watershed sign picThe Arts Council of Princeton is pleased to offer collaborative arts education programs at The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed. Registration is exclusively through the Arts Council of Princeton. For more information about The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed, visit thewatershed.org.


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ADULT WORKSHOPS

WINTER 2017

Wildflowers & Weeds in Winter
All Levels | Ages: 16+
Saturday, February 11 | 11:00am-3:30pm

As the vitality of summer flora and the colors of fall fade, leaving behind the dry skeletons of what once was, we celebrate the endless variety of structures and the fascinating shapes and textures of the weeds of winter. Join a Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed naturalist on an exploratory walking tour, followed by a drawing workshop led by Arts Council of Princeton Botanical Illustrator Ruth Councell. This exciting workshop will treat students to an illuminating look at last season´s wildflowers. During a brisk 45 minutes morning walk on the Watershed Reserve trails, the naturalist will introduce a wide variety of plants, sharing their natural history while offering identification tips. Participants will also collect specimens during the walk for later use in the studio. After lunch (please remember to bring a sack lunch; hot beverages will be provided), the group will spend time with specimens gathered in the morning, studying and sketching them under Ruth´s guidance. Then, as time permits, students will develop a finished piece based on one or more sketches. Topics such as tonal values, light on form, composition, and techniques for achieving various textures will be covered, with ample one-on-one support offered between instructor and student. Participants should come dressed for wintery weather on the trails. Registration is exclusively through the Arts Council of Princeton; for more information and to register, please visit www.artscouncilofprinceton.org. For more information about Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, visit www.thewatershed.org.

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ADULT WORKSHOPS

WINTER 2017

Hand-Dyed & Printed Textiles Using Stones
All Levels | Ages: 15+
Saturday, March 4 | 10:00am-4:00pm

Experiment creating texture and visual interest in fabric using rocks, stones, and minerals as resists in silk dyeing and printing on fabric. Join Master silk artist Lian Sawires in a unique exploration of hand-dyeing and printing techniques including stamping, stitching, tray dyeing, as well as a form of “stone shibori”. Stones can be inked and used for mark-making, or tied into cloth to create organic shapes and ghost images. The motifs of stones in design, exploration of rough and smooth and joining rocks and fabric will also be engaged using binding, drawing with resist materials, the use of fabric dyes and paints. Participants will create three scarves and a small fabric painting and are encouraged to bring their own special stones to the workshop in addition to those provided. Materials fee of $35.00 Registration is exclusively through Arts Council of Princeton. Call (609)924-8777 or visit classes at artscouncilofprinceton.org For more information about The Watershed visit http://thewatershed.org/ Membership rate applies to current members of either organization.

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