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Sun, May 28, 2023 9:00 am

Watercolor Bold & Free II, From Realism to Abstraction

Experiment with different contemporary watercolor techniques to paint abstract, realistic, and landscape paintings. You will learn how to float the watercolors on western watercolor paper, create texture in a landscape, find abstract shapes in a landscape, monoprint with colors, paint with pure colors, use colored paper, use a single shape, use narrow paper, emphasize verticals, use wet washes, and focus on horizontals to create a tapestry of color. Bring your own supplies, or reserve and purchase a $25 supply kit from the instructor on the day of the class.

Tue, May 30, 2023 9:00 am

Gentle Yoga (5-week series)

Nourish your body and come alive with spring! In this series, your instructor will kindly guide you through gentle, opening postures using the breath and a focused mind. Some postures will be restorative in nature and others will flow with the breath to break up stress and tension from everyday life. Through meditation we will bridge the mind and heart allowing your energy to feel lighter and brighter, improving your overall experience in your day to day living.

Sun, Jun 4, 2023 12:00 pm

Madison Area Iris Society Show

Cut irises in a variety of colors will be on display and members of the Madison Area Iris Society will be available to answer questions.

Sun, Jun 11, 2023 10:30 am

Bird Photography

Interested in taking your bird photography to the next level? Explore exposure, camera modes, focusing options, and the best starting settings for your bird photography in this hands-on workshop suitable for all levels of photographers.  Some technical info will be more appropriate for the DSLR and Mirrorless photographers while cell phone photographers will benefit from composition and other tips to help them capture stronger images. There will be time to eat while getting cameras ready for the active photography portion of the class so packed a lunch along with your camera. Ages 16 and over.

Mon, Jun 12, 2023 6:00 pm

Tai Chi Meditation

“Move like a great river; be still like a mountain” instructs the age-old description of the meditative exercise and movement art of T’ai Chi Ch’uan. This class offers standing movements and seated practices rooted within the Chinese tradition of Tai Chi and Chi Kung for the enrichment of body, mind and spirit. All physical abilities welcome, including those in need of chair-based practice.

Fri, Jun 16, 2023 10:15 am

Little Sprouts

Little Sprouts programs are nature and literature-based early childhood programs designed to meet the multidimensional learning and developmental needs of children ages 2-5 years. Each class is designed for children to work side-by-side with their adult caregiver as they engage in hands-on, fun, age-appropriate experiences that support the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards.

Sun, Jun 18, 2023 9:00 am

Watercolor with Blossoms, Birds, and Insects

Enjoy a fun and creative day using western and Asian watercolor techniques to paint morning glories with butterflies, roses with bees, orchids, peonies, iris with small birds, plum blossoms with dragon flies, and lotus with kingfisher. You can bring your own supplies, or a supply kit ($25) can be purchased from the instructor and reserved at the time of registration.

Mon, Jun 19, 2023 6:00 pm

Tai Chi Meditation

“Move like a great river; be still like a mountain” instructs the age-old description of the meditative exercise and movement art of T’ai Chi Ch’uan. This class offers standing movements and seated practices rooted within the Chinese tradition of Tai Chi and Chi Kung for the enrichment of body, mind and spirit. All physical abilities welcome, including those in need of chair-based practice.

Tue, Jun 20, 2023 3:00 pm

Inside the Olbrich Honeybee Hives

Have you ever wondered what life is like inside a honeybee hive? Or perhaps what it might be like to keep bees? Using Olbrich's honeybee hives as a live demonstration, Kurt Runzheimer of Country Bee Apiaries and beekeeper of Olbrich's hives will explore first hand the life cycle of the bees, their daily activities, and routine summer care of the hives.

Thu, Jun 22, 2023 6:00 pm

Early Summer Tips and Tricks from Olbrich's Herb Garden

This informal tour by Herb Garden horticulturist Erin Presley is sure to delight both experienced and aspiring herbies! Join us for a preview of the summer’s plans and the techniques that contribute to the garden’s bountiful, beautiful displays. This session is a prequel to a later fall session in September and will touch on selection, design and planting techniques, harvesting early season herbs, and plans for the Hmong Garden.