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Green Spaces: Landscape Exploration and Drawing *Rescheduled to October 8, 2022*

Saturday, October 8, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Green Spaces: Landscape Drawing and Exploration
Recommended for children 5-12 years of age
To register, email the names and ages of the children attending to
Naturalist Ray Matarazzo will provide a tour of Olmsted-Beil House Park and the Great Trees there and discuss when Olmsted planted them, why he chose them, and which were his favorites. Ray will also share many details about all the trees that grow in the park, including how animals use them, which ones are edible, and which ones are medicinal.
Painter Sarah Yuster will give a lesson on landscape drawing, explaining with a demonstration how to understand what you see, learning how to place objects in perspective, and basics on using color to convey the feeling of distance and space. We’ll also cover some basics on color that artists have been using for hundreds of years to add to the feeling of distance and space. Attendees can then experiment using these new techniques with pencil oil pastels and colored pencils.
Parents/Guardians may attend with children.
Attendees will receive a starter kit of art supplies they can take home with them.


Saturday, October 8, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Olmsted-Beil House Park
4515 Hylan Blvd.
Eltingville, Staten Island, NY 10312 United States
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