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Group of people painting at easels along the dock at 56th street at sunset

June 6, 2019 | , , , ,

Paint and Sip: 56th Street Plaza (2019)

Join us for an evening alongside the river. This Paint & Sip Workshop will feature the southern end of Bartram’s Garden and the stunning vista it presents at sunset. Beverages, instruction, and materials will be provided. Teaching artist Heather Rinehart approaches fine art through her love of science and history. She has a professional background in illustration and design and a deep interest in nature and storytelling, offering her student’s instruction in multi-disciplinary place-based art. Members: $5 Non-Members: $18 Southwest Neighbors…

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close-up image of red dahlia flower

June 30, 2019 | , , , ,

Botanical Illustration (2019)

Bartram’s Garden boasts a rich history of observers who have used their artistic talents to describe the natural world around them. In this workshop, we’ll practice the time honored tradition of botanical illustration. Working from live specimens, participants will hone their drawing skills and stretch their creativity to new limits using watercolor, ink, and other materials. This program is designed for all skill levels; materials and instruction will be provided as needed. Teaching artist Heather Rinehart approaches fine art through…

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July 11, 2019 | , , , ,

Paint and Sip: The Bartram House (2019)

A National Historic Landmark, John Bartram’s 18th century stone farmhouse sits upon a rise at the center of the garden, overlooking the Schuylkill River. Join us for an evening of art, drinks, and stories as we paint the Bartram House. Materials, beverages, and instruction will be provided. Teaching artist Heather Rinehart approaches fine art through her love of science and history. She has a professional background in illustration and design and a deep interest in nature and storytelling, offering her…

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Fresh & pressed flowers laid out on a worktable along with paper and pencils, with hands working

July 21, 2019 | , , , ,

Botanical Paper-Cutting (2019)

Learn about the cut paper herbarium specimens assembled by fascinating 18th-century artist-botanist Mary Delany, and create your own using similar techniques. Teaching artist Heather Rinehart approaches fine art through her love of science and history. She has a professional background in illustration and design and a deep interest in nature and storytelling, offering her student’s instruction in multi-disciplinary place-based art. Members: $5 Non-Members: $18 Southwest Neighbors & ACCESS cardholders: $2 $2 tickets for this event are available to eligible Southwest Philly neighbors…

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A construction worker works on the Newkirk Monument, a squat, pale grey obelisk, sits on the grass by a path with a blue sky behind

August 28, 2019 | , , , ,

Paint and Sip: Newkirk Monument (2019)

At the northern end of the Bartram Mile sits a nearly-forgotten piece of history. Built in 1838 and all but abandoned years ago, the Newkirk Monument was moved to Bartram’s Garden in 2016. Today, it can be seen and enjoyed by passersby and explorers on the Bartram Mile. Join us for a Paint & Sip event in this unique and beautiful spot. Beverages, instruction, and materials will be provided. The entrance to the northern section of the trail is at…

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blue and gold marbled paper

September 12, 2019 | , , , ,

Paper Marbling (2019)

Marbling is a centuries-old process of decorating paper. Frequent Bartram’s Garden visitor Benjamin Franklin used this technique as an anti-counterfeiting device for paper currency. Decorate your own paper through the Suminagashi marbling technique. Teaching artist Heather Rinehart approaches fine art through her love of science and history. She has a professional background in illustration and design and a deep interest in nature and storytelling, offering her student’s instruction in multi-disciplinary place-based art. Members: $5 Non-Members: $18 Southwest Neighbors & ACCESS cardholders: $2…

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Group of people seated at a few picnic tables under trees, writing in journals

September 22, 2019 | , , , ,

Wilderness Garden Journals (2019)

Continue in the tradition of innumerable Philadelphian artists and naturalists – from William Bartram to Sarah Mapps Douglass—and discover the joys of nature journaling in our Wilderness Garden. Explore historic Bartram’s garden and learn sketching techniques for creating on the go. For beginning to intermediate artists. Members: $5 Non-Members: $18 Southwest Neighbors & ACCESS cardholders: $2 $2 tickets for this event are available to eligible Southwest Philly neighbors and/or ACCESS Card holders! If you have either an ID with a SW Philly…

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black and white image of a stand of Phragmites grass beside some trees

October 5, 2019 | , , , ,

Invasive Species Sculptures (2019)

Phragmites grows in in dense stands in our meadow in spite of ongoing efforts to control it, sometimes reaching 15 feet in height. We’ll discuss the intersection of botany and globalization at Bartram’s Garden and weave a giant Phragmites sculpture together, working with materials available in the garden. Join us early for discussion and instruction, or come late to add on to what others have already begun! FREE Large portions of our 50+ acre botanical garden can be explored via…

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A painting of a wild turkey walking in front of shrubs in red fall foliage

November 10, 2019 | , , , ,

Bird Anatomy for Artists (2019)

This one-of-a-kind workshop is back by popular demand! From goldfinches to bald eagles, Bartram’s Garden is a favorite stop for many migratory and year-round species of birds. We’ll take a look at the art and the science of avian anatomy. Explore new techniques for drawing on the fly and experience our feathered friends from a new perspective. Teaching artist Heather Rinehart approaches fine art through her love of science and history. She has a professional background in illustration and design…

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