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PULL-OUT POSTER OF PROGRAMS & E VENTS

PULL-OUT POSTER OF PROGRAMS & E VENTS

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Stewardship Trips Flora & Fauna Stewardship Art & Performance Speakers Walks Youth

Visit adkinsarboretum.org and click on Programs|Events for full program descriptions and registration links. Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday 1

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Natural Pairings, works by Christine Neill and Lew Fifield, on view through January 30 11

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Dog Walking 10–10:45 a.m.

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Book Club 2:30–4 p.m.

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Dog Walking 10–10:45 a.m.

Sunday

Monday

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Tuesday 3

Wednesday 4

Outdoor Explorers: Reading the Landscape 2–3:30 p.m.

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Dog Walking 10–10:45 a.m.

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Winter Naturalists homeschool program 1–2:30 p.m.

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9

Dog Walking 10–10:45 a.m.

Nature as Muse 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

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Saturday 7

First Saturday Guided Walk 10 a.m.

Botanical Illustration 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

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Botanical Art: Composition and Painting 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Woodland Gardening 1–4 p.m.

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Botanical Illustration 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Designing for Waterfront Landscapes 10 a.m.–noon

Dog Walking 10–10:45 a.m.

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Dog Walking 10–10:45 a.m.

Book Club 2:30–4 p.m.

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Soup ’n Walk 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Botanical Illustration 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

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Sunday

Landscape Design Workshop 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Botanical Illustration 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

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Monday

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Designing for Waterfront Landscapes

Outdoor Explorers: Tree Rings 102 2–3:30 p.m.

Saturday 7

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2015 Art Competition: Discovering the Native Landscapes of Maryland’s Eastern Shore on view through March 27

Muffin Basket Workshop 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Friday

Dog Walking 10–10:45 a.m.

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Tuesday

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W I N T E R N AT U R A L I S T S

Dog Walking 10–10:45 a.m.

homeschool program 23

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Dog Walking 10–10:45 a.m.

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Landscape Design Workshop

Wednesday

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April 5

Thursday

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Friday

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Soup ’n Walk 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

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Book Launch: Chesapeake Gardening & Landscaping 1–3 p.m.

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Dog Walking 10–10:45 a.m.

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Winter Naturalists homeschool program 1–2:30 p.m.

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Dog Walking 10–10:45 a.m.

Book Club 2:30–4 p.m.

Nursery Opening Weekend noon–4 p.m.

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Eastern Redbud in Watercolor 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

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Wild Connections homeschool program 1–2:30 p.m.

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Protecting & Encouraging Pollinators 1–3 p.m.

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Wild Connections homeschool program 1–2:30 p.m.

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Dog Walking 10–10:45 a.m.

2015 Art Competition: Discovering the Native Landscapes of Maryland’s Eastern Shore on view through March 27

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Winter Naturalists homeschool program 1–2:30 p.m.

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Dog Walking 10–10:45 a.m.

Nature as Muse 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Quoting Nature, works by Erin Murphy, on view through May 29

Art Competition reception 3–5 p.m.

Winter Naturalists homeschool program 1–2:30 p.m.

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Botanical Art: Composition and Painting 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

First Saturday Guided Walk, 10 a.m.

ay d r u t a S t Firs Walk Guided

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Botanical Art: Composition and Painting 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Book Club 2:30–4 p.m.

Winter Naturalists homeschool program 1–2:30 p.m.

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Botanical Art: Composition and Painting 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

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Friday

Saturday

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Chocolate-Making Workshop for Locavores 1–3 p.m.

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Nature as Muse 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

February

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Thursday

Philadelphia Flower Show bus trip

March

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24

Winter Naturalists homeschool program 1–2:30 p.m.

Thursday 5

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Wednesday

woodland gardening

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Botanical Art: Composition and Painting 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Tuesday

Woodland Gardening 1–4 p.m.

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Dog Walking 10–10:45 a.m.

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Dog Walking 10–10:45 a.m.

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Monday

Outdoor Explorers: Talking Bones 2–3:30 p.m.

First Saturday Guided Walk 10 a.m.

Pear Watercolor Workshop 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Tiny: a story about living small 1–2 p.m. 18

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Nature as Muse 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Sunday

Saturday

Dog Walking 10–10:45 a.m.

January 4

Friday

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First Saturday Guided Walk, 10 a.m.

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Arbor Day Run Registration begins at 8 a.m. Second Saturday Nursery Walk 1–3 p.m. Art reception for Erin Murphy, 3–5 p.m. 18

Soup ’n Walk 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Wild Connections homeschool program 1–2:30 p.m.

24 Nursery Opening 25 Weekend Members’ Day Nursery Opening 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Weekend Great Natives 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 11 a.m.–noon Green Roof Bird House Wild Connections 1–3 p.m. homeschool program 1–2:30 p.m.

NURSERY OPENING

& events fauna Dog Walking 10–10:45 a.m.

Intro to iPhone Photography noon–4 p.m.

Eastern Redbud in Watercolor 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Spring Ephemerals 1–2:30 p.m.

events at a glance

Soup ’n Walk: February 21, March 21, April 18, May 16, September 19, October 17, November 14 Arbor Day Run: April 11

Native Plant Nursery Spring Open House: April 24–26 National Public Gardens Day (free): May 8 Native Garden Tour: May 9


TRIPS

SPEAKERS

GUIDED WALKS

YOUTH & FAMILY

“Lights, Camera, BLOOM!” Philadelphia Flower Show Celebrates the Movies! Monday, March 2 Fee: $85 members/$105 non-members includes transportation, driver gratuity, and admission Experience the magic of movies and horticulture as the 186th PHS Philadelphia Flower Show celebrates the silver screen. Featuring large-scale gardens, elaborate landscapes, and overthe-top floral creations, the world’s oldest and largest indoor flower show attracts more than 260,000 visitors annually. Register by February 6 to secure your place on this fabulous trip.

Book Launch Event! Chesapeake Gardening & Landscaping—The Essential Green Guide Wednesday, April 8, 1–3 p.m. Free and open to the public What if, one step at a time, we could make our gardens and landscapes more eco-friendly? Written by Barbara W. Ellis with principal photographer Neil Soderstrom, and published in association with Adkins Arboretum, this colorful, comprehensive guide shows homeowners, gardeners, and landscapers how to do just that for the large and beautiful Chesapeake Bay watershed region. Join Barbara to learn about creating welcoming gardens and landscapes that are earth and bay friendly, pick up a copy of her new book, and celebrate the arrival of the long-awaited Chesapeake Gardening & Landscaping.

Dog Walking with Vicki Arion Every Thursday, 10 a.m. Free for members/free with $5 admission for non-members Adkins Arboretum is a wonderful place to take a walk, but did you know you can bring along your best friend, your dog? Join Arboretum Trustee Vicki Arion for a stroll along the best paths for exploring with your furry friend. If you don’t have a dog of your own, opportunities are available to walk and socialize dogs from local shelters. Call 410.634.2847, ext. 0 for more information.

Science for Homeschoolers: Winter Naturalists Fridays, January 23–February 27, 1–2:30 p.m. Fee: $55 members/$70 non-members ($10 sibling discount) Advance registration required In this six-week program, homeschool students will explore native plants and animals in their winter environment. Hands-on activities include collecting data about winter animal activity at the Arboretum, conducting insulation experiments, constructing bird shelters, and identifying food sources for white-tailed deer. Students will also create winter nature journals, visit a fox den, and identify trees by their bark and branches.

STEWARDSHIP

Woodland Gardening: Inviting the Forest in Your Backyard Sundays, March 8 and 15, 1–4 p.m. Fee: $40 members/$50 non-members Join Lyle Almond, forest stewardship educator for University of Maryland Extension, to learn to cultivate a resilient woodland ecosystem on your property. Map your property, design a woodland, and learn how your landscape management decisions connect with the larger landscape.

Youth Bird Migration Walk Saturday, May 2, 8–10 a.m. Free for members/free with $5 admission for non-members Join Wayne Bell on a guided bird walk to scout for migrant warblers that regularly pass through the Arboretum in early May. Many of these birds are colorful and full of song.

art&performance

New York City High Line Tuesday, June 2 Fee: $115 members/$140 non-members includes transportation and driver gratuity Built on a historic freight rail line, the High Line is a free public park elevated above the streets of Manhattan’s West Side. With a planting design inspired by the self-seeded landscape that took root after trains stopped running, the High Line includes more than 300 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees chosen for their hardiness, adaptability, diversity, and seasonal variation in color and texture, all with a focus on native species. Register by May 8 to secure your place.

FLORA & FAUNA

Green Roof Bird House Saturday, April 25, 1–3 p.m. Fee: $45 members/$55 non-members Join Morris Arboretum’s green roof horticulturist Louise Clarke to plant a green roof nest box. An introduction to green roof benefits, maintenance of your nest box, tips on attracting birds, and mounting instructions are included.

Designing for Waterfront Landscapes Saturday, March 14, 10 a.m.–noon Fee: $35 members/$45 non-members/ $55 member couples Join landscape designer and native plant enthusiast Chris Pax for a look at challenges and opportunities of waterfront properties, plants that are good for waterfront landscape conditions, and some of the special rules and regulations that may apply in your county.

Landscape Design Workshop Saturday, March 28, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Fee: $120 members/$145 non-members/ $175 member couples This all-day intensive design workshop addresses typical challenges of Chesapeake Bayregion homeowners. With help from Arboretum Executive Director Ellie Altman and landscape designers Barbara McClinton and Chris Pax, you will leave the workshop with a landscape plan, ideas, and confidence to transform your home landscape for your enjoyment and pride.

ARTS & CRAFTS Chocolate-Making for Locavores Saturday, January 24, 1–3 p.m. Fee: $30 members/$35 non-members If you love chocolate and want to learn to craft your own flavors using local and sustainable ingredients, join Zoe Tsoukatos of Zoe’s Chocolate Company for this wonderfully sweet workshop. Enrollment is limited; register early to reserve your spot!

Spring Ephemerals— The Fleeting Flowers Sunday, April 26, 1–2:30 p.m. Free for members/free with $5 Arboretum admission for non-members Spring at Adkins Arboretum offers a dazzling diversity of flowers that emerge, bloom, and are gone in the blink of an eye. Join Arboretum docent and Maryland Master Naturalist Margan Glover on a walk to discover these botanical treasures of early spring.

Muffin Basket Workshop Saturday, January 31, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Fee: $35 members/$45 non-members Make a muffin basket in just one morning! Under the instruction and guidance of Lee Zimmerman Nelson, you’ll create an easy, round muffin basket using colorful rattan reed. Muffins and materials are provided.

Protecting & Encouraging Pollinators Thursday, April 16, 1–3 p.m. This program is free. Plants are essential to life on earth, and their survival depends on pollinators. Entomologists in the United States and Europe are investigating causes of declining pollinator health. Join Stanton Gill, professor of landscape technology at Montgomery College, for an update on this research and what it means for the horticulture industry.

Great Natives Friday, April 24, 11 a.m.–noon This program is free. Wondering what to plant this spring? Let Chris Pax provide some ideas just in time for shopping during the Native Plant Nursery Opening Weekend. Chris is a professional landscape designer with a master’s degree in sustainable landscape design. She is lead designer of the Native Landscape Design Center.

Native Plant Uses Thursday, May 7, 2–3 p.m. Free and open to the public Native plants are excellent sources of flavor, fragrance, fiber, tea, dye, and medicine. Join Holly H. Shimizu for a look at a wide range of natives and to explore their rich value as useful plants and as important components of Native American and early American cultures. This program is presented at the Oxford Community Center in Oxford, MD, in partnership with the Oxford Garden Club and Oxford Community Center.

SATURDAY WALKS Explore the rich and unique native plant habitat of Adkins Arboretum. Led by Arboretum docent naturalists, First Saturday Guided Walks are offered on January 3, February 7, March 7, April 4, and May 2 at 10 a.m. Discover mature and young native forests, meadows, a wetland, and rain and pollinator gardens, as well as the Arboretum’s Native Plant Nursery and the children’s teaching garden. Tours begin at the Visitor’s Center and last approximately one hour.

Second Saturday Nursery Walks

Explore the tremendous diversity of plant material at the Arboretum’s Native Plant Nursery with horticulturist Eric Wittman on the second Saturday of May through October, with a special walk on Saturday, April 25 during the Native Plant Nursery Opening Weekend. Walks are free with the Arboretum’s $5 admission fee and are always free for members. Visit adkinsarboretum.org for more information.

BOTANICAL ART PROGRAMS Pear Watercolor Workshop Thursday, January 15, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Fee: $60 members/$75 non-members Taught by Lee D’Zmura, this workshop introduces basic color mixing and blending, use of mask, and finishing details in the creation of a pear study in watercolor. Botanical Art: Composition & Painting Thursdays, January 29, February 12, 19, 26, and March 12, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Fee: $150 members/$185 non-members Join Lee D’Zmura to complete a botanical painting using the techniques introduced in previous classes. Particular emphasis will be placed on composition, color mixing, and watercolor application.

Eastern Redbud in Watercolor Thursdays, April 23 and 30, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Fee: $125 members, $155 non-members This workshop taught by Kelly Sverduk will highlight the eastern redbud, Adkins Arboretum’s 2015 Native Tree of the Year. Designed for intermediate level and above, the class will begin with sketching, composition, and tonal graphite and then transition to painting with watercolor. Butterflies: An Introduction to Watercolor & Pen Thursday, May 21, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Fee: $40 members/$50 non-members Explore a combination of two versatile media in this introductory-level class. Participants will leave with a completed study of a native butterfly.

Pomegranate in Watercolor Thursdays, October 15 and 22, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Fee: $125 members/$155 non-members The pomegranate is a fruit rich in history, folklore, and cultural significance. For the botanical artist, it is also a study in saturated color. In this workshop taught by Kelly Sverduk, participants will receive detailed instruction to turn a graphite drawing into a finished botanical portrait.

Science for Homeschoolers: Wild Connections Fridays, April 3–May 8, 1–2:30 p.m. Fee: $55 members/$70 non-members ($10 sibling discount) Advance registration required Homeschoolers will explore the complex interrelationships between wild animals, the plants they depend on for food and shelter, and humans. Each week will spotlight a unique environmental connection, from the causal relationship between acorn yields, white-footed mice, and Lyme disease to how an increase in ethanol production has led to a decrease in the monarch butterfly population. Outdoor Explorers Sundays, February 1, March 1, March 29, and May 3, 2–3:30 p.m. Fee: $5 members/$7 non-members per person or $15 members/$20 general public per family Register for all four programs and receive a 10% discount. Join Youth Program Coordinator Jenny Houghton and explore the great outdoors on Sunday afternoons. All ages are welcome! Programs focus on tracking skills, tree rings, wilderness survival, and more. Comfortable walking shoes and weather-appropriate attire are a must.

WRITING Nature as Muse First Wednesdays, January 7, February 4, March 4, and April 1, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Free for members/free with $5 admission for non-members Enjoy writing as a way of exploring nature. This group is open to anyone who enjoys scribbling lines of thought across parts of trees now bound with rings or glue.

Guided Walks

Foraging Sunday, May 17, 1–3 p.m. Fee: $15 members/$20 non-members Learn to identify, harvest, and prepare many of spring’s wild edibles when Bill Schindler, Ph.D. returns to the Arboretum to lead this hands-on workshop that immerses participants in the exciting, sustainable, and nutritious world of foraging for wild plants. It doesn’t get more local or organic than this!

Sowing Native Seeds Workshop Saturday, May 30, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Fee: $30 members/$35 non-members Join a fun morning of seed sowing at the Arboretum’s Native Plant Nursery with horticulturist Leslie Hunter Cario. Learn about growth requirements, materials, and seeding techniques, and take home sown seeds for your own garden.

Introduction to iPhone Photography Sunday, April 26, noon–4 p.m. Fee: $55 members/$65 non-members plus the cost of app downloads Inside your iPhone is one of the most inspiring, capable, and fun imaging systems for photography. We now carry both a camera and a darkroom with us! Join Karen Klinedinst to learn techniques that are exclusive to iPhone photography to explore how apps can transform photos into works of art. Pressed Botanicals Workshop Thursday, May 28, 1–3 p.m. Fee: $15 members/$20 non-members Press and preserve nature to enjoy as framed art or to begin your personal herbarium. Join staff horticulturist Joanne Healey for a hands-on demonstration of pressing fresh plant material and mounting dried material to take home. Photography Walk & Soup Saturday, June 6, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Fee: $45 members/$60 non-members Take a morning photo walk with photographer Josh Taylor to learn pointers on capturing stunning landscapes and colorful close-up images. Enjoy the Arboretum’s signature Soup ’n Walk fare for lunch while Josh shares his photographs of nearby gardens.

Botanical Illustration I Fridays, March 6, 13, 20, and 27, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Fee: $125 members/$155 non-members Drawing is the backbone of botanical art. Led by Lee D’Zmura, this introduction to botanical drawing focuses on the development of skills and techniques necessary to capture the essence of flowers, fruits, pods, and leaves. Each student will produce a detailed botanical study in pencil. Botanical Illustration II Wednesdays, May 13, 20, and 27, 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Fee: $125 members/$155 non-members In botanical drawing, light and shade communicate the three dimensionality of the plant. This series taught by Lee D’Zmura emphasizes the principles of light and shadow and the techniques necessary to add tonal shading to graphite drawing. Botanical Illustration I is required.

Introduction to Watercolor for Botanical Art Thursdays, September 10, 17, 24, and October 1, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Fee: $125 members/$155 non-members The third course in developing proficiency in botanical art, this program taught by Lee D’Zmura focuses on the introduction of basic watercolor techniques. Class exercises and projects will provide a fundamental understanding and mastery of techniques.

Lee D’Zmura is an award-winning botanical artist whose experience as a landscape architect enriches her watercolors. She received her certificate in botanical art from the Brookside Gardens School of Botanical Art and Illustration, where she has taught advanced watercolor classes. Her work is in collections throughout the country. She maintains a studio in St. Michaels, MD, where she draws inspiration from her neighbors’ gardens and from the native wildflowers of Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Autumn Fruit & Berries Thursday, November 5, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Fee: $75 members/$95 non-members Join Lee D’Zmura to capture the beauty of autumn berries and fruit in watercolor. Emphasis will be placed on creating highlights, multicolored subjects, and dry brush techniques.

Acorns: An Introduction to Watercolor Thursday, November 19, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Fee: $40 members/$50 non-members There’s something charming about acorns. In this class taught by Kelly Sverduk, newcomers to watercolor will capture that charm with paper and paint.

Botanical artist Kelly Sverduk specializes in watercolor and is passionate about making and teaching art. With a background in both art and natural sciences, she finds the field of botanical illustration to be a perfect combination of her interests. Kelly holds a B.A. in studio art from Messiah College and a certificate in botanical art from the Brookside Gardens School of Botanical Art and Illustration. She has illustrated work for clients such as the Delaware Department of Agriculture and the Smithsonian Institution. Kelly lives with her family in Greenwood, DE.

PERFORMANCES Shakespeare in the Meadow: The Comedy of Errors Friday, May 1, 6 p.m. Saturday, May 2, 6 p.m. Sunday, May 3, 3 p.m. Fee: $10 members/$15 non-members Shore Shakespeare returns to the Arboretum with this hilarious romp of family, jealousy, and mistaken identity. Bring a chair or blanket, drinks, and a picnic, and prepare to hang on!

Adkins calendar winter 2015  
Adkins calendar winter 2015  
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