Austin J. McDonald Playground

Back to Event List

Arts, Culture & Fun: Watercolor Painting Workshop

Thursday, August 26, 2021

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.

Join NYC Parks' Arts, Culture & Fun for a watercolor painting workshop series throughout Staten Island in partnership with Seeds of the League. Artist Kenneth Fitzpatrick will teach you how to draw and paint using nature as your inspiration. Learn about light, color, and design while making art en plein air (outside). All levels from beginners to advanced are welcome.

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

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

About the artist
Kenneth Fitzpatrick, a graduate of the High School of Art & Design, was born and raised in New York City. His awards include P.S. Art, a citywide competition for pre-K to 12, culminating in an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and a Seeds of the League Scholarship. Ken’s work focuses on compositional storytelling using the mediums of oils, graphite, watercolors, tattoos, and digital art. His goals include finishing his degree in game development and encouraging others to pursue their art.

Please register at The class size is limited and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis on the day of the workshop. Families are welcome.

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 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. 




Event Organizer

Arts, Culture & Fun,

Contact Email


Arts & Crafts, Art, Seniors

Additional Media

Directions to Austin J. McDonald Playground


  • Arts, Culture & Fun: Watercolor Painting Workshop

Was this information helpful?