Monday, February 8, 2016

Spring Art Workshops at Wave Hill 

Bronx, NY, February 8, 2016—Let your creativity bloom at Wave Hill this spring with a budding new season of art workshops. Connect with nature while enhancing your skills in photography, painting, collage and more. Led by professional artists, these workshops encourage artistic ingenuity, growth and communion with the outdoors. Space is limited—register today!


What: Spring Art Workshops

Where: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence 

Schedule: Collage & Mixed Media Series 

Avenue, Bronx, NY 10471

In this two-part series, learn to use layering techniques and mixed media with artist Wennie Huang. 

Sign up for one or both parts. Each session in this two part series is three classes long. $125/$95 Wave Hill Member.

Part I: Nature Morte: 

Thursdays, March 17, 24, 31, 10AM‒1PM 

Wave Hill’s historic interiors become the setting for studies of Nature Morte, or still lifes. Participants explore complex compositions of personal items mingled with natural objects.

Part II: The New Landscape: Thursdays, April 7, 14, 21, 10AM‒1PM 

Reinvent Wave Hill’s gardens and vistas by combining collage materials and found items. 

See the current exhibition in Glyndor Gallery, then explore composition, color and texture, as well as concepts, perspectives and memories related to the natural world, to depict the essence of the landscape.

Nature Photography: Capturing Stillness and Motion: Tuesdays, April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 10AM−1PM 

What relationship do you desire between still and moving objects in your pictures? Using the exhibition (Not so) Still Life as a reference, photographer Benjamin Swett guides students in experimenting with different methods for capturing both movement and stillness in nature. $260/$200 Wave Hill Member. 

Painting: Al Fresco Abstractions: Wednesdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26, 10AM−1PM 

Working with pastel, paint, drawing, found images and more, explore the process of deconstructing and reconstructing the observed world with artist Rachael Wren. With Wave Hill’s landscape as a
starting point, work with rhythm, shape, texture, space, scale and composition to depict the inner 
spirit of your subject. Rachel Wren’s work is on view in Wave Hill House this spring. $175/$135 Wave Hill Member.

Drop-in Art Workshop: Tree Portraits with Sgraffito: Sunday, May 1, 11AM-2PM

Sgraffito is the Italian art of scratching through a ceramic or plaster surface to reveal a contrasting 
color beneath. Join local sgraffito artist Marie Leo to capture the sinuous lines of trunks, branches and twigs while etching a scratch board of your own. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult.

Materials fee: $15/$10 Wave Hill Member per kit, which includes one scratch board, one tool and 
scratch-paper practice sheets. Registration not required. Arbor Week event.

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