PATTERSON – FREE! Hooked on Books (Grades 3-4) @ Patterson Library

A book club with something for everyone!


Tuesdays: October 1 – December 10, 2019

4:30 – 5:30 pm


For Kids in Grades 3 & 4



This twice-a-month club will get kids reading books that are fun and fantastic! We’ll be coupling them with cool activities and projects that will get them involved with the stories and one another.





Email: missjane@pattersonlibrary.org

STONE RIDGE – Fall Clay After School Program (Gr PK – 2) @ High Meadow School

Natural Clay Creations at High Meadow School


9 Tuesdays: October, 8 – December 10 2019


3:15 – 4:15 pm

No class on November 19

December 17 reserved for a makeup class


For Grades Pre-K – 2



Includes materials fee of $20



In Clay Class, we explore how a lump of mud becomes a shiny ceramic object. Each week students are introduced to a basic hand-building technique. What they make using the skill of the week is entirely up to the student! This class supports our theme of the school year, Sustainability and the Environment as clay is derived directly from the and is one of the most natural materials you can use to make art.



Instructor: Kerry Pharmer


Kerry Pharmer was born and raised in the Hudson Valley. She studied art at the Maine College of Art and has a BFA in Sculpture from SUNY New Paltz. Kerry is an artist, mother, and amateur naturalist. She has exhibited her artwork throughout the Hudson Valley and NJ and has organized a number of site-specific public sculpture projects. Currently, Kerry teaches art classes for children and adults and is pursuing a Masters degree in Creative Arts Therapy at Pratt Institute.


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KERHONKSON – Pine Cone Bird Feeders Drop-In Program @ the Minnewaska Nature Center

Make Bird Feeders at Minnewaska


Sunday, September 29, 2019

9:30 am – 12 pm

Ages 6 & up*


$10 parking fee


Bring your family to the Minnewaska Nature Center and make a delicious snack for migrating birds. Wear your sloppy clothes or an apron to roll pine cones in a high calorie mix of vegetable shortening and seeds. Each pine cone will have a string attached to the top so that it can be hung outside your home in a tree. This fatty meal is a welcome source of energy for birds getting ready for winter. And, when the birds come to eat, you’ll have a perfect opportunity to watch them forage!


* This program is recommended for children over the age of six, accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Younger children are welcome to join the activity, but they may require adult assistance.


This is a drop-in program and pre-registration is NOT required.


BEACON – Drawing, Painting and Beyond! (Gr 1-5) @ Compass Arts

Multi-Media Art with Compass Arts


Tuesdays: September 23 to December 16, 2019


4:30 – 5:15 pm


For grades 1 – 5



Discounts available



With a blank “canvas” and a selection of media (acrylic, tempera, watercolor, ink, charcoal, and pastel), the options are endless! In this class, students will explore many approaches to drawing, painting, and printmaking. Through invitations to explore and experiment, as well as some guided skill building, each artist will learn some new tricks and find inspiration in this rich, shared studio environment.





Taught by Romina Robinson


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STONE RIDGE – After-School Enrichment: Reusable Art (Gr PK-2) @ High Meadow School


Renew, Reuse, Recycle!


9 Mondays, September 23 – December 9, 2019


3:15 – 4:15 pm


There is no class on September 30, October 14 or November 11.

December 16 is reserved for a make up day.


For PreK – 2nd Grade




Students will use a variety of reusable materials we recycle or otherwise discard, such as plastic and glass bottles and jars, cans, plastic-ware, newspaper, styrofoam, paper, cardboard, corks, egg cartons, milk or juice cartons, etc to make reusable art. This class will be fun, creative and kind to the earth.



Instructor: Janine Louis


Janine Louis is the Lead teacher in our Toddler program here at High Meadow. Before coming to High Meadow she was the lead teacher for three to five-year-olds at The International Preschool in Manhattan, where she was also a ceramics teacher. Janine also taught at YMHA in Queens where she created an art-based curriculum for children aged three to nine. She has a BFA from Bradford College and a Masters in Early Childhood Education from City College in New York City.


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