Join us for a beginner’s class to explore the special quality of watercolors.
We will enjoy the process and learn essential watercolor techniques as we paint. Materials are provided but feel free to bring your preferred paint, paper or brushes.
Wednesday, May 3, 11am – 1pm
Ink & Wash Bouquet
Wednesday, May 17, 11am – 1pm
Forest Creek Scene
Wednesday, May 31, 11am – 1pm
Monday, May 22, 2pm – 4pm
Create a gorgeous paper lantern using pressed botanicals to decorate it. You can use your own foraged nature objects if you like or we will have some.
Wednesday, May 31, 2pm – 5pm
Join us to print and play on a gel plate! We will use paint, stencils, textures and found items.
EASY LOOM WEAVING
Monday, May 8, 3pm – 5pm
Learn the process of weaving yarns on a loom to create a small wall hanging. We will create our looms and then learn how to start to weave, change yarns and how to doodle weave for a more free form weaving. We will have yarn to choose from but if you have a skein or two you’ve been wondering what to do with, feel free to bring them.
Photo Transfers: Wednesday, May 3, 3pm – 5pm
We will be transferring photos onto a piece of wood to create a sentimental, rustic artwork for your home! Please bring a 4×6 photo print (or smaller). All other materials will be provided.
Crepe Paper Flowers: Monday, May 10, 1pm – 3pm
Learn a few techniques to create a beautiful, year-round Iris out of crepe paper!
Zentangles & Neurographic Art: Wednesday, May 17, 3pm – 5pm
In this class we will explore a few special methods to use art as therapy to calm your mind. We will be working with a combination of Sharpie
markers, Micron pens, watercolors, markers &/or colored pencils. Teens & Tweens welcome!
Needle Felting: Wednesday, May 24, 12pm – 2pm
Explore the relaxing art of needle felting! We will do a beginner’s project, making a cute felted fox stuffie/ ornament.
NATURE FORAGING WALK
Friday, May 19, 11am – 1pm
Join us for a walk in Rockland County to discover what’s in our own backyard. Learn what can be foraged for cooking, medicine, or just enjoyment.
Join us for fitness classes at the RHO Community Center (5 Club House Ln. in Stony Point). Anyone ages 18+ may attend. Both programs provide gentle movement and mindfulness and are a great way to start your day.
Chair Yoga with Lonnie June
Mondays: 10am – 10:45am
May 1, May 8, May 15, May 22
Tai Chi with Mark Breithaupt
Wednesdays: 9am – 10am
May 3, May 10, May 17, May 24, May 31
HERBAL ARTS WORKSHOPS
Food Is Medicine
Monday, May 1, 3pm – 5pm
We will talk about how our diet and lifestyle can impact our health and how to make practical everyday changes to improve our vitality. We will discuss how small, everyday changes to our diet, exercise and sleep routines can make dramatic changes to our overall health.
Monday, May 15, 3pm – 5pm
Hydrosols, also known as "flower waters," are produced by distilling fresh leaves, fruits, flowers, and other plant materials. We will learn how to create hydrosols at home using a steam distillation process. It can be used for aromatherapy, cleaning products, body care products, or topical medicinal preparations.
FIBER ARTS CIRCLE
Monday, May 8, 6 – 7pm
Monday, May 15, 12 – 1pm
Monday, May 22, 6 – 7pm
All are welcome to bring your projects (knit, crochet, sewing etc.) to work on together or get a little extra help. Bring a new craft (and maybe we can help out) or come to lend a hand to a beginner.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 6-8 PM
INDUSTRIAL ARTS BREWING CO.
Our first fundraiser of the year is this Wednesday! Limited tickets are still available. Join us for an evening of fun and new friends, while making an art project and sipping on hand-crafted beverages from Industrial Arts Brewing Co. in Garnerville, NY – hosted by the Friends of Rose Memorial Library. Artist & Program Coordinator, Joy Buckhout, will be leading participants in making ceramic coasters using an acrylic-pour technique and then they will be sealed.
Ticket ($40) includes one complimentary drink from Industrial Arts Brewing, all materials and in-person instruction for the craft, and entry into a raffle for prizes!
Programs are outdoors at Vincent Clark Park, weather permitting
Tuesdays: 11am – 11:45am
May 16, May 23, May 30
Messy meet ups is back! This outdoor program is designed to expose families to the concept of child-directed messy outdoor play and to meet other families who also love outdoor play. Each week we will focus on a different creative activity and also have the freedom to explore. Be prepared to engage and make a mess with your child.
Tuesday, May 16, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Rock collecting is a fun, interesting and easy hobby! Just step outside your door- interesting rocks are everywhere. During this program children will witness a rock that floats, find crystals inside a geode and more.! Children will see and touch a variety of beautiful and unusual stones during this very hands-on program.
FUN WITH PLAY DOUGH
Wednesday, May 31, 10:30am and 1:00pm
Together, pre-schoolers and their caregivers will squeeze, roll and cut out fun shapes with Play Dough. Decorate your creations with cut-up pipe cleaners and colorful sticks. For ages 2 1/2 – 5. Join us for one session. *Takes place indoors at the Library.
Fridays, May 5 and May 9
Join us for back-to-back storytimes in May! Baby/Toddler storytime at 10am (ages 1-3) followed by our " Lunch Bunch" at 11:30 am (ages 3-5). Listen to books and enjoy age appropriate play or crafts. Lunch Bunch families should bring a lunch to eat. For both programs it is recommended to bring a blanket or something to sit on.