Class Registration

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Floral Imagery in Copper Foil
Allison Zito
Artist and Teacher

We will look at plant life and floral imagery from a variety of cultures throughout history; then everyone will have the opportunity to draw and emboss flowers in 36-gauge copper foil. We will explore simple techniques used to create depth in the metal foil. Each student will adhere their embossing to a wood backing to create a finished look. It makes a great display for your home or can be given as a gift.

Friday, May 20
10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 5/20/2016 at 10:30AM
Attendees: 1 $32.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $38.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $32.00 ea.

The Art of Japanese Ink Painting (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 21
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 5/21/2016 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 to paint. All supplies are provided.

Sunday, May 22
12:30-3 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 5/22/2016 at 12:30PM
Attendees: 1 $30.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $35.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $30.00 ea.

Digital Garden Photography: Creating the Image
Robert E. Lyons
Professor Emeritus, University of Delaware

This interactive workshop is all about using your eyes, mind, and camera to capture either extended or fleeting moments in your personal landscapes. They may be your gardens, vignettes from your travels, and/or simple records of favorite plants. This workshop is example-driven and provides understandable information to create aesthetically pleasing and pragmatic images . . . suitable for framing, teaching, selling a job proposal, or all three. While equipment details and camera mechanics will be discussed, that discussion will not dominate the presentation; instead, the impact and exploitation of prevailing light, elements of photographic composition, and developing a personal style will be demonstrated, emphasized, and encouraged. This workshop is primarily relevant for early stage photographers (beginners/advanced beginners). The format includes one hour in the classroom, approximately one hour of shooting on grounds, and a final hour of class review of selected images. Participants should be very familiar with the operation of their own camera, and both compact and DSLR types are welcome. Participants are also encouraged to bring their personal devices (laptop, iPad, etc.) if they have one, to facilitate image downloading, Digital Garden Photography: Seeing, Composing, and Creating the Image

Saturday, June 11
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 6/11/2016 at 9:30AM
Attendees: 1 $54.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $60.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $54.00 ea.

Leaf Casting in Concrete
Lucy Dinsmore
Horticulturist, Morris Arboretum
Nicky Beadle
Volunteer and former gardener at Brookside Gardens

A piece of sculpture adds a whimsical accent to any garden. Learn how to turn a live leaf into stone and add year-round interest to that perfect nook in your garden during this 2-hour workshop. The concrete leaves make great bird baths, stepping stones, or even wall art. Bring your favorite leaf - perhaps a hosta, rhubarb, or magnolia. If you don't have access to leaves, we will have several available. Fee includes all materials to make one large or two small leaf sculptures. Dress for getting messy. We will meet 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, July 16
10 a.m.-12 noon
Single class scheduled on 7/16/2016 at 10:00AM
Attendees: 1 $45.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $50.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $45.00 ea.

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