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Floral Design in Vases: Techniques for Arranging Loose Flowers- I
Cheryl Wilks - Floral Educator, Florist and Owner of Flowers on Location

Cut flowers may be a wonderful bounty from our gardens or even from the grocery store, but what do you do with them when you bring them indoors? This class will show you the many tricks of the trade to arrange flowers so that they will look their very best. You will learn techniques such as gridding and stuffing, and florist gel will be demonstrated. The elements of design will be covered in depth. You can use the vase provided or bring a vase from home that you find challenging to use. Cheryl Wilks
has been a guest lecturer at the Philadelphia Flower Show for many years, so she really knows her stuff! Please bring a box to take home your creation. All materials are provided by the instructor.

Saturday, March 4
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 04, 2017 at 10:30 AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 80.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 80.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 85.00 ea.

Flowers 101-Simple, Easy, Spectacular Arrangements
Cheryl Wilks - Floral Educator, Florist, and Owner of Flowers on Location

Spend a day at the Arboretum working with beautiful colorful fresh flowers. Arranging flowers is a wonderful way to connect with nature and nurture your creativity. You will design two arrangements as you learn easy tricks for centerpieces in and out of floral foam. You will also learn how to wire flowers to make a corsage or boutonniere. All the flowers, supplies, containers, and use of tools are included for this special day. Guaranteed success and smiles. This is a wonderful class to give as a gift to yourself or someone special. Pack a bag lunch. Bring a box with packing material.

Tuesday, March 21
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 10:00 AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 85.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 85.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 90.00 ea.

Cast Paper Vessels
Winnie Radolan - Master Papermaker and Teacher

Create a beautiful and unique cast paper vessel from handmade paper pulp. We will cast into a clear plastic container to establish the shape of your bowl. Bring a collection of small personal treasures to incorporate to personalize your creation. Inclusions might be printed collage materials, thread, raffia, stamps, old maps, or decorative thin papers.) Finished vessels will measure approximately 6" x 6" by 5." No experience necessary. Winnie Radolan, is a nationally known papermaker, artist,
and educator who runs "Winnie’s Paperworks," an itinerant teaching papermill. Since 1989 she has been involved with papermaking as an art form and educational vehicle. Former Director of Papermaking and Education at Historic RittenhouseTown, she teaches and conducts many workshops locally and nationally for artists of all ages.

Sunday, March 12
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 12:30 PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 45.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 45.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 50.00 ea.

Whimsical Fairy Garden Workshop
Cheryl Wilks - Floral Educator, Florist, and Owner of Flowers on Location

Fairy gardens are enjoying a surge in popularity and now gardeners can make their own enchanting miniature landscapes, complete with pint-sized accessories and diminutive plants. Working with plants and flowers to make a personalized miniature indoor garden is a wonderful way to nurture your creative right brain and cure the winter blues. You will choose succulent plants along with a great selection of accessories to design a charming garden that fairies will want to visit. Easy to care for, your miniature garden can live for many years. This is a wonderful workshop to share with a (grand) child (one per adult). Bring a box with packing material (min 18 x 18 x 18) to transport your garden home. One terrarium per fee.

Saturday, March 18
1:30 p.m - 3 p.m.
Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 1:30 PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 65.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 65.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 70.00 ea.

Floral Design in Vases: Techniques for Arranging Loose Flowers II
Cheryl Wilks - Floral Educator, Florist and Owner of Flowers on Location

Cut flowers may be a wonderful bounty from our gardens or even from the grocery store, but what do you do with them when you bring them indoors? This class will show you the many tricks of the trade to arrange flowers so that they will look their very best. You will learn techniques such as gridding and stuffing, and florist gel will be demonstrated. The elements of design will be covered in depth. You can use the vase provided or bring a vase from home that you find challenging to use. Cheryl Wilks
has been a guest lecturer at the Philadelphia Flower Show for many years, so she really knows her stuff! Please bring a box to take home your creation. All materials are provided by the instructor.

Tuesday, April 4
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 at 10:30 AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 80.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 80.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 85.00 ea.

Create a Terrarium in a Pedestal Glass Urn
Cheryl Wilks - Floral Educator, Florist, and Owner of Flowers on Location

Add a little green to your indoor space with an eye-catching terrarium. Terrariums are very popular and can live for many years with minimal care. Working with a large pedestal glass urn, you will choose from a selection of specially grown miniature plants, along with accessories to personalize your glass garden. Easy to care for, your terrarium will look great in your home or office, or you can make it for a Mother’s Day gift (or give Mom a gift certificate to take the class). Bring a box and
newspaper/stuffing to transport your terrarium home.

Saturday, May 6
10:00 a.m - 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, May 06, 2017 at 10:00 AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 70.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 70.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 75.00 ea.

The Art of Japanese Ink Painting
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 20
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 10:30 AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 30.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 30.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 35.00 ea.

Impressionist Painting
Allison Zito - Artist and Teacher

Vibrance and energy shimmer on the canvas of the impressionist painter. Working in an intuitive manner, impressionists captured in color and rhythm the spontaneity of the moment. It was a time of change, 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 21
10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 10:30 AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 30.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 30.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 35.00 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, May 24
1:00 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 1:00 PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 30.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 35.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 30.00 ea.

Aerial Photography with UAV's (Drones)
Dave Tavani - Freelance Videographer and Photographer

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), commonly called drones, are changing the world of photography. In this class, we will navigate the basics of what it will take to get you up and running with a UAV system to capture aerial photographs or record video. Topics covered will include safety, necessary equipment, and regulations. The workshop will also include a short outdoor demonstration at the Arboretum. This course meets at the Arboretum’s Horticulture Center. Enter the road opposite the public garden entrance. Park in the lot and follow the signs to the Horticulture Center.

Saturday, June 3 - Raindate June 10
1:00 - 4 p.m.
Saturday, June 03, 2017 at 1:00 PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 40.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 45.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 40.00 ea.

Digital Garden Photography: Seeing, Composing and Creating the Image
Dr. Robert E. Lyons - Professor Emeritus, University of Delaware

This workshop for beginners to advanced beginners will focus on using your camera to capture extended or fleeting moments in your personal landscapes. This example-driven workshop provides understandable information to create images for framing, teaching, or selling a job proposal. We will focus on the impact and exploitation of prevailing light, elements of photographic composition, and developing your personal style. The class format includes one hour of classroom lecture, one hour of shooting outside, and a final hour of class review of selected images. You should be familiar with the operation of your own camera, and both compact and DSLR types are welcome. You are also encouraged to bring your personal devices (laptop, tablet, etc.), to facilitate image downloading.

Saturday, June 10
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 9:30 AM
 
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 two-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 15
10 a.m. - 12 noon
Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 10:00 AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 45.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 45.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 50.00 ea.

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