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Tuesdays 10:00am-2:00pm, June – September
New basket makers will start with a twined table or desk basket to be completed in one session. Returning and more experienced students will continue building their weaving foundation by exploring other traditions such as Japanese and Native American styles. Extra opportunities to make miniatures and ornaments will be available while learning new skills and introducing new materials such as wire and cattail.
Tuesday-Friday June 21-24, 9:30am-12:00pm
Ages 9-16 years. Suitable for all skill levels. We will learn to look and really see how flowers, leaves, branches and other parts of nature are constructed. We will create detailed drawings on paper from life using pencils, fine point drawing pens and other preferred media.
July 11 - 15, 9:00am-3:00pm
Ages 9-12. Participants will fine-tune their observation and recording skills with up-close exploration of the natural world — the colors of an insect's wing, the feather patterns of an owl, the composition of a flower — and learn a wide range of artistic skills including painting, weaving, botanical illustration, print-making, ceramics, and sculpture. Plenty of time for games, and family and friends will be treated to an art show on the final day!
Saturday July 23, 9:30am-noon
We will use the Garden as an inspiration for landscape watercolor painting. Plein Air means “out of doors”. We will paint as the impressionists did, using natural settings and the changing light as our subjects.
Tuesday, August 9, 9:30am-noon
Celebrate the summer with wonderful paintings! The class will focus on how to choose a subject, address perspective, and use shapes, colors and values to create wonderful compositions. Individual attention will be given to each participant during the painting process. At the end of class, we will share our work and if possible, have a group critique.