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August 2021

Art in the Garden

    • Sat, 07/24/2021
    • Sat, 08/07/2021
    • Sat, 09/04/2021
    • Sat, 10/02/2021
  • 218 Spring St, Catskill, NY 12414

Children and their families and visitors of all ages are invited to a morning of drawing, creating, and exploring the historic site's kitchen garden during "Art in the Garden." You will explore and draw inspiration from the natural world through the lens of art and ecology, just like the artists featured in the collaborative exhibition Cross Pollination, on view until October 31.

The free workshops take place on the first Saturday of the month from July through October. Activities include making fun observational drawings, creating beautiful designs with flowers and leaves, decorating a tracing of your handprint, and designing an ecological trading card:

  • Exploring and Drawing in the Garden (July 3 & 24)
  • Flower Pounding and Leaf Rubbing (August 7)
  • Handprint Collages with Natural Minerals (September 4)
  • Exploring Winter in the Garden with Ecological Trading Cards (October 2)

The workshops are free, and all necessary materials will be provided. Advance reservations are appreciated, but drop ins are welcome. For questions, please contact Cole Fellow, Issy Bohling, at, or call 518-943-7465 ext. 102. 

The workshops are led by 2022 Cole Fellow, Issy Bohling. Issy graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 2020 with degrees in Art History and Psychology and is working on education initiatives at the Thomas Cole Site and researching the history of land conservation both in New York and the United States.

Support for "Art in the Garden" provided by Art Bridges. 


Thomas Cole National Historic Site