Art Omi: Writers Virtual Reading with Nuyorican Poets Cafe
In partnership with the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Art Omi: Writers presents a virtual reading from current writers-in-residence. These distinguished writers and translators will share new and in-progress writing produced during their time at Art Omi. The Art Omi: Writers readings are always an opportunity to experience an uncommon variety of writing—provocative, funny, innovative, and surprising literary voices from a range of traditions, all in one place.
Participating writers are: Katie Moulton (USA, Alum-in-Residence), Loubna Mrie (Syria), Kia Corthron (USA), Phoebe McIlwain Bright (USA), Theresa Hottel (USA), Richard Benjamin (USA), and Justin Go (USA).
Art Omi: Writers hosts authors and translators from around the world for residencies throughout the spring and fall. The program’s strong international emphasis provides exposure for global literary voices and reflects the spirit of cultural exchange that is essential to Art Omi’s mission.
Join us for one or more weeks of Columbia County's most popular arts camp for preschoolers! This program is limited to eight children and two adult teachers. Artgarten occurs under a large, open-air tent with excursions throughout the Sculpture & Architecture park. Daily activities include two art projects using a variety of media, nature exploration in the sculpture and architecture park, open play, story time, and swimming as well as snack and lunch times, and morning/afternoon circle meetings. With contemporary art and architecture and the expansive natural landscape as a backdrop, sky's the limit for what we can dream up and create together!
Join us for one or more weeks of Columbia County's most popular arts camp! This program engages kids ages 6-12 in a variety of creative adventures that include drawing, painting, sculpture, performance, music, nature art, and more. Through self and guided exploration, hands-on learning and making experiences, collaboration, and critical thinking, children gain new skills and confidence in the power of their own ideas. With contemporary art and architecture and the expansive natural landscape as a backdrop, sky's the limit for what we can dream up and create together!
All weeks are now full. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the waitlist.
- July 6 - 9 (no camp on July 5th)
- July 12 - 16
In this course we will build expressive drawing skills using the landscape and sculpture at Art Omi as reference and inspiration. Using a range of media including charcoal, pencil, ink, and pastel we will explore fundamental 2 dimensional art principles such as perspective, value, form and texture. Expanding our understanding of observational drawing, we will experiment with scale, format, and subject matter in order to find unique modes of personal expression. Our studio time will consist of quick sketches and drawing games, viewing work by contemporary and historical artists, and extended individual projects throughout the sculpture park. Materials included in tuition fee. No experience necessary! For teens age 12 - 16.