LOLA Sound Garden 2023 Workshops

 Join us for any or all of the FREE LOLA Sound Garden 2023 workshops!

These Community Arts Events are designed to bring appreciation to both the arts and nature, with the works made in them displayed in the LOLA Sound Garden Exhibit later in the week. Led by an artist in the field, these workshops will explore a variety of the arts; poetry, painting, photography, and music. They will all start in the Sound Garden space (off Chippewa Drive by the pavilion located near Storybook Gardens) with a DNR Naturalist, who will give the group some historical and ecological facts about the surrounding woods. Then, the artists will lead a workshop, exploring their art medium and the space together. All artwork (except for the benches) will be returned after the Sound Garden Exhibit later in the week. All of the workshops are free and supplies provided, but please register so we have an accurate count. **please note, the painting classes do have a class limit)

Saturday June 10th  PHOTOGRAPHY 9am-12pm Led by Stefan Anderson, this photography workshop will teach you photo basics using your own DSLR camera or cell phone camera. Explore the Sound Garden space, learn about composition and lighting, and notice the small details in nature others might have missed. One or more of your photos from the experience will be displayed in the Sound Garden Exhibit! DNR Naturalist: Joe Panci

Saturday June 10th LEOPOLD BENCH PAINTING 1pm-4pm Led by JG Everest, participants will work in groups and use acrylic paint to decorate this years benches, which will be dispersed throughout the Sound Garden, so people can sit and enjoy the space. After Sound Garden, these benches will grace the LOLA patio deck during the summer, offering the whole community a place to sit and look out over beautiful downtown Land O’ Lakes. DNR Naturalist : Norman Nass

Monday June 12th PLEIN AIR OIL PAINTING 9am-1pm Led by McCall Hocking, plein air painting is painting the surrounding landscape outdoors, focusing on color mixing and how the light and shadow play off another. All supplies provided, but wear painting clothes, as the water mixable oil paint we will be using can stain clothes. This class is limited at 8 and participants should be over the age 12. DNR Naturalist: Shanelle Saunders

Monday June 12th POETRY 1pm-4pm Led by Adrienne S. Wallner, this poetry workshop will find you learning her creative processes and how she finds inspiration through nature. Then, tuck yourself under a tree and do some your own poetry or prose writing. Poems will be displayed throughout the Sound Garden exhibit. DNR Naturalist: Joe Panci

Tuesday June 13th MUSIC 1-3pm Led by JG Everest, creator of the Sound Garden Exhibit, this music workshop will provide a variety of listening and sound making exercises. No musical experience necessary! Participants who have musical instruments are welcome to bring them. 

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  • Sound Garden PHOTOGRAPHY Workshop
     9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sound Garden BENCH PAINTING Workshop
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Sound Garden PLEIN AIR OIL PAINTING Workshop
     9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sound Garden POETRY Workshop
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Sound Garden MUSIC Workshop
     1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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