This fall, the library offered a series of STEAM themed art classes for students in grades 1 – 7 taught by Alexis Starke. The classes were taught through live video. For each project, we used a topic from science, technology, engineering, and/ or math as a jumping off point. We explored clouds, minerals and geodes, planets and space exploration technology, as well as the centrality of math and engineering in the mobiles and stabiles of Alexander Calder. We are so proud of the students and we hope you enjoy these examples from the amazing art they created this fall. Click on the Artist of the Month tab on our homepage and then click on any image to enlarge and view individually (Mixed Media Pastel Painting by Anna).
Join us for the latest in our popular series of art classes for kids! For winter, we are offering a series of live video art classes with the theme of New York City’s magical Metropolitan Museum of Art. We have two sections- Mondays at 5 for grades 1 – 3 and Wednesdays at 5 for grades 4 and up. Details and registration are on our events calendar on our website.
For each project we will take inspiration from some popular works at the Met which celebrated its 150th birthday in 2020. Taught by Alexis Starke, these classes are designed to explore a variety of art materials and techniques as well as creative thinking, problem solving, and self-expression in a relaxed and inspiring atmosphere. This series will run from mid-January through early April and follow the school calendar. Some materials will be provided. Classes will be kept small for individual attention. Google Meet links will be sent the day of class. Please email Alexis with any questions- firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us for an Art Talk with Janet Mandel on Monday, January 11th, at 7:00 pm. Registration on our events calendar.
One of New York’s most unconventional painters, Florine Stettheimer was a keen and opinionated observer of the people and rapidly changing world around her. Her famous salon, attended by New York’s avant-garde during the 1920s through the early ’40s, was legendary. She prophetically chose to portray subjects considered controversial even today, such as race, sexual orientation, gender, and religion. Come and hear about the unique life of this German-Jewish artist and see some of her most celebrated works. It is time to recognize Florine Stettheimer as one of the most significant artists of the 20th century, whose work remains as modern and relevant today as it was a century ago.
Experts predict that 50% of the US workforce will be self-employed by 2030. Whether you have always wanted to work for yourself or whether you never dreamed you would want or need to, entrepreneurship can be a fulfilling and empowering path.
In this 2-hour workshop, we will cover:
- Figuring out or narrowing down what products or services you can offer
- Setting up a legal business entity quickly and easily
- Simple ways to accept payments and maintain your books—so that you can focus on what inspires you
- Recommendations to help demystify website, social media, and email newsletter marketing platforms
No experience necessary—just an interest and willingness to explore income-generating possibilities in a fun, low-stakes environment. Workshop includes some discussion time and small group breakouts (all via Zoom).
Please register through our website events calendar or call us at 845-359-4595
Join us for this two-part holiday art project with Alexis Starke inspired by the classic ballet and ETA Hoffman story, The Nutcracker Suite. We will create a festive painting perfect for a holiday gift or to decorate your home for the holidays! A large sheet of watercolor paper, some paints, drawing guides, and handouts will be provided. You can use watercolors, acrylics, or any other paints you have at home. We will learn about the story and ballet and listen to some of the music as we get creative! Details and registration on our events page.