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Intermediate Watercolor Workshop

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Join fine artist and watercolorist Barbara DiMartini in the historic Bonnet House gardens for this three-day session. The workshop includes traditional techniques of realism in watercolor and line drawing and time to paint in the gardens. Art tables are available in a shaded area. Please click here for the supply list.

Three Day Workshop
October 18, 19, 20, 2022
9:30am – 12:30pm
In our lovely air-conditioned Island Theater
$140 members / $160 non-members (all sales are final and non-refundable)

Beginning Watercolor Workshop

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If you want to learn to paint, watercolor is a relatively inexpensive and rewarding way to begin. Watercolor theories and techniques are applicable to all painting mediums, but unlike other mediums, such as oil and acrylic, it is readily portable, clean up is quick, and easy (just use water!), and it’s nontoxic.

Embark on a creative adventure by joining fine artist, Barbara DiMartini, for this exciting, informative, 3-day, 9-hour workshop.

October 11th,12th, 13th, 2022
9:30am to 12:30pm
In our lovely air-conditioned Island Theater
Members $140 / Non-members $160 (all sales are final and non-refundable)

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Upcoming Classes & Workshops At Bonnet House

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It may still be the middle of winter, but Bonnet House is burgeoning with new classes and workshops! This February and March, Bonnet House is excited to announce a variety of interesting courses for those interested in art, wildlife, nature and so much more. From exploring the basics of calligraphy to learning how to paint stunning orchids, our workshops will leave you with a new skill or interest that you can be proud of for years to come.

Beginning on February 15th, Bonnet House will be hosting a five-week calligraphy workshop. In addition to learning about the art of calligraphy itself, participants will be taught the history of pen lettering and the importance of the hand-copying of great works of antiquity, especially the Bible, in the scriptoria of the great monastic houses of the Middle Ages. To learn more and register for this workshop, click here.

From February 25th – 26th, Bonnet House will also be presenting an orchid painting watercolor workshop. This two-day course will take place in our gorgeous gardens and will be taught by the very talented Karen Eskesen. This informative and fun workshop will be sure to help you improve upon your watercolor abilities and expand your artistic repertoire. To view the supply list for this course, and to register, click here.

Bonnet House is also pleased to offer a six-week acrylic painting workshop starting on Thursday, March 7th. Guests will be able to join Fine Artist Bonnie Opie in the historic Bonnet House gardens as she goes over the basic principles of acrylic painting. This workshop will give participants the opportunity to take inspiration from our vast gardens while learning a new artistic medium. To learn more about this six-week course and to register, click here.

Bonnet House is passionate about providing meaningful artistic experiences for interested individuals across the world. We hope that you can join us for one or more of our fantastic workshops and events. To learn more about our upcoming events, classes, and workshops, visit our events calendar.

Watercolor Workshop I

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Join fine artist and watercolorist Karen Eskesen in the historic Bonnet House gardens for this six-week session. Workshop includes traditional techniques of realism in watercolor and line drawing and time to paint in the gardens. Art tables are available in a shaded area.  Please click here for supply list.

Six Week Workshop
Wednesdays, January 12 – February 16
9:30am – 12:30pm
$160 members / $180 non-members (all sales are final and non-refundable)

Watercolor Mini Workshop 2

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Glazes and Under-glazes.  An underglaze can make colors brighter, and it sometimes shortens painting time.  (a glaze:  a layer of transparent color).  Students will work with a series of experiments and then paint fruit leaves and/or work from imagination, using layers of glazes.  Instructor will provide a slide show, examples of finished artwork, and a demo. Click here for the supply list.

$70.00 Bonnet House Members/$80 Non-Members. Class limited to #10 participants. All class registrations are final and non-refundable.

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Adult Classes at Bonnet House

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With 2021 off to a great start, Bonnet House is already looking ahead to the future by offering a variety of interesting classes for adults. Our popular classes explore fascinating topics that
range from watercolor painting to the art of auctions. These classes all include knowledgeable instructors and provide you with the information you will need to succeed in each medium.

On Saturday, March 13th, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Bonnet House will be hosting our Watercolor Mini Workshop 2 covering glazes and underglazes. Students will be able to work with a series of
experiments and paint their own unique creations by using layers of glazes to enhance the colors. The instructor will teach the class using a slide show presentation, showcase examples
of finished artwork, and demonstrate appropriate techniques. Registration is $70 for Bonnet House members and $80 for non-members. Click here to register for this popular class.

On Thursday, March 25th, from 12 pm to 1 pm, we will also be featuring a free, members-only Lunch & Learn hosted by Christie’s, one of the world’s premier auction houses handling the sales
of fine and decorative arts, jewelry, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Tash Perrin, Deputy Chairman and Head of Auctioneering at Christie’s, will be hosting a Zoom-based webinar
to discuss Christie’s and the exciting world of auctions. She will conclude her presentation with information about the April 1st, 2021 Art of the Islamic and Indian World Auction that includes
the Bonnet House Qajar painting, and how to watch this important sale online. To register, click here.

Bonnet House believes in doing our part to advance the education of our community. We do this by offering a multitude of interesting classes and lectures that emphasize what was most important to the Bartlett family: art and nature. We hope that you will consider attending some or all of these fascinating classes. To learn more about our upcoming classes, click here.

Watercolor Mini-Workshop 1

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Wet-in-Wet Techniques.  Applying watercolor to wet paper or wet paint give interestingly free and unpredictable results.  It’s a fast way to start a painting or to get special effects in one area of a painting.  The instructor will give a slide show, a demo, and show examples of finished work.  Students will work on a series of experiments and then create a work of art.

$70.00 Bonnet House Members/$80 Non-Members. Class limited to #10 participants. (all sales are final and non-refundable)

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2013/2014 Programs & Events

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The Bonnet House Museum & Gardens 2013/2014 season is highlighted with a variety of exciting programs and events. We will be offering art classes in the Bonnet House gardens with Karen Eskesen and Nia Nakis, calligraphy and zentangle workshops with Tony Patucci and Shawn Hayden as well as our annual Concerts Under the Stars series from January through April and the 7th Annual Orchid, Garden & Gourmet Food Festival the first weekend in December.

Orchid Care Classes, Individual classes, September 28 (Diagnosing Pests & Diseases), January 11 (Orchid Basics), February 8 (Repotting & Mounting) and February 22 (Diagnosing Pests & Diseases), 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Join Bonnet House Orchid Curators, Sandy Jones and Tom Wells in the historic Bonnet House Island Theater.  To register call the Bonnet House Education Department at 954-703-2606. Cost: Bonnet House Members $30, non-members $35.

Birding Classes, Individual Classes, November 2, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Ascend to Better Birding), February 2, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Bird Behavior for Easy ID), March 1, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Birds are Creatures of Habitat).

Join birder extraordinaire, Paddy Cunningham on the historic Bonnet House estate. To register call the Bonnet House Education Department at 954-703-2606. Cost: Bonnet House Members $20, non-members $25.

orchidOrchid, Garden & Gourmet Food Festival, December 7 & 8, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Featuring the 7th Annual Orchid and Exotic Plant Sale. Orchids, Exotics, Tropicals, Herbs, Fruit Trees, Garden Art, Gourmet Food Trucks, Libations, Gardening Lectures, Cooking Demos, Orchid Displays, Silent Auction, Live Music, Farmer’s Market and Much More!!

To purchase tickets visit www.bonnethouse.org or call 954-703-2614. Cost: Bonnet House Members $10, non-members $12.

Watercolor in the Gardens, Six-week sessions: January 8 – February 12 or February 26 – April 2, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Join fine artist and watercolorist, Karen Eskesen in the historic Bonnet House gardens.  Workshop includes traditional techniques of realism in watercolor and line drawing and time to paint in the gardens.  To register call the Bonnet House Education Department at 954-703-2606. Cost: Bonnet House Members $120, non-members $150.

Acrylic in the Gardens, Six-week sessions: January 9 – February 13 or February 26–April 2, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. or 1 p.m.–4 p.m. Join Fine Artist Nia Nakis in the historic Bonnet House gardens. Workshop includes basic principles of acrylic painting and time to paint in the gardens. To register call the Bonnet House Education Department at 954-703-2606. Cost: Bonnet House Members $120, non-members $150.

Calligraphy with Tony Pastucci, Five-week sessions: January 14 – February 11 or February 25 – March 25, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Join artist, Tony Pastucci on the historic Bonnet House estate.  Workshop includes basic principles of calligraphy.  To register call the Bonnet House Education Department at 954-703-2606. Cost: Bonnet House Members $100, non-members $125.

Zentangle with Shawn Ann Hayden, Three-week sessions: January 14 – 28, February 11 – 25 or March 4 – 18, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Join Certified Zentangle specialist, Shawn Ann Hayden in the historic Bonnet House Island Theater.  Workshop includes basic principles of Zentangle, a way of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns.  To register call the Bonnet House Education Department at 954-703-2606. Cost: Bonnet House Members $105, non-members $120.

New ImageConcerts Under the Stars, January 23, February 13, March 13 & April 10, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
The finest young talent in South Florida will be performing at Bonnet House’s Young Artist Music Series this winter. Concerts under the stars on the beautiful Bonnet House estate include wine, dessert and coffee in the ticket price. The evening’s activities take place in and around the house with the concert taking place on the veranda lawn beneath the moon and stars. To purchase tickets visit www.bonnethouse.org or call 954-703-2614. Cost: Bonnet House Members $35 and up, non-members $40 and.  Series tickets are also available.

Entirely Entertaining, February 24, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. An elegant luncheon with uniquely individualized table designs presented by our Bonnet House Alliance. To register or for more information call 954-772-7429.

Impressions: A Juried Art Exhibit, March 6, 6 p.m. Lavish Opening Reception
Impressions is an annual juried art competition with fine food, fine wines and fine friends amid the Old Florida charm of Bonnet House. To submit your artwork, register or for more information visit www.bonnethouse.org or call 954-703-2614.

Learn the art of Calligraphy, Watercolor, Acrylics and Zentangle at Bonnet House

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Learn the art of calligraphy, watercolor, acrylics and zentangle on the historic Bonnet House Estate this season. Two six-week, one four-week and two three-week workshops will be offered beginning in January. All classes are taught outdoors throughout the beautiful grounds.

Art class schedule is as follows:

Watercolor workshop with Karen Eskesen ($114 members, $126 non-members)

Session I: Wednesdays, January 9 – February 13 from 9:30am – 12:30pm and 1:00pm – 4:00pm.

Session II: Wednesdays, February 27 – April 3 from 9:30am – 12:30pm and 1:00pm – 4:00pm with Karen Eskesen.

Acrylic workshop with Nia Nakis ($114 members, $126 non-members)

Session I – Thursdays, January 10 – February 14, 9:30am-12:30pm.

Session II – Thursdays, March 7 – April 11, 9:30am – 12:30pm.

Zentangle workshop with Shawn Ann Hayden ($105 members, $120 non-members)

Session I – Tuesdays, January 15 – 29, 10:00am – 12:00pm.

Session II – Tuesdays, March 5 – 19, 10:00am – 12:00pm.

Calligraphy workshop with Tony Pastucci ($64 members, $80 non-members)

Tuesdays, February 5 – February 26, 9:30am – 11:00am.

Class space is limited to 15 students and each workshop requires pre-registration. To register visit us at https://bonnethouse.org/adult-workshops/ or contact Linda Schaller at (954) 703-2606 or [email protected].

About Bonnet House: The mission of Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is to preserve, interpret and share the unique and eclectic historical legacy – artistic, architectural and environmental – of the Bartlett and Birch families.  We inspire in our diverse audiences an appreciation for creative expression, historic preservation and environmental conservation, while enhancing the educational, cultural and economic growth of the community