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Creativity Workshop - POSTPONED

5-week course in art and creativity for adults
photo with art supplies and coffee
  • Thursdays, March 5 - April 2 | 6-9PM

  • The Conservatory
  • $125 (Includes Materials)

Your program has been postponed.

Please keep your tickets, as all current tickets will be honored on the rescheduled date. We are working to reschedule this event for future dates and will share that information with you as it becomes available. We hope you will be present for these rescheduled programs.  If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to our Museum Education and Creative Programs department for assistance.

Tickets will automatically be valid for the new date, unless you opt for a refund within 30 days of the new show date being announced. Emails will be sent to ticket holders notifying them of their options. If you have tickets to a show that is postponed, you will be able to select your refund option once the new date is announced. If 60 days has passed since a show was postponed and no rescheduled dates have been announced, the 30-day window for refunds will open at that time. There will only be one refund window offered per show. If the refund window is activated after 60 days, there will not be another window once the new date is set.

Week 1:

Teaching Artist Adam Stennett guides you through a drawing project that will show you the value of seeing things from a different perspective. 

Week 2:

Teaching Artist Karen Mandracchia shows you how to create one-of-a-kind abstract monoprints using a gel plate. 

Week 3:

Teaching Artist Adam Stennett returns for a painting project, where you’ll explore brush types, painting techniques, and paint mixing.

Week 4:

Teaching Artist Karen Mandracchia returns for a mixed-media, found-art project that will show you how to imagine new life for repurposed materials.

Week 5:

You’re invited to a sneak preview of our 2020 Special Exhibit, Lights, Color, Fashion: Psychedelic Posters and Patterns of 1960s San Francisco. We’ll then be joined by Guest Artist Brandi Merolla, who will guide us through the process of colorizing vintage Sullivan County postcards using colored pencils, markers, and paint. Afterwards, we’ll host a pop-up gallery of your work from the past five weeks and celebrate your creative success.


Please note: your fee includes workshops with professional artists, materials, and an exclusive preview of the 2020 Special Exhibit.

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Have you ever wanted to take up painting, start a business, write a book, or solve a problem, but didn't know where to start?

Unlock your imagination in this five-week exploration in artistic practice. Bizzy Coy, writer and creativity expert, will fill your “creative toolbox” with tips and tricks, like how to daydream and draw, reflectively journal, find inspiration in color, and think backwards with printmaking.

Meet Your Teaching Artists!

Bizzy Coy

Bizzy Coy is an award-winning freelance senior copywriter and digital marketing strategist. She works with the biggest names in culture and entertainment, including Disney, NBC, Universal, WICKED and most recently, the Pope. Her honors include the IAC Award for Best Arts Social Media Campaign, the Travel + Leisure Smitty Award for Best Use of a Social Media Platform, and three Telly Awards for Best Regional TV Commercial.

Brandi Merolla

Brandi Merolla has traveled the world with Tower Records teaching others how to make 3D displays. 34 years ago, she founded her own display company and worked for the record industry, The Howard Stern Show and FAO Schwarz.

Adam Stennett

Bethel Woods Teaching Artist Adam Stennett’s work is included in numerous public and private collections and has been exhibited internationally. Adam has lectured as an artist at Georgetown University, School of Visual Arts, NYU Tisch, Hunter College, and Willamette University. 

Karen Mandracchia

Charming and playful, Karen Mandracchia's curiosity about all things creative drives her explorations into printmaking, photography, and found-object art. Over 40 years ago, she turned her passion into a profession. Her photography business is still active today, having evolved into an online community of artists. She is an award-winning artist, savvy educator and a Bethel Woods Teaching Artist.