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Forest Bathing (shinrin-yoku) Guided Walk

$15

with Judy Geck

Calendar Sep 26, 2021 at 2 pm

In Japan, the Japanese practice something called forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku. Shinrin in Japanese means “forest,” and yoku means “bath.” So shinrin-yoku means bathing in the forest atmosphere, or taking in the forest through all our senses.

A two-hour forest bath will help you to unplug from technology and slow down. It will bring you into the present moment and de-stress and relax you. When nature is experienced fully with all our senses engaged, we develop a kind of rhythm with the natural world that leads to a sense of well-being.

Join naturalist Judy Geck for a two-hour forest bath — an experience that will help bring you into the present moment, de-stress and relax. Receive a tote bag with a journal and pencils to record visually what you experience. Prepare for 2 hours outdoors and slow walking. Water and sun protection are recommended.

Age: Adults
Note: Meet at the walled area near the front entrance
Registration Deadline: September 19, 2021

Nihonga: Japanese Painting

$95

with Jeanette Dickinson

Calendar Sep 27, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Nature is at the heart of Japanese culture and inspires many different Japanese art forms. Nihonga is a painting style that has a long tradition in Japanese culture. Work with artist Jeanette Dickinson to learn the elements of Nihonga painting. Then use the materials and tools a Japanese artisan might use as you create a painting inspired by this process of Japanese painting. All materials included.

Age: Adults
2-sessions
Dates: Monday, Sept. 27 & Tuesday, Sept. 28
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
Registration Deadline: September 20, 2021

Note: Join naturalist Judy Geck for the Forest Bathing (Shinrin-Yoku) Guided Walk to gather images, take photos, or commit to memory those natural objects you might want to use in your painting for this class.

Otomi Bark-Painting

$45

with Anne Sawyer

Calendar Oct 4, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Paper made from the bark of the wild fig tree, the nettle tree, or the mulberry tree has been produced in various parts of Mexico for more than 1,400 years. After the Spanish conquest, the art of making paper nearly disappeared, surviving only in the Otomi village of San Pablito. Today painting on bark paper has become a very important art form throughout Mexico. Paintings are colorful and feature flowers, animals or everyday stories from the community such as fishing, hunting and harvesting. Work with artist Anne Sawyer to create your own painting on bark inspired by the work of artisans of Mexico. All materials provided.

Age: Adults
Date: October 4, 2021
Time: 6:30-8:15pm
Registration Deadline: September 27, 2021

Lunar Tree of Life

$90

with Jeanette Dickinson

Calendar Oct 5, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Take a little time for yourself and join artist Jeanette Dickinson in this very special class centered on the symbolism of the Tree of Life. Learn about the history and meaning behind the symbol of the Tree of Life and the special healing qualities of the moonstone gem. Then using a wire construction method, create your own circular pendant Tree of Life. Add a beautiful moonstone and wear your creation in good health.

2-Session Series
Age: Adults
Date: Tuesday, October 5 & Thursday, October 7, 2021
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
Deadline to register: September 27, 2021

Hand Built Pottery: The One-Cup Teapot

$75

with Lisa Himmelstrup

Calendar Oct 9, 2021 at 10:30 am, runs for 2 weeks

The Madhatter from Alice in Wonderland would love to have had a small teapot at his Tea Party, especially for those 1/2 cups of tea! Work with master potter and artist Lisa Himmelstrup to create a handbuilt, one-cup teapot! Brew up your best ideas as you design your teapot. Then glaze with your favorite color of underglaze. Clay, clay tools, and underglaze provided. Firing is free of charge. 

2-session series
Age: Adults
Dates: Saturdays, October 9 and 16, 2021
Time: 10:30 am-Noon 
Registration Deadline: September 30, 2021

Sashiko: Japanese Mending

$45

with Meg Erke

Calendar Oct 14, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Have a rip or tear in a favorite piece of clothing? Then learning the art and technique of sashiko is for you! Work with artist Meg Erke to learn about the history and art of sashiko. Then grab that favorite piece of clothing and get set to repair, reinforce, or attach a patch to give second life to a damaged piece of clothing. 

Age: Adults
Date: October 14, 2021
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
Registration Deadline: October 5, 2021

Printmaking From Block to Print

$95

with Lisa Himmelstrup

Calendar Oct 30, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 2 weeks

Learn the process of creating your own print masterpiece from generating design ideas, transferring, carving, and printing the image as you work with artist Lisa Himmelstrup. Learn how to transfer images onto a Soft-Kut linoleum block, carve positive and negative images, print on dark and light paper, create a repeat print, and print using more than one color of ink. All materials provided. 

2-session series
Age: Adults
Dates: Saturdays, October 30 and November 6, 2021
Time: 10:00 am-Noon
Registration Deadline: October 23, 2021

Gorgeous Gourds

$90

with Jeanette Dickinson

Calendar Nov 9, 2021 at 6:30 pm

November signals harvest time and a great abundance from the garden. What better time to create art from gourds! Work with artist Jeanette Dickinson to first look at examples of gourd art from around the world. Then learn the step-by-step process of carving and painting. Finally, create your own gourd using carving tools and dyes and your own design.

2-Session Series
Age: Adults
Dates: Tuesday, November 9 & Thursday, November 11, 2021
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
Deadline to register: October 25, 2021 





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