Programs: Calendar

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Roses: growing and knowing the world’s favorite flower

Instructor: Nicole Juday
Despite its reputation for being tricky, no flower is more beloved or culturally symbolic than the rose. Learn about the history of this plant in order to gain clues on how to grow it successfully. The lecture is followed by a tour of the Barnes Arboretum’s rose garden.

May 31, 2015
2–3 pm Held at the Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066. $15; members $12

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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Ensemble Introduction: Symbol, Metaphor, and Design

Instructor: John Gatti, MFA
The Barnes Foundation’s eclectic ensembles combine diverse cultures and art forms. The juxtaposition of different pieces creates multiple levels of interpretation. This two-day workshop guides students through a process of discovery and provides a deeper understanding of the design, aesthetics, and conceptual associations in the gallery installations and ensembles.

Monday and Tuesday, June 15–16 (2 classes)
10 am–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $450; members $405

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Ferns and their Allies of the Barnes Arboretum

Instructor: Harriet Cramer
The Barnes Arboretum is home to one of the most extensive collections of hardy ferns in the country. Expand your knowledge about both native and notable non-native ferns suitable for this region, and learn how to identify, cultivate, and create effective designs using ferns. Participants should bring a lunch to enjoy in the garden.

June 16, 2015
10 am–2 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion, PA $55; members $49

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Drawing with Scissors: Matisse Cut Paper

Instructor: Leslie Bowen, MFA
Henri Matisse remains among the rare artists whose late work was as original, vital, and controversial as their early work. In this two-day workshop, explore Matisse’s unorthodox method of using cut paper.  He originally used this practice to plan his compositions, but eventually developed the technique into finished works of art. Learn more about this fascinating medium as well as discovering your inner Matisse with a hands-on lesson in cut paper design.

Monday and Tuesday, June 22–23 (2 classes)
10 am–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $450; members $405

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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Dr. Barnes and the Women Artists of the Barnes Collection

Instructor: Linda Robinson, MEd
"Why are there so few women artists in the Barnes collection?" This workshop explores, through the lens of the Barnes collection, the history of female artists and their struggle for recognition. Learn about the women artists in the collection, including Mary Cassatt and Marie Laurencin, as well as unheralded female painters from the Renaissance through the modernist era.

Monday and Tuesday, June 29–30 (2 classes)
10 am–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $450; members $405

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Modigliani, Pascin, and Soutine

Modigliani, Pascin, and Soutine

Instructor: Leslie Bowen, MFA

This workshop explores Modigliani, Pascin, and Soutine’s diverse emotional responses to their experiences in Paris in the 1920s. These artists, Jewish expatriates fascinated by the studio and café life of Montmartre and Montparnasse, earned the reputation of peintres maudits (cursed painters). The Barnes Foundation houses an incredible number of masterpieces by these artists. Through examination of the formal elements in their work, students consider how Modigliani, Pascin, and Soutine responded to their unique artistic, historical, and social position.

July 13, 2015 (Start of 3-class workshop)
10 am–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $600; members $540

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Reading the Collection

Reading the Collection: Narrative Patterns and Visual Meaning

Instructor: John B Gatti, MFA

Read artists’ visual language and the elements that reveal their narrative intentions. Learn to recognize how pictorial content and visual styles create an artist’s voice. Consider Bonnard, Cézanne, Manet, Picasso, and Rousseau.

July 13, 2015 (Start of 2-class workshop)
10 am–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $450; members $405

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Make More Plants

Make More Plants: Propagation workshop

Instructor: Bruce Keyser

The best time of year to propagate many trees and shrubs is midsummer. In this hands-on workshop, learn techniques for successfully rooting greenwood cuttings from master propagator Bruce Keyser, using plant material from the Barnes Arboretum living collections. Participants make their own sweatboxes, a key to successfully rooting the cuttings they take home. Fee includes all materials; participants should bring their own lunch.

July 22, 2015
10 am–4 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion, PA $84; members $76

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Exploring the Collection

Exploring the Collection: Line, Space, and Shape

Instructor: John B Gatti, MFA

Using masterworks in the Barnes collection, learn how artists use techniques like dynamic line and ambiguous perspective to engage the eye and invite viewer into the work. Explore the art of El Greco, Gauguin, Soutine, Van Gogh, and others.

July 27, 2015 (Start of 2-class workshop)
10 am–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $450; members $405

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Exploring the Collection

Exploring the Collection: Color, Mood, and Intention

Instructor: John B Gatti, MFA

Investigate how major artists use color to create mood and establish tension, balance, and space in their work. Learn color theory and the effects of color on design and composition, and see how artists apply color theory to depict their inspirations from nature, history, culture, and personal experience.

August 3, 2015 (Start of 2-class workshop)
10 am–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $450; members $405

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Matisse and Picasso

Matisse and Picasso

Instructor: Leslie Bowen, MFA

Esteemed art scholar Yve-Alain Bois referred to Matisse and Picasso’s relationship as a “complicated tango.” From their first meeting in 1906, they inspired, provoked, and challenged each other to push boundaries. Explore their fascinating relationship and the dialogue they had through their art.

August 11, 2015 (Start of 2-class workshop)
10 am–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $450; members $405

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.