Amanda E Gross



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  • Beacon Open Studios, May 18 + 19, 12 - 6pm, website


  • ADULTS + TEENS - Garrison Art Center in Garrison, NY - Click here to register!

    • Natural Dye Scarf, April 13 (10am - 1pm)

      Embrace the season, and learn how to brew and apply plant-based dyes. We'll discuss how to prepare yarn and textiles, a diversity of dyeing processes, and explore the incredible range of colors that can be wrought from plants, including vegetables and natives. You'll be provided with a handwoven cotton scarf, and will discover the joy of applying color!

    • Basic Embroidery, April 13 (2pm - 5pm)

      Learn basic embroidery stitches and how to create a composition within the hoop. We'll discuss color theory, outlining, and how to render text. You'll be encouraged to be expressive with your content and to develop your own style; by the end of class, you'll be well on your way to crafting a finished original work!

  • KIDS + TEENS - Compass Arts in Beacon, NY - Click here to register!

    • Mixed Media Art Studio for K-5th After-school

      • For after-school K-5th, Fridays, March 29 - May 10 (4 - 5:30pm; no class April 19)

      • For homeschoolers, Mondays April 1 - May 13 (1 - 2:30pm; no class April 15)

      Each session, students will have fun exploring and creating in a different art medium. With a focus on natural and recycled materials, our experiments in mixed media will include printmaking, sculpture, textiles, natural dye, and more! First, we’ll investigate the art technique and creative process used by professional artists or a particular culture, along with the social context of the work. Students will interpret artworks, discuss how media is used to tell stories or makes functional objects, and do warm-up art exercises. The majority of each session will be time for students to develop and express their own ideas through play and making art. At the end of each session, students will present their pieces to share. 

    • Studio Art: Drawing Into Painting for middle school - high school, Wednesdays April 3 - May 29 (5:30 - 7:30pm; no class April 17)

Video showing the creative process of painting a rooster in acrylic onto a re-purposed ceramic tile: