Calling all artists and flower lovers! Join NCA and Kingsland Wildflowers for a three-part summer series celebrating native flowers and art and the exploration of where they meet! Through the months of June, July, and August, during the regular Field Day Friday events, enjoy a guided tour of what is blooming on the rooftop meadow and learn different creative ways to get to know the plants. The meadow is thriving in an industrial setting and is truly a special place, boasting incredible views and surprising wildness and beauty.
In June, learn botanical printmaking with Autumn Kioti. In July, botanical drawing with artist Gabriel Willow. At both of these events, we will show you how to press and preserve the plant you’ve been working with so you can return in August to learn how to start your own herbarium with NCA’s own Lisa Bloodgood.
At each event, you will get up close and personal with the Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa or the beautiful Lemon Beebalm Monarda citriodora or any of the other important pollinators flowering, you will be well on your way to becoming an amateur botanist, and you will definitely have some beautiful artwork for your wall or to give as a gift.
While Field Day Friday’s are completely open to any and everyone, we would like workshop participants to RSVP for the workshops. Please do so here:
Friday June 15th: Botanical Printmaking with Autumn Kioti
Friday July 20th: Botanical Drawing with Gabriel Willow
Friday August 17th: Start Your Own Herbarium with Lisa Bloodgood