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"Art in the Park" Painting Class with Cynthia A. Dawley at Hanson Park


The Hanson Park Conservancy will be presenting a series of painting classes with Cranford artist, Cynthia A. Dawley, to be held at Hanson Park, 38 Springfield Ave., Cranford, NJ.  During the two-hour painting sessions, participants of all abilities will have an opportunity to create beautiful works of art under the guidance of a master instructor.  The first “Art in the Park” will take place on Thursday, August 3rd at 6:00 PM and we will be painting, Red-winged Dragonfly, using acrylic paint.  All supplies will be provided, but participants are invited to bring food and beverages.  Please sign-up early on our website,, as registration is limited to ten people.  The cost is $20 for members of the Hanson Park Conservancy ($25 for non-members).  Cash or checks (made out to the Hanson Park Conservancy) will be accepted at the door.

Local artist, Cynthia A. Dawley, expertly uses color and light to capture moments on canvas. Growing up as the daughter of world renowned artist, Joseph Dawley, Cynthia has been surrounded by the art world her entire life.  She is a member of Oil Painters of America, the American Impressionist Society, and American Women Artists.  Cynthia has exhibited her works in galleries nationally, and is included in numerous private and public collections.  Her works have been used on corporate levels by such entities as Cartier, Colavita, and on the HBO series, The Sopranos.  For more information, please visit

In the event of rain, the class will take place at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave., Cranford.  Proceeds go towards maintaining Hanson Park.

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