Register for CEED Nature Adventure Summer Camp 

Register for CEED Nature Adventure Summer Camp 

Make Your Fall Leaf Portrait

Make Your Fall Leaf Portrait

Make Your Fall Leaf Portrait

Sunday, October 8 · 11am – 1pm

Celebrate the glory of trees in fall with artist, Jennifer Lucas.  She’ll lead you in an afternoon of examining, sketching, and painting fall leaves.

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The sculptures are coming …

The sculptures are coming …

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 11 AM

We’re very excited about our second annual SCULPTURE on the TRAIL event on Saturday! Walk our gentle paths and experience these sculptures and the accompanying poetry in the natural setting that inspired it. At 3 PM, there will be an open reception with the artists, with music by Natural Causes

CEED is honored to have the participation of so many exciting Long Island sculptors and poets:

Participating sculptors:

John Cino, David Ebner, Mauritis Bosma, Pam Jane Brown, Justin Greenwald, Scott Bluedorn, Elyzabeth Meade, Jay Sylvester, Tonito Valderamma, Michael Ince, Dan Welden, Mark Van Wagner, Aurelio Torres, Lauren Ruiz, John DiNaro, Robin Gianis, John Wittenberg, Gregory Corn, Peter Menderson, Ted Thirlby

Participating poets:

Carmen Bugen, Kathaleen Donnelly, Mary Garcia, Russ Green, Adam Greenwald, Gladys Henderson, Nancy Keating, Mindy Kronenberg, Manh (Walter Harris III), Claude Meyers, Haim Mizrahi, Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan, Kelly Powell, Orel Protopopescu, Tom Stock, Pramila Venkateswaran, James Wagner, George Wallace, Michelle Whittaker, Chip Wiliford,

Food and drink will be available for purchase, and there will be opportunity to purchase artists’ catalogs. Local nature and sustainability organizations will join the exhibit to provide ways for guests to make connections to nature and art.

SCULPTURE on the TRAIL is open to the public free of charge.

The hosts of SCULPTURE on the TRAIL … an Art & Nature Exhibition are CEED, Inspiration Plus, and South Bay Art Association, three Long Island nonprofit organizations. CEED is dedicated to connecting people and nature and celebrating the connections between art and nature. Inspiration Plus seeks to encourage curiosity, learning, and creative expression through art exhibits, performances, readings, forums, and concerts. And South Bay Art Association’s mission is to encourage education, creation and appreciation of the arts.

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Spectacular Nature Photos with Your IPhone

Spectacular Nature Photos with Your IPhone

Spectacular Nature Photos with Your IPhone

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2023 AT 11 AM – 3 PM

Your iPhone is a powerful camera capable of producing spectacular photos.  Professional photographer Anthony Graziano will take you well beyond basic iPhone snapshots and provide the skills you need to create art-quality photographs. 

Portability and ease of use make it possible for anyone in almost any situation to take snapshots with their smartphone. It is the camera that is always with you and with each new phone version, image quality and features improve. The iPhone, in particular, is playing a transformative role in the photography world. Even seasoned photographers are opting to shoot with an iPhone to create professional images in some situations.

The “iCamera” is designed to make it simple for a novice to take snapshots and, at the same time, complex enough to achieve an enthusiast’s artistic vision. To progress from taking snapshots to taking advantage of the iCameras full creative potential requires a deeper understanding of the device’s capabilities, strengths, and weaknesses. Add a working knowledge of key photographic techniques and you are well on your way to a rewarding photography experience. This workshop will give you this knowledge.

To achieve the workshop objectives, your workshop leader will guide you through topics that include camera setup, using the camera app, the options for taking pictures as well as fundamental photographic techniques. You will learn in both a classroom setting and then move outdoors to reinforce learning with personalized instruction in an inspiring natural setting.

Your participation includes:

  • Workshop Lecture – coving camera setting, camera app, taking pictures and key photographic techniques.
  • In-Field Instruction – personal attention as you practice and reinforce your new skills
  • Workshop Guide – full 32-page workshop eBook “Exploring Nature One iFrame At A Time”
  • Donation – to the Center for Environmental Education and Discovery
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Natural Fabric Dyeing Demonstrated for You

Natural Fabric Dyeing Demonstrated for You

Natural Fabric Dyeing Demonstrated for You

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2023 AT 12:30 PM – 4 PM

September is textile month and Oksana Danziger and Bernadette Puleo have an amazing day planned.  Bernadette Puleo, a textile and indigo dye artist, will share her tips and expertise in using true indigo plants for dye.  Oksana Danziger, artist and fiber artist, will be demonstrating different methods of eco-printing.  Enjoy the open day and the live indigo and natural dyeing demonstration at CEED!

During the live demonstration, you can expect to see experts showcasing various techniques and methods involved in indigo and natural dyeing. They may demonstrate how to prepare the dye baths, different dyeing techniques, and the effects achieved with different fabrics and materials. The interactive walk through the dye garden provides a hands-on experience and a chance to learn about the wide array of plants that can be used to create natural dyes.

  • 1:00 PM demonstration on eco printing
  • 3:00 PM indigo dyeing with fresh leaves

This event will be a part of Textile NYC Month and supported by NYSCA and Huntington Art Council.

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Sculpture on the Trail – Aug. 19!

Sculpture on the Trail – Aug. 19!

Sculpture on the Trail – Aug. 19!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 11 AM

Last August, CEED and Inspiration Plus presented the first SCULPTURE on the TRAIL … an Art & Nature Exhibition in Brookhaven Hamlet.  The event was very well attended and the experience was so positive for the sculptors and poets who volunteered their work, that this year’s repeat will be even larger, with more than 20 sculptors and 20 poets joining their talents on Saturday, August 19th, 2023, from 11 AM to 3 PM.  At 3 PM, there will be an open reception with the artists, with music by Natural Causes.

Walk our gentle paths and experience these sculptures and the accompanying poetry in the natural setting that inspired it.  CEED is honored to have the participation of so many exciting Long Island sculptors and poets:

Participating sculptors:

John Cino, David Ebner, Mauritis Bosma, Pam Jane Brown, Justin Greenwald, Scott Bluedorn, Elyzabeth Meade, Jay Sylvester, Tonito Valderamma, Michael Ince, Dan Welden, Mark Van Wagner, Aurelio Torres, Lauren Ruiz, John DiNaro, Robin Gianis, John Wittenberg, Gregory Corn, Peter Menderson, Ted Thirlby

Participating poets:

Carmen Bugen, Kathaleen Donnelly, Mary Garcia, Russ Green, Adam Greenwald, Gladys Henderson, Nancy Keating, Mindy Kronenberg, Manh (Walter Harris III), Claude Meyers, Haim Mizrahi, Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan, Kelly Powell, Orel Protopopescu, Tom Stock, Pramila Venkateswaran, James Wagner, George Wallace, Michelle Whittaker, Chip Wiliford,

Food and drink will be available for purchase, and there will be opportunity to purchase artists’ catalogs. Local nature and sustainability organizations will join the exhibit to provide ways for guests to make connections to nature and art.

SCULPTURE on the TRAIL is open to the public free of charge.

The hosts of SCULPTURE on the TRAIL … an Art & Nature Exhibition are CEED, Inspiration Plus, and South Bay Art Association, three Long Island nonprofit organizations. CEED is dedicated to connecting people and nature and celebrating the connections between art and nature. Inspiration Plus seeks to encourage curiosity, learning, and creative expression through art exhibits, performances, readings, forums, and concerts. And South Bay Art Association’s mission is to encourage education, creation and appreciation of the arts.

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Sketching and Painting Birds

Sketching and Painting Birds

Sketching and Painting Birds

SUNDAY, AUGUST 13 · 11 AM – 1 PM

Join local artist, Jennifer Lucas, for an afternoon of examining, sketching, and painting birds. Register below …

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