If we make our landscapes beautiful and functional, many of our needs can be met where we live.That’s the idea behind sustainable landscapes, the benefits of which you’ll explore here, from the surprising abundance of edible plants and household materials that can be produced, to the valuable services they can perform.
Chinese Brush Painting is a simplistic and meditative way to paint. Using the “Four Treasures”: the brush, the ink, the ink stone, and the paper, one can learn the painting techniques to create the “Four Gentlemen”: the bamboo, the orchid, the plum and the chrysanthemum. Each “Gentleman” introduces a new stroke or idea and reinforces techniques already learned. Come and watch a demonstration and try your hand at it.
Linda Schultz is a retired art educator. She holds an MS in art education from the State University of New York and a Certificate of Completion from the Art Farm Gallery for Studies in Chinese Brush painting studying with Professor I-Hsiung Ju. Additionally, she has studied with Leigh Wen in Albany, NY and with master painters at the Art Institute in Jang Yin, China. Preregistration Required
Discover the stories you most want to tell, and get started writing them! Featuring fast, fun exercises, creative prompts and a chance to explore a sampling of forms, including fiction, creative non-fiction and spontaneous poetry. Bring a notebook and pen. This workshop is designed for all levels, from beginners to old pros. Prior registration required. Free.
Dakota Lane is the author of four award-winning novels, and has written for the NEW YORK TIMES, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY and other publications. She has taught popular workshops in the Hudson Valley for more than two decades.