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Events: Family And Kids

Sun, 8/24 9:00am

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Location: Designated areas in the Garden
Free with paid Garden admission

On a warm day the conifer and evergreen area can provide cool shade. Imagine yourself in a remote mountain hideaway! A self-guided tour and information sheet will be available. Please visit the Gift Shop for more information. Picnics are not provided, but feel free to bring your own. The Upper and Lower Meadows will be open for picnicking.

Sun, 8/24 2:00pm

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Location: Frances Young Hall
Lecture included with paid Garden admission
Speaker: David Stives, Master Falconer, Park Animal Keeper

The Natural Areas Wings and Things raptor program is educational introduction to local raptor species and the art of falconry. Participants will have the opportunity to meet some of the Natural Area winged Ambassadors and see a demonstration of falconry raptor at work. The program is designed as a 45 minute lecture and meet and greet with various species of raptors and even a vulture. Park Animal Keeper, David Stives who is also a master falconer will provide an outlook on the Natural History, Human Impacts effecting populations and conservation efforts on habitat and avian species. Afterwards a question and answer session will give participants a chance to ask about the truths and myths of these birds of prey and falconry.


 

Sun, 8/24 5:00pm

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Location: Upper Meadow
Cost: $15 per person at the door

Bring a picnic and enjoy the band as they play traditional, contemporary, and original bluegrass songs. Acoustic instruments blend with vocals in lead and harmony. Bring a blanket and/or beach chairs and a picnic and enjoy the music of the band on the Upper Meadow.


 

Tue, 8/26 1:00pm

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Series 2: 
Ages 15 months – 2 years
Tuesdays
Dates: August 5, 12, 19, 26

Location: Classroom B

$60 for members’ children / $70 for non-members’ children
$5 materials fee per child (payable to instructor)
Instructor: Art To Grow On Children's Art Center

Attention all 15 month to two year olds! This class is just for you! Students will be exposed to a variety of age-appropriate art activities that build Life Essential Skills: Critical Thinking, Independent Learning, Fine-Motor Development, and Curiosity. From our Paint Walls to our Play Dough Station to our weekly lessons, your child’s self-esteem and imagination will soar! Lessons and projects rotate quarterly. Parent attendance is required. Class is limited to 16 participants.


 

Tue, 8/26 2:00pm

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Series 2:
Ages 3-5
Tuesdays
Dates: August 5, 12, 19, 26

Location: Classroom B
$60 for members’ children / $70 for non-members’ children
$5 materials fee per child (payable to instructor)
Instructor: Art To Grow On Children's Art Center

Monet, Van Gogh, Picasso, and More! Students will be exposed to a variety of Master Artist lessons along with different weekly projects that build Life Essential Skills: Critical Thinking, Increased Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem, Development of Fine Motor Skills, and Independent Learning. From tempera paint, to tile mosaic, to watercolor and our Paint Walls – Let that imagination soar! Lessons and projects rotate quarterly. Parent attendance is required. Class is limited to 16 participants.


 

Tue, 8/26 4:00pm

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Series 2: 
Ages 6 – 12
Tuesdays
Dates: August 5, 12, 19, 26
Location: Classroom B
$60 for members’ children / $70 for non-members’ children
$5 materials fee per child (payable to instructor)
Instructor: Art To Grow On Children's Art Center

Join us for this awesome art class that introduces the Great Masters! From Frank Lloyd Wright to Van Gogh, to Andy Warhol to Monet, students will learn how to work with a variety of materials and take home a work of art each week. Imagination, creativity, and innovation are at the forefront of this great class. Come join the fun – a great way to enhance critical thinking, develop problem-solving skills, and let that imagination soar! Class is limited to 16 participants.


 

Sun, 9/7 1:30pm

Included with paid Garden admission. Limited to 20 children.

Trees provide oxygen, shade, food, and shelter. Learn about trees. What is the largest tree? We will discover why leaves turn colors in the fall and do a leaf tracing art project. We will also do a book reading.


 

Sun, 9/14 9:00am

Location: Designated areas in the Garden

Included with paid Garden admission

 

The Rose Garden was opened in 1992 and was dedicated to former Foundation President, James J. White. The Rose Garden is an AARS (All American Rose Selections) garden and features many beautiful AARS winners. Types of roses include Hybrid Teas, Gradifloras, Shrub, and Florabunda. Picnics are not provided, but feel free to bring your own and picnic in the designated areas in the Garden. 


 

Wed, 10/1 4:00pm

Wednesdays

October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5

Instructors: Megan Pollard and Lee-Jean Lin with Art Experience Studios

Cost: $135 members / $150 nonmembers

$15 Materials Fee (payable to instructor)

A wonderful introductory class for budding artists. Students will learn to observe nature in the garden, experiment with various art media on difference surfaces, and combine drawing and painting skills to create art projects. Both two and three dimensional media will be explored to build skills and self-confidence. They will explore the variety of the art world. including, but not limited to watercolors, acrylics, pastels, color pencils, collage, and printmaking. Lessons include color mixing exercises and observational drawings and paintings. Just come with an open mind and curiosity. No experience required.


 

Thu, 10/2 4:00pm

Ages 10+ years old

Thursdays

October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6

Instructors: Megan Pollard and Lee-Jean Lin with Art Experience Studios

Cost: $135 members / $150 nonmembers

$15 Materials Fee (payable to instructor)

So, you wish you could draw cartoons and comics? Come and discover the secrets for cartoon, comic book, and anime figures in a fun, relaxed classroom atmosphere. Traditional drawing and painting rendering skill is the foundation. Create unforgettable and fun characters by studying cartoon and animation art from Disney, DreamWorks, Japanese animation and more! Children will learn how to design their own characters using traditional media (art pencils, paper, erasers and ink). Previous drawing experience is helpful but not required.


 

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