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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spaces are limited.
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.
Registration will be done online, and spots are booked on a first come first serve basis.
Cancellations must be made two weeks in advance in order to receive a full refund.
Water, light snacks, and art materials will all be provided for the attendees. Kids should wear appropriate footwear, clothing, hats, & sunscreen.
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.
Children should be dropped off between 9:45am and 10am for each session.
Children should be picked up between 12pm and 12:15pm for each session.
Kids will be dropped off at the brown barn near the parking lot area.
Amy will have another qualified supervisor to assist her with groups over 8 students.