Workshops

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 for this workshop may be found here. Materials list For Hollister House It will also 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

THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT

Smartphone Photography in the Garden

On Friday August 21, 2020

Event Time 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Gardens and landscapes offer many photographic opportunities for knowledgeable users of smartphone and tablet cameras. This detailed class, taught by Thad Kubis, will begin with an overview of basic systems and functions and will address a range of techniques including close-up, depth of field, lighting, landscape and image composition. Following this review participants will practice their new skills in specific situations in the garden. The session concludes with a review and discussion of some of the day’s actual images.

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.

HHG Members $40

Non-members $50

Rain Date; Friday, August 28

THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT

Pumpkins and Gourds

On Friday October 9, 2020

Event Time 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Using watercolor techniques you will explore the brilliant colors and funky lumps, bumps and patterns on these autumn treasures. Step-by-step demonstrations will guide you through the many challenges these fun fruits present.

This workshop meets on Friday, October 9 from 10-3:30. 

A materials list for this workshop may be found here. Materials list For Hollister House It will also be emailed with your registration confirmation.

Due to current regulations this workshop is limited to 8 participants.

This workshop will be held in the Barn. There is one participant per work table and tables will be spaced a minimum of 6′ apart throughout the barn.

You must 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