Thursdays; 1-4 PM; 2/23/23 - 4/6/23
Click here to register for Botanical Illustration
The study of plant details required in botanical illustration will open your eyes to nature's beauty and develop your understanding of botany. This course begins with drawing: learn form, perspective, lighting, and texture.
Using various techniques, create drawings with contrast, balance, layering, and design. Develop your artistic eye using a small range of graphite pencils. Following the same layering technique you will learn in pencil drawing, move into watercolor. See how colors interact with each other in hue and value and how to select the right colors to blend, best representing your subject. Advanced students work on the artistic study of a living plant, from graphite to watercolor. Demonstrations will be given along with attention to individual needs.
Instructor: Marylyn Waltzer
Wednesdays; 3/15/23 - 5/3/23
Click here to register for Weed Science
Weeds exist wherever plants are cultivated. This course addresses the biology and classification of these unwanted plants and covers management options using an integrated pest management approach. Learn about common weeds like crabgrass, poison ivy and ragweed, and recent invasive species like mile-a-minute, Japanese stiltgrass and giant knotweed.
Instructor: Scott Guiser, M.S.
Wednesdays; 1/25/23 - 3/8/23
Click here to register for Entomology
Learn to identify and manage common arthropod pests of woody plants in the Delaware Valley. Investigate important facts regarding their life cycles, biology, habitat and preferred hosts. Pest population management will be presented using integrated pest management (IPM) protocols that utilize all suitable techniques: bio rational, chemical, cultural, monitoring with sex pheromone traps, resistant plant varieties, etc. Some of the beneficial insects along with their roles in agriculture, horticulture and ecosystem will also be introduced.
Instructor: Robert Conrow, PhD Candidate in Environmental Science, Drexel University