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COLORED PENCIL I
RENDERING BEAUTIFUL ARTWORKS IN COLORED PENCIL

Learn to transfer and apply the botanical illustration knowledge you have already gained to the amazingly versatile medium of colored pencil with botanical artist, Gail Goodrich Harwood. In session one, we will explore the properties of Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and effects using different substrates. Students will practice techniques of layering, blending, burnishing, and edge clean-up […]

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RENDERING TEXTURES IN GRAPHITE
WITH INTERNATIONAL ARTIST ROGÉRIO LUPO

A drawing done purely in graphite can, by its very nature, provide a spectacular result in botanical art and illustration. In addition, mastering the graphite technique yields us the tools for a detailed investigation of the subject by doing previous studies, so we can grasp the essentials of light and shade before working with other […]

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BUILDING GOOD
GARDEN SOIL

Everything starts with the soil! Find out how to build your soil for spring gardening with instructor Karin Stretchko, Agriculture Specialist at J. Sargent Reynolds Community College. We’ll learn the characteristics of basic soil types and how to analyze your own soils, including amendment techniques, drainage and more. A guided walk through the Garden will […]

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HARMONY AMONG HUES
DRAWING INSPIRATION FROM NATURE

Join the Garden’s Artist in Residence, Kyle Epps, in finding serenity and creative inspiration amidst nature's palette. Through guided meditation, you’ll harmonize with the Garden's tranquil energy, immersing yourself in the beauty of your surroundings. As you breathe in the fragrant blooms and listen to the rustling leaves, connect deeply with the earth and with […]

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EXPLORING
Cacao Theobroma & Chocolate

Pop quiz time! 1. What is cacao and where does it come from? 2. When did this plant become so prominent in our diets? 3. How does it grow and what are cacao’s growing needs? 4. Bonus question: Why don’t chocolate bars grow on trees? If you’re curious about the answers to these questions and […]

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FLOURISH:
GRACE ARENTS VICTORIAN GARDEN TOUR

The Victorian era had a profound impact on landscape architecture and the design of gardens. During this period, there was a significant shift in gardening styles and philosophies, driven by changes in society, technology, and cultural preferences. Come tour the Victorian-inspired horticultural display in Grace Arents Garden as part of our 40th Anniversary Flourish celebration! […]

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