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Still Life with Ebony Pencils and Pastels
Allison Zito
Artist and Teacher

This drawing class will take a look at the works of three notable artists. We will consider Vincent Van Gogh, who gave his artwork a vitality and energy larger than the term "still life" suggests, and Georgia O'Keeffe who made a personal statement with her close-up floral imagery. Rene Magritte juxtaposed elements of nature in a way that is surreal and surprising. Students are welcome, though not required, to bring something to include in our class still life. We will draw in rich gray and black tones with soft ebony pencils. After creating our own unique compositions, we will draw with oil pastels bringing color to our artistic visions. Participants should dress to be creative or bring a smock. This will be a social class, so you are welcome to bring a snack and drink. All art supplies are provided.

Friday, September 25, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 9/25/2015 at 10:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $30.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $35.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $30.00 ea.

Impressionist Painting
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 for the weather. All supplies are provided.

Saturday, September 26, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 9/26/2015 at 10:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $30.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $35.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $30.00 ea.

Mason Bee Nest Box Workshop
Louise Clarke
Horticulturist, Morris Arboretum

Honeybees aren't the only bees that pollinate flowers. Mason bees are native bees important for pollination. They are very productive and tend to achieve up to ten times more pollen fertilization than honeybees can in the same time frame. They are named mason bees because of their habit of making compartments of mud in their nests, which are made in hollow reeds or holes in wood made by wood-boring insects. Keeping non-stinging mason bees, even in urban spaces, is a surprisingly easy way to help the environment. South-facing garages, houses, or garden shed walls are ideal areas for establishing your nesting boxes. Louise will provide all of the materials and step-by-step instructions that you need to make a mason bee house to take home.

Saturday, November 7, 10-11:30 a.m.
Single class scheduled on 11/7/2015 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $38.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $38.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $42.00 ea.

Painting with Watercolor and Colored Pencil
Eileen Rosen
Art Teacher and Illustrator

What happens when you combine two very different mediums to paint a flower, fruit, or vegetable? This simple and enjoyable technique results in a vibrant, life-like painting. The first step is to paint a flat, one-color, simple shape that becomes the underpainting. Then a layering and blending of wax-based colored pencils adds glowing, realistic depth to the painting. Eileen's step-by-step demonstrations will explain the process. Fruits, vegetables and other plants will be provided. No previous experience is required. Please bring the following supplies: Already sharpened Prismacolor pencils; packaged in a black tin box that says "smooth color laydown." Do not purchase "water soluble", which also comes in a black tin box! Seven tubes of Cotman watercolors: Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Yellow Light or Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Red, Permanent Rose, Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue, and Chinese White. Also bring a pencil sharpener, a small container for water, a palette for mixing watercolors, a watercolor brush and a small pad of either: Strathmore Bristol, smooth finish, or Strathmore Mixed Media, vellum surface. Michaels and A.C. Moore should carry these supplies.

Three Saturdays: November 7, 14, 21, 12 noon-3 p.m.
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 11/7/2015 and ending 11/21/2015 at 12:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $122.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $135.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $122.00 ea.

Thanksgiving Harvest Centerpiece
Cheryl Wilks
Floral Educator, Florist, and Owner of Flowers on Location

During the Thanksgiving holiday season, mixing flowers and dried materials along with fruits and vegetables creates stunning arrangements. Learn some tricks to working with these natural materials, and create a fabulous centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table or to give as a hostess gift. Success is guaranteed. You will take home a unique and beautiful arrangement. Everything is included. Bring a rectangular box to transport your finished arrangement home.

Sunday, November 22, 1-3:30 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 11/22/2015 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $50.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $60.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $50.00 ea.

Holiday Wreath
Cheryl Wilks
Floral Educator, Florist, and Owner of Flowers on Location

This workshop is designed for those who want to make their holiday wreath from fresh, loose boughs of greens. You will work with a wire ring and spool wire to construct your wreath. There will be a selection of ribbons and decorations to make it festive. All supplies will be provided. Bring a pair of pruners and a box to take home your wreath.

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

Holiday Tabletop Tree with Lights
Cheryl Wilks
Floral Educator, Florist, and Owner of Flowers on Location

You will create a special arrangement that is sure to put you into the holiday spirit. Create your own tree from long-lasting greens and choose your colors for bows and glass balls. We will also use fresh flowers to decorate this spectacular holiday arrangement that is 22 to 24 inches tall. Lights will be added to make the tree even more festive. Your tabletop tree will last four to five weeks. Bring a pair of pruners and a box to take your tree home.

Saturday, December 12, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 12/12/2015 at 10:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $50.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $60.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $50.00 ea.

Create a Beautiful Holiday Arrangement
Cheryl Wilks
Floral Educator, Florist, and Owner of Flowers on Location

Design a beautiful, long-lasting arrangement for your table centerpiece or fireplace mantle.There are a number of shapes to choose from, and they will be demonstrated. You will have
a wonderful assortment of greens, flowers, branches, candles, accessories, and more to choose from to make your one-of-a-kind arrangement. Bring a rectangular box to transport your design home.

Saturday, December 19, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 12/19/2015 at 10:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $50.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $60.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $50.00 ea.

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