After School and Clubs

We offer an after school program, or Saturday programs, specifically designed for after school groups, civic groups, and special interest clubs. These include (but are not limited to) 4-H, Girl Scouts of the USA & Boy Scouts of America, as well as high school art clubs. In each case, The Olana Partnership will adjust standard content for club interests. For example, we have programs for Scouts to earn Architecture & Landscape Architecture badges. We have content specifically for high school art clubs, and we have a special tour just for 4-H groups.

Each program has been designed to link directly to the goals of the youth organization. Our programs encourage youth to consider overall themes of preservation & conservation, creative problem solving, and how history fits into innovation. The following programs are designed to serve Scouts 3rd grade and up. These programs are scalable to create appropriate challenges for Troops with multiple age levels. The programs below are designed to enable a 2 ½ hour program onsite and cost $10 per person. (Please note: Olana’s current program offerings are not appropriate for Daisies or Cub Scouts; although one hour house tours are available for this younger age group).

 

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The Art of 2-D to 3-D and Back Again

See 2 rooms in Church’s House Olana, and then take a hike while discussing issues of architecture and landscape architecture. Then the group will end up at the Wagon House where Scouts will turn a Church sketch into a three-dimensional paper model.

To download the after school visit inquiry form click here.

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Islamic Design

Persian Influence and Geometry at Olana See 2 rooms in Church’s House Olana, and then take a hike while discussing issues design and what inspires cultures to pick certain design motifs. Scouts will spend the afternoon in the Wagon House Education Facility working with drafting tools/rulers and Persian design examples (as well as their sketch books) to create original compositions and repeating forms.

To download the after school visit inquiry form click here.

Frederic Edwin Church, "Scenery near Fern Walk, Jamaica,"  September 1865, graphite on light blue-green paper, 10 3/4 x 17 3/8 in., OL.1977.101 Collection Olana State Historic Site

From Sketch to Study to Painting

Studying Frederic Church’s method from en plein air to studio. See 2 rooms in Church’s House Olana, and then review a packet of Church’s studies and sketches youth will take notebooks and drawing boards into the landscape to make art and notations in the style of Church. Groups are encouraged to take their en plein air studies and sketches home to continue painting.

To download the after school visit inquiry form click here.

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Barn/Farming Tour

Coming soon

Contact/Questions

Amy Hufnagel, Director of Education; 518-828-1872 x105 or email.

How to make a formal inquiry: Fill out the Olana Afterschool Group Registration Form and email to Amy Hufnagel

Cost: $8 per student

Length of Program: 2.5 hours

Transportation: Required by attendee

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