Crafts/Projects

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  

Armor Week family Art Workshops at Wave Hill

Armor Week Family Workshops: Medieval Creations TUESDAY–THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16–18, 1:30–3PM Return to the days of lords, knights and princesses—and even dragons—as Wave Hill pays homage to former resident and scholar of arms and armor Bashford Dean. Spend one, two or three afternoons building, decorating and populating your own medieval castle. Then come back for Armor Day on Saturday, for a day of merrymaking and medieval adventures! Try on armor, watch

This Weekend at Wave Hill

Photo: Joshua Bright SAT, FEBRUARY 13    FAMILY ART PROJECT: HEART PAPERMAKING Visit the colorful blooms in the Tropical House and breathe in the fragrance of greenhouse flowers. Keep a special eye out for heart-shaped leaves! Then, with the help of visiting artist and papermaker Randy Brozen, use paper pulp to embed a heart shape into lacy, handmade paper and decorate it with ribbons and rosebuds for Valentine’s Day remembrances and

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