Classes and workshops

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Spring 2019

Plein Air Painting in Gouache
A two-day workshop in painting outdoors with gouache (opaque watercolor), a fun and forgiving medium that allows for easier corrections than transparent watercolor. Techniques will include choosing a landscape composition, gouache paint handling, mixing a wide range of colors from a simplified palette, and creating textures for trees, grasses and other landscape elements. Gouache paint will be provided for the workshop; a list will be provided of other suggested materials for students to bring. Location: Battery Park, New Castle, DE. Instructor: Charley Parker; $40 per session; Saturdays, June 1 & June 8, 2019; 9:00 am – 12:00 noon; Rain Date July 6. Open to beginners and experienced painters, 18 and over. (Please note: the dates for this workshop were originally listed as May 25 and June 1, the correct dates are June 1 & June 8.)

Number of sessions

Garden Chair Workshop
In less than three hours with only a cordless drill/driver, you will construct your own Garden Chair. No prior experience with either woodworking, power tools or carpentry is necessary. A fun and industrious session is guaranteed to produce a finished piece to take home. Workshop is led by Dan Benarcik, Horticulturist at Chanticleer Garden. Everything is provided with the exception of a charged cordless drill (required). June 9, 9am-noon, $175, at Buzz Ware Village Center. 18 and over.