Program Description: The City of Hudson Senior Center and the library continue these popular art classes with local artist Gretchen Kelly. September features seasonal handpicked local botanicals in bud vases and bouquet arrangements, back to school still lifes with books, and picture references of animals. October’s themes include seasonal handpicked fall botanicals in arrangements with pumpkins and gourds, bats, ravens, skeletons, skulls, bugs and creepy creatures for Halloween. All materials will be provided.
Date/Time: Saturdays, September 21 & October 19, 2-4pm
Audience/Registration: All ages are welcome and adults are encouraged to bring children from their families; children must be accompanied by a grandparent, parent, teen or other adult. Interested persons should register ahead of time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, calling 518-828-1792 x101, or visiting the main desk at the library. Continue reading
Program Description: The City of Hudson Senior Center and the library continue watercolor painting with local artist Gretchen Kelly this spring season. Our April bunnies & spring buds theme is followed by May 18: flowers and fruit still life, the May Pole imagery, Spring elements like birds, sprouts, and planting images. June 22: flower still life, Father’s Day cards, picnic imagery, bees, butterflies, and Flag Day.
Each of these three workshops can add to developing regular attendees’ personal calendars featuring their watercolor painting. All materials will be provided.
Date/Time: Saturdays, April 20, May 18 & June 22, 2-4pm
Recommended Audience: All ages, beginner and intermediate painters welcome: children accompanied by parent, teens, adults, seniors.
Registration: Registration is required. Email email@example.com
This month’s February 16 workshop focuses on seasonal still life from local fields and forests: iconic imagery of snowy farms, barns, and more along with presidents, groundhogs, etc.
Program Description: The City of Hudson Senior Center and the library are hosting monthly watercolor painting workshops with local artist Gretchen Kelly. This series is titled Watercolor with Your Grand Person. All ages are welcome and adults are encouraged to bring children from their families; children must be accompanied by a grandparent, parent, teen or other adult.
Date/Time: Saturdays 2-4pm, February 16, & March 16
Registration: Interested persons should register ahead of time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, calling 518-828-1792 x101, or visiting the main desk at the library. Continue reading
Program Description: Watercolor with your Grandperson!, hosted by The City of Hudson Senior Center and the library, is taught by watercolorist extraordinaire Gretchen Kelly. Open to grandparents, parents, children, and grandchildren. Participants paint in watercolors from fall foliage including flowers, bittersweet vines, horns of plenty, and other related Thanksgiving images.
Date/Time: Saturday, November 17 1-4pm
Registration: Registration is required. Register for one of two sessions: 1-2:15pm and 2:30-3:45pm. To register email email@example.com, call 518.828.1792 x101 or visit the main desk in the library. Continue reading
We are happy to announce the next program in our ongoing collaboration with the City of Hudson Senior Center with a free intergenerational cooking class for teens and seniors on Monday, April 10 at 3:30pm taught by local chef and educator Nicole Lobue. This class will give the teen and senior attendees an opportunity to interact as a community of learners and tasters of delicious food. At the teens’ request this first session will cover how to cook (healthy) fried chicken. The class will be held in the senior center on the second floor of the Galvan Armory.
Instructor Nicole Lobue is a chef, herbalist, and educator. Nicole’s work has linked food, wellness, service and education in various collaborations, organizations, and in her own private practice. She is a co-founder and co-educator of Wild Gather, an herbalism school in the Hudson Valley, a co-founder of Kite’s Nest, an alternative learning center for young people in Hudson, NY. She is also the Culinary Arts Director of the Alimentary Kitchen in Hudson, where she facilitates workshops and experiences that offer a supportive environment for children and teenagers to pursue and develop a relationship to herbalism, wellness, self care, food access and food justice. Across her work — in her herbalism practice, in the kitchen, or in the classroom — Nicole creates spaces that foster critical inquiry and systems-thinking, connection to plants and to the natural world, and that speak to the intersections between political, personal, and ecological well-being.
Registration is on a first come/first serve basis. Please visit the front desk at the Hudson Area Library, or call 518.828.1792 x101 to sign up and fill out a registration form.