Great Outdoors

Sumi-e Seascapes

 June 26, 1-4pm, July 24*, July 25, 1-4pm, Claiborne, $40 per/s,            (*class rescheduled for Plein-air Easton Event)


Young artists in this class will learn the eastern approach to nature and seascape painting. Chinese painting tools, such as the bamboo brush, sumi-e ink, rice paper and suzuri inkwell will be used to make beautiful monochrome seascapes! Call 410 212-9320 for exact location and to RSVP.  Visit http://outsideartlessons.com/summerwonderwkshps.aspx for more information.


아메리칸 룰렛Summer Seascapes- Painting at the Pier!

June 28-30, 1-4pm, July 26-28, 1-4pm, Claiborne, $100 per/s,materials incl.

Sailboats, sea nettles, sand, seashells and more will be explored through art in this fun three day workshop at the Claiborne pier and beach! Young artists from 8-14 years will have opportunities to observe the life and life forms on the Chesapeake while learning how to draw and paint them. Artists will have opportunities to draw, and paint with a variety of media and learn techniques from a professional artist. Call 410 212-9320 to RSVP and for exact location. 


Seascapes at Sunset - Outside Art Workshop for kids and families

June 21, 5:30-sunset , Claiborne, $40 per/s

Come and see the best sunset views of the Chesapeake through the eyes of an artist! This fun outside art workshop will teach participants from all ages and artistic levels how to "see like an artist," compose a painting, work with colors and use professional painting techniques to create an original sunset seascape painting. This class is multi-level and can be taken by children, and families. Group discounts available.  Call 410 212-9320 to RSVP and for exact location.  


*Call to schedule, other dates available!

Sumi-e Seascape Painting for KIDS

Young artists, ages 8-13, will learn the traditional eastern approach to nature and seascape painting in this outdoor class in Claiborne.  Students will learn about traditional Chinese painting media, such as the bamboo brush, sumi-e ink, rice paper and suzuri inkwell. Each young artist will have opportunities to create beautiful nature scenes and seascapes inspired by eastern painting styles and Chinese painting tradition. Actual class on May 23, 1-4pm $30, materials included. RSVP required by calling 410 212-9320. Registration information at http://outsideartlessons.com/artwrhshpkids.aspx


Adkins Arboretum’s native plant nursery opening weekend sale will be Sat. and Sun., May 8 and 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Arboretum Visitor’s Center in Ridgely, Md. Come early for the best selection of plants. The sale benefits the Arboretum’s education programs and affords the public an opportunity to learn about the Delmarva’s native flora. Following the sale weekend, the Arboretum nursery will be open to the public during the growing season, weekdays between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Plants for sale will include a broad selection of flowering trees and shrubs, perennials, ferns, vines and grasses for spring planting. Native flowers and trees provide food and habitat for wildlife and make colorful additions to home landscapes, whether in a perennial border, a woodland garden or a restoration project. Tall spikes of purplish flowers grace blue wild indigo, while native honeysuckle entices hummingbirds. Cardinal flower, ferns and Joe-pye attract frogs, butterflies and dragonflies, and native azaleas present a veritable rainbow of bloom colors.

The Arboretum is participating in Maryland DNR’s special native tree discount program. For any native tree valued at $50 or more, shoppers will receive a $25 discount.


Adkins Arboretum is offering a full slate of education programs for spring, from tree and meadow stewardship programs to poetry readings and workshops to a full complement of crafts sessions. Programs include:

The Brother Gardeners: Botany, Empire and the Birth of an Obsession
Tuesday, May 4, 4–5 p.m. with a reception to follow
Fee: $15 members, $18 general public
In this beautifully illustrated talk, Andrea Wulf tells the story of a small group of 18th-century naturalists that made England a nation of gardeners. Friends, rivals and enemies, their correspondence, collaborations and squabbles make for a riveting human drama set against the backdrop of the emerging British Empire and America's magnificent forests. As botany and horticulture became a science, the garden became the Eden for everyman.

From the Tree’s Perspective
Wednesday, May 5, 10–11:30 a.m.

Fee: $10 members, $15 general public
Richard Murray will introduce the concepts of tree function and defense from the tree’s perspective. He will provide an overview of the basics of tree biology and how trees influence ecological associations and processes. Using samples and a hands-on approach, he will discuss how we can improve our efforts to establish and preserve trees.

Summer Internships Available

Summer Internships Announced!

Opportunities Available in Variety of Programs

As summer approaches, Eastern Shore Land Conservancy is excited to announce the following internship opportunities within our organization. Please see the following intern job descriptions and forward them to any students you know who may be looking for a great paid internship.

Land Steward Intern

The Land Steward Intern will work closely with the Stewardship Manager with monitoring and enforcing 250 conservation easements held by the Conservancy. Duties will include but are not limited to on-site monitoring of easements, maintaining field notes, database entry, and additional administrative tasks related to the management of the stewardship files. The ability to read maps and orient oneself in the field is essential, as is attention to detail and strong organization skills. Applicants should possess the ability to work outdoors in variable weather conditions and walk long distances through varying terrain. Experience with GIS strongly preferred.
Please send letter of interest and resumé ASAP to Megan D'Arcy, ESLC's Stewardship Manager at mdarcy@eslc.org.

Early Bird Art - art class for kids!

                                                              May 29th, 9-11am Pickering Creek Audubon, Easton 
Wake-up with the birds and explore the amazing world of our feathered friends in this fun morning art workshop. In the tradition of the famous bird artist and orinthologist, John James Audubon, young artists in this class will learn about a wide variety of native birds through artistic study. Materials included. RSVP required by phone. 410 212-9320. Go to http://outsideartlessons.com/artwrhshpkids.aspx to register!

Chesapeake Cartoon Creatures-art class for kids!

May 15, 10-noon, Phillips Wharf Environmental Center, Tilghman 
ONLY $20 PER STUDENT! Kids ages 6-12 are invited to meet the cartoon character and real life Phil the Crab in this fun and exciting cartooning workshop at Philips Wharf Environmental Center on Tilghman Island. Kids will also learn how to draw cartoon characters while meeting some of the amazing creatures of the Chesapeake Bay in this fun two hour class. All participants will be entered in a lottery to win a T-shirt with their character on it! RSVP by phone required. Call 410 212-9320 or register online at http://outsideartlessons.com/artwrhshpkids.aspx

Fun Flower Painting for KIDS

Aspiring young artists, ages 6-12 will make a one-of-a-kind watercolor flower paintings in this two hour watercolor workshop with a local teaching artist, Dawn Malosh. Kids in this class will learn professional drawing, composition and watercolor techniques as well as cool stuff about flowers while making a one-of-a-kind Mothers Day present! Idlewild Park, Easton, May 8, 1-3pm, $30 per student, materials included. RSVP required by calling 410 212-9320. Visit www.outsideartlessons.com to register.

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