ART, DESIGN AND CRAFT

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Skill Level:    A = All Levels      B = Beginner     I = Intermediate/Advanced        

Saturday, July 20, 2019, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Included with Admission
Join Tower Hill’s librarian to see and interact with beautiful and historic works from Tower Hill’s vault and learn about the history of botanical illustration.
Sunday, July 21, 2019, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Included with Admission
Join Tower Hill’s librarian to see and interact with beautiful and historic works from Tower Hill’s vault and learn about the history of botanical illustration.
Friday, August 02, 2019, 9:30 AM-3:30 PM
$90 Member; $104 Non-Member
Instructor: Bobbi Angell

Examine, dissect, and draw flowers and fruits of summer blossoms to create an accurate and aesthetically pleasing illustration that will reveal the beauty and complexity of a species.

Wednesday, August 07, 2019, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$78 Member; $92 Non-Member
Instructor: Lisa Regopoulos

Join us as we capture the scenic gardens and vistas of beautiful Tower Hill Botanical Garden in pastel.

Sunday, August 11, 2019, 9:30 AM-3:30 PM
$78 Member; $92 Non-Member
Instructor: Steve McGrath

Discover ways to use your existing camera gear to make spectacular macro photographs.

Saturday, August 31, 2019, 9:30 AM-3:30 PM
$84 Member; $94 Non-Member
Instructor: Helen Byers

In this intermediate class, draw a detailed portrait in colored pencil of a fruit or vegetable that calls to you. Tips and demos will help you achieve accurate proportions, colors, and textures.

Thursday, September 12, 2019 – Friday, September 13, 2019, 10:30 AM-4:30 PM
Two-Day Workshop: $156 Member; $170 Non-Member
Instructor: Carol Schwartz

Learn about the Fibonacci pattern in the seeds of a sunflower or the petals of a zinnia and then paint them using either watercolors or colored pencils or a combination of both.

Saturday, September 14, 2019, 10:30 AM-2:30 PM
$56 Member; $69 Non-Member
Instructor: Steve Mcgrath

Learn how to create beautiful panoramic images by taking multiple images and then combining them in Photoshop. Please bring a camera with manual settings, a tripod if you have one, and a laptop with any version of Photoshop.

Sunday, September 15, 2019, 1:15 PM-4:45 PM
$45 Member, $59 Non-Member (Fee Includes Materials)
Instructor: Karen Keefe

For those familiar with the basic concepts and practices of Zentangle, this class will focus on learning more more complex techniques and different media.

Friday, September 27, 2019, 9:30 AM-1:30 PM
$72 Member; $86 Non-Member (Fee Includes Materials)
Instructor: Pinal Mania

Experience the magic that happens when plants, water, heat interact with natural fibers to create one of a kind imprints. Go home with a silk scarf and linen and cotton squares suitable for framing.

Sunday, September 29, 2019, 11:00 AM-4:00 PM
$80 Member; $90 Non-Member (Fee Includes All Materials Except T-Shirt)
Instructor: Candace Hernandez

Designing from your favorite botanicals, learn how to transfer and paint by hand onto textiles to create your own wearable work of art. Please bring a shirt to decorate.

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Included with admission, pre-registration requested
Instructor: Alena Mcnamara

Learn about plant- and garden-themed myths and legends told through beautiful historic illustrations, statues, and more in Tower Hill’s Non-Living Collections.

Sunday, October 13, 2019, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Included with admission, pre-registration requested
Instructor: Alena Mcnamara

Learn about plant- and garden-themed myths and legends told through beautiful historic illustrations, statues, and more in Tower Hill’s Non-Living Collections.

Saturday, October 19, 2019 – Sunday, October 20, 2019, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Included with Admission
In collaboration with the Worcester Center for Crafts–more than 30 juried artists representing the finest in American craftwork.
Saturday, October 26, 2019, 10:30 AM-3:30 PM
$70 Member; $84 Non-Member
Instructor: Steve Mcgrath

Have some fun with your garden photos. Learn how to add depth to landscape images, “star” the sun, use the zoom technique, create panoramic images, and more. Bring your camera equipment to this class and discover how to create great special effects.

Sunday, October 27, 2019, 10:30 AM-4:30 PM
$80 Member, $90 Non-Member
Instructor: Carol Schwartz

Using fall gourds as subject matter, refine your technique of layering colored pencils to achieve beautiful, realistic botanical art.

Sunday, October 27, 2019, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Included with admission, pre-registration requested
Instructor: Alena Mcnamara

Spiders, caterpillars, and other creepy-crawlies will emerge from Tower Hill’s Non-Living Collections on Halloween weekend in this program with Librarian Alena McNamara.

Sunday, November 03, 2019, 1:15 PM-4:45 PM
$45 Member; $59 Non-Member (Fee Includes Materials)
Instructor: Karen Keefe

Create 2 different Zentangle-decorated art pieces for holiday gifts.

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