Creative Arts

Workshop (Lecture, Nature Walk, Make and Take)
Botanical Printing and Dyeing 
$155.00
Saturday, April 17th,
Sunday, July 25th &
Saturday, November 13th
10:00am – 3:00pm
optional box lunch available for $15.00

Botanical natural dyeing is the process of embedding botanical “stamps” directly from plant material into fabric or paper.  Working with natural elements such as leaves, blossoms, berries, vegetables and bark, you will design and dye your own silk scarf .  As you are waiting for the materials to process, the instructor will guide you on a nature walk to discuss the dyeing characteristics of different types of natural materials.  Students are encouraged to collect and flatten botanicals prior to the workshop.   We will break for lunch.  (Feel free to pack a lunch or an optional preordered box lunch is available.)

Instructor’s Bio:  Kathleen Lang is known for her environmentally conscious approach to the creation of fine art prints on paper and eco-printing on textiles.  She owns and operates the organic imprint studio, The Wearable Garden.  She has been teaching workshop in various art forms for over fifteen years at such prestigious venues as Grounds for Sculpture and Artists of Yardley.

 

Lecture (Listen, Learn and Activity)

Attracting Backyard Wildlife
for Photography   
$45.00
Wednesday, May 12th
6:00pm – 7:00pm

We have always been attracted to amazing photos of a bird resting on a Winterberry bush with a bright red berry in its mouth or a butterfly feeding on the pollen in the middle of a Zinnia plant.  We all enjoy looking out our window and seeing birds, butterflies and other wildlife flittering through our garden plants.  Why not plant specific annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees that actually attract the type of wildlife you wish to photograph?  This program will be filled with images of local wildlife in the garden, plant materials to attract year round wildlife and basic photography techniques to capture the perfect shot.  Basic lighting, composition, angles, lenses and techniques of cell phone and DSLR’s cameras will be discussed.  Feel free to bring your camera to try some new techniques.

Instructor’s Bio:  Laura Brandt considers herself privileged to live and photograph in beautiful Bucks County.  She enjoys photographing a variety of subjects especially plants, flowers, gardens and landscapes.  She has a strong Horticultural background, having studied Ecological Landscape Design at Delaware Valley University and having worked as a landscape designer. While a member of Garden Writers Association (now GardenComm), she wrote for several garden publications and contributed photography to Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Green Scene and Grow magazines and Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s Wildflower magazine.  Laura has exhibited her fine art photography at Phillips Mill and Artists of Yardley.

 

Workshop (Lecture and Activity)
Creative Flower Photography
$45.00
Saturday, June 19th
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Have you ever wanted to take better pictures of flowers and gardens with your digital camera?  In this class, the instructor will share her flower, garden and nature portraits and the methods she uses to obtain them.  This class will cover indoor and outdoor lighting, equipment, camera settings, composition, special effects, post-processing software and apps, some of her favorite gardens to photograph and more.  Bring your DSLR camera gear or cell phone.  We will be walking through the greenhouses and outdoor display areas to capture different flowers in bloom.

Instructor’s Bio:  Laura Brandt considers herself privileged to live and photograph in beautiful Bucks County.  She enjoys photographing a variety of subjects especially plants, flowers, gardens and landscapes.  She has a strong Horticultural background, having studied Ecological Landscape Design at Delaware Valley University and having worked as a landscape designer. While a member of Garden Writers Association (now GardenComm), she wrote for several garden publications and contributed photography to Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Green Scene and Grow magazines and Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s Wildflower magazine.  Laura has exhibited her fine art photography at Phillips Mill and Artists of Yardley.

 

 

 

 

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