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Listening to the Land: Contemplative Nature Photography with Susan Patrice (online)

February 7, 2023 6:00 pm - March 14, 2023 7:30 pm
Instructor(s): Susan Patrice
$225 - Need-Based Scholarships Available

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Photographers of all levels are welcome and even seasoned practitioners should find value in this unique approach to the medium. Participants will be offered the opportunity to have their photographs juried into the Listening to the Land: Reimagining the Bartram Trail community exhibition in Fall 2023. 


The Placemakers Academy Live Garden Design Workshop with Dargan Landscape Architects

May 11, 2023 10:00 am -12:30 pm
Instructor(s): Mary Palmer Dargan and Arielle McIntyre
$75 (Members); $150 (Non-Members)

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Mary Palmer Dargan, principal of the international design award-winning firm, Dargan Landscape Architects, and Arielle McIntyre, apprentice landscape designer, are hosting a LIVE garden design workshop. Together, participants design a site-specific, stunning and functional garden concept. This creative work is intended for implementation on a pre-selected area of the Bascom campus.


A Day of Journaling

June 22, 2023 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Instructor(s): Betty Holt
$95 (Members); $170 (Non-Members)

A Day of Journaling

Journaling is more than keeping a daily log.  In this lively class you’ll learn some new techniques to spice up your journaling experience.  Right and left-brained exercises will help you check in yourself and your feelings, write great descriptions, envision your future, manage your time, and much more! Most exercises can be done in 5 to 10 minutes, leaving you with no more excuses of “I don’t have time to journal.”  Sharing your discoveries with your classmates, if you choose, adds to the camaraderie and fun.


Woodblock Prints with Jacoub Reyes

July 12, 2023 10:00 am - July 14, 2023 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Jacoub Reyes
$525 (Members); $600 (Non-Members)
This course is an introduction to woodblock printing. Students will draw, transfer, carve and print 9x12” blocks by methods of hand printing and using an etching press. Drawing and design are important; experimentation is encouraged. Notable artists covered include Pavel Acevedo, Sthenjwa Luthuli, Mk Kabrito, StinkFish, Mazatli, KillJoy, Judy Pfaff, Frank Stella, Ivan Bautista, among others.

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