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Botanical Line Drawing II: Online Class

 

In this follow up to Botanical Line Drawing I, we will dive into  more complex flowers – how to capture both detail and form within the complexity.  Our study will be of specific flowers, but will give tools to solve the visual puzzles of any flower you take on.  

Class instructor, Anna Geyer, was raised on a farm in a home full of art. For this class she combines her passion for nature and her love of drawing. She is also the founder of Land Alliance Folk School.

This online class is sponsored by Land Alliance Folk School and by AgArts, a non-profit designed to imagine and promote a healthy food system through the arts. REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS

 

The Sounds of Poetry: Online Class

 

Unique language distinguishes poetry from prose, and this uniqueness is often grounded in auditory imagery, or sound.  From lyrical to jazz rhythms, to subtle rhymes, to alliteration and assonance, or simply the cadences of sentences, sound patterns set the tone and mood of a poem, underscoring its meaning.  

This workshop will explore sound in poetry, experimenting with letters, words, sentence fragments and patterns. We’ll experience the fun writers have in putting all these components together. Poetry is an oral art, so we’ll practice reading poems aloud and try our hands at an in-class writing. No experience necessary, just a willingness to open your ears and experiment with language.

Taught by Mary Swander, acclaimed author and poet.

Sponsored by AgArts and Land Alliance Folk School. REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS

 

Adding Color to your Botanicals: Online Class

 

Experiment with color!  There are many ways to add color to your botanicals.  This class will introduce a mixed media approach using colored pencil, oil crayons, watercolors and marker.  You will learn how to use them alone or together – turning your line drawing into a detailed illustration or a playful interpretation. 

Class instructor, Anna Geyer, was raised on a farm in a home full of art. For this class she combines her passion for nature and her love of drawing. She is also the founder of Land Alliance Folk School.

This online class is sponsored by Land Alliance Folk School and by AgArts, a non-profit designed to imagine and promote a healthy food system through the arts. REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS

 

Create Your Own Shadow Puppet: Online Class

 

Join Monica Leo of Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre in creating shadow puppets with an animal theme. We’ll use the reports of unusual animal behavior during the lockdown as inspiration and create mobile, expressive silhouettes. Monica will show you how to recognize and draw their characteristic shapes, how to break them down into parts, and how to reassemble them for maximum movement. You will create at least one puppet under Monica’s supervision. She will show you how to make a simple shadow stage out of a cardboard box.

This online class is sponsored by Land Alliance Folk School and by AgArts, a non-profit designed to imagine and promote a healthy food system through the arts. REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS

 

Filmmaking on Your Cell Phone: Online Class

 

These days, creating a lasting memory can be as easy as pulling a cell phone out of your pocket. Using the video recording function on your cell phones, it has never been easier to make great home movies right in your own backyard. And, by learning a few simple filmmaking tricks like choosing camera angles and frame sizing, and how to utilize natural light, you can learn how to make the most of those captured memories.

This 90-minute class will not only offer hands-on instruction on how to create your own outdoor, cell phone videos, but will also discuss how concepts like agriculture and nature have been used to bring more depth and character dimension to film and television.

Instructor, Maggie Techner-Werning, was raised on a small acreage in Iowa. After having spent almost 10 years working in the film industry in Los Angeles, she is excited to share with you her personal bag of movie-making tricks.

This online class is sponsored by Land Alliance Folk School and by AgArts, a non-profit designed to imagine and promote a healthy food system through the arts. REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS

 

 

Harvest & Preservation I – Canning: Online Class

Would you like to learn canning skills? Here’s your chance to learn, ask questions, and grow your confidence.

This hands-on class is the first of a three-part series and will take the overwhelm out of canning.  We will cover all the essential skills of canning and with these basic skills you can take any canning recipe and feel confident about doing it at home.  We will also talk about how to adapt canning to your schedule and your family’s tastes.  

Part II of the Harvest & Preservation class will focus on pickling and fermentation.  Part III will cover drying, freezing and root cellar storage.

This online class will be taught by Anna Geyer. It is sponsored by Land Alliance Folk School and by AgArts, a non-profit designed to imagine and promote a healthy food system through the arts. REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS

 

 

Harvest & Preservation II – Pickling & Fermentation: Online Class

This hands-on class is the second of a three-part series and will cover the essentials of pickling and fermentation.These basic skills will prepare you to feel confident about pickling and fermenting at home.You will learn how to adapt these concepts to whatever produce is in the garden and how to create your own new variations.

Want to take the whole series? Harvest & Preservation Part I will focus on canning. Part III will cover drying, freezing and root cellar storage.

This online class will be taught by Hillary Schofield. It is sponsored by Land Alliance Folk School and by AgArts, a non-profit designed to imagine and promote a healthy food system through the arts. REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS

 

 

Harvest & Preservation III – Freezing, Drying & Root Cellaring: Online Class

This hands-on class is the third of a three-part series and will cover the essentials of freezing, drying and root cellaring.We will demonstrate best practices and identify the pros and cons of each.You will learn how to adapt the practices to your own needs and interests.

Want to take the whole series? Part I of the Harvest & Preservation class will focus on canning. Part II will cover pickling and fermentation.

This online class will be taught by Mary Swander. It is sponsored by Land Alliance Folk School and by AgArts, a non-profit designed to imagine and promote a healthy food system through the arts. REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS

 

Swander Woman Productions

August 2019 – July 2020 touring schedule. No touring currently due to safety guidelines related to covid 19. For a presentation for your virtual event, contact touringSWP@gmail.com.

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