Thursday, June 1; 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Join paper scholars and papermakers Cekouat Leon from National Autonomous University of Mexico and James Ojascastro from Washington University to learn about different papermaking traditions around the world and then have the opportunity to make two different kinds of paper to take home.
Beyond the Botanical: Sculptures, Fountains, Pools, and Ponds of the Garden
Saturday, June 3; 10 a.m.–noon
Evocative, thought-provoking, and thematic, we invite you to take a deeper look into the varied sculptures and fountains of the Garden. Led by Docent Lee Ann Grush, this dynamic, one-and-a-half mile walk through the Garden and many of its forty-two installations will delight both the historian and art-lover. From historic placement of elegant, classical pieces of marble art by the Garden’s founder to the vibrant, more modern pieces of today, Lee Ann will guide you through the intricate (and often surprising) way the sculptors have woven a new thread of beauty through the Garden.
Natural Dyes in Action
Saturday, June 3; 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Join Erin Luna in the Kemper Kitchen to see the beauty of natural dyes in action. In this hands-on workshop, you will create beautiful, unique pieces of wearable art to keep for yourself or give as a gift. Wear appropriate clothing and come inspired! All materials provided.