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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.
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.
Series class: Three Tuesdays, August 16, 23, & 30, 9:30am – noon
Participants will choose a subject and render it as realistically as possible. The class will address how to make shapes, add values and define objects using shadows. If desired, pen and ink, colored pencil, watercolor, pastel or another chosen medium may be added to colorize drawings.
Series class: Three Wednesdays, August 17, 24, & 31, 9:30am-noon
Paint the garden in watercolor. Learn to paint what you see and create beautiful watercolors. This class will concentrate on watercolor washes, mixing colors and how to enhance your work with pen and ink.
Series class: Three Saturdays, August 6, 13, & 20, 9:30am-12:30pm
Learn new techniques to add to your own personal style! We will identify and learn about the plants being drawn and painted. Beginning with sketches, participants will learn close observation and how to produce beautiful colored paintings and drawings.