NMWA’s three-part Botanical Garden Workshops kick off this week

JACKSON, Wyo. — Stop by the National Museum of Wildlife Art (NMWA) tomorrow for the first of their three-part workshop series in celebration of the new Greater Yellowstone Botanical Tour on the Museum Sculpture Trail, new native plant gardens to be complimented with a variety of interpretive offerings! Each Saturday for the rest of July NMWA will hold the workshops which are free to attend and do not require advance registration.

Each workshop will have a different theme and instructor, all under the umbrella of local, native flora. The workshops will take place at the museum from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.!

Tomorrow’s workshop is “Watercolor Sketching: Plants & Flowers” with artist Fred Kingwill. Kingwill will begin with an indoor painting demonstration from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. in the Museum classroom. This will be followed by outdoor painting under the Porte Cochere from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., and visitors are invited to paint along.

On Saturday, July 24, Raylene McCalman will lead “Native Plants of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and Indigenous History.” The focus of this workshop will be ethnobotany and traditional ecological knowledge of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (think plant and landscape literacy), using the new, native plant gardens on the Sculpture Trail as our map of cultural human-plant interactions, pre-contact and historic, in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

Rounding out the three-part Botanical Workshop series is “Natural Plant Dyes” with Doris Florig on Saturday, July 31! Learn more about using natural dyes and enjoy a demonstration on how to use natural plant dyes on fabric.

For more information contact NMWA at 307-733-5771.

The Greater Yellowstone Botanical Tour on the Museum’s Sculpture Trail is a partnership of NMWA, Teton Botanical Garden, and the Nature Conservancy of Wyoming, with generous support from Teton Conservation District, Jackson Hole Land Trust, and The Smart Family Fund.

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