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5720 Route 9G, Hudson , NY 12534 United States

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March 2015
$5

Armchair Travel Series: Hermes Mallea and Caribbean Escapes

March 14 @3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join designer and author Hermes Mallea for a nostalgic celebration of the glamour of warm-weather destinations in the Caribbean and Florida, from the great estates of ambitious patrons to the most exclusive resorts of the mid-twentieth century. His new book, titled Escape, is perfect eye candy for those who want to imagine the life of Frederic and Isabel who went south for most of the winter. Through iconic photography capturing the cultural mood at the moment when social codes relaxed…

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$5

“Deep Air” Arts Series: Jonathan Skinner and Ecology, Language, Spoils of the Landscape

March 22 @3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Explore the environment, history and literature with professor and writer Jonathan Skinner. Jonathan Skinner, a 2011-2012 fellow with Cornell Society for the Humanities, founded and edits the journal eco-poetics; his poetry collections include Birds of Tifft (2011) and Political Cactus Poems (2005), Spoils of the Park (2012) and his essays on urban landscape and poetics have appeared in numerous anthologies. Skinner’s work has taken up the idea of planned landscapes of Church’s contemporary, Frederick Law Olmstead. He has written and…

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15-20

Spring Tablescapes

March 28 @10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join local author and artist Marlene Marshall to create a spring tablescape. Participants will take a walk in Olana’s landscape to collect “found” natural vegetation/fungi/bark from the surrounding forest floor and use a variety of provided materials to create a beautiful spring centerpiece for your tabletop. Please pre-register by calling 518-828-1872×109.

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April 2015
$45

Paper-Light Sculpture Workshop: Art Making with Draga Susanj

April 3 @9:00 am - 3:30 pm

This class will explore making shapes and objects from willow branches and transparent Mulberry Paper. Catskill based artist will lead participants to consider multiples, placement, and light as elements of composition. We will practice making smaller structures and a paper covering technique before constructing our piece that we will take home. Students are encouraged to think of a specific place for their work (will it hang in the window, on the wall, or mobile style). Ms. Susanj encourages participants to…

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10-12

Contemporary Art in Historic Spaces: Curator Pieranna Cavalchini

April 4 @3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for a lecture by Curator Pieranna Cavalchini, the Curator of Contemporary Art at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston; one of the first historic sites to employ contemporary art in the context of historic interiors. The contemporary program at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is living proof of the timelessness of art and of the electricity that runs between old and new art, and Ms. Cavalchini is considered a curator whose work in this area is always…

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July 2015

Week One Panorama: Elements of Art

July 6 @9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Every day until July 10, 2015

Calling young artists! Youth will explore the eight elements of art through the prism of Frederic E. Church’s art, landscape, and architectural masterpiece Olana. Stretch your imagination and be inspired to create original projects through a variety of media focused on these themes. Learn techniques from artists and work with one of the artists featured in Olana’s En Plein Air Paint Out. Space is limited to 25. To download a registration form click here.

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Week One Panorama: Elements of Art

July 7 @9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Every day until July 10, 2015

Calling young artists! Youth will explore the eight elements of art through the prism of Frederic E. Church’s art, landscape, and architectural masterpiece Olana. Stretch your imagination and be inspired to create original projects through a variety of media focused on these themes. Learn techniques from artists and work with one of the artists featured in Olana’s En Plein Air Paint Out. Space is limited to 25. To download a registration form click here.

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Week One Panorama: Elements of Art

July 8 @9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Every day until July 10, 2015

Calling young artists! Youth will explore the eight elements of art through the prism of Frederic E. Church’s art, landscape, and architectural masterpiece Olana. Stretch your imagination and be inspired to create original projects through a variety of media focused on these themes. Learn techniques from artists and work with one of the artists featured in Olana’s En Plein Air Paint Out. Space is limited to 25. To download a registration form click here.

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Week One Panorama: Elements of Art

July 9 @9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Every day until July 10, 2015

Calling young artists! Youth will explore the eight elements of art through the prism of Frederic E. Church’s art, landscape, and architectural masterpiece Olana. Stretch your imagination and be inspired to create original projects through a variety of media focused on these themes. Learn techniques from artists and work with one of the artists featured in Olana’s En Plein Air Paint Out. Space is limited to 25. To download a registration form click here.

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Week One Panorama: Elements of Art

July 10 @9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Every day until July 10, 2015

Calling young artists! Youth will explore the eight elements of art through the prism of Frederic E. Church’s art, landscape, and architectural masterpiece Olana. Stretch your imagination and be inspired to create original projects through a variety of media focused on these themes. Learn techniques from artists and work with one of the artists featured in Olana’s En Plein Air Paint Out. Space is limited to 25. To download a registration form click here.

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Week Two Panorama: Environmental Science for Explorers

July 13 @9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Every day until July 17, 2015

The Olana Partnership works in collaboration with the Taconic Outdoor Education Center to bring you this camp for aspiring scientists and explorers. Frederic E. Church loved natural history, nature, and ecology. This camp will be led by seasoned environmental educators who have a number of fun-filled experiments, play and expeditions planned inside Olana’s 250 acres. Youth will be engaged with water, forests and meadows (just like Church was). This camp is place-based learning, with a whole lot of play. Space…

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Week Two Panorama: Environmental Science for Explorers

July 14 @9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Every day until July 17, 2015

The Olana Partnership works in collaboration with the Taconic Outdoor Education Center to bring you this camp for aspiring scientists and explorers. Frederic E. Church loved natural history, nature, and ecology. This camp will be led by seasoned environmental educators who have a number of fun-filled experiments, play and expeditions planned inside Olana’s 250 acres. Youth will be engaged with water, forests and meadows (just like Church was). This camp is place-based learning, with a whole lot of play. Space…

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Week Two Panorama: Environmental Science for Explorers

July 15 @9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Every day until July 17, 2015

The Olana Partnership works in collaboration with the Taconic Outdoor Education Center to bring you this camp for aspiring scientists and explorers. Frederic E. Church loved natural history, nature, and ecology. This camp will be led by seasoned environmental educators who have a number of fun-filled experiments, play and expeditions planned inside Olana’s 250 acres. Youth will be engaged with water, forests and meadows (just like Church was). This camp is place-based learning, with a whole lot of play. Space…

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Week Two Panorama: Environmental Science for Explorers

July 16 @9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Every day until July 17, 2015

The Olana Partnership works in collaboration with the Taconic Outdoor Education Center to bring you this camp for aspiring scientists and explorers. Frederic E. Church loved natural history, nature, and ecology. This camp will be led by seasoned environmental educators who have a number of fun-filled experiments, play and expeditions planned inside Olana’s 250 acres. Youth will be engaged with water, forests and meadows (just like Church was). This camp is place-based learning, with a whole lot of play. Space…

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Week Two Panorama: Environmental Science for Explorers

July 17 @9:00 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until July 17, 2015

The Olana Partnership works in collaboration with the Taconic Outdoor Education Center to bring you this camp for aspiring scientists and explorers. Frederic E. Church loved natural history, nature, and ecology. This camp will be led by seasoned environmental educators who have a number of fun-filled experiments, play and expeditions planned inside Olana’s 250 acres. Youth will be engaged with water, forests and meadows (just like Church was). This camp is place-based learning, with a whole lot of play. Space…

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Week Three Panorama: Farming and its Hudson Valley Roots

July 20 @9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Every day until July 24, 2015

Explore the rich history of Olana as a working farm in the 19th Century! Youth will engage in a variety of place-based, hands-on learning activities and art projects to develop their understanding of farming- both historical and current. Cultivate an appreciation for food and farming with workshops led by local ecologists and farmers. Explore the varied natural landscape of Olana comprised of fields, forests, gardens and water habitats. Space is limited to 25. To download the registration form click here..

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Week Three Panorama: Farming and its Hudson Valley Roots

July 21 @9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Every day until July 24, 2015

Explore the rich history of Olana as a working farm in the 19th Century! Youth will engage in a variety of place-based, hands-on learning activities and art projects to develop their understanding of farming- both historical and current. Cultivate an appreciation for food and farming with workshops led by local ecologists and farmers. Explore the varied natural landscape of Olana comprised of fields, forests, gardens and water habitats. Space is limited to 25. To download the registration form click here..

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Week Three Panorama: Farming and its Hudson Valley Roots

July 22 @9:00 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until July 24, 2015

Explore the rich history of Olana as a working farm in the 19th Century! Youth will engage in a variety of place-based, hands-on learning activities and art projects to develop their understanding of farming- both historical and current. Cultivate an appreciation for food and farming with workshops led by local ecologists and farmers. Explore the varied natural landscape of Olana comprised of fields, forests, gardens and water habitats. Space is limited to 25. To download the registration form click here..

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Week Three Panorama: Farming and its Hudson Valley Roots

July 23 @9:00 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until July 24, 2015

Explore the rich history of Olana as a working farm in the 19th Century! Youth will engage in a variety of place-based, hands-on learning activities and art projects to develop their understanding of farming- both historical and current. Cultivate an appreciation for food and farming with workshops led by local ecologists and farmers. Explore the varied natural landscape of Olana comprised of fields, forests, gardens and water habitats. Space is limited to 25. To download the registration form click here..

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Week Three Panorama: Farming and its Hudson Valley Roots

July 24 @9:00 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until July 24, 2015

Explore the rich history of Olana as a working farm in the 19th Century! Youth will engage in a variety of place-based, hands-on learning activities and art projects to develop their understanding of farming- both historical and current. Cultivate an appreciation for food and farming with workshops led by local ecologists and farmers. Explore the varied natural landscape of Olana comprised of fields, forests, gardens and water habitats. Space is limited to 25. To download the registration form click here..

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