Fall Classes At CreArtive

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Children and their parents were invited to The Art Guild at Elderfields Preserve for CreARTive, a fun afternoon of creative art-making, on Saturday, Aug. 22. Children worked with clay, made simple prints, tie-dyed T-shirts, sketched and created collages as parents mingled, toured thCreARTive090915Ce building and spoke to Art Guild staff and volunteers about upcoming fall classes for children.
“It was a terrific afternoon and a fun way to reintroduce ourselves to parents and children. It was a great way to show off our dedicated teachers, staff and volunteers,” said Susan Herbst, associate executive director. “I think we made some new friends and hope that we’ll see them again soon.”
The following classes for children will be offered in the fall:
• Art Explorations (ages 5 to 7), six Saturdays (Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31) from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m.
• Children’s Art Studio (ages 8 to 12), six Wednesdays (Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4) from 4 to 5:30 p.m. or six Saturdays (Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31) from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. All classes are taught by experienced children’s art teachers.
Classes and workshops for adults have also been announced:
• Watercolor for All Levels with Eileen Neville on Wednesdays for eight weeks (Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28) from 9 a.m. to noon.
• Drawing: Sharpen Up! For all levels with Stephanie Navon-Jacobson on Mondays for eight weeks (Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec. 7, 14) from 9 a.m. to noon.
• A two-day workshop for adults will also be offered: The Art of the Still Life In Oils with Gregg Kreutz, on Sept. 19 to 20. This workshop will focus on the drama in still life; how to turn simple props—pots, fruit, flowers, baskets—into compelling dramas of light and shadow.
Registration forms and information regarding class descriptions and fees are available on The Art Guild website at www.theartguild.org or by calling 516-304-5797 or emailing info@theartguild.org.
The Art Guild of Port Washington, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing encouragement, education and a forum for the appreciation of the visual arts. The Art Guild strives to offer residents from local and neighboring communities an avenue to broaden their creative pursuits. It is an organization open to all people with a common goal to advance the visual arts.

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