July 26, 2019 – September 14, 2019
Studio Exhibition: In Flight – Dick Morisawa & Peter Hassen
Artists Peter Hassen and Dick Morisawa’s work is very dissimilar in visual appearance, but connected in their explorations of nature and spirit. Hassen’s large, digital prints and video work play with science, nature and spirituality. He manifests a dialogue between these themes, raising existential questions about humans, cultures and existence. Dick Morisawa’s beautiful mixed media paintings use birds as a symbol for both freedom and connection. He incorporates a liberal movement of ink and paint, referencing Japanese calligraphy alongside a few cartoonish strokes.
July 26, 2019 6pm – 8pm
September 20, 2019
2019 Harvest Dinner Fundraiser
Set in our gardens under the oak trees, guests will be able to enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres followed by an elegant three-course meal presented by Paula LeDuc Fine Catering & Events.
September 22, 2019 – November 17, 2019
Studio Exhibition: American Society of Botanical Artists 22nd Annual International
A distinguished jury has selected 48 artworks from a competitive field of 230 entries, bringing some of the world’s finest botanical illustration to MAGC.
September 22, 2019 3pm – 6pm
September 26, 2019
The History of Botanical Art with Catherine Watters
The History of Botanical Art recounts the colorful history of this timeless art form dating back to 1500 BC up to the present. The lecture will focus on several noted artists and their work as well as several important florilegia – collections of botanical paintings depicting the plants growing in a particular garden or collected during a voyage of exploration.
October 4, 2019
Autumn Leaves in Colored Pencil
Spend a day playing with a variety of colored pencil techniques and creating the vibrant colors of the changing autumn leaves. We will work on drawing, creating veins and edges, experiment with shine and texture and learn various ways to use under-painting to simplify and enhance our work.
October 5, 2019
Painting an Oak Branch and Oak Galls with Gouache
Lucy will introduce students to botanical painting with gouache. She will
demonstrate techniques such as layering from dark to light, dry brush for
texture, and using gouache to achieve intense color.
October 11, 2019
ASBA: Pen & Ink Workshop with Kristin Jakob
Kristin will lead a studio-style class in which she will show examples of her pen & ink botanical drawings, demonstrate her techniques, and provide one-on-one coaching.
October 16, 2019
Coping Humanely with Catastrophe
with Kenneth R. Feinberg:
the inaugural event in the Carl Hungerford Lecture Series
Kenneth R. Feinberg is one of the nation’s leading experts in alternative dispute resolution, and will speak on his experience having served as Special Master of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, the Department of Justice Victims of State-Sponsored Terrorism Fund, and other compensation initiatives.
October 26, 2019
A State of Change: Forgotten Landscapes of California
In this presentation Laura Cunningham will discuss what northern California was like before European Contact: giant grizzlies, condors, salmon runs, and herds of elk. But more than that, the processes that shape California, such as climate, flood and fire.
November 1, 2019
Painting from the Garden: An introduction to Botanical Art
Learn the basic techniques for creating a botanical painting. You will spend the first half of the class observing and drawing a specimen with local artist Sally Petru.
November 9, 2019
From Garden/Orchard to Frame with Dorothy Hunter
Children 8 and older (accompanied by an adult) can learn the basics of colored pencil as a medium for drawing botanical art. Choose a specimen from a garden, orchard or harvest and using the tools of a botanical artist, create a beautiful depiction of your specimen!
November 16, 2019
Exploring Plants through Sketching with Lee McCaffree
It is fall. Let’s look at leaves and flowers at the Marin Art and Garden Center. We will focus on seeing details to understand how the world of botany works. Are they big, little, round, pointed, flat, thick, simple, or complicated?
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