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Clay Workshop

August 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

We’re teaming up with The Art Effect for a clay workshop led by artist Melissa Small Cooper in the Museum Pavilion! Enjoy the process of making objects from clay. Participants will be guided through building 3D objects using Air-Dry clay, starting with a thumbnail drawing and ending with their 3D art standing and ready to dry. Take home your very own project! All materials are included.

AGES: 8-11

COST: MHDM Members: $10; Non-members: $15
*All sales are final.


About the Artist

Melissa Small Cooper is an oil painter and art educator based in the Hudson Valley. She studied painting and photography at Hartwick College earning her BFA. She pursued advanced studies at The Academy of Art University, earning her MFA in painting. Cooper shares her passion for visual art through teaching. She has served as a public school art teacher for ten years. She teaches high school, provides art workshops throughout the community, and serves on the board at the Garrison Art Center. Cooper’s current work is influenced by her love of gardening and nurturing flowers. Through this current series, she forms parallels between cultivating a garden and how we navigate our relationships with others and ourselves. When Cooper is not painting or teaching, she enjoys spending time outside with her husband and three daughters. 


Pavilion programs sponsored by:

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August 14
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum Pavilion
75 North Water Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 United States
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