Two free art workshops will be offered at Allegany State Park in August. Experience the outdoors and create art using the inspiring natural surroundings of Allegany State Park.

ASPCreating Art from Nature will be offered Aug. 2 and Aug. 9, 10 a.m. – noon. These classes are free and open to all ages but anyone under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult 16 years and older.

This fun workshop will give kids and adults a chance to create art from nature and have a beautiful creation to take home with them. Ellen Goos, a local artist, will guide participants through creating an interesting composition using collage techniques. Participants will make their own piece of art while learning about the environment all while having a great time.

Register for these workshops by contacting the Cattaraugus County Arts Council at (716) 374-7455 at least 24 hours before the class to ensure a seat. Class space is limited to 10-12 students.

All workshops will take place at the Warming Hut located at the Summit Cabin Loop across from the Art Roscoe cross-county ski trails.

From I-86, take exit 21 into Allegany State Park and proceed to the top of the hill. The hut will be on your right across the parking lot.

These workshops are a collaborative program between Allegany State Park and the Cattaraugus County Arts Council.