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Nature Art Show Opening Reception
Saturday, March 7, 2015 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800

Come and be inspired by the works of local artists at our 12th annual art show. Meet the artists and support your local art community. This year's exhibit features the work of more than 50 artists, in a variety of media from watercolors, oils and photography, to fiber and wood. The festivities include live music and refreshments.

The Nature Art Exhibit will be on display until March 28, Tuesday through Sunday, 9am-5pm. Call 872-1237 or 872-0800 for more information.

Registration: Required
"Painting a Landscape" at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, March 8, 2015 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-1237
Learn the techniques of landscape water color painting with artist Stanley Maltzman. Class will start with a discussion of paper, paint, brushes and how to stretch paper in preparation for use. Working indoors from a photo, participants will lay down washes, create skies, paint mountains and groups of trees. Participants should bring their own bruses (synthetic), paints, and palette. No experience necessary, recommended for ages 16 and up. Workshop fee is $40 plus materials. Call 872-1237 to register.
Registration: Required
"Painting on Feathers" at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, March 14, 2015 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-1237

Tired of painting on the same old canvas? Come learn how to paint on something unique - a feather! Create your beautiful design or wildlife image. Instructor Ida Pagano will give instruction on feather preparation and painting a wildlife image directly on a feather. Each participant will receive paint and 2 feathers. Wildlife images will be available for inspiration. Participants should bring fine tip small size brushes. Appropriate for ages 15 and up. Workshop fee is $15 plus $5 for materials.

Call 872-1237 to register.

Registration: Required
"Who's Hoots for You?" at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, March 15, 2015 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800
Come and find out who's whooo and who gives a hoot in the owl world! Examine the Nature Center's mounted specimens to learn about the amazing features of these night-flying birds of prey. Listen to some familiar owl calls, learn what types of habitats they prefer, and find out where they like to hide! Examine an owl pellet to investigate their diet. This hands-on program is appropriate for all ages. Please call 872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
"Draw A Better Bird" at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, March 21, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 827-1237

Yes, birds have knees! And three rows of feathers on their wings, and other specific body features that are helpful to understand in order to draw and paint birds more accurately. Take a closer look at key features with instructor Jean Mackay and practice drawing the details to make your bird sketching take flight. Some drawing experience is helpful, but beginners are welcome. Please bring a pencil and paper. You may also bring colored pencils, watercolor or pens.

Fee is $25. Call 872-1237 to register.

Registration: Required
"Spring Trees in the Landscape" Pastels Workshop at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, March 22, 2015 10:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 827-1237

Learn about color, texture, value, composition and pastel technique. Create a pastel landscape working from a photo. Instructor Susan Story will provide individual assistance to each student. Appropriate for all levels of experinece, ages 16 and up. Participants should bring their own landscape photos and materials.

Fee is $40. Call 872-1237 to register and receive materials list.

Registration: Required
Wearable Art at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, March 28, 2015 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800
Learn an easy and fun method to create a "tie-dyed" tee shirt without tying or dying. Design a personalized colorful tee using Sharpie markers and simple household supplies to create a tie-dyed look. Fee of $5 covers all materials including a white tee shirt. Feel free to bring a favorite shirt of your own if you prefer. Program is appropriate for ages 6 through adult. Please call 872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
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