A fall themed workshop in an ongoing series of seasonal workshops for children's art instruction that will allow children to produce their own botanical journal. The Tuesday through Thursday November sessions will focus on root structures, acorn and hickory nut sketches and early colored deciduous leaves. Interdisciplinary historical, plant lore, Native American plant culture, basic science skills, and tree ID will be taught alongside botanical drawing. Workshop members will feel they’re becoming young ‘John Clayton botanical explorers,’ and will use their pencils document their findings as did the famous eighteenth-century botanical explorer and illustrator. This workshop will continue next into a winter session for children who can continue their journals in January with a winter bare twig and dormant woody plant botanicals section.
*Winter Children's Art Workshop Date: date to be announced, visit arboretum website for more details or call at 540-568-3194 for more information.