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Weave a Seasonal Landscape Scene
Maryanne McDevitt
Outreach Coordinator, Philadelphia Guild of Handweavers

Discover the joy of weaving and stretch your artistic creativity by weaving a landscape scene. Working from a photo, you will weave a small, simple landscape using wool yarn on a tapestry lap loom. Snowy scenes, fall leaves, or beach scenes can make great results. You will discover that when using yarns, less can be more, and that mixing colors can provide interesting details. All materials will be provided. Bring an inspirational landscape photo, or choose from a selection of provided photos to create an artistic weaving. 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, September 24
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 9/24/2016 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $45.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $50.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $45.00 ea.

Illustrated Nature Journaling
Heather Rinehart
Artist

The illustrated nature journal is a work as unique and expressive as the individual who creates it. Whether it is crafted as a record of one's experiences, a workbook of nature study, or for sheer creative joy, journaling can be a powerful tool as well as a rewarding hobby. Working within the beautiful setting of Morris Arboretum, discover the art of illustrated journaling. Materials will be provided, or bring your own. Participants who are bringing their own supplies should bring a blank journal, (or at least some drawing paper) and drawing pencils and/or pens. A small watercolor set is optional.

Wednesday, September 28
1 - 3 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 9/28/2016 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $30.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $35.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $30.00 ea.

Hypertufa Trough Workshop
Louise Clarke
Horticulturist, 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. 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 instructor will provide individual attention and step-by-step instructions from mixing and 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 can get 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, October 15
10 a.m. - 12 noon
Single class scheduled on 10/15/2016 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $45.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $50.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $45.00 ea.

Impressionist Painting
Allison Zito
Artist and Teacher

Vibrancy 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, and innovation. These new ideas took the impressionists outdoors to paint in the open air. The impressionist artists developed a kind of painterly shorthand, 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 nclement weather we will paint indoors, from great works of the Impressionists. Come to class dressed for the weather. All supplies are provided.

Saturday, October 15
10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 10/15/2016 at 10:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $35.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $40.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $35.00 ea.

Pollinator Preservation Painters Party
Allison Zito
Artist and Teacher

From Dutch tulip paintings to the natural world around us, pollinators are integral to our enjoyment of life. Make a statement with your art. Bring awareness to the importance of bees and other pollinators. These precious tiny creatures are responsible for he flowering of spring, the fullness of summer and the harvest of autumn. We'll paint them in their jewel-like splendor. We will discuss composition, brush stroke, color theory, value, shape, line, content, and symbolism. Bring an image that inspires you or choose from those provided. We'll use quick drying acrylic paint on canvas board. If you would like to share your work, the Arboretum will post the paintings on their social media site with a message about the importance of our pollinators. Wear clothes
that can get dirty. Materials will be supplied.

Sunday, October 16
10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 10/16/2016 at 10:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $35.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $40.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $35.00 ea.

Painting with Water Color 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: 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 5, 12, 19
12 noon - 3 p.m.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 11/5/2016 and ending 11/19/2016 at 12:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $125.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $135.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $125.00 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 when 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 20
1 - 3:30 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 11/20/2016 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $50.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $60.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $50.00 ea.

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

This workshop is designed for those who want to create a beautiful 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 3
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 12/3/2016 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 centerpiece 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 centerpiece that is 22 to 24 inches tall. Lights will be added to make the tree even more festive. Your tree arrangement will last four to five weeks. Bring a pair of pruners and a box to take home your tree.

Monday, December 12
10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 12/12/2016 at 10:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $55.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $65.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $55.00 ea.

Create a Beautiful Holiday Arrangement for your Table or Mantle
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.

Sunday, December 18
1 - 3 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 12/18/2016 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $50.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $60.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $50.00 ea.

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