5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday April 25
Learn traditional skills, along with their historical and modern contexts, in this series of five classes for the urban homesteader. As fishing season approaches, make sure to know the ins and outs of what’s in your tackle box and on your reel. Learn about the appropriate gear, upkeep and usage of popular lures, flies and nets. Practice how to mend your equipment if your fish wins the fight. $20, or $90 for all five Urban Homestead 101 classes. Members receive 10 percent discount.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday May 2
Learn traditional skills, along with their historical and modern contexts, in this series of five classes for the urban homesteader. This workshop explores travel hacks and essentials for the homesteader on the go. Learn about the best wilderness shelter options and how to plan an Alaska outdoors adventure. $20, or $90 for all five Urban Homestead 101 classes. Members receive a 10 percent discount.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 6
3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 11
Take your creative practice to the next level with Colleen Keegan from Creative Capital, the national non-profit that provides artists with funding, counsel and career development. Designed for professional artists, this workshop combines nuts-and-bolts strategies with an empowering approach for integrating strategic planning and business management skills into creative practice. Space is limited. Preregistration requested. Free.
2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 20
Celebrate Spring in this collaborative family class. Children and parents will use painting and collage to create a unique spring landscape. Take inspiration from what is just outside the museum window and explore various drawing materials, water-based paint, and found images. Best for artists of all skill levels ages 5 and up. All supplies provided. Taught by local artist David Pettibone. $10 per registrant, members receive 10 percent discount.
10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 3
Science and art both ask us to look closely at our world. Botanical illustration has been used for millennia to catalogue, and share a rich variety of plant species. Today, as the climate changes and ecosystems are in flux, botanical illustration has an important role in helping us look closely again at the natural world and communicate its complex beauty and detail. Participants will create their own botanical illustration and learn multiple watercolor techniques that illustrators have used over the centuries to accurately and, at the same time, beautifully depict various plant species. Taught by artist David Pettibone. Students responsible for supplies; see website for details. $100 per registrant, members receive 10 percent discount.