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Sun, Feb 02


Supplies for Creative Living

ART IN NATURE: Kids' Workshop (Ages 3-9) with Lara & Andrea

A seasonal monthly themed workshop that ties what is happening in the natural world to stories and poems, the art of outdoor observation and creative play.

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ART IN NATURE: Kids' Workshop (Ages 3-9) with Lara & Andrea
ART IN NATURE: Kids' Workshop (Ages 3-9) with Lara & Andrea

Time & Location

Feb 02, 2020, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Supplies for Creative Living, 165 Main St, Cold Spring, NY 10516, USA

About the event

This workshop is for ages 3 to 8 (Children 5 and under must be accompanied by a caregiver). 

Winter Brush Making / Mark Making

Inspired by the book A Day So Gray, (Lamba & Marley), available at Split Rock Books

We will look for all the colors that we can still find in deep winter: “silver splashes on bright yellow.,dots of orange, vines of black, sticks of licorice red, lines of purple, squiggles of gray, gems of twinkling silver, and stomps of green” We will learn how to make simple paint brushes from found natural materials. We’ll use our foliage and twig brushes and bright paint to transform a gray drawing into a colorful one with a variety of lines, brush strokes and textures. Together, we will practice looking a little closer and deeper to find the colors and coziness on a winter day. We will have all the materials you need, and you can also bring 1 or two found pieces of winter foliage that you might want to incorporate into a brush! 

FEE: $10 advance purchase, $15 day of



Lara Shihab-Eldin is an architectural designer focused on sustainable materials. She recently completed a children’s library space which brings together literacy, play, and ecological design; inspired by the history, landscape, and industry of a Hudson River community. Lara has volunteered for the past 3 years to encourage environmental stewardship and teach outdoor education in her community. She loves teaching and learning with collaborators, outdoor educators, and children, and bringing interdisciplinary design thinking to seasonal, nature-inspired art projects!

Andrea Toscano is an artist and gardener based in Kingston NY. She currently is concentrated on in exploring how nature, art and design intersect through community outreach projects. Promoting sustainability and self-resilience through nature-based art and design projects is the core of her work. She currently assists with an outdoor learning program for children, and is inspired by facilitating hands-on learning to maintain healthy communities!


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