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May 20 2018
Botanical Sketching with Glynn Bishop

MUN Botanical Garden Time 2 - 4 pm

Cost: Free

Sketching plants and mushrooms in the field is one of the best ways to remember what is unique about the species you are studying. The serenity of sitting in the wild and sketching your newly found subject creates a memory process that far surpasses what can be captured in a photograph. 

Join Glynn for a casual yet informative talk with demonstrations for sketching in the field using pencil and watercolour, with a view to scientific identification. 

He will share the tools that are required for sketching in the field as well as simple techniques for capturing your subject. 

May 21, 2018
Art & Native Plants Child/Adult Workshop
with Kathie Chalker, Eileen Gear Bragg and Margaret Walsh Best

MUN Botanical Garden Time: 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Age of Child : 9 -12 years

Number of Participants 6 Children + one accompanying Adult per child

Cost: $25.00 per child (Accompanying Adult is free)

Have fun learning about botanical art using some of our province's native plants! No experience needed! Young people aged 9-12 will work alongside their accompanying adult (parent, grandparent or guardian) to create three different projects using drawing, painting and observation skills. Child and adult will experience what it is like to be a botanical artist and will be guided through the projects by three artists. What better way to experience how art and science complement each other!

May 13, 2018
Mushroom Workshop

MUN Botanical Garden Time: 1 - 3 pm, Sunday, May 13, 2018

Led by Steve and Lisa McBride of Goldie & Maple, the Mo- bile/Southside Goats Homestead.
In partnership with Foray NL, MUN Botanical Gardens, and Botanical Art Society Newfoundland Labrador.

A beginner’s introduction to mycelium and edible mushroom growing at home. The focus will be on basic growing and propagation techniques for oyster mushrooms using saw- dust bags/buckets or outdoors in the garden.page3image9264

Price includes two-hour workshop session AND full Mushroom Growing Kit (Blue or Pearl Oyster).

May 10, 2018
Mushrooms 101 

MUN Botanical Garden Time: 7 - 8:30 pm Thursday, May 10, 2018

Mycologist Dr. Faye Murrin will give a talk/slideshow on Mushrooms 101, a beginner’s introduction to mushrooms. This presentation will be free.

May 10, 2018
The What & How of Botanical Art with Margaret Walsh Best

MUN Botanical Garden Time: 10am - 1pm Thursday, May 10, 2018

The only tools you need to bring for this botanical art workshop are your curiosity, your interest and your willingness to try something new!

Join Margaret Walsh Best for three hours of learning about traditional botanical art. No experience or supplies are required.
You’ll hear a little of the history of this art form and then Margaret will present and explain the “tools of the trade”, followed by a demonstration of the process of creating an art piece. Participants can then have the time to experiment as Margaret leads them through their own studio time.