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Art Adventures Camp - PBG0083

Calling all creative children who love to make art and don’t mind getting dirty! Explore the garden from an artist’s perspective through different artistic techniques and various media each day. From painting to gardening, campers will unleash their inner artists to craft works of art inspired by horticulture and nature.
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Add To Waitlist PBG0083-500001 Art Adventures 07/08/2024 -07/12/2024* 9:00 am - 3:30 pm M, Tu, W, Th, F Brookside Gardens Ages 9 to 11 $350.00/$350.00 Waitlist

Botanical Creatures and Cartoons - PBG0110

Imagine a world where plant adaptations give gardens special super-powers or unlocked hidden talents! Expand your knowledge of botany and horticulture while activating your creativity and artistic skills. Thomas Crawley, an expert horticulturist, and cartoon enthusiast, leads this exploration of the science and art behind plant adaptations in the garden as you illustrate your own cartoon creatures adapted to extreme environments. Beginner scientists and beginner cartoonists between the ages of 8-12 welcome.
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Unavailable PBG0110-300002 Botanical Creatures and Cartoons 10/05/2024 -10/05/2024* 10:00 am -11:30 am Sa Brookside Gardens Ages 8-12 $10.00/$10.00 Unavailable
Botanical Crafts with Hammer-Dyed Flowers

Botanical Crafts with Hammer-Dyed Flowers - PBG0137

Instructor: Amy Davidson, cut flower farmer

Enjoy learning about natural dye techniques as you create a botanical landscape on fabric using fresh flowers and greenery grown on a local farm. Students can choose either an apron, tea towel, or canvas tote bag to craft. All supplies provided and students can supplement them with flowers from home.
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Add To Waitlist PBG0137-200001 Botanical Crafts with Hammer-Dyed Flowers 06/22/2024 -06/22/2024* 10:00 am -12:00 pm Sa Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $65.00/$65.00 Waitlist

Plants & Pollinators - Exploring New Watercolor & Colored Pencil Techniques - PBG0149

Instructor: Mindy Lighthipe, botanical artist and instructor
Prerequisite: Intermediate courses in botanical art & illustration
Level: Intermediate to advanced

Students will have the opportunity to select a pollinator and their host plant to develop with colored pencils and watercolors throughout this three-week course. Mindy will review composition guidelines that are specific to combining plants and insects. You’ll learn unique methods to create the delicate texture and transparency of insect wings. Discover innovative techniques to create metallic sheen and shimmer seen from any angle and direction without the use of iridescent paints. You’ll have the opportunity to experiment with different layering techniques on leaves and plant materials.

NOTE: This course will be taught online using Zoom. Students will need access to a computer that has a built-in camera or a smart phone. The instructor will use live demonstrations during this online workshop to demonstrate techniques and review concepts. During each three-hour session students will have the opportunity to ask questions and submit their artwork via email or share it live during the class for review by the instructor. A recording will be emailed to students after each session and made available for up to 90 days after.
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Add To Selection List PBG0149-200001 Plants & Pollinators - Exploring New Watercolor & Colored Pencil Techniques 06/08/2024 -06/22/2024* 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Sa Brookside Gardens Virtual Ages 18+ $195.00/$195.00 Available

Upcycled Art - PBNC0086

Help the environment by doing your part! Learn how to repurpose items from home to create beautiful art pieces. Each program will focus on paper, plastic, or fabric. Materials will be provided but participants are welcome to bring their own. All attendees must register. Be sure to check Brooksidenature.org for day-of event status.
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Add To Selection List PBNC0086-200001 Fabric 08/03/2024 -08/03/2024 10:00 am -12:30 pm Sa Brookside Nature Center Ages 18 & Up $25.00/$25.00 Available

Brush Strokes on the Raptor Deck- Family Night - PMNC0139

On Friday night, join a family scavenger hunt and explore a trail as the sun sets. On the trail, you will gather items to make your own nature scrapbook. Local artist Pamela Gordimer will show you how to use watercolor to paint your collected treasures in your book. Each registered participant will paint their own picture.  Any accompanying adult who will only provide support to an artist during the class will not need to register. All children age 18 and below must have an accompanying adult during the program. 
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Add To Selection List PMNC0139-200001 Brush Strokes on the Raptor Deck- Family Night 07/12/2024 -07/12/2024 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm F Meadowside Nature Center All Ages $15.00/$15.00 Available

Make and Take: Ferns and Ceramics - PMNC0140

Make your very own creation with clay and imprints of live fern fronds and fiddleheads! This hands-on program will include instruction, all materials and a naturalist led stroll to discover Maryland’s magical ferns. This event takes place at Meadowside Nature Center.   
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Add To Selection List PMNC0140-200001 Make and Take: Ferns and Ceramics 08/16/2024 -08/16/2024 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm F Meadowside Nature Center Ages 16 and up $20.00/$20.00 Available