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Creativity Walk to Echo Rock at Minnewaska

Sunday, June 23, 2024 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Bring a journal or a sketchbook and any other art materials you can comfortably carry for a three-mile walk to the scenic Echo Rock with Josh Grosse, Student Conservation Association/AmeriCorps Environmental Educator. Along the way, we will discuss notable artists, photographers, and writers who have been inspired by the Shawangunk Ridge's myriad beauties and wonders. We will talk about basic artistic concepts like composition and color theory and do a practice exercise or two to gain hands-on experience with these principles. After reaching Echo Rock, we will soak in the panoramic view that boasts exciting geological formations, a ravine filled with old growth trees and a beaver pond, and the bright green foliage of early summer. We will take some time to create our own artwork, with optional prompts provided by Josh, before making our return trip to the Visitor Center. Some art supplies will be offered by Minnewaska, but you are welcome to bring your own. Meet at the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required

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