Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Beginning Sketchbook Journaling Workshop

Beginning Sketchbook Journaling
at the National Tropical Botanical Gardens Southshore Visitor Center
Tuesday, June 29, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.(lunch break will be from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m.)

Join Kauai artist, Marionette, as she teaches you how to start your own sketchbook journal using the beautiful surroundings of the botanical gardens for inspiration. She will teach you how to use pencil, pen & ink, watercolors, watercolor pencils, and colored pencils to create field sketches of Kauai's flora and fauna. She will also suggest what information to include to make your journal unique, full of your own observations, and a lasting memory of your time on Kauai.

What you should bring: A light weight folding chair, a hat, sunglasses, suntan lotion, water, a sack lunch.

Optional to bring (but recommended): Insect repellent, a digital camera, a raincoat.
The gardens do have bottled water for sale and if you need a folding chair, please let Marionette know in advance so she can provide one.

Cost is $75 per person and includes your own high quality sketchbook journal to take home. Prepayment is required to guarantee your spot in the class.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the gardens.
Class size is limited to 5 people.
In case of bad weather the class will be canceled and all students will be given a full refund.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Second Annual Summer Fine Art Festival

Join us under the tents at the beautiful gardens in Poipu, Kauai (across from Spouting Horn) for a free, fun and exciting family event.

Visit with local artists Helen Turner, Anna Skaradzinska, Lilian de Mello, Dava Shepherd, Patrice Pendarvis, Elizabeth Ferris, Susan Strom, and Marionette.

Fine Art will be for sale in a variety of mediums such as paintings, photography, mixed media, and more with a portion of the proceeds going directly to the gardens.

Live entertainment will be provided by Anela Saxon, Jeff Iglesia, and Dr. Matthew Miller.

Happy Snacks will be offering their delicious Thai food, smoothies, and other snacks. Shave ice will also be available.

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