Workshops

Color In Nature - CANCELED

On Saturday April 25, 2020

Event Time 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CANCELED

Careful observation of all the subtle hues and values in nature helps in creating accurate, colorful and unique paintings. Using watercolor in a series of exercises, learn to mix and match these subtle earth tones found in a variety of leaves, petals and other treasures of the garden.

This workshop is taught by Betsy Rogers-Knox. Betsy’s work has been shown widely in the US and was exhibited in London at the Royal Horticultural Botanical Art Show 2016  where she was awarded the prestigious Silver Gilt Award for her series of  six paintings titled The Lifecycle of the Milkweed and Monarch. Her work has been exhibited at the 11- 20th ASBA Annual International Exhibitions in NYC where she received the Eleanor Wunderlich Award in 2015 for her painting titled Dragon Arum.

Limited to 12 participants.

HHG Members $50

Non-Members $65

Smartphone Photography Basics for the Garden

On Saturday May 16, 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 their fully charged devices to learn more about the functions and expand their photographic skill set.

Thaddeus Kubis is a published, award-winning editorial, documentary and fine art photographer and instructor. With over 25 years experience he will show you how to stop taking pictures and start creating images.

Limited to 20 participants.

HHG Members $40

Non-Members $50

 

Making Composition Work for You

On Friday May 22, 2020

Event Time 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Understanding and applying just a few key principles of composition will bring strength, balance and the “wow” factor to your artwork in any medium. We will explore a range of basic principles and techniques through observation of Great Masters’ works of art and a variety of short exercises in pencil. These exercises include: focal point, format, balance, leading the eye and The Rule of Thirds.

This workshop is taught by Betsy Rogers-Knox. Betsy’s work has been shown widely in the US and was exhibited in London at the Royal Horticultural Botanical Art Show 2016  where she was awarded the prestigious Silver Gilt Award for her series of  six paintings titled The Lifecycle of the Milkweed and Monarch. Her work has been exhibited at the 11- 20th ASBA Annual International Exhibitions in NYC where she received the Eleanor Wunderlich Award in 2015 for her painting titled Dragon Arum.

Limited to 12 participants.

HHG Members $95

Non-Members $125

Flower Arranging with Market Flowers

On Friday May 29, 2020

Event Time 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn how to create your own professional-looking arrangements using store bought flowers. You will see how applying simple design principles with fresh flowers from the market can produce a beautiful arrangement in an elegant glass compote. Jennifer Henderson will demonstrate how to execute a stylish, sophisticated design and guide you in creating one for you to take home. While you work you ware invited to enjoy a glass of spring rosé to celebrate the season!

Please bring your own floral snips.  Flowers, compotes and wine with be provided. 

HHG Members  $85 (includes a $50 materials fee)

Non’Members $95 (includes a $50 materials fee)

 

Jennifer Morvan Henderson is an interior designer, and self-professed food, garden and flower enthusiast.  Educated in the fields of Architectural History and Preservation, her designs focus on craftsmanship, detail, and beauty.  She believes in the creation of home: a world that is comfortable, filled with beauty, and ideally shared with family and friends and a wonderful meal.  She currently lives in Hamden with her husband, two daughters, miniature dachshund and six chickens.

Watercolor Workshop - Irises

On Saturday June 20, 2020

Event Time 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Iris takes its name from the Greek word for a rainbow, which possibly refers to the wide variety of flower colors found among the many species. Using layers of light transparent washes with step-by-step demonstrations, learn to portray the many hues and diaphanous qualities of this much-loved flower.

This workshop is taught by Betsy Rogers-Knox. Betsy’s work has been shown widely in the US and was exhibited in London at the Royal Horticultural Botanical Art Show 2016  where she was awarded the prestigious Silver Gilt Award for her series of  six paintings titled The Lifecycle of the Milkweed and Monarch. Her work has been exhibited at the 11- 20th ASBA Annual International Exhibitions in NYC where she received the Eleanor Wunderlich Award in 2015 for her painting titled Dragon Arum.

Limited to 12 participants.

HHG Member $95

Non-Member $120

Partners in Garden Design - A Workshop for Children and Their Parents

On Thursday June 25, 2020

Event Time 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

A workshop for children entering grades 2-4 and their parents

In this workshop, led by teacher/artist/gardener Holly Hall, parents are invited to partner with their child to learn how texture, geometry, movement, sound, and fragrance as well as the color and shape of flowers play into designing a garden. Following a short slide show exploring garden features such as paths, walls, water, vistas and lawns, we will tour Hollister House Garden together, discovering its hidden treasures and special magic weather permitting. Returning to the barn Holly will lead us in designing and creating our own special garden and in making a miniature model of it to take home.

All materials will be provided.

HHG Members $50

Non-Members $65