Saturday Kids Workshop: Summer Series

Every Saturday
10 AM – 12 PM

Benenson Center

$12 per child or $20 for two siblings

5 – 12

Our Summer Series Saturday Workshops run every weekend through August 31st! This year, teaching artist Dorothea Osborn will lead kids in an ongoing collaborative sculpture project that will progress over the course of the summer. Drop-in any weekend to be a part of this large-scale building experience!

Dorothea Osborn is a visual artist, from a tiny rural town in upstate NY, currently living and working just outside of Albany, NY in an area called: ‘Trollsville”. An area accessed by going under a bridge and next to a creek. Ms. Osborn’s recent body of work ranges from hybrid pieces, using oils, mixed media and sculptural materials. She generally commences a piece by using representational imagery from life or memory of everyday experiences while also incorporating themes of spirituality, dichotomies, time, and the Anthropocene. Consequently, her work blurs the boundaries of representation and abstraction.

Dorothea Osborn received her MFA from the State University of New York at New Paltz, Magna cum Laude. She has exhibited at the University of Michigan, Albany Center Gallery, The Fountain in NYC, The Hudson Mohawk Regional, The Albany Institute of History and Art, and many others venues. A complete CV is available upon request.

In addition to exhibiting widely, Ms. Osborn has also taught painting and drawing extensively. She is currently employed at various venues teaching art. She has taught at Ghost Ranch, NM, The State University of New York at New Paltz, Atelier at Arlene’s, and the Capital Region Arts Center. She has given lectures at the Opalka Gallery, Albany, NY, Capital Region Teachers Center. She has been awarded several New York State Foundation on the Arts awards, best in show numerous times, and has been the spotlight artist in various on-line publications including Gambling the Aisle and the Rising Artist. She was also awarded an Arts, letters and Numbers, Vermont Studio Center, Joshua Tree, Ca. and Chateau Orquevaux, France residencies.

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Jun 20 – Aug 15
5 – 7:30 PM

Open Figure Drawing for Adults

Jun 20 – Aug 15
5 – 7:30 PM
Newmark Gallery

Gather in the Newmark Gallery on Thursday evenings April 18 - June 6 to sketch, draw, and render from a live male or female nude model. Open to artists of all skill levels ages 16+, each two-hour sessions is self-guided and intended to provide time and space for members of our local community to share in the exploration of this traditional art practice.

Jun 24 – Aug 2
9 AM – 3 PM


Jun 24 – Aug 2
9 AM – 3 PM
Education Pavilions

Artgarten is a special program designed with our youngest artists in mind! Occurring at the same time and place as Camp Omi, Artgarten allows 4 and 5 year olds to explore, create, play, and grow in a developmentally appropriate environment alongside experienced and energetic caregivers. Children must be 4 years old at the time of the program.

2019 Camp Dates
As of July 22, all 2019 sessions of Artgarten are sold out and waitlists are full.
To sign up for the Art Omi: Education newsletter, click here.

9:00-9:30 - Arrival + Morning Meeting
9:30-10:15 - Art Project
10:15-10:35 - Snack
10:35-11:20 - Nature + Discovery
11:20-12:00 - Lunch + Play
12:00-12:35 - Story + Rest
12:35-1:20 - Art Project
1:20-2:20 - Swimming
2:20-2:45 - Snack + Play
2:45-3:00 - Afternoon Meeting

Swimming occurs everyday (weather permitting) on site in an in-ground pool, enclosed in the backyard of Ledig House. There are no formal swim lessons, just open time where children can play in and out of the water as they wish. Two certified, experienced lifeguards are present at all times. Children are limited to the steps and shallow end of the pool (3ft.) marked by a floating rope. Artgarten staff join children in the water. Feel free to provide your child with any personal floating accessory (e.g. ‘swimmies’, vest) that they feel comfortable with. If your child is a NON-SWIMMER, he/she will join us at the pool where there will be other activities, including a ‘kiddie pool’ or sprinkler monitored by a counselor. Swimming and Aquatics procedures meet the New York State Department of Health Children’s Camp requirements and standards.

Cancellations made prior to June 15th are eligible for a full refund. After June 15th, a $100 cancellation fee per each child registered will apply.

Jun 24 – Aug 2
9 AM – 3 PM

Camp Omi

Jun 24 – Aug 2
9 AM – 3 PM

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