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Four Elements Nature:Art Workshop Series
Explore Four Elements in four days this Summer with Arts Educator Amy Lewis Sweetman at Emmerich Tree Farm.
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Now Registering for 2023
Kids nature series

Four days of Nature & Art at the Tree Farm

Explore Four Elements in four days this Summer with Nature: Arts Educator Amy Lewis Sweetman - founder of AGRISCULPTURE

For children ages 8-12 and offered for 3 separate sessions in June, July and August.

the details

An art workshop amongst nature.

Workshop Dates:

June 26 - 29 (Mon. - Thurs.) - 10am - 12pm
July 24 - 27 (Mon. - Thurs.) - 10am - 12pm
August 21 - 24 (Mon. - Thurs.) - 10am - 12pm

Spaces Available: 12 kids per session

Ages: 8-12 years old


Earth Day
Features a Forest Discovery Walk, Creation of a personal Nature Journal from Recycled Materials, Nature Journaling, 2D Nature Printing on the Nature Journals as well as creating a 3D Earth Sculpture from found materials.

Air Day
Features a Feathered Friend Discovery Walk, Nature Journaling, 2D Bird Drawing in the field as well as creating a 3D Air Sculpture from found materials.

Water Day
Features an Aquatic Friend Discovery Walk, Nature Journaling, 2D Water Coloring in the field as well as creating a 3D Water Sculpture from found materials.

Fire Day
Features a Kindling Wood Discovery Walk, Nature Journaling, Intro to Campfire Creating, 2D Natural Charcoal Painting as well as creating a 3D Fire Sculpture from found materials. Making and eating S’mores at the end of Fire Day will wrap up each Workshop Series!

Daily Safety Checks

We'll start each day with a quick safety moment for all of the students to make sure they have proper footwear, clothing, and sunscreen to prepare them for the day.

the instructor

A little about Amy

Amy Lewis Sweetman is an artist, the founder of AGRISCULPTURE and loves what she does!

The mission of AGRISCULPTURE is to create metal sculpture informed by nature and farm equipment, to restore the Earth by foraging abandoned agricultural machinery as media and to teach environmental awareness - giving youth / public workshops involving recycled materials and the creative process of adaptive reuse.

A 2008 graduate of Cornell University, Amy earned a Professional Bachelors Degree in Architecture with a Concentration in Architectural Theory, and she went on to graduate from Orange Ulster BOCES from the Adult Education Welding Program in 2014.

Amy absolutely loves teaching and sharing her knowledge – and has been commissioned to create artistic educational programming for Storm King Art Center, The DORSKY Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz, The Art Effect, Warwick Valley Community Center, Albert Wisner Public Library, Newburgh Free Library, Orange County Arts Council, Warwick Valley Farmers Market, Wallkill River School, Beekman 1802, Cornell University, Orange Ulster BOCES, Newburgh Jewish Community Center, Little Friends Learning Loft Montessori Preschool and Black Rock Forest… to name a few. To enjoy Amy’s work, please visit the many public sites with her sculptures around New York State as well as around the world, and view them on www.AGRISCULPTURE.com.

time in the outdoors

What's included

Water, apples and popsicles will be provided as snacks all four days – and additionally, “make your own” s’mores will be provided on the final day of each Workshop Series.

Art Materials are also provided.

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Kids Classes FAQ

Where is the workshop located?

The art workshop will be at Emmerich Tree Farm, where kids will have access to forested areas, a pavilion with restrooms, and our Christmas Tree Farm fields.

How do I register?

Registration will be done online, and spots are booked on a first come first serve basis.

What is the cancellation policy?

Cancellations must be made two weeks in advance in order to receive a full refund.

What should the kids bring with them?

Water, light snacks, and art materials will all be provided for the attendees. Kids should wear appropriate footwear, clothing, hats, & sunscreen.

What happens if there is rain?

If there is rain, the kids will do art activities in the pavilion, but should bring raincoats & boots with them, since rain can also be a fun part of nature.

What time should I drop-off?

Children should be dropped off between 9:45am and 10am for each session.

What time is pickup?

Children should be picked up between 12pm and 12:15pm for each session.

Where do I drop off?

Kids will be dropped off at the brown barn near the parking lot area.

Who will be supervising?

Amy will have another qualified supervisor to assist her with groups over 8 students.

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