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Arts, Culture & Fun: Nature Painting

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.

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Join NYC Parks' Arts, Culture & Fun for a watercolor landscape workshop in partnership with Seeds of the League. Join Artist Amy DiGi in the park to learn how to draw and paint using nature as our inspiration. She is teaching all levels from beginners to advanced. Come learn about light, color and design while making art en plein air (outside) while enjoying fresh air in the park.

For your comfort, bring a mat, blanket, or folding chair to sit on. Feel free to bring your own watercolors, paper, water, and brushes. Supplies will be provided as well.  

Amy DiGi is a plein air artist working in both rural and city locations. She is a United States Coast Guard artist artist and an Arts in Embassy artist. She received her MFA from Lehman college and BFA from Pratt institute.

Seeds of the League is the Art Students League's community program.

Registration
Please register on Eventbrite at watercolorvcp.eventbrite.com, and note that the class size is limited to 15 participants and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis on the day of the workshop. Families are welcome.

Please note: This summer, due to the coronavirus pandemic, we're offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programming.

Note: Some programs may be modified, rescheduled, or cancelled due to weather, health, or safety concerns. 

Location

Sachkerah Picnic Area in Van Cortlandt Park
Bronx
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Cost

Free  

Event Organizer

Arts, Culture & Fun,

Categories

Arts & Crafts, Art, Seniors

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Directions to Van Cortlandt Park

Know Before You Go

There are currently 3 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

Barbecuing AreasVan Cortlandt Park

Due to construction at Broadway and West 242nd Street, the entrance near the subway is closed. Please access the park at the stairway adjacent to the public comfort station (Broadway & Manhattan College Parkway). There is an accessible entrance at the end of the block. The barbecuing area at Van Cortlandt Park has temporarily been moved behind the Nature Center. For more information on the progress of this construction project, please visit our Capital Project Tracker page.
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2020

Hiking TrailsPutnam Trail

The Putnam Greenway Trail is currently closed for construction. For north-south access, runners and pedestrians can use the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail (enter at Mosholu Parkway & Van Cortlandt Park South), and bicyclists and pedestrians can use Broadway. For more information on the progress of this construction project, please visit our Capital Project Tracker page.


Anticipated Completion: Summer 2020

Outdoor PoolsVan Cortlandt

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this pool is closed for the 2020 season.

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