On a rainy Saturday afternoon on January 25, 21 people shared an art experience. Adrienne Gelfand-Perine as well as Julie Craner of VOW organized a sponge painting workshop conducted by Liam Vogel, gallery director and art teacher of the Wallkill River School.
Having selected a silhouetted sunset prior to the workshop, many people were excited about participating. It was the largest group of painters since we began this art outreach four years ago.
The two-hour workshop included the art supplies as well as light refreshments. Well paced, the students worked for about 50 minutes, following step-by-step instructions. With a fifteen minute break for relaxing and preparing the tables for the second part, the participants were eager to resume their work and in the end, see what each person had accomplished.
The next workshop will be Saturday, February 22 from 2 - 4 p.m. It will be an exploration of creating abstract art. Students will create three small paintings using different techniques. The workshop will be held in the Community Room in Town Hall in the hamlet of Wallkill. The cost is $15 and people have already completed applications. The number of participants is limited.
Contact Adrienne at 895-8712 as soon as possible. You can pick up an application at Town Hall and complete it with either cash or a check made out to Vision of Wallkill.