Jul 06 - Aug 17

10 AM - 12 PM






Art Omi

Ages 5-11*
$20 per child or $36 for two siblings

*Children must be at least 5 years old at the time of the program in order to attend

Registration: July 6-August, 17 2024 Workshops

Our Saturday Workshop Summer Series heats up this season with teaching artist Jojo Dzielski! Kids can expect a different art-making experience each week as they explore a variety of materials, techniques, and ways of expressing themselves through art of all kinds. This program will be held entirely outdoors with art-making occurring under the open-air Education Pavilions. As always, Art Omi: Education will deliver engaging, developmentally appropriate projects that encourage curiosity, experimentation, and critical thinking.

Josephine Dzielski (she/her) is a teaching artist living in Catskill, New York. She makes works in clay, paper, wood, and plastic. Much of her three-dimensional work is functional. She is inspired by clippings from various sources--illustrations, photographs of architecture, and patterned papers. Much of her work uses hand-carved stamps and print blocks. She is continuously drawn to texture and repetition and how these translate onto various materials. 

As a teacher, she works with both youth and adults. Much of her career focuses on self-advocacy and community building through collaborative craft work and artisan training for adults with disabilities. Jojo has worked with Art Omi: Education in a variety of capacities since 2017.

She studied Studio Art, French, and Art Education at SUNY New Paltz and has three bachelor's degrees. She taught elementary-age students and teachers English in Le Mans, France by using visual and performing arts. She volunteered through Americorps and worked as the Ceramic instructor, Day Habilitation Supervisor, and life skills teacher at Triform Camphill Community, a residential home for adults with disabilities, for nine years. This past year, she worked as an Elementary Visual Arts teacher in the Troy City School District, serving approximately 500 students in grades K-5. Next year, she will begin a graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Art Therapy at Antioch University.

Cancellation + Refund Policy: Workshop fee is non-refundable. Can't make it? You may use your credit towards another available Saturday by sending a request to Sasha at ssicurella@artomi.org. Should Art Omi cancel due to weather conditions or unforeseeable circumstances that prevent the program from operating, a credit will be issued for an alternative Saturday workshop.

If you plan to stay and take a walk while your child attends the workshop, please register as a park visitor. Click HERE!