Artists in the Gardens Workshops: Spring Blooms (ages 9-12)
Use art to hone your observation skills and express yourself! Art can communicate everything from how you are feeling to the close relationship between a caterpillar and its host plant. We'll explore habitats, uncover wildlife and identify plants while learning about art and making our own. Each workshop will use photography and other media, including drawing, painting and collage. Join us for the full series or sign up for individual workshops. Bring your own digital camera; any kind is great, from cell phones to SLRs. All other materials provided. Classes will include time to investigate the garden, make connections, create art and share work with the group. This section explores spring blooms. Celebrate new spring flowers. Look closely as we create still lifes inspired by beautiful blossoms. Learn about the role of flowers in plant reproduction. Examine flowers preserved through art and compare them to those we find in the Gardens. Additional sections in this workshop series: March 5 and 26, and May 21, 10 a.m.-noon. Location: Meet at the Doris Duke Center. Fee: Gardens members $16 per class; general public $20 per class. Register for all 4 classes at $14/$18 per class. Parking pass included with advance registration. Information/registration: 919-668-1707 or firstname.lastname@example.org.