Wednesday Evenings May 29th – July 3rd 2019
Yoga on the Lawn with Elizabeth Shelhart
Elizabeth Shelhart returns to MAGC this summer for all levels yoga class on the lawns of the Marin Art & Garden Center. Nothing is more relaxing at the end of the warm summer day than spreading a mat on the Gazebo Lawn and practicing yoga with the natural world as inspiration.
May 31, 2019 – July 21, 2019
Exotic Aquatic: A Studio Exhibition by Erick Dunn and Erika Woolsey
Marine biologist and ocean activist Erika Woolsey will collaborate with bio-surrealist artist Erick Dunn to bring together worlds both real and imagined. They will present a magical experience in the gallery, combining art, science and sophisticated, cutting edge technology.
May 31st 6 pm – 8 pm
July 11, 2019
MAGC Summer Concert Series – Zydeco Flames
The Zydeco Flames have gained a reputation as the West Coast’s premiere Zydeco band. The Flames consistently pack the house in venues ranging from contemporary clubs to major festivals and traditional dancehalls.
July 17, 2019
Iphone Photography in the Gardens
Have an iPhone and love to take photographs? This class covers essential iPhone camera capabilities, photography principles, and post-processing techniques—all to help you start taking better photographs right away!
July 18, 2019
MAGC Summer Concert Series – Adam Theis MOBTET + Conservation Night
This ensemble features the hottest emerging talent in multi-instrumental and multi-genre performance in the Bay Area. Not only does the group blend a wide array of musical styles, but they also bring the audience on a musical expedition by creating vastly different sound worlds for each song through the use of various instrumentation and electronic sounds.
July 24, 2019
Summer Floral Arranging with Liz Rivera
Join us for a hands on workshop on how to make beautiful arrangements in the summer from items in your garden. With expert guidance from Liz Rivera, you’ll create a unique, personal arrangement to take home.
July 25, 2019
MAGC Summer Concert Series – The Schrammtastics
Erik Schramm has spent his entire life either as a musician, working with musicians or working where musicians hang out. Erik is a Bay Area native that has been touring the U.S. with the band Pop Rocks and Super Diamond.
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
July 31, 2019
The State of Water with Obi Kaufmann
Obi Kaufmann, author of the best-selling California Field Atlas, turns his artful yet analytical attention to the Golden State’s single most complex and controversial resource: water.
August 1, 2019
MAGC Summer Concert Series – Matt Jaffe
Matt Jaffe is a singer/songwriter from San Francisco. Cutting his teeth on open mics around the Bay Area, Matt started pursuing music more seriously when Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads offered to produce his first record.
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 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 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.
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 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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