Families can paint and create together outdoors at ‘Draw Out’ at LI Park



You’ll paint by Heckscher Pond, participate in the creation of a mural, and more in the Heckscher Museum raffle this weekend. The best part: you don’t even have to be an artist to participate.

“It brings families, artists; it just brings community, ”says Joy Weiner, director of education and public programs at the museum. “It’s free and we have lots of activities for all ages and interests.”

The draw takes over Heckscher Park in Huntington on Sunday. This year there will also be live music on the museum terrace by hip hop artist C Monty and participation from the Huntington School of Fine Arts, the Art League of Long Island and the Huntington Arts Council.

The Huntington School of Fine Arts will have a model parked on a platform near the museum, posing for drawing and painting of living figures.

“We placed the chairs and easels in a circle around the platform, so that everyone has a different view of the model,” Weiner explains. “And I have kids as young as five setting there interested in drawing, and accomplished artists.”

Artists from the Art League of Long Island will be on hand to demonstrate pastels, drawings and watercolors, which will be done near the pond and the Huntington Arts Council will be hosting an open group art project at the public participation.

“We will have an artist who will paint,” says Weiner. “People can watch; people can make theirs. And we’ll put in all the supplies for everything.”

The artists “will walk around, make constructive comments, assist, demonstrate,” Weiner adds.

At the museum, docents will answer questions about the current exhibit, “The Heckscher Celebrates 100,” a review of the museum’s centenary, and visitors can create a collage inspired by a work of art on display by Risaburo Kimura.

“It’s a beautiful day and it’s mostly outside so people need to feel comfortable,” Weiner said, adding, “All of our chairs and tables that are set up will be social distancing as well. “

Heckscher Museum Prize draw

WHEN | OR Sunday, September 26, from noon to 5 p.m. (rainy date: October 3). Heckscher Museum at Heckscher Park, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington; 631-380-3230, heckscher.org

INFO: To free


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