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The Thornton Burgess Society
appreciates the support of the
Massachusetts Cultural Council


























































Adult Programs

WILD Women – Wednesday Walking Club     1:00pm-3:30pm
These Wednesday afternoon walks led by Education Director Mary Beers continue year-round on a monthly basis. Check the monthly E-Newsletter for that month’s date and location or call the Society office or email mary.beers@thorntonburgess.org

Members: $9
     Non-members: $13 (per walk)

Watch a slide presentation of a walk    SMILEBOX PRESENTATION


American Folk Art Series at Green Briar   Spring 2017 

Art Historian Elizabeth Friend will offer a six week course covering the main aspects of American Folk Art at the Thornton W. Burgess Society’s Green Briar Nature Center in East Sandwich this spring.  Class topics will include:

            An Overview: What Is Folk Art?

            Portraits

            Landscapes and Scenes of Daily Living

            Tavern and Shop Signs

            Marine Arts, Weather Vanes and Figureheads

            Contemporary Folk Art

The classes will be held in the Green Briar Jam Kitchen Building from 10:00am to 11:30am on Tuesdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25 and May 2, 9.  Fee will be $35 for the entire series for Burgess Society members, $45 for non-members.  Fee per individual lecture will be $7 members, $9 non-members.  Advance registration is required for all classes by calling 508-888-6870.  

 


    DRAWING AND PAINTING NATURE IN WATERCOLOR

“Drawing and Painting Nature in Watercolor,” a six week class set up for those wishing to improve their skills in either drawing or painting or both, begins on Thursday,March 2 from 1 to 3pm and runs each week through April 6 at Green Briar.   Instructor Mary Richmond of Cape Cod Art and Nature is an artist, columnist, naturalist and educator.  Each class will begin with drawing exercises and then move on to simple watercolor techniques.  This will be an easy going class with lots of tips and instruction as well as shared critiques.  Bring a pencil and sketchbook to the first class as well as a sense of humor and adventure.  Painting supplies will be discussed at the first class.  Beginners are welcome as are more advanced students.  Concentration will be on skill building with individualized attention.   The fee for members is $96, non-members $121.  If not registered for the full six weeks, the fee per class for members is $20, non-members $30.    Advance registration is required by calling 508-888-6870.       

LEARN WHILE YOU WEED – A VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
Join Janice Dill and her group of dedicated volunteers in the Green Briar Wildflower Garden on Monday mornings from 9:00am to11:00am or later for an educational and fun volunteer experience learning to recognize the keepers and pullers of the Plant Kingdom. Coffee and munchies are provided during a mid-morning break.






 



 

 

 

 

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Thornton W. Burgess Society
6 Discovery Hill Road
East Sandwich, MA 02537
508-888-6870