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RoCA Classes From Home – Free

RoCA Classes From Home – Free

Though RoCA is temporarily closed due to the Stay-at-Home order, RoCA continues its mission of enrichment through the arts with programs that will inspire you to create in our current, collective situation.

Two Virtual events, via Zoom, are being offered:

The Influence of Rockland’s Mary Mowbray-Clarke, a lecture on her profound influence on art and culture and Creativity & Wellbeing Building on the Synergy, a workshop to engage creative problem-solving capacity.

The Influence of Mary Mowbray-Clarke
 Thursday, May 28: 8:00-9:00pm, Fee $10

This lecture, by art-historian Justin Duerr, will give an overview of the multi-faceted artist and counter-cultural maven Mary Mowbray-Clarke, her life’s-work and her social circles and will include dozens of unseen letters, photographs, artworks and diary excerpts.

Please join us as Duerr shares this fascinating and previously unseen archival history.

To register visit: www.rocklandartcenter.org

About Justin Duerr : Self-taught artist, musician and art-historical researcher. Mr. Duerr’s artwork has been featured in gallery and museum exhibits across the US, and he has toured as a musician throughout most of the continental US. His research work can be seen in the documentary film, Resurrect Dead: the Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles, which won the award for best director at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and has had a wide release in art-house theaters and on online streaming platforms. His first book, The Temple of Silence: Forgotten Works and Worlds of Herbert Crowley, was published by Beehive Books. Justin is currently researching and writing a biography/art book centered on multi-faceted artist and counter-cultural maven Mary Mowbray-Clarke.

Creativity & Wellbeing: Building on the Synergy
 Tuesday, June 2: 3:00-4:00pm, Fee: $10

Creativity is part of human nature. Especially now, it’s important to recognize and engage the creative problem-solving capacities that we all innately have. This Zoom session focuses on key attitudes/ Habits of Mind that enable you to tap your creativity more effectively and express it more confidently. In turn, the satisfaction of creating anything new and personally meaningful is known to enhance a sense of overall wellbeing. Building on this synergy between Creativity and Wellbeing, the interactive session features creative strategies that can help us thrive, even in uncertain times.  Once you register, 3 Activity pages (PDF format) for use during the inter-active session will be available to download.

To register visit: www.rocklandartcenter.org

About Diane Rosen: Rosen is a New York-based artist and educator. She studied painting at l’Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and the Art Students League in New York, and received a Master’s degree in Education from Columbia University. Her award-winning artwork is exhibited widely, and has been featured in publications such as American Artist, The Pastel Journal, and the Best of Pastel. She has taught art from secondary to college levels, and frequently presents workshops on the creative process.

Zoom information will be sent to you by email upon registration. To ensure you can join on time, please use the zoom link to register at least a few minutes before start time.

Space is limited. Please register in advance. Zoom information will be sent to you by email upon registration. To ensure you can join on time, please use the zoom link to register at least a few minutes before start time.

Rockland Center for the Arts is the oldest arts organization in Rockland County, presenting outstanding programming in the arts for over 70 years. RoCA is temporarily closed due to the Stay-at-Home mandate. RoCA is located at 27 S Greenbush Rd., West Nyack, NY 10994.

This virtual art workshop is thanks to a generous sponsorship from the Art Services Group.

RoCA gratefully acknowledges support for its programs from M&T Bank, Orange & Rockland Utilities, Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman P.C., Sterling National Bank, the Rea Charitable Trust, Crystal Run Healthcare, Quiet Events, Rockland County Tourism, the Estate of Joan Konner, Lighting Services Inc., Sarah and Stephen Thomas, the

Mark and Jessie Milano Foundation, Zaklin Family Charitable Fund, The County of Rockland, The Family Fjord Foundation, Simona and Jerome Chazen, ASG, RoCA members, donors and business members.

RoCA’s programs are made possible, in part, with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Funding is also made possible by the County of Rockland.

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