West 249th Street and Independence Avenue
Bronx, NY 10471
Description: Spend the afternoon making art like the masters with the Family Art Project's Rama Mandel. Focus on Vincent van Gogh, the Dutch post-Impressionist painter whose large body of work incorporated his highly recognizable use of dashes, lines, and swirls. Begin by experimenting with mark-making, then use pencil and charcoal to create your own sketches of the landscape, and finally apply acrylic paint to canvas, Van Gogh-style. Program is geared to children between the ages of five and 10 with a parent or caregiver. Space is limited. Registration is required, online at wavehill.org, onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center, or by calling 718-549-320 x251.
Venue Description: See natural beauty at its finest at Wave Hill, the 28-acre public garden and cultural center in the Bronx. Overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades, Wave Hill's true view lies in the park's magnificent gardens and landscapes. Horticulture and the arts programs for children, teenagers, and teachers are hosted by Wave Hill. Its grounds serve as living laboratories for science exploration. A memorable and scenic venue location, the Wave Hill House, built in 1843, is available for meetings, conferences, celebrations, and photo shoots. Wave Hill House was home to many celebrated icons, including Theodore Roosevelt and Mark Twain.
On weekends from 10am-1pm, the whole family can enjoy with a naturally creative Family Art Project. Wave Hill's visual arts program presents artworks in the galleries and on the grounds that engage the public in a dialogue with nature, culture, and site.
Wave Hill is located at W. 249th Street and Independence Avenue in the Bronx. Open Tuesday-Sunday, March 15-October 31, 9am-5:30pm; November 1-March 14, 9am-4:30pm. Free tree tours, garden tours, and gallery tours. Admission is free Saturdays year-round from 9am-12pm; all day Tuesdays in November-April, July, and August; and from 9am-12pm in May, June, September, and October. Onsite parking is $8 per vehicle. For more information, call 718-549-3200 or visit wavehill.org.
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