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Paint and Sip: Historic Schuylkill Swing Bridge (2017)
***RESCHEDULED from 6/6/17 due to weather*** A unique opportunity for plein air painting on the new Bartram’s Mile Trail just before work begins on a new pedestrian and bicycle bridge that will span the Schuylkill River! Capture the scene, in acrylic, before the view of the beautiful rusty swing bridge is obscured by the new construction. Step by step instruction and materials will be provided. Each participant will take home their own painting of a beautiful Bartram’s landscape.
Free for members; $18 non-members
Our Artists’ Workshop series is rooted in the rich history of Bartram’s Garden, the oldest botanical garden in America. Following in the tradition of pioneering American explorer and botanical illustrator William Bartram, teaching artists Heather Rinehart and Alina Josan approach fine art through their love of nature and history. Heather Rinehart has a professional background in illustration and design and a deep interest in nature and storytelling. Alina Josan studied painting at the Tyler School of Art. Her work has been commissioned by several notable historic institutions in Philadelphia. As highly knowledgeable Bartram’s Garden enthusiasts, these artists are in a unique position to offer their students instruction in multi-disciplinary place-based art.