Art to the Rescue

Center will host cabin-fever workshops

The Garrison Art Center will host a series of Cabin Fever Workshops on Saturdays in February, as well as a two-day workshop for elementary and middle-school students over the President’s Day school break.

At 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, printmaker Melissa Schlobohm will offer instruction on how to cut, ink, edition and print relief prints on paper. Also at 10 a.m., photographer Ethan Harrison will lead a scenic walk around the grounds of Garrison Art Center to Constitution March and Arden Point so participants can practice using different lenses and settings for landscapes.

On Saturday, Feb. 13, at 10 a.m., Ada Pilar Cruz will provide an introduction to linoleum printing with basic metal-smithing techniques and instruction on how to anneal and hammer wire into designs for pendants and earrings. Also at 10 a.m., Helen Michelsen will lead a workshop on decorating and pouring scented, soy wax Valentine’s Day candles and collaged Valentine’s Day cards and boxes.

At 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20, Linda Barboni will lead a class on wet-on-wet watercolor techniques working from still life. And at noon, Emmett McLaughlin will introduce the properties, concepts and effects of color, using paper (collage/simple designs) to study the interaction of color as taught by Josef Albers.

The winter workshop for kids in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 15 and Tuesday, Feb. 16. The cost is $50 per day.

Each adult class costs $35 plus a $5 materials fee, with discounts if you sign up for more than one. Visit to sign up, or call 845-424-3960. The art center is located at 23 Garrison’s Landing.

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