Crafts/Projects

Terrarium Planting with Dunecraft

April showers bring May flowers- so for Earth Day last month we decided to plant some fun terrariums. Dunecraft sent over five of their cool terrarium options for us to try out. With the help of 3 year old Gia and 10 year old Briana, we were ready to plant!       First up was a Pincushion Cactus from their Tiny Terrarium line. This tiny little thing is the

This Weekend at Wave Hill

  SAT. MAY 14    EARLY MORNING BIRD WALK Join naturalist Gabriel Willow on a special early morning walk to spot birds in the gardens and woodlands as well as the skies aboveWave Hill. You’ll be amazed by the diversity of birds that are active on the grounds before the gates open to the public. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. This walk is free, and admission to the

This Week at Wave Hill

  SAT, APRIL 30    FAMILY ART PROJECT: BUDS, BUDS, BUDS Explore some of Wave Hill’s many budding trees and observe the myriad shapes and sizes of these flowery beginnings. Visit and sketch trees nearby. Then, using a wooden base, paper and a variety of natural materials, make your own free-standing, fully budding sculptural tree. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. Arbor Week event. WAVE HILL HOUSE,

This Weekend at Wave Hill

  SAT, APRIL 23    FAMILY ART PROJECT: STORIES AND SYMBOLS IN CLAY MASKS Local Bronx visiting artist Dennis Redmoon Darkeem takes us on a journey to understand how meanings are represented in Native American and African masks. Work with air-dry clay and natural pigments, or collect natural materials, to craft your own cultural story in a natural clay mask. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. WAVE

This Weekend at Wave Hill

  SAT, APRIL 16    FAMILY ART PROJECT: STARTING SEEDS WITH MINI FENCES With storytellers Rama Mandel and Channie Waites, learn about starting seeds through movement and verse—and see some that have sprouted. Think about how you would protect a budding plant. Then work with chopsticks, popsicle sticks and found sticks to make small, painted fences and portable plant signs. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. WAVE

This Weekend at Wave Hill

Photo: Joshua Bright SAT, APRIL 9    FAMILY ART PROJECT: STILL-LIFE CORNUCOPIA Working with themes and methods found in his work in (Not So) Still Life, the spring show in Glyndor Gallery, visiting artist Adam Brent explores the common cornucopia as an art object. We’ll work with paint, dishes, branches, wood, plastic fruit and vegetation to make wall-mounted, cornucopia sculptures and assemblages. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until

This Weekend at Wave Hill

  SAT, APRIL 2    FAMILY ART PROJECT: EARTH DAY ECO FAIR In this fun fair, we’ll upcycle everyday found materials like egg cartons, bottle caps, plastic mesh, colored plastic bags and CDs, into hats, pins, flags and instruments. Create an Earth Day wish on a banner to display your passions for conservation, then parade your wearable art in a march for our beloved Planet Earth! Free, and admission to the

This Weekend at Wave Hill

Photo: Joshua Bright   SAT, MARCH 19    FAMILY ART PROJECT: LITTLE PLANTS, BIG PRINTS Observe the lovely shapes of bulbous succulent plants. Then, creating shapes using construction paper and simple templates, we’ll make bold and brushy, large-scale prints, an engaging project that is easy for all! Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM   SUN, MARCH 20    FAMILY ART PROJECT: LITTLE PLANTS, BIG

This Weekend at Wave Hill

  THU, MARCH 10    WINTER WORKSPACE WORKSHOP: FICTITIOUS PORTRAITS IN REAL LANDSCAPES Each winter, Wave Hill opens Glyndor Gallery as workspace for New York-area artists, giving them the unique opportunity to explore the winter landscape as a source of inspiration. Artists share aspects of their practice with the public through hands-on workshops. Workshops begin in Glyndor Gallery with an introduction to the artist’s work, then continue in the Ecology Building

This Weekend at Wave Hill

Photo: Joshua Bright   SAT, FEBRUARY 27    FAMILY ART PROJECT: A DESERT UNDER GLASS Go on a visit to Wave Hill’s Cactus and Succulent House and leave winter behind. Spend some time sketching and painting the exotic desert dwellers, then, using sand and tempera paint, make a desert mirage. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM   SUN, FEBRUARY 28    FAMILY ART PROJECT:

This Weekend at Wave Hill

SAT, FEBRUARY 20    FAMILY ART PROJECT: AMOUR FOR ARMOR Inspired by Wave Hill’s illustrious former resident Bashford Dean and his passion for armor, we’ll make our own protective gear that shimmers. Using recycled materials and colored aluminum foil, emboss and bedazzle a pair of cuffs, a modern helmet or a fancy shield. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. Armor Week event. WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM  

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