Flowerfest! Artists' Excursion to Wyck Historic House and Rose Garden

Dates:June 1, 2024
Meets:Sa from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Location:Wyck House, 6026 Germantown Ave.
Cost: $49.00

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

Enjoy a vibrant morning of botanical appreciation and artistic exploration in this immersive garden / studio experience. We will begin with a leisurely stroll on the grounds of the historic Wyck house, - observing and drawing its celebrated roses and abundant spring blooms. The instructor will introduce several approaches to drawing from observation using colored pencils, pastels and other drawing materials. Following our session in the gardens, we will walk a block down the street to Andrew Christman's studio, where we will develop our garden sketches further as paintings, collages or prints - All levels / artistic experience and botanic knowledge are welcome! The goal of this session is to experiment freely and challenge ourselves in a spirit of artistic celebration. The combined experience of nature outdoors, in a neighborhood landmark and meeting other enthusiastic artistic explorers will provide a day trying new techniques and building upon your drawing skills. This event will be perfect for anyone who loves: natural beauty. Philly history, gardening , botanical science or visual art. Students will expand upon their outdoor sketches as they create studio works that express their impressions of a spring day with color, texture and form.


Materials provided. Students are invited to bring their own drawing, painting or collaging materials if they have favorites.
Fee: $49.00

Wyck House, 6026 Germantown Ave.

At Walnut Lane. Parking along Walnut Lane is free. Septa's Route 23 bus or Chestnut Hill West train (Tulpehocken station).

Andrew Christman

is a painter, printmaker and teaching artist based in Germantown and Mt. Airy. He received a BFA in painting at Pratt Institute Brooklyn and studied Art Ed at both Pratt Institute and Moore College of Art. He received an MA in East Asian Art History at Sotheby’s Institute of Art / Manchester University, UK. Andrew is currently a teaching artist for the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and a co-founder of Way of Words, an interactive poetry and visual art project that integrates writing, bookmaking and collage. He has exhibited his work at the Muse Gallery, Awbury Arboretum, the Da Vinci Art Alliance and the Imperfect Gallery.

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