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Hypertufa Trough Workshop - Session I (May 30, 10am-12pm)
Louise Clarke
Horticulturist, Morris Arboretum
Anna Bower
Natural Lands Intern, Morris Arboretum

Join Arboretum staff for a delightfully messy, hands-on hypertufa trough-making workshop. Hypertufa is a lightweight, porous concrete mixture made from Portland cement, peat, and perlite that mimics tufa rock. Your small, weatherproof container will welcome plants that like well-drained conditions such as sedums, hens and chicks, and rock garden plants. Ideal for those with limited space, troughs can be planted as miniature gardens or to display choice specimens. Your instructors will provide individual attention and step-by-step instructions from mixing to molding to aftercare. Please bring a small cardboard box no larger than 8" x 10" x 5" deep to use as the
form. Also bring a plastic grocery bag, a pair of sturdy kitchen-type rubber gloves (mandatory) for working with the cement mixture, and a board or piece of plywood large enough to transport your trough home for final curing. Wear clothing that you won't mind getting dirty. We will meet at the Horticulture Center at Bloomfield Farm. Look for the paved road across Northwestern Avenue from the public garden entrance. Park in the lot and follow the signs to the Horticulture Center.

Saturday, May 30
10 a.m.-12 noon
Single class scheduled on 5/30/2015 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $45.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $50.00 ea.

Hypertufa Trough Workshop - Session II (May 30, 1-3pm)
Louise Clarke
Horticulturist, Morris Arboretum
Anna Bower
Natural Lands Intern, Morris Arboretum

Join Arboretum staff for a delightfully messy, hands-on hypertufa trough-making workshop. Hypertufa is a lightweight, porous concrete mixture made from Portland cement, peat, and perlite that mimics tufa rock. Your small, weatherproof container will welcome plants that like well-drained conditions such as sedums, hens and chicks, and rock garden plants. Ideal for those with limited space, troughs can be planted as miniature gardens or to display choice specimens. Your instructors will provide individual attention and step-by-step instructions from mixing to molding to aftercare. Please bring a small cardboard box no larger than 8" x 10" x 5" deep to use as the
form. Also bring a plastic grocery bag, a pair of sturdy kitchen-type rubber gloves (mandatory) for working with the cement mixture, and a board or piece of plywood large enough to transport your trough home for final curing. Wear clothing that you won't mind getting dirty. We will meet at the Horticulture Center at Bloomfield Farm. Look for the paved road across Northwestern Avenue from the public garden entrance. Park in the lot and follow the signs to the Horticulture Center.

Saturday, May 30
1-3 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 5/30/2015 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $45.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $50.00 ea.

The Art of Japanese Ink Painting (May 30, 10:30am-12:30pm) (Class is Full)
Allison Zito
Artist and Teacher

Sumi-e is the art of Japanese ink painting, a noble and time honored pursuit of the scholar. This craft teaches much more than the art of ink painting. The techniques we will learn to paint bamboo are the basic strokes used to create all forms of Japanese ink painting. The art is in the touch of the brush stroke, the quality of the line, appreciation of the natural world, and the beauty in asymmetry. All supplies are provided. Come to class dressed to paint.

Saturday, May 30
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 5/30/2015 at 10:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $30.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $35.00 ea.

Impressionist Painting (June 7, 12:30-2:30pm) (Class is Full)
Allison Zito
Artist and Teacher

Vibrance and energy shimmer on the canvas of the impressionist painter. Working in an intuitive manner, they captured in color and rhythm the spontaneity of the moment. It was a time of change, a time of new ideas and innovation. These innovations took the impressionists outdoors to paint in the open air. The impressionist artists developed a kind of painterly short hand, using visible brush strokes to recreate the fleeting qualities of light as it danced across the natural world. In this class, we will discuss the impressionist artists. Everyone will be encouraged to develop their own personal intuitive style of painting. Like the impressionists, we will paint in the open air, with the breathtaking gardens of the Morris Arboretum as our own personal Giverny. (In the event of inclement weather we will paint indoors, from great works of the Impressionists.) Come to class dressed to paint. All supplies are provided.

Sunday, June 7
12:30-2:30 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 6/7/2015 at 12:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $30.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $35.00 ea.

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