Monday, February 27, 2017

Sunflower Art Studios’ Classes

Posted By on Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 9:00 AM

click to enlarge COURTESY OF SUNFLOWER ART STUDIOS
  • courtesy of Sunflower Art Studios

Last Friday, kids gathered on an unseasonably warm afternoon at the Ulster Savings Bank in Gardiner for an artist reception. The young artists had been set up with palette, tabletop easel, and canvas, during five-week sessions, to draw, sketch, color, paint, collage, and even build, sculpt, and craft.  Their works were being displayed, and remain there now, to celebrate the first year of after school art programs at Sunflower Art Studios.

Located in the hamlet of Gardiner, Sunflower Art Studios supports kids in grades K-5 as they practice with a variety of media and creative techniques, and explore various artistic styles and art historical influences. The Studio grew out of the Sunflower Art Festival held nearby each August, and also offers painting parties, adult art opportunities, and yoga classes. The art programs are designed with purpose to build problem-solving skills, creativity, and community. With a firm belief that art in any form heals, Sunflower Art Studios provides space for people to thrive. The after school art classes are small, so instructors can individually nurture each artist’s vision and creativity. New for the spring session is an advanced painting workshop on Wednesdays, where students work the same painting for all five weeks.

Founder Liz Glover says, “It has been such a joy for Andrea Stetson and me to engage with these amazing kids in this after school program. They bring such love and light to each class, and it is so exciting to see them bloom!”
 
Sunflower Art Studios’ 5-week After School Art Program at 120 Main Street in Gardiner: Tuesdays-Thursdays; $150 for the series or $35 per class. There are just four spots left in Session 2, which starts March 7th, or register now for Session 3, which starts on May 2nd. Drop off at the studio or register with the New Paltz School District for bus drop off from Duzine and Lenape schools. Visit their website or call (845) 419-5219 for further information.

A non-profit arts organization, Sunflower Art Studios is committed to bringing visibility and accessibility to the arts without economic division, and offers sibling discounts, scholarships, free art events, and mentorship programs.
  • Pin It
  • StumbleUpon
  • Email
  • Favorite

Tags: , , ,

Speaking of...

  • Encourage Creative Thinking with Contemporary Art
  • Encourage Creative Thinking with Contemporary Art

    The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Connecticut would love to be your go-to place when school is out.
    • Dec 26, 2016
  • Saturday Workshops at Omi
  • Saturday Workshops at Omi

    The art workshop at Omi International Arts Center in Ghent takes place every Saturday for kids ages 4 ½ through 12 within the sculpture park. A summer session is new this year. And that's just one of the things happening at Omi.
    • May 23, 2016
  • Free Day at Dia:Beacon
  • Free Day at Dia:Beacon

    On Saturday, May 14th, Dia:Beacon is even more hospitable when admission is free for locals, and offers playful, family-friendly programming.
    • May 9, 2016
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

  • The Big Latch On

    Every August for the past ten years, thousands of women around the world have gathered together in small, local groups to breastfeed their children at a set time and be counted by witnesses. For locals, it’s a chance to normalize and celebrate breastfeeding in our community.
    • Aug 10, 2015
  • Stockade Works Receives CFA Funding

    Mary Stuart Masterson's project in the works for Midtown Kingston just got a million dollar grant from New York State.
    • Dec 15, 2016

Hudson Valley Events

submit event

Latest in Daily Dose

  • Stephen Clair and the Pushbacks Play Marlboro
  • Stephen Clair and the Pushbacks Play Marlboro

    The Beacon Music Factory founder and group fly into the Falcon Underground this Thursday.
    • Mar 28, 2017
  • Kite Flying with the WLC
  • Kite Flying with the WLC

    Where Zena Road meets Route 212 just outside the town of Woodstock, there’s a magnificent 22-acre open field with a sweeping view of Overlook Mountain. And on Saturday, April 1st, it’s the ideal spot to bring the kids and fly a kite.
    • Mar 27, 2017
  • Tickets on sale for Spiegeltent 2017
  • Tickets on sale for Spiegeltent 2017

    Once again being hosted by Tony-nominated Mx. Justin Vivian Bond, a season of cabaret and late night performances returns to the Bard's Summerscape.
    • Mar 24, 2017
  • More »

More by Hillary Harvey

  • Kite Flying with the WLC

    Where Zena Road meets Route 212 just outside the town of Woodstock, there’s a magnificent 22-acre open field with a sweeping view of Overlook Mountain. And on Saturday, April 1st, it’s the ideal spot to bring the kids and fly a kite.
    • Mar 27, 2017
  • The Moonlights Sunday Brunch

    The Moonlights, a debut musical collaboration for families, is making the rounds at a series of live performances, including two of the upcoming Sunday Brunch at the Falcon in Marlboro.
    • Mar 20, 2017
  • Being Your Best When Your Kids Aren’t Theirs

    How do parents stay centered when our kids are not? That’s the topic of Kim John Payne's upcoming lecture at Mountain Laurel Waldorf School in New Paltz on Thursday, March 16th.
    • Mar 13, 2017
  • More »

Current Issue

March 1-31, 2017
Issue Cover