The Art of Mixing Color at Butterfield on Aug. 11

Children naturally love to solve problems and finding the solution to color challenges is good preparation for later obstacles in art. Mixing colors can especially appeal to a scientifically minded child because the results are predictable. β€œIt’s very much like a lab experiment,” says Kinga Lesniak, artistic director of the Norwodworski Foundation.

Lesniak will lead two workshops called YOU Picasso on Monday, August 11, at the Butterfield Library, based on these ideas. Session 1: See Color will be held at 2 p.m. for ages 5 through 9 years. This workshop will focus on mixing primary colors and tints.

Session 2: Seeing People is scheduled for 3 p.m. and is for age 10 and up. Participants will focus on matching skin tones.

These workshops are offered at the Butterfield Library through a special grant from the New York State Council on the Arts with support from Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. In Putnam County, this grant program is managed and monitored by the Putnam County Arts Council. The Norwodworski Foundation Charity for Cultural and Education Exchange is also providing funding for these workshops.

Registration is required for the YOU Picasso workshops at or call 845-265-3040 for more information. The Butterfield Library is located at 10 Morris Avenue, Cold Spring, NY 10516.

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