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Portrait photo of novelist Jamaica Kincaid, an older Black woman wearing a white shirt, plum lipstick, gold earrings, and an orange headscarf

April 27, 2021 | , ,

Jamaica Kincaid Virtual Reading Group

Jamie Bowers of the Free Library will lead a one-hour virtual discussion of the celebrated Antiguan-American writer’s Among Flowers: A Walk in the Himalaya. Space is limited; please register by April 11. Registrants can get a free copy of the book from the Welcome Center starting April 1, 10am-4pm, while supplies last.   🌼 This event is part of Southwest Spring Fest, running April 16-30 at Bartram’s Garden. We’re featuring pop-ups, workshops, and plant resources especially for our neighbors in…

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close-up shallow focus shot of assorted paintbrushes in a jar

May 17, 2021 | , , , ,

Acrylic Technique Series: Mixing Colors (2021)

Learning color mixing techniques is one of the most powerful tools for bringing your painting to the next level. In this first class of a very special series, learn and use classic methods for mixing just the right color that will bring a greater understanding to your painting process, while enjoying the relaxed atmosphere of an outdoor BYO Paint & Sip. $15 Member/$20 Non-member $2 SW Neighbors/ACCESS Cardholders Workshop takes place outdoors & socially-distanced. Registration is limited.

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close-up photo of wild goldenrod with bumblebee

June 5, 2021 | , , ,

Summer Foraging (2021)

Explore wild summer color in this foraging workshop. We’ll start by touring the grounds of Bartram’s Garden for botanicals like goldenrod, Queen Anne’s lace, and mulberry. Then we’ll learn to make dyes and inks from these natural ingredients for you to use in your creations.  No experience necessary and all materials are included. Ticket links: $35 Member/ $40 Non-member $2 SW Neighbors/ACCESS Cardholders

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close-up shallow focus shot of assorted paintbrushes in a jar

June 14, 2021 | , , , ,

Acrylic Technique Series: Underpainting and Glazing (2021)

In this very special series, learn and use classic methods that will bring a greater understanding to your painting process, while enjoying the relaxed atmosphere of an outdoor BYO Paint & Sip. This class will showcase underpainting and glazing techniques, helping you to achieve depth, warmth, and a dreamy atmosphere to your painting. $15 Member/$20 Non-member $2 SW Neighbors/ACCESS Cardholders Workshop takes place outdoors & socially-distanced. Registration is limited.

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Silk dyed a light pink from rose petals

July 10, 2021 | , , ,

Make+Take: Healing Plants + Dyes (2021)

This workshop will look at the intersection of medicine and natural dyes. Many of the botanicals used in natural dying have the additional function of healing as well. Working with elderberry, marigold, and comfrey we’ll look at the healing properties and herbal preparations  of these dye plants. We’ll also learn to make dyes and inks.  No experience necessary and all materials are included. Ticket links: $35 Member/ $40 Non-member $2 SW Neighbors/ACCESS Cardholders

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close-up shallow focus shot of assorted paintbrushes in a jar

July 12, 2021 | , , , ,

Acrylic Technique Series: Composition (2021)

In this very special series, learn and use classic methods that will bring a greater understanding to your painting process, while enjoying the relaxed atmosphere of an outdoor BYO Paint & Sip. This class will explore the fundamentals of composing a scene that captures the gaze and holds the imagination. $15 Member/$20 Non-member $2 SW Neighbors/ACCESS Cardholders Workshop takes place outdoors & socially-distanced. Registration is limited.

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White fabric dyed blue by indigo resist-dyeing

July 17, 2021 | , , ,

Make+Take: Resist Dyeing (2021)

In this workshop you will learn how to create unique patterns and surface designs using a variety of resist techniques including wax resist, paste resist, tying, binding, clamping. You will gain experience using stamps, brushes and various objects to create custom fabrics for use in your sewing projects. No experience necessary and all materials are included. Ticket links: $35 Member/ $40 Non-member $2 SW Neighbors/ACCESS Cardholders

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Franklinia bloom on a green leafy branch

August 9, 2021 | , , , ,

Paint & Sip: Franklinia (2021)

As we savor the long summer evenings, let’s paint the blooming Franklin tree together while enjoying the relaxed atmosphere of an outdoor BYO Paint & Sip. A rare plant native to southeastern North America, the Franklinia alatamaha was named for Benjamin Franklin, and saved from extinction by the Bartram family. $15 Member/$20 Non-member $2 SW Neighbors/ACCESS Cardholders Workshop takes place outdoors & socially-distanced. Registration is limited.

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Close up of hand painting dripping green marks along a horizon in a painting

August 16, 2021 | , , , ,

Paint & Sip: Meadow En Plein Air (2021)

A great opportunity to try out the techniques you’ve learned so far in the Acrylic Technique Series at this free form BYO Paint & Sip en plein air event. Follow along with our instructor as she paints the alluring Bartram meadow, or let inspiration strike you and paint to your heart’s content. $15 Member/$20 Non-member $2 SW Neighbors/ACCESS Cardholders Workshop takes place outdoors & socially-distanced. Registration is limited.

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