Celebrate the seasons with floral expressions from the Arboretum. Ashley Fox Designs provides the flowers and materials, the instruction, and the inspiration. YOU create the masterpiece to take home! Advance registration strongly suggested, these workshops sell out. With Ashley Fox, in-demand floral designer and former horticulture educator at the Arboretum
Flower Arranging: Make a Holiday Wreath (100-12-14-13)Saturday, December 14, 9:30 a.m. - noon • Learning CenterDue to popular demand, a second class date has been established for:Saturday, December 7, 9:30 a.m. - noon • Learning Center
Dec. 7 class - just added!$68 member/$84 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all materials
Dec. 14 class - sold out. Register for Dec 7 (above)$68 member/$84 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all materials
Learn from the best and be "inspired to illustrate" at the Arboretum! Get hands-on and explore a variety of natural subject matter and artistic media with a professional scientific illustrator. Because of small class sizes and individual instructor attention, each workshop will have value for range of skill levels. Suggested supply lists for each class are available on the Arboretum website. With Carlyn Iverson, professional scientific illustrator for over 200 textbooks and publications
Minnesota Silk Moths and Butterflies Portraiture with Mixed Media (100-12-07-13)Saturday, December 7, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. • Learning Center
Relieve mid-winter blues while we learn about butterflies and silk moths native to Minnesota. Prepare detailed sketches, transfer a final sketch, and render with detail using mixed media. Combine watercolor and colored pencil to bring in a variety of color and textural interest to these subjects; explore how blending these media provides a rich presentation. Delve into new media, making a digital scan of individual pieces of art with a discussion of digital prep, color correction and other digital adjustments of traditional artwork. This is the first step towards digital archiving and printing preparation. Work at your own pace, with individualized instructor attention. Required materials: see website. Skill level: beginner to advanced.
$95 member/$110 non-member, includes Arboretum admission
Explore digital media techniques for creating aesthetic and biologically accurate renderings of nature. Using Photoshop and other digital artist tools, you will convert field sketches into digital files, prepare layers, develop digital drawings, digital airbrush painting techniques, and create textures, backgrounds, color washes, and three dimensionality in your subject. Required materials: personal laptop (PC or Mac), a digital drawing tablet, and one of your paper illustrations to develop digitally. Skill level: beginner to intermediate levels with computer knowledge and rudimentary Photoshop experience.
$95 member/$110 non-member, includes Arboretum admissionBundle both classes for $150 member/$180 non-member
Art and the Digital World of Photoshop II(100-03-01-14)Saturday, March 1, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. • Learning CenterCarlyn Iverson, professional scientific illustrator for over 200 textbooks and publications
This workshop will delve deeper into the Photoshop; you will learn how to create brushes, use selections, content-aware scaling, content-aware fills, puppet warp, and photographic references. Create skies, clouds and landscapes digitally! Finally, learn how to bring in separate files of previously created subject matter into a landscape and create a seamless finished piece. You'll prepare files for export, discuss animation using the Photoshop program. Required materials: personal laptop (PC or Mac), digital drawing tablet and files from Digital World of Photoshop I. Prerequisite: Art and the Digital World of Photoshop I or instructor permission. Skill level: Intermediate to Advanced with some computer and Photoshop experience.
Books in the Garden: Dick and Jane Meet Nature (100-07-10-13)Wednesdays, July 10, Aug. 14, Sept. 11, Oct. 9, Nov. 13 and Dec. 11, Noon-1:30 p.m. • Snyder Building
Join our thriving "book club" with acclaimed teacher and author Toni McNaron, University of Minnesota professor emerita of English. Explore several noted titles that offer fascinating contrasts between a male and female sensibility in writing about nature. Gain insights into the significance of nature in our lives. Discuss whether these works are influenced or shaped by the author's gender. Toni's selected readings include: Non-fictional worksAnnie Dillard's Pilgrim at Tinker's Creek and Henry D. Thoreau's Walden Pond (July 10 and August 14)Selected poemsRobert Frost and Mary Oliver (September 11 and October 9)NovelsOle Rolvaag's Giants in the Earth and Willa Cather's My Antonia (Nov. 13 and Dec. 11)
$80 member/$95 non-member, includes Arboretum admission
To register online, click on the "Register" button listed with the class. Or call 952-443-1422 to register by phone. You can also download the Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 Learn Catalog to see the full class offerings and use the registration form.
Questions? Call 952-443-1422 or email: ArbEdu@umn.edu