Bring the beauty of fresh blooming holiday plants into your home or office for the Holidays. The EJC Arboretum offers locally-grown, high-quality plants. Online ordering begins Monday, November 9, and ends Sunday, December 6, 2015, at 8:00 pm. Orders can be picked up at the Frances Plecker Education Center starting 7:00 am to 4:00 pm Wednesday December 9 through Thursday December 10, and then 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Friday, December 11, 2015.
Children will learn botanical drawing and printmaking from artist/educator Jewel Hertzler. Interdisciplinary historical and science facts will be taught along with botanical drawing techniques. The workshop emphasis will be on contour line drawing and creating visual texture. Students will focus on drawing winter trees, branches, pine cones and evergreens.
Then children's printmaking will be introduced and each child will create their own personal stamp and a block for block printing, and from their stamp will create a series of cards. Printmaking supplies are included in workshop cost.
Workshop space is limited allowing the educator to maximize time given to each child. For children unable to attend this mid-day workshop, for any group size of eight registrations an after-school workshop can be created on separate dates. Contact the arboretum Assistant Director from the Contact Us page on the arboretum website to arrange for a privately-scheduled workshop.
Festive Greens is an exciting annual EJC Arboretum workshop led by Abby Long owner of Blakemore's Flowers, voted by DNR reader's "2014 Best in the Valley" flower shop. Participants take their unique personal décor piece home after enjoying a creative experience that is fine-tuned under the guidance of a floral expert. This year's crafts are Gilded Magnolia Leaf Holiday Mantle Trees. Using fresh Magnolia leaves, create a pair of gilded Holiday trees for any mantle, table top, or desk. Make one, and take one home to make later if time is tight! All supplies are included for two trees!
Your $35 registration fee for the Festive Greens Workshop includes everything you need to create TWO trees. Please indicate on the registration form which two colors you would like. Click here for online registration.
Celebrate the Holidays with a truly unforgettable experience - a horse-drawn carriage ride offered one wintery evening each year. For about the cost of taking the family out to a movie, you can create a lifetime memory. This dark sky carriage ride event is offered on the date of a wintery new moon. Begin a new Holiday tradition with your family.
Reservations are recommended and can be made by phone. See website for ride costs and details, www.jmu.edu/arboretum, or to make your reservation, call (540) 568-3194 weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.