Programs: Calendar

A class at the Barnes Arboretum

Designing with Plant Ensembles

Instructor: Dan Benarcik, Chanticleer horticulturist

Often we feel that a garden must be design-driven, based on principles above our heads or beyond our means. This workshop introduces the discipline of designing with plants, including selecting plant combinations and presenting them in an aesthetically successful manner. Different elements of the garden are featured each session. The course also covers how to incorporate must-have plant purchases.

Thursdays, November 6, 13, 20 (3 classes)
9:30 am–noon 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion $105; members $94

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

A class at the Barnes Arboretum

Moss is Boss!

Instructor: Przemek Walczak, Chanticleer horticulturist

Moss, the oldest living plant, is enjoying a surge of popularity among gardeners. This two-part lecture covers mosses and their role in the ecosystem, anatomy and reproductive cycle, growing conditions, garden uses, and design ideas for a variety of mosses.

Fridays, November 7, 14 (2 classes)
9:30 am–noon 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion $55; members $49

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Glackens

Seurat and Van Gogh

Instructor: Michael Rossman, MFA

When Van Gogh arrived in Paris in 1886, he immediately visited the eighth and last impressionist exhibition, where he saw the work of George Seurat. Enthralled by Seurat’s theories of color and his understanding of the interaction of hues, Van Gogh may have begun to emulate Seurat’s methods. This seminar examines the Barnes’s Seurats and select works by Van Gogh to compare their conception of color. This workshop also considers works like The Postman, in which Van Gogh advanced innovations that have influenced several generations of twentieth- and twenty- first-century artists.

Mondays, November 17–December 8 (4 classes)
6:30–8:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $300; members $270

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Glackens

The Urban Experience

Instructor: Susanna W. Gold, PhD

The city as a significant subject in American and European art emerged in the 19th century and developed into the 20th century. Looking at art produced in America and Europe from the 1870s to the 1930s, consider how the urban experience was influential for artists and viewers in terms of style, environment, and social experience. 

Mondays, November 17–December 8 (4 classes)
6:30–8:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $300; members $270

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

Moss is Boss make-and-take

Instructor: Przemek Walczak, Chanticleer horticulturist

A complement to the Moss is Boss lecture, this workshop includes demonstrations on propagating and cultivating moss, along with a hands-on moss project to take home.

November 21, 2014
10 am–noon Takes place at the Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066. $35; members $31

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

Moss is Boss make-and-take

Instructor: Przemek Walczak, Chanticleer horticulturist

A complement to the Moss is Boss lecture, this workshop includes demonstrations on propagating and cultivating moss, along with a hands-on moss project to take home.

November 21, 2014
1–3 pm Takes place at the Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066. $35; members $31

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

workshop

ArtKids Workshop: Fall Fashions

Strut your stuff! Fall is the time for a new wardrobe that needs to be seen. After exploring the work on view in the William Glackens exhibition, ArtKids design some decked-out fashions inspired by earth colors and shapes.

Drop-off workshop for ages 9–12; no parents or unregistered siblings, please!

November 23, 2014
1–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $25; members $20. Collection admission and art materials included.

Register: 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

Holiday wreath workshop

Instructors: Nicole Juday, horticulturist, and Rachel Burlington, Barnes gardener

Using fresh-cut greens from the Barnes Arboretum and unusual natural decorative elements, learn simple techniques to create a custom wreath more beautiful and long-lasting than anything commercially available.

December 5, 2014
10 am–noon Takes place at the Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066. $88; members $79

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barnes Foundation

Holiday wreath workshop

Instructors: Nicole Juday, horticulturist, and Rachel Burlington, Barnes gardener

Using fresh-cut greens from the Barnes Arboretum and unusual natural decorative elements, learn simple techniques to create a custom wreath more beautiful and long-lasting than anything commercially available.

December 6, 2014
10 am–noon Takes place at the Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066. $88; members $79

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.