EVENTS

Plein Air Painters and Photographers

On Wednesday July 8, 2020

Event Time 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

On Wednesday mornings the garden will be open for plein air painters and photographers from 8AM-12PM. Come and be inspired by the beauty of the garden in the morning light.

Please fill out and submit this contact form before you come each week. When you arrive please park only in designated areas and follow state regulations regarding wearing face coverings and maintianing socila distancing.

Please stay on the gravel paths and the lawn – no easels in the beds!

We are asking for a minimum $5 donation pre person. Please be generous and help us continue to make these special opening hours possible.

Plein Air Painters and Photographers

On Wednesday July 15, 2020

Event Time 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

On Wednesday mornings the garden will be open for plein air painters and photographers from 8AM-12PM. Come and be inspired by the beauty of the garden in the morning light.

Please fill out and submit this contact form before you come each week. When you arrive please park only in designated areas and follow state regulations regarding wearing face coverings and maintianing socila distancing.

Please stay on the gravel paths and the lawn – no easels in the beds!

We are asking for a minimum $5 donation pre person. Please be generous and help us continue to make these special opening hours possible.

Smartphone Photography Basics for the Garden

On Saturday July 18, 2020

Event Time 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Current smartphones and tablets offer simple to use, dynamic, professional-level camera systems. Learn about the basics of your device’s camera functions and how to compose better images of your garden and landscapes.  Taught by our highly experienced instructor and professional photographer Thad Kubis, this class will provide a hands-on, application-based introduction to composition, editing, posting, sharing, archiving, and more! This two-hour session will be especially targeted to garden, floral and landscape photography.

This introductory class will begin with an overview of smartphone camera systems and functionality, followed by applications and practice.  It is suitable for users of iPhones models 6 to 11, similar Android models and tablets. Participants will receive Thad’s guide to smartphone photography. All should bring a fully charged device to learn more about the functions and expand their photographic skill set.

HHG members $40

Non-members $50

Thaddeus Kubis is an editorial, documentary and fine art photographer and instructor with over 25 years of experience in all aspects of photography.

Due to current regulations this workshop is limited to 8 participants. Participants will be seated at tables which will be spaced appropriately throughout the barn. Please wear a face mask when not seated at your work table. If you have any questions  call the office at 860-868-2200.

Plein Air Painters and Photographers

On Wednesday July 22, 2020

Event Time 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

On Wednesday mornings the garden will be open for plein air painters and photographers from 8AM-12PM. Come and be inspired by the beauty of the garden in the morning light.

Please fill out and submit this contact form before you come each week. When you arrive please park only in designated areas and follow state regulations regarding wearing face coverings and maintianing socila distancing.

Please stay on the gravel paths and the lawn – no easels in the beds!

We are asking for a minimum $5 donation pre person. Please be generous and help us continue to make these special opening hours possible.

Magnificent Monarchs

On Friday July 24, 2020

Event Time 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Colored pencil is a versatile medium for creating brilliantly colored patterns such as those seen on Monarchs. Through using a variety of techniques including color layering and burnishing you will find this medium to be perfect for capturing the intricate details and different color densities of these beautiful creatures. This workshop will focus exclusively on developing colored pencil skills – you will be working with a template of a Monarch provided by the instructor, Jeanne Reiner.

Jeanne Reiner is co-founder of the Tri-State Botanical Artists, a chapter of over 70 members of the internationally renown American Society of Botanical Artists. Formerly a long-time Manhattan-based designer for the cosmetics industry, she is a nationally recognized botanical artist who holds a certificate in botanical art from and teaches at the New York Botanical Garden. A Connecticut resident, her work is frequently exhibited there and in New York, Florida and California.

Due to current regulations this workshop is limited to 8 participants. There wil be one participant per work table and tables will be spaced appropriately throughout the barn. Please wear a face mask when not seated at your work table. If you have any questions  call the office at 860-868-2200.

Evening in the Garden

On Friday July 24, 2020

Event Time 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

As the sun fades you are invited to enjoy the garden in the cool of the evening during these special open hours. Come see the garden in a different light!

Please visit only in groups of 2.

Social distancing with other visitors of at least 6′ is to be maintained at all times

Masks or face coverings are strongly encouraged

Proceed with caution singe track driveway

Picnicking is not permitted in the garden.

There is no admission charge but donations are always appreciated.

Plein Air Painters and Photographers

On Wednesday July 29, 2020

Event Time 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

On Wednesday mornings the garden will be open for plein air painters and photographers from 8AM-12PM. Come and be inspired by the beauty of the garden in the morning light.

Please fill out and submit this contact form before you come each week. When you arrive please park only in designated areas and follow state regulations regarding wearing face coverings and maintianing socila distancing.

Please stay on the gravel paths and the lawn – no easels in the beds!

We are asking for a minimum $5 donation pre person. Please be generous and help us continue to make these special opening hours possible.

Plein Air Painters and Photographers

On Wednesday August 5, 2020

Event Time 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

On Wednesday mornings the garden will be open for plein air painters and photographers from 8AM-12PM. Come and be inspired by the beauty of the garden in the morning light.

Please fill out and submit this contact form before you come each week. When you arrive please park only in designated areas and follow state regulations regarding wearing face coverings and maintianing socila distancing.

Please stay on the gravel paths and the lawn – no easels in the beds!

We are asking for a minimum $5 donation pre person. Please be generous and help us continue to make these special opening hours possible.

Plein Air Painters and Photographers

On Wednesday August 12, 2020

Event Time 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

On Wednesday mornings the garden will be open for plein air painters and photographers from 8AM-12PM. Come and be inspired by the beauty of the garden in the morning light.

Please fill out and submit this contact form before you come each week. When you arrive please park only in designated areas and follow state regulations regarding wearing face coverings and maintianing socila distancing.

Please stay on the gravel paths and the lawn – no easels in the beds!

We are asking for a minimum $5 donation pre person. Please be generous and help us continue to make these special opening hours possible.

Wildflower Bouquet in Watercolor

On Friday August 14, 2020

Event Time 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Hidden along the roadside and often seen as weeds, many of our New England wildflowers come to life in late summer. Following a step-by-step demonstrations participants will create a watercolor painting of a bouquet with a variety of colorful and pollinator-loving plants.

All levels welcome. Limited to 8 participants.

This workshop meets on Friday, August 14 from 10-3:30.

A materials list will be emailed with your registration confirmation.

Due to current regulations this workshop is limited to 8 participants. There wil be one participant per work table and tables will be spaced appropriately throughout the barn. Please wear a face mask when not seated at your work table. If you have any questions  call the office at 860-868-2200.

Please bring a bag lunch – water, soft drinks and snacks will be provided.

The watercolor workshops at Hollister House Garden are taught by Betsy Rogers-Knox. Betsy received a Certificate in Botanical Illustration from NYBG in 2006. Her work has been widely exhibited in the United States and at the Royal Horticultural Botanical Art Show in London where she was awarded the Silver Gilt Award.

Hollister House Garden members $95

Non-members $120

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