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Painting: A Close-up Focus on Flowers
Allison Zito
Artist and Teacher

In this class we will take a close look at flowers and paint their beauty. Flowers have all the promise of new life with the color, fragrance, and form to attract pollinators. The stamen, pistil, and petals all attract butterflies and bees and provide the dawn of a new generation. Bring your own flowers, or paint from those provided. We will paint indoors on canvas with quick-drying acrylic paint. Students will be encouraged to develop their own painting style. All materials are provided. Come dressed to paint.

Saturday, May 5
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Members: $35
Non-members: $40
Saturday, May 05, 2018 at 10:30 AM
Attendees: 1 $ 35.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 40.00 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. These 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 artists and 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 6
12:00 noon - 2:30 p.m.

Members: $35
Non-members: $40
Sunday, May 06, 2018 at 12:00 PM
Attendees: 1 $ 35.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 40.00 ea.

Drawing the Majesty of Trees
Henry Martin

Drawing outdoors is a wonderful way to relax in the natural world, and this class, in the beautiful gardens of the Morris Arboretum, provides a fun and nurturing environment in which to draw some of the most beautiful trees in Philadelphia. We will explore several simple concepts designed to facilitate drawing for beginners and accomplished artists alike, concentrating on the movement and growth of trees. Henry Martin is a Philadelphia-based plein-air painter who uses the open air as his studio. He describes his style of painting as "atmospheric naturalism." Please be ready to draw on the first day by purchasing in advance, a sketch or drawing pad no smaller than 11 x 14 inches. Please bring sharpened 2b and 4b pencils, and a small pencil sharpener. The approximate cost for these materials is $20.

Four Sundays, May 13, 20, June 3, 10 (No Class 5/27)
11:30a.m. - 2:30 p.m

Members: $150
Non-members: $165
Irregular classes scheduled starting 5/13/2018 and ending 6/10/2018 at 11:30AM
Attendees: 1 $ 150.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 165.00 ea.

Build a Stool! Intro- Green Woodworking Techniques
Karl F. Newman
Master Cabinetmaker and Green Woodworker

Using traditional tools and safe, modern practices, we will explore the craft of green woodworking by making a simple stool. Each student will split out legs and a seat, and will have an opportunity to hew, shave, bore, and plane the parts, and assemble a three-legged stool. These methods are the same as the processes that are used to make many other (and finer) types of furniture such as Windsor or Welsh stick chairs and joint stools. In addition to the class fee, each student needs to bring the following tools: a froe, hatchet, drawknife, spokeshave, 1-inch auger and brace or 1-inch drill bit, and a cordless drill. The instructor has a limited number of loaner tools. We will meet in the barn at Bloomfield Farm. Look for the paved road across Northwestern Avenue from the public garden entrance. Park in the lot and look for the red barn on your left.

Three Wednesdays, May 16, 23, 30
4:30 - 7:00 p.m

Members: $165
Non-members: $180
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 5/16/2018 and ending 5/30/2018 at 4:30PM
Attendees: 1 $ 165.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 180.00 ea.

Digital Photography: A Perspective for Beginners
Dr. Robert E. Lyons
Professor Emeritus, University of Delaware

This workshop is intended primarily for beginners, and will focus on using your camera to capture moments in your personal landscapes. This example-driven class provides understandable and useful information to create images for framing, teaching, and personal enjoyment. We will focus on considerations of prevailing light, elements of photographic composition, and developing your personal style. The class consists of one hour of classroom lecture, one hour of shooting outdoors, and a final hour for an open class review of selected class images. While this class is intended for beginning photographers, students MUST know how to operate their personal cameras. Students should also bring a personal device to download images for class review (e.g. laptop, tablet, etc.).

Saturday, June 16
9:30a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Members: $54
Non-members: $60
Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 9:30 AM
Attendees: 1 $ 54.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 60.00 ea.

Leaf Casting in Concrete
Nicky Beadle
Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturist

Lucy Dinsmore
Horticulturist, Morris Arboretum

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 twohour workshop. 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 in the barn at Bloomfield Farm. Look for the paved road across Northwestern Avenue from the public garden entrance. Park in the lot and flook for the red barn on your left.

Saturday, July 14
10:00a.m. - 12 noon

Members: $50
Non-members: $55
Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Attendees: 1 $ 50.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 55.00 ea.

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