2015 Groupon Registration

Thank you for purchasing a Bartram’s Garden Groupon!

To use your Groupon code:

  1. Select a workshop from the list below. Please note that coupon codes provided to purchasers of Basics Workshops will only be redeemable for Basics Workshops, and so on.
  2. When you get to the Brown Paper Tickets registration page, click the Coupon Code link to open a text box.
  3. Enter your Groupon into the text box and click “Show Available Tickets.”
  4. Available ticket options will be highlighted in yellow. Please fill in your contact information to complete the registration process. You’re all set!

Note: Tours do not require reservations. Just bring your eligible Groupon voucher with you to the Garden during tour hours to redeem. Click here for our tour hours.

Please check out our other events and workshops on the calendar.

Workshop Schedule

March 22, 1 to 3 pm
SKETCHING IN THE FIELD (Basic)
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Discover the joys of sketching outdoors in the spring and learn techniques for creating on the go.

 

April 12, 1 to 3 pm
UNDERSTANDING LIGHT & SHADOW (Basic)
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From quick sketches to detailed realism, a solid understanding of light and shadow is essential to realizing one’s potential as an artist. Discover how artists through the ages have used different techniques to interpret the beauty of light and shadow.

 

May 17, 2:30 to 5:30 pm
BIRD ANATOMY FOR ARTISTS (Specialty)
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Participants will discover the secrets of bird anatomy while learning tips and techniques to make their drawings come alive.

 

June 7, 1 to 4 pm
BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION (Specialty)
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Learn about fascinating early American artist-botanist William Bartram and create your own illustration from specimens collected from the Garden.

 

June 28, 1 to 4 pm
LANDSCAPE PAINTING IN ACRYLIC (Specialty)
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A medium that presents its own challenges and advantages, acrylic painting can work for you outdoors! Enjoy en plein air painting within the scenic landscape of Bartram’s Garden.

 

July 19, 1 to 3 pm
SURPRISING COLOR (Basic)
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In the natural world, color is king. Learn some tried and true methods of utilizing color theory to bring your work to the next level.

 

July 26, 1 to 4 pm
CUT-PAPER HERBARIUM (Specialty)
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Learn about the cut paper herbarium specimens assembled by 18th century artist-botanist Mary Delany and create your own using similar techniques.

 

August 16, 1 to 4 pm
A CLOSER LOOK AT MOSSES & LICHENS (Specialty)
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Discover the fascinating, tiny world that exists all around you in plain view. In this workshop, we will hone our observational and drawing skills while taking a close look at the unique structures of mosses and lichens.

 

August 30, 1 to 3 pm
NATURE PRINTING (Basic)
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Learn about nature printing as practiced by 18th century American botanists, from Jane Colden to Joseph Breintnall, and create your own using similar techniques.

 

September 27, 1 to 4 pm
THE TREES OF BARTRAM’S GARDEN (Specialty)
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From the stately Yellowwood to North America’s oldest Ginkgo biloba, the Garden is home to an impressive array of trees. A solid understanding of their structure and differences will lend realism and expertise to your work. Explore and learn to render key elements of many different species of tree, from bark to crown.

 

October 18, 1 to 3 pm
HAND-COLORED PRINTS (Basic)
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Learn about the 19th century artist-botanist Ann Bartram Carr’s role in the production of Alexander Wilson’s American Ornithology and color your own print using similar techniques.

 

October 25, 1 to 4 pm
INSECT ANATOMY FOR ARTISTS (Specialty)
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Discover the intricate beauty of insects and other arthropods while developing your drawing skills, as we take a special look at these everyday creatures.

 

November 15, 1 to 4 pm
THE ARTFUL LEAF (Specialty)
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Take in the autumn landscape and enjoy the simple beauty of leaves. Endlessly variable in shape, color, and texture, leaves are brimming with opportunity to advance your artistic technique.

Workshop Details

Our Artists’ Workshops are rooted in the rich history of Bartram’s Garden, the oldest botanical garden in America. Following in the tradition of groundbreaking American explorer and botanical illustrator William Bartram, teaching artists Heather Rinehart and Alina Josan approach fine art through their love of nature and history. You’ll learn techniques that will help you grow as an artist and receive guidance and support from our knowledgeable instructors.

We offer two categories of Artists’ Workshops: Basic and Specialty.

The Basic Level workshops generally last two hours and are suitable for artists of all levels of experience, ages 16 and up. You’ll be able to work at your own pace while also receiving as much instruction as you need to get started in creating a finished piece that you can take home at the end of the day.

The Specialty Level workshops are the most intensive in terms of time and materials, generally running three hours; however, artists of all levels of experience are welcome to participate. Ages 16 and up.

Please feel free to use our art supplies at no additional cost, though you are welcome to bring your own.

Instructor Bios

Bartram’s Garden Artists’ workshops are taught by Heather Rinehart and Alina Josan. Rinehart has a professional background in illustration and design and a deep interest in nature and storytelling. Josan studied painting at the Tyler School of Art. Her work has been commissioned by several notable historic institutions in Philadelphia. As highly knowledgeable Bartram’s Garden enthusiasts, these artists are in a unique position to offer their students instruction in multi-disciplinary, place-based art.