Family Art Project: Catching Light With Camera Obscuras

Sat Jul 31, 2021
10:00am ET
4 and up
Free with park admission
Wave Hill

Collaborate with the sun, shadow and the ever-changing light to create your very own camera obscura. Using upcycled and natural materials construct a camera to then use to document nature in motion.

Please note:

  • Advance registration is required.
  • Family Art Project happens outdoors. Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather and to work with natural materials.
  • Shine only. Check the website the morning of for the status of the day’s program.
  • Please have your masks on when you arrive, and be prepared to respect physical distancing throughout your stay.
  • The location is the Conifer Slope, just to the right of Wave Hill House. Please enter from the roadway that runs along the front of Wave Hill House and to the lawn leading down to the Conifer Slope. Staff will greet you there!
  • The number of families able to participate at any given time will be limited to about five. If you arrive and capacity is full, program staff will provide a “come back” card so you will have first entry for the next session.
  • Throughout the program, staff will follow strict cleaning and physical distancing protocols to be sure that all materials and surfaces are safe for you to use.
  • Most important: Please come prepared to relax and connect fully with the beauty and serenity of Wave Hill in spring! The Conifer Slope is on a grassy hill. If getting there will be difficult for you or any family member, please contact Mallory Muya, the Arts Program Coordinator, at

Please remember you must have registered online to visit Wave Hill that day in order to participate in the Family Art Project—the number of visitors that can be accommodated continues to follow New York State and New York City guidelines. Also note that Saturday mornings are not admission-free at this time.

Wave Hill
upcoming events
(Sat Sep 25, 2021 - Sun Sep 26, 2021) Family Art Project: In the Path of Monarch Butterflies
(Sat Oct 2, 2021 - Sun Oct 3, 2021) Family Art Project: Seed Keeping
(Sat Oct 9, 2021 - Sun Oct 10, 2021) Family Art Project: The Earth on the Turtle's Back
(Sat Oct 16, 2021 - Sun Oct 17, 2021) Family Art Project: Birds in Flight
(Sat Oct 23, 2021 - Sun Oct 24, 2021) Family Art Project: Landscapes Dreamed
(Sat Oct 30, 2021 - Sun Oct 31, 2021) Family Art Project: Dia de Muertos
(Sat Nov 6, 2021 - Sun Nov 7, 2021) Family Art Project: Stuff of Stars
(Sat Nov 13, 2021 - Sun Nov 14, 2021) Family Art Project: Nurturing Our Nests
(Sat Nov 20, 2021 - Sun Nov 21, 2021) Family Art Project: How to Grow Your Groceries
(Sat Nov 27, 2021 - Sun Nov 28, 2021) Family Art Project: Remembrance Day for Lost Species
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