12:00 noon  Haifa Bint-Kadi  UNDER THE SEA COLLAGRAPHY

Participants will use found objects to create a printing plate inspired by the species of the Hudson and Saw Mill rivers, and the estuary and create a beautiful monotype print on an array of papers that can be framed or used to make cards.

 

7/13 12:30 to 2:00 pm  Leslie Miller COLLAGES WITH HUDSON RIVER ANIMALS   

Older children (age 8+) will cut out illustrations of threatened and vulnerable animals and learn statistics about the Hudson River Valley animal populations. Participants will draw and paint and use numbers, text and cutouts to create collages.

 

7/20 10:30 to 12:00 noon   Kathy Yacoe Skura   POTTERY CONSTRUCTION

Participants will learn about the Native American tribes who lived in the river area and pottery making and design. They will create a coil pot and a pinch pot to create a sturdy vessel that could have a utilitarian use.

7/20 12:30 to 2:00 pm   Kathy Yacoe Skura   NATIVE CRAFTS BY THE NEPPERHAN

Participants will see illustrations of crafts (basketry, beadwork, etc.) created by Native American Indians who lived along the River. They will create a brightly colored necklace and a multi-colored weaving using a paper loom.

 

7/27 10:30 to 12:00 noon Phylisha Villaneuva   SPOKEN WORD

The poetry writing workshop will use the theme “5 senses” to create powerful spoken work pieces.

7/27 12:30 to 2:00 pm   Haifa Bint-Kadi   MYSTERIES OF AMERICAN EEL

Participants will learn scientific facts and tall stories about the eel and its journey to and from North America. Inspired by the artist’s Eel’s Journey mosaic, participants will create their own mysterious eel mosaic.

 

8/3 10:30 to 12:00 noon   Phylisha Villaneuva   SPOKEN WORD

The poetry writing workshop will use the theme “5 senses” to create powerful spoken work pieces.

8/3 12:30 to 2:00 pm   Haifa Bint-Kadi   WABI-SABI FROM THE HUDSON RIVER

Are you inspired by broken tiles washed up on the shores of the Hudson River, driftwood worn smooth by the tides of the river? Wabi-sabi takes our appreciation for the worn, flawed and impermanent objects of nature to transform them into beautiful works of art to honor the nature surrounding us.

 

8/10 10:30 to 12:00 noon   Kathy Yacoe Skura   SLAB POTTERY

A carefully rolled rectangular slab of clay will be incised with designs and patterns representing the Hudson River and formed into a cylindrical clay vase. How did local Native American tribes use symbols to represent their world?

8/10 12:30 to 2:00 pm   Tina Garforth   NEWSPAPER FLOWERS

Images of flowers and plant life will be made from torn pieces of newspaper/magazines. Older Children (10+) concentrate on the use of dark and light tears to create shadows, while Younger Children use colored ones for petals and leaves.

 

8/17 10:30 to 12:00 noon   Phylisha Villaneuva & Naomi Towers   SCULPTURE RECYCLED MATERIALS

This workshop is using bottle caps and recycled materials to create a series of sculptures for whatever a child could imagine.

8/17 12:30 to 2:00 pm   Kathy Yacoe Skura   CREATION MYTH CRAYON RESIST

Participants will hear a creation myth  of the Lenni Lenape Native Americans. Using crayon-resist technique, they will create their own illustration of the story. 

 

8/24 10:30 to 12:00 noon   Leslie Miller   COLLAGES WITH FISH AND BIRDS

Older children (age 8+) will cut out illustrations of threatened and vulnerable fish and birds and learn about the Hudson River Valley animal populations. Participants will draw and paint and use numbers, text and cutouts to create collages.

8/24 12:30 to 2:00 pm   NATIVE STORIES THROUGH PUPPETRY   To Be Announced

 

8/31 10:30 to 12:00 noon   Leslie Miller   MINIATURE WILD-CRAFTED GREEN SHIPS

Miniature wild crafted green ships to be made out of wild crafted greens (branches, twigs, grasses, vines, leaves) gathered from local greenways and parks. All to be assembled into small hand held ships by the families and children from age 5 and up.

8/31 12:30 to 2:00 pm   Tina Garforth   PUBLIC CLAY SCULPTURE

A freestyle sculpting project made with air drying clay inspired by the Public Sculpture currently installed on the waterfront. Photographs of the Public Sculptures with location maps and sample sculptures of people sitting on benches, walking, even holding hands will be shown to inspire the children to create their own miniature sculptures. Photos can be taken as mementos of their sculptures, places on a small scale 3d model of the waterfront.

Cost

Free

Location

View map Van der Donck Park at the Saw Mill River Daylighti
Van der Donck Park at the Saw Mill River Daylighting
Yonkers, NY

Additional Information

Phone

(914) 375-2151

Contact name

Ann-Marie Mitroff

Contact email

annmarie@groundworkhv.org.

Neighborhood:

Yonkers

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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