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Jarrett Markel Creativity Boot Camp


Time and Ages:
2 – 2:45 pm for Ages 5 – 8
3 – 3:45 pm for Ages 8 – 12
4 – 4:45 pm for Ages 12 – 16
$10 suggested donation per class. Classes starting September 16th.

The Jarrett Markel Creativity Boot Camp was created in loving memory of Jarret Markel. Jarrett’s love for motocross was surpassed only by his love for his family. In order to become the best possible mechanic, he attended Motorcycle and Marine Tech, Orlando, Florida. His exceptional mechanical skills enhanced not only his own career but those of friends and his motocross family. He was a lifelong resident of Newburgh, New York. His persistence, determination, kind spirit and soul will be forever missed.

The Jarrett Markel Creativity Boot Camp brings professional teaching artists from Orange County to provide hands-on arts opportunities for students in our community. Classes are geared towards specific ages groups; 5-8, 8-12, and 12-16. Activities range from paper arts, book arts, creating with nature, comic book creation, story telling, drawing, and painting.

Contact info@ocartscouncil.org to learn more.

Tel. (845) 202-0140

View Recordings of Classes:

Project 1: Spirit Animals with Agrisculpture Amy Ages 5-8

Project 2: Recycled Bird Feeders with Agrisculpture Amy Ages 8-12

Project 7: Cardboard Animals with Martin Dominguez Ball: Ages 5-8 (English)

Project 7: Cardboard Animals with Martin Dominguez Ball: Ages 5-8 (Spanish)

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Past Classes

These live classes have been completed. Recordings in both Spanish and English will be available soon.

Project 3: Nature Journals with Agrisculpture Amy Ages 12-16

Project 4: Contour Drawing with Heidi Lanino

Project 5: Van Gogh Lesson with Heidi Lanino

Project 6: Mini Super Hero Comic Books with Carri Skier

Project 8: Popup Cards with Martin Dominguez Ball

Meet the Teachers:

Heidi Lanino

Heidi Lanino was born in New York and raised on the south shore of Long Island.  As one of four recipients of a full-tuition merit scholarship, Lanino studied drawing and painting at Pratt Institute. For several years she worked as an art director for L’Oréal.  She is also a passionate educator of the arts, who understands the importance of bringing art and the creative process to young people and the community at large.

Lanino’s work has been exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions including Flatiron Prow Art Space, New York, NY; A.I.R Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, NJ; Chris Davidson Gallery Newburgh, NY; Gibbs Museum, Charleston, SC; Mindy Ross Gallery, Newburgh, NY; Storm King Tavern, Cornwall, NY; Albert Wisner Library Sculpture Park, Warwick, NY, and The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn, NY; Los Angeles, CA. The artist is currently based out of Tuxedo Park, NY.

Martin Dominguez Ball

Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Martin Dominguez Ball moved to New York in the mid-1980s. He is a multidisciplinary artist with a BFA in graphic design and a MFA in interdisciplinary arts. A prolific creator, Martin’s paintings, drawings and sculptures have been well received in galleries in New York City and beyond. Additionally, he is a a filmmaker, Stop motion animator, musician, and professor at Fordham University and St. John’s University.

In 2015 Martin founded of O STREET DESIGN, a multidisciplinary design studio that work with clients to help them realize their vision in the medium that most benefits their business.

Carri Skier

Amy Lewis Sweetman – Agrisculpture Amy

AGRISCULPTURE Amy loves to create metal sculpture informed by nature and farm equipment, to restore the Earth by foraging abandoned agricultural machinery as media and to teach environmental awareness through youth and public workshops involving recycled materials, the creative process of adaptive reuse and sensitivity to nature. When Amy’s not making sculptures and teaching classes, she is foraging wild organic food – which you can buy at (her family’s) Sweetmans Farm Stand at 33 County Route 1A, Warwick, NY and making short films about these edible plants in her 2020 public service film series “Foraging, Firebuilding & Feasting.” View new episodes every Monday/Wednesday/Friday on www.agrisculpture.com/films.

The virtual program was presented by Orange County Arts Council in partnership with The Newburgh Armory Unity Center and Newburgh Englarged City School District.