Calendar of Events

A printable Workshop Calendar is available on our "Learn & Have Fun" page.

Week 1, March 4-9:  How Does Your Garden Grow?

Are you ready for spring?  This month’s “green” projects include preparing for spring.  We’ll explore a variety of ways to reuse and recycle materials to create seed pots, miniature greenhouses, and more.  During each session, we’ll provide soils, seeds, and containers to help you start your spring seedlings, from tomatoes to flowering plants. Other green projects in March include sharing simple gardening tips and tricks, growing more with what you already have, and making illustrated garden plans as a guide that can later serve as framed art in your kitchen!   For those who are interested, we’ll also make Faerie houses and use the pages of the old books to make paper flowers and paper-flower wreaths.

 

Week 2, March 11-16:  Learning from the Best -- Monet

We're learning from Monet in march, and how he was able to bring spring into his paintings . . . even paintings without flowers.  During this week's sessions, you'll learn about Monet, the artist, and you'll capture light and master mark-making with seascapes, landscapes, still life, and more!  How about floral arranging inspired by Monet's Garden?  This week is all about Monet!

 

Week 3, March 18-23:  Around the World -- Japan

During March 18-23, we'll explore Japan, where spring is especialy beautiful.  Stop in during one of our sessions to learn more about Japanese art.  We'll create origami paper fans, samurai fashions from recycled newspaper, and Japanese brushwork paintings -- from geometric & abstract to spring cherry blossoms.  We'll also try haiku!

 

Week 4, March 25-30:  Try It -- Acrylics

“Try It!” is our theme during the 4th week of every month.  March 25-30 is your chance to try acrylics.  We’ll provide the materials for each of these two-hour sessions.  By the time you’re done, you may be hooked!  In addition to painting something to hang on your wall, you’ll have an opportunity to use acrylic paint on a canvas bag—just in time to take it to the farmers market! d makin"� ls�� ��v rden plans as a guide that can later serve as framed art in your kitchen!   For those who are interested, we’ll also make Faerie houses and use the pages of the old books to make paper flowers and paper-flower wreaths.