Nancy Wilder Palmateer Memorial Children's Workshop TAUNY Kids Create: Wildlife to Watercolors with Loretta Lepkowski, Saturday April 28th
This Workshop is free.
Elementary to middle-school-aged children and their families are invited to explore nature and art with Tug Hill artist Loretta Lepkowski, a 2017 TAUNY Heritage Award recipient. Loretta is a painter, storyteller, and great observer of local life and the natural environment. She will guide children in an activity to reflect on their own local environment and use watercolors to paint their favorite wild critter or natural scene. A variety of hands-on nature and wildlife reference materials will be available to explore. Children will also have a chance to see some show and tell with traditional objects crafted with natural materials, and to learn about how the natural environment is integral to the living art and craft traditions of our region. All materials will be provided. Children are also welcome to bring something from nature that they would like to show or paint at the workshop.
This workshop is made possible by the Nancy Wilder Palmateer Memorial Fund. This fund was established by the Palmateer and Wilder families in 2015 to honor the creative side of Nancy Wilder Palmateer, to recognize her work with children, and to encourage hands-on engagement for young people.
This workshop is free. Pre-registration is required (by calling 315-386-4289) for planning purposes.