Sun, Nov 03 | Supplies for Creative Living

ART IN NATURE SERIES: Kids Workshop (Ages 3-8) with Lara & Andrea

A seasonal monthly theme that ties what is happening in the natural world to children’s stories, poems, the art of observation and inquiry outside, and creative play.
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ART IN NATURE SERIES: Kids Workshop (Ages 3-8) with Lara & Andrea

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Nov 03, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Supplies for Creative Living, 165 Main St, Cold Spring, NY 10516, USA

About the Event

AM Session is for ages 3-8 (Children 5 and under must be accompanied by a caregiver)

The autumn leaves have become even bolder and brighter since our last Art in Nature session and we're excited to take advantage of all the textures and colors all around town.  Inspired by the poem Nothing Gold Can Stay, by Robert Frost (1874-1963), and the book Oak Leaf by John Sandford, available at Split Rock Books, we will use various techniques to make temporary wearable leaf art, like garlands and crowns, as well as preserve and decorate collected leaves with gold leaf and beeswax.  Come on over and play!

Each month features a seasonal theme that ties what is happening in the natural world to children’s stories, poems, the art of observation and inquiry outside, and creative play.  We’ll use seasonal materials found in nature, tie-in to a children’s book (in partnership with Split Rock Books!) to make a project that can continue to inspire you and your child throughout the season. 

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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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