Spirit of Huntington Creative Workshop Day
The Spirit of Huntington Art Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that ignites the passion of individuals with special needs and Veterans for creative expression that transforms their lives. Programs culminate with the traveling ArtAbility exhibit which showcases the talents of these artists and promotes inclusion and diversity in the arts. All abilities, all ages, all welcome!
The Spirit of Huntington Creative Workshop Day
Choose one class in the morning and another in the afternoon for a full day of fun and creativity.
Clay Comes Alive – In this well established and fun program, led by clay artist Gina Mars, who has over 30 years teaching experience, each participant will create a Trompe L’oeil knapsack, hand band or other bag project. Clay and materials will be provided and participants will take the project back to their school for firing. In addition, participants can use the potter’s wheel and learn techniques to utilize in the classroom.
Artists Come Alive – In this innovative program, teachers will learn how to combine art history with fun art techniques to inspire and engage students in an expressive and creative way. Artists Come Alive empowers students by tapping into their natural artistic abilities and channeling their emotions through their work. Through interactive presentations and hands-on projects, we will explore ways to make art engaging and relevant in today’s society. Led by Michael Kitakis and Diane Young, Founding Directors of The Spirit of Huntington.
Nuno-Felting – Learn about sustainable techniques in Nuno-Felting with Oksana Danzinger, renowned textile designer, artist and teacher. Felting is a user-friendly technique that is simple to learn and we will create a beautiful, felted flower by melding fibers together with only soap and water, which creates a unique watercolor effect on the fabric.
Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Location: The Spirit of Huntington Art Center
2 Melville Road N, Huntington Station, NY 11746
Audience: Art and Special Education Teachers PreK-12
Fee: $200pp (A506 members)
Light breakfast and lunch are included
Eligible for 7 hours CTLE
CTLE Areas of Activity: Pedagogy, Content
The Spirit of Huntington’s ArtABILITY ’22 Exhibition received a generous grant of $40,000 in support of the tour, and the classes that contribute their artwork to the exhibition over the coming year.
A breakfast reception was held to celebrate Veteran’s Day and to honor the Veterans community hosted by Optimum and in partnership with The Spirit of Huntington Art Center!
The Spirit of Huntington Art Center exhibition ArtABILITY ’22 will be hosting a Closing Reception on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 from 10:00am to 12:00pm here at the Rise in Spirit Community Center.