NORTH SALEM, N.Y. – Among the weekend’s activities in the North Salem area you will find art classes to help you escape the January doldrums. See our Events page for more listings.
Friday, Jan. 4
Caregivers Coffee And Chat: 10:30 a.m. Here's a chance for nannies, au pairs, moms, dads, grandparents and other caregivers to relax with a cup of coffee or tea and meet others. This program repeats every Friday until June 27. It's at the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library, 276 Titicus Road, North Salem.
Fundamentals of Charcoal Drawing: 12:30 p.m. Artist Mark Cassata will teach a four-week workshop for adults at the Somers Library about creating art with charcoal. Future classes will be Jan. 11, 18 and 25. This program is open to North Salem residents. It’s at the Somers Library, 82 Primrose St., Somers. To register, call (914) 232-5717. You will receive a list of required supplies.
Saturday, Jan. 5
Aldrich Museum: Noon to 5 p.m. Exhibits concentrating on art projects by Americans will be on view through Feb. 24. They include “Wandering Forms” (works by Wendell Castle), “Bowery Nation” (works by Brad Kahlhamer), “Deep Wounds” (works by Brian Knep), and “Too Mad to Be Scared” (works by Erik Parker). Admission is $7 for adults, $4 for seniors and college students. Children under 18 are free. The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is at 258 Main St., Ridgefield, Conn.
Sunday, Jan. 6
Katonah Art Museum: Noon to 5 p.m. Sundays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. The current exhibition is “Ice Age to the Digital Age: The 3D Animation Art of Blue Sky Studios,” which explores the world of computer animation. The exhibit continues through Jan. 20. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and students. Guided tours are offered Tuesdays. The Katonah Art Museum is at 134 Jay St. (Route 22) Katonah.
Beaks & Feet, What Do They Eat? 1 to 3 p.m. Learn which birds must fly south for the winter and which can endure a Northern climate. Learn while you make a feeder for the year-round residents. It’s at Muscoot Farm, Route 100, 1½ miles south of Route 35 in Somers.
Winter Art Classes: Classes begin Jan. 22 for six-week sessions in drawing, painting, pottery, and photography for all levels of adults and for children ages 6 and up. Registration is now open. It’s sponsored by the Putnam Arts Council, at the Belle Levine Art Center, 521 Kennicut Hill Road, Mahopac. For more information, go to the website or call (845) 803-8622.
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