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Arnold Arboretum

Program Highlights

Arboretum technologist Rachel Brinkman will lead a walk of Small Shrubs for the Home Garden on Tuesday, June 24, 4:00-6:00pm starting at the Hunnewell Building. Details »

Horticulturist Jim Gorman leads a two-session class in the landscape, beginning Wednesday, July 9 at 6:00pm about the conifer collection. Details »

Adult Education

The Arnold Arboretum is a community resource for education, offering a variety of learning opportunities including lectures, classes, workshops, and tours of our living collections and historical landscape. Join us as we explore the biology and horticulture of woody plants, and delve into topics related to Earth’s biodiversity and evolutionary history, the environment, conservation biology, and key social issues associated with current science.

Featured Programs

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Drawing the Landscape at the Arnold Arboretum
3 Sessions: Thursdays, July 10, 17, 24 (raindate: July 31), 5:45–8:15pm

Try your hand at drawing with the trees and landscape of the Arnold Arboretum as your subject. Fine Artist and Graphic Designer Katya Popova will teach a variety of free-hand drawing techniques that will include showing perspective and creating textures, gesture and blind contour drawing, and how to create an illusion of three-dimensional form using trees as your models. Materials to bring: 9″ x 12″ and 18″x 24″ sketch pads; HB and 2B pencils; erasers; pencil sharpener, charcoal set, a cushion or stool to sit upon, and insect repellant.
Fee $95 for the series or  $35 per session nonmember; $80 (series) or $30 per session Arnold Arboretum members Register »

 

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Landscape Painting: Alla Prima Watercolor at the Arnold Arboretum
3 Sessions: Sundays, July 13, 20, 27 (rain date August 3), 10:30-1:30pm

Fine Artist and Graphic Designer Katya Popova will also teach alla prima watercolor classes this summer at the Arnold Arboretum. Students will visit different areas of the park to create quick watercolor studies, completed in one sitting. Bring a watercolor set, brushes, pencils, watercolor pad, water (for painting as well as for drinking), and a cushion or stool to sit upon and insect repellant. Class will gather at the Hunnewell Visitor Center and then set up in a different area of the Arboretum each week. Bring a watercolor set, brushes, pencils, watercolor pad, water (for painting as well as for drinking), and a cushion or stool to sit upon and insect repellant.
Fee $95 for the series or  $35 per session nonmember; $80 (series) or $30 per session Arnold Arboretum members Register »

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