September 25, 2008: 2008, Issue 39
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Paint a watercolor, study lighting, learn about leaves at Bartow-Pell Museum

The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, 895 Shore Road; Pelham Bay Park, upcoming events include:

Friday, October 3, First Friday! Trolley and Art Exhibition Opening: Finery and Frippery, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Hop on the free City Island’s Bronx Seaside Trolley with its first stop - Bartow-Pell. Guided tours, refreshments and music, free with admission to museum. Enjoy the return of pianist, Stephanie Rosenfeld.

Watercolor with Hope Friedland, Saturday, October 4 and Sunday, October 5, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students will spend time outside at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum to learn how to render a landscape. Museum staff will lead a walking tour about the local flora and grounds and then students will work with instructor to draw from observation. Joint Programming with the Pelham Arts Center. Fee: $90/$81 PAC and Bartow-Pell members. Pre-registration is required to ensure minimum attendance is met. Call: (914) 738-2525.

Natural Light Portraiture with Emmanuelle Françoy, Saturday sessions: October 18, 25 and November 1 (PAC Critique), 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Learn how to look at a subject and how to approach it in various ways. Study natural lighting, composition and cropping options. Explore basic technical aspects which allow the control of the mood, the movement and the texture of a photograph. This class will mainly focus on looking, seeing, and “taking” a photograph of a model in an outdoor setting. Open conversation and critique of photographs on the last day of class, held at the Pelham Art Center. A digital camera with x megapixels is required. Joint Programming with the Pelham Arts Center. Fee: $180/$162 PAC and Bartow-Pell members and model fee: $25. Pre-registration is required to ensure minimum attendance is met. Call (914) 738-2525.

Nature’s Notebook with Janet Shearn, four Tuesdays, October 7 to 28, 3:30 to 5 p.m. PAC and Bartow-Pell members. Instructor Janet Shearn. Explore and learn about the leaves, flowers and trees on the beautiful grounds of Bartow-Pell. Bartow-Pell staff will conduct walking tours about the local flora and then students will work with an artist to draw from observation. Joint Programming with the Pelham Arts Center. Ages 8 to 14 Fee: $120/108 PAC and Bartow-Pell members. Pre-Registration is required to ensure minimum attendance is met. Call (914) 738-2525.

Volunteer Day, Saturday, October 18, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Celebrate “It’s My Park” day at Bartow-Pell by helping beautify grounds as you help during our third bi-annual clean-up day! Light breakfast will be available. Bring gloves, and wear sturdy shoes, boots, long sleeves and long pants. Appropriate for ages 10 and up. Registration requested. Call (718) 885-1461.

2nd Annual Harvest Festival, Saturday, October 25, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The second annual Harvest Festival! Turn on your artistic flair painting pumpkins or making a traditional Native American toy. Enjoy two half hour storytelling sessions, led by Leaf Arrow, a traditional Native American storyteller, dressed in full traditional regalia. Learn about Native American food preparations and the history of traditional American Halloween Celebrations. Then, hop on a Hay Ride! Appropriate for ages 4 and up. Parking will be across the street at the Split Rock Golf Course. Fee: $10 per child, $5 per adult, free children under 4. Members $5 per child, $3 per adult. Registration requested. Call (718) 885-1461.

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