Golden Artist Lecture at Brookwood Hall

February 23, 2019 / 1 - 3pm

In this lecture/demo we will explore the vast potential of GOLDEN Gels, Mediums and Pastes. Many of GOLDEN’s products fall in the category of “Watermedia.” Come learn the wide range of techniques they can be used for: from traditional uses, to printing, to collage, and much more. Learn how to extend your paint by as much as 70% and create any desired texture and effect. Did you know GOLDEN acrylic Gels, Mediums and Pastes are great adhesives for mixed media work? This lecture/demo will also help to demystify pigments. We will compare the slow drying OPEN Acrylic Colors with Heavy Body Acrylic Colors. We will also compare Fluid Acrylics Colors to High Flow Acrylics, which has an ink-like consistency. You will learn about controlling drying time, as well as techniques associated with oils, such as wet-into-wet and glazing. All participants receive a packet of GOLDEN samples. *Seats are limited - reserve your spot early!* Fee: $15.00 per person.


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In the Frank E. Szemko History Exhibition Room at Brookwood Hall

Home of Town of Islip / November 26, 2018 - January 29, 2019

On November 29, 1683, 26 year old William Nicoll purchaed a tract of land from the Sachem of the Secatogue Nation that he would call the Islip Grange. In 1701, he built a home in what is now East Islip and Great River. Explore Islip's history in this intereting exhibit.


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The People of Islip Town / February 2 - June 15, 2019

Through documents and photos this exhibit will explore the development of the Town of Islip and its people. Rotating displays will tell the story of the Town through it residents' faith, hope, family, recreation and service. This exhibition celebrate 335 years of Islip Town.


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The Hidden History of Islip Tours

The purpose of the Islip History Tours is to share the history of Islip Town and how it relates to the history of our nation. This tour highlights the many historic sites in the town that are hidden in plain sight. This series of tours will also build awareness of and interest in the historical societies in the town. ALL TOURS INCLUDE BUS, TOUR GUIDE, SNACKS OR LUNCH AND A BEVERAGE. FEE:$30. Please call Islip Arts Council at 631-224-5420 for more information.



George Washington's Islip / Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The Father of our Country took a carriage ride through our Town in 1790 and described what he saw. We will combine that with the information gained from a letter written by Islip Town Supervisor Nathaniel Conklin in 1798 that describes the Town in detail and lets us build a fuller picture of what Islip was like at the dawning of the 19th Century. We will combine this with a look at some of the places that are mentioned as well as exploring the hidden remnants of what was there at that time. All participants will also receive a booklet containing the Supervisor’s letter, a transcription and detailed comments that will make the history of Islip Town come to life.

The North Country / Wednesday, March 6

Have you ever heard of Winne-Commack or the fact that the border of Islip was contested for years on all sides? Where was South Huntington? Modern Times? The King’s Highway? Who owns Sand Pond? All this and more will be part of a trip to the northern part of the Town of Islip. Come to learn about the rich history of this area often obscured by the history of the older hamlets and villages along the South Road or as you know it, Montauk Highway.

The Children of St. John's / Wednesday, April 24



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