The Gardiner Library will host a four week series of Art and Nature classes with Elissa Rinaldo on Thursdays beginning September 17 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. For children Grades 3-5, each class will inspire a separate work of art. Registration is required by September 10 by emailing Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org. The series costs $120 with limited scholarships available. The class will meet at Majestic Park in the pavilion. Masks will be required and all social distancing protocols will be followed.
Elissa Rinaldo studied visual arts at SUNY Purchase and received an Ornamental Horticultural Degree from UCC. She has been a professional Gardener and is a Special Events Floral Artisan through her business Flowers by Elissa and for event venues including the Mohonk Mountain House. Elissa has been organizing and leading workshops throughout Westchester and the Hudson Valley for many years, including the Desmond Campus and Mohonk Mountain House. Recently she had the pleasure of teaching children at Sunflower Arts Studios in Gardiner where she has lived for the past 16 years.