Workshops inspired by our summer exhibitions.
Ages 8 - Adult. Art materials provided.
Emily Stedman: Figures & Florals
Emily Stedman was born in New York City. Her family moved to France when she was in the first grade. She's lived in a number of places while growing up, including Swarthmore PA, Tenafly, NJ, and Hartford, Conn. She is represented at NOHO/M55 Gallery in New York City. Emily's oils and watercolor paintings have been shown in group and solo shows including The Brooklyn Museum; The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, New York; The Seattle Erotic Art Festival, Seattle, Washington; and numerous other galleries and publications. Last summer she was Artist In Residence at Bryant Park in New York City. Her work is also in private and public collections including Schering – Plough Pharmaceuticals, the Bryant Park Conservancy and murals for the City of Yonkers. Emily received a B.F.A from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington and an M.F.A. from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY where her painting teacher was Jacob Lawrence.
A wellness series of simple yoga and meditation practice in the
galleries, led by Neem Dewji and Irving Yee, from Yoga for Bliss,
Riverdale. All levels welcome.
Neem is the director of Yoga for Bliss. She first started practicing yoga at the Sivananda Yoga Ashram in London, when she was a teenager. She has been teaching Hatha Yoga for over 16 years and is certified with the Integral Yoga Institute in New York City. She teaches Level 1, gentle, chair, and restorative yoga. She also teaches meditation and stress management workshops. "It's wonderful to have been able to create a yoga and wellness community in Riverdale and Yonkers!".
Irving Yee first started learning Tai Chi Chuan with Yang Style Grandmaster William CC Chen at the age of 25. Within a very short time, he became an assistant teacher at the school while participating in many martial arts competitions around the country and world. In 2001, he won his first major Push Hands tournament in the USA Wushu Kung Fu Federation National Championships in San Diego. He went on to compete in many tournaments, including the 2004 Chung Hwa Cup International Taijiquan Championship in Taiwan.
Irving has been the Tai Chi instructor at Wave Hill gardens for over 10 years. His approach has been to teach Tai Chi as a way of life, bringing nature into focus, so students can observe the beauty of nature and respect its forces. His teachings and ideas are based on those of Master William Chen and Master Garry Choy, to whom Irving is very grateful.
Shelley Haven: Patterns in Nature—Painting in Gouache
Shelley Haven, Teaching Artist-in-Residence, has designed programs inspired by the natural and cultural landscape.
She is an artist and fine arts teacher who works in oil, gouache, intaglio and monotype, as well as in pastel and other color media.
Her work is included in the Museum of Modern Art PAD/D and Franklin Furnace Archives; the New York City Public Library Rare Books Collection, Prints Collection, and Periodical Archive; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and university, corporate and private collections.
Ms. Haven is a native New Yorker with a studio in YOHO. She received her BA from Binghamton University, and MA and MFA from The University of Iowa. Shelley has taught at The Cooper Union Institute and School of Visual Arts in New York City.
Drawing in Garden of Ornament
Draw in the galleries, inspired by Zakanitch’s use of pattern and decoration. Sat, Jul 29, 1:30 - 3:30pm
Repetition & Patterns with Gouache
Learn to paint in gouache as you discover repetition and patterns in nature. Sun, Jul 30, 1:30 - 3:30pm
Photograph a Robert Zakanitch painting, then make your own based on the photograph. Sat, Aug 12, 1:30 - 3:30pm
Observe the color and pattern of a floral bouquet, mix color, and paint your own floral fantasy. Sun, Aug 13, 1:30 - 3:30pm
Paint, drink, and be merry with a painting
lesson! Artist Teresa Pereira shows you
how to create a floral acrylic on canvas based
on a prototype, while you enjoy a house drink.
Limited to 20 participants. Non-members $20;
Members $15 (includes one drink).
tickets @ hrm.org/paint
Teresa Pereira is a Visual Artist, Muralist, Graphic Designer and Art Teacher who graduated from Fordham University, College at Lincoln Center with a BFA in Fine Arts, where she won the Studio Art Award for painting.
Teresa uses many mediums to create art: from the digital space of the computer to create graphic art, to charcoals, pastels, acrylics and oils to create more traditional works in her signature figurative, yet contemporary style. She’s had paintings shown in galleries and art fairs around Westchester County. Teresa has also had a successful career as a muralist, and her murals can be seen in all three branches of the Yonkers Public Library, The Mount Vernon Public, and in a number of businesses and private residences in the tri-state area.
Over the past 8 years, Teresa has been teaching Visual Arts programs to children and adults, both privately (in her home studio), and in public programs for Yonkers Parks & Recreation, Yonkers Public Library, and the Rye Free Reading Room. She also enjoys teaching art to her students at Maria Regina High School in Hartsdale. She uses a variety of media—including paints, collage, pastels, clay, fabric and wood—to teach students to create landscape, still life and portrait paintings, as well as projects with fabric, wood, wax, printmaking and ceramics.
Sat, Aug 12, 5pm
Learn the basics of gardening, plant care, and floral design from
master florist Gayle Jones in a hands-on floral class, while you
enjoy a house drink. Take home your own planter with flowers.
Limited to 24 participants. Non-members $20; Members $15 (includes one drink).
Purchase tickets @ hrm.org/gardening