Register for our afternoon Art Adventures for ages, 5-7, 8-10 & 11-13 this Fall with Creative Nature NYC!
Turning our current Covid-19 situation into an opportunity to strengthen our vision of making art in nature and with natural and recycled materials, we will be running our afternoon program mostly at the McGolrick park, however if there are bad weather conditions, we will operate in our indoor facility near the park following all sanitary guidelines and working in small groups. Please read below our different offerings. Click in the Sawyer portal to register.
Art Adventures for ages 5-7
This semester we are looking to make art with nature’s materials as well as creating art-making tools by hand. Nature is abundant and generous, and it is also a great artist. It creates forms, colors, and patterns as no one is able to do it. The park is filled with mysteries and materials that spark-thoughts in motion, provoking art research and inquiry. Each week we will experiment with themes that emanate from children curiosity and questions. Some of these questions are -where does color come from? What is a pigment? What is a binder? How did our ancestors make paint in the stone age? What is an assemblage? What does it mean to install?
Art Adventures for ages 8-10
New York has a reputation of being a concrete jungle, but thousands of animal species can be found in our parks. Contemporary artists, curators, galleries and museums are currently making ecosystems and climate change a prolific field of investigation and practice. Art Adventures for 8-10 is a space for children to investigate, ask questions, form and test theories about urban wildlife and the plant kingdom, collaborate and explore ideas with a cross-disciplinary and multi-media methodology including painting, biology, gardening, collage, installation, performance, sculpture, with natural and recycled materials.
Art Adventures for ages 11-13
What new art and ecological insights can we gain from thinking of city parks as organisms? Contemporary artists are currently making ecosystems and climate change an exquisite field of investigation and practice. Bringing to the different sessions references and discussions of current environmental art projects along with science experiments that expand our understanding of the co-evolutionary relationships between species living in the park, this Fall semester we will create projects that are long-term, collaborative, cross-disciplinary and using multi-media.