Saturday, June 25, 2022
12 – 3 pm
$25 | $15 Member | FREE Ages 12 & under
“What a blessing it is to be able to sketch – The Great Book of Nature is always open and there are no blank leaves for the artist.” – Frederic Edwin Church, 1898
Spend time outside drawing summer blooms and learning more about how to capture your own outdoor observations on paper! During this afternoon workshop for all ages and skill levels, botanical artist Wendy Hollender will guide participants in using different materials to explore botanical drawing and nature journaling throughout Olana’s artist-designed landscape. Nature journaling combines science and art to help you slow down, observe, and interact creatively with the natural world. Participants will learn more about basic pen and drawing techniques and create accordion-style booklets together to house their illustrations and observations. Join us to learn more about drawing techniques, nature journaling, plant forms, and to enjoy the beginning of the summer season.
Wendy Hollender is a botanical artist, illustrator, author, and instructor. Hollender’s illustrations have been featured in numerous publications. Wendy is an instructor of Botanical Art and Illustration at the New York Botanical Garden and leads workshops at her farm in Accord, New York. In 2016, she started a highly successful online botanical drawing program: www.drawbotanical.com.
Open to all ages and skill levels, families are encouraged to attend; $25 per person, ($15 members). Materials will be provided.
Saturday, June 25, 2022
1 – 4 pm
Sliding scale donation $5-75 | Recommended $20 per ticket | Ages 12 & under FREE
Enjoy music outdoors during this hike and performance by Murmur (Hudson, NY) featuring Mary Webster and Melanie Glenn of UPSTATE and Naomi Westwater (Boston, MA). A guided hike of Olana’s outdoor landscape will begin at 1pm, followed by an acoustic concert at 2:30pm. A bilingual Spanish hike can be provided for participants upon request and modifications can be made to the hike route to accommodate mobility needs. Please let us know of any specific accommodations in advance of the program by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Trail Sessions are a series of guided educational hikes and concerts on public lands in Colorado and New York. Each summer, Sustain (sustainmusicandnature.org) features local and national bands at beautiful parks and land trust properties by partnering with conservation groups and non-profits to provide environmental education, so audiences get to know nature and music.
Sustain Music & Nature is a non-profit organization that creates partnerships between the music industry and environmental organizations by identifying opportunities to connect musicians and nature organizations. Sustain also promotes environmentally sound practices across all aspects of the music industry.
Sunday, July 31, 2022
This 60-minute walking and sketching tour in the Walled Garden for kids and families will help your child open their “artist’s eye” and see the different shapes and details in the trees and plants in the garden. Kids will learn how to quickly sketch the trees they see in nature, starting with a basic shape (circle, triangle) and then adding details such as the trunk, branches, and shading. The goal is non-competitive fun!
We will provide pencil and paper but encourage you to bring your sketchpad if you have started one.
Ann Ladd is a White Plains artist who teaches children drawing, painting, and recycled art at The Rye Art Center. Ann is a volunteer at Untermyer Gardens who leads Adventure Tours when she’s not teaching art, kayaking with Yonkers YPRC on the Hudson River, or gardening.
Saturday, August 27, 2022
2 – 3 pm
$20 | $15 Members
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Ever wonder how artists like Frederic Church captured detail, contrast, and perspective? Visitors of all ages and skill levels are invited to sketch Frederic Church’s artist-designed landscape and main house, learning basic artistic principles in the process. During this hour-long program led by teaching artist Shawn del Joyce, participants will be given sketching materials, watch a short live demo with a professional teaching artist, and experiment with sketching their own view of Olana’s famous landscape.
Shawn Dell Joyce began teaching plein air classes in 2000 and continues weekly to this day. She founded a plein air school with an Arts and Agricultural mission based on the historic Hudson River School, called the Wallkill River School of Art. It still exists today as a nonprofit arts organization with a mission of bringing cultural tourism to the Hudson Valley region through plein air painting workshops and events on local farms, historic sites and open spaces. Her work is included in museum collections in the Georges Pompidou Museum in France and the Museum of Modern Art in NY.
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