|The Library on the main floor of the House will be closed until late June.|
Nina Antze is a botanical artist and quiltmaker living in Northern California. She has a degree in Fine Art from San Francisco State University and has a Certificate in Botanical Illustration from the New York Botanical Gardens. Her quilts have won numerous awards and her botanical paintings and colored pencil drawings have been exhibited in New York and at the Huntington Library, (Orchid Exhibit, and “Orchids- a Natural Obsession”) and at Filoli Gardens. She works in colored pencil, graphite and watercolor and fabric. Her botanicals can be viewed at her web site, www.pcquilt.com/botanicals.htm
Colored Pencil II Thursday, June 20 through Saturday, June 22, 2013, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Lucy Barter is one of the most talented designer/embroiderers of her generation. She gained a BA Honors in Fashion Design specializing in children’s wear. After several years living in San Francisco and designing for established children’s fashion labels in both England and America including the Gap, Gymboree and Pottery Barn Kids, Lucy discovered the Royal School of Needlework (RSN) and became aware of the versatility of embroidery as a functional and exciting decorative art form. The appeal of the RSN’s history, teaching methods and surroundings enticed Lucy back from the States to enroll onto the apprenticeship in 2003. She graduated in August 2006 with Distinction and after staying at the RSN for a short while to teach, retuned to San Francisco where she now lives with her husband.
For more information, email Lucy at lucy@forever–emb.com.
Embroidery: Box Making Friday, May 17, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Mimi Clarke earned her Bachelors of Science degree in horticulture from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. She was first introduced to Filoli through the internship program and soon became a member of the garden staff and not long after a Lead Horticulturist. Mimi left Filoli to start her own business, Fiddle Fern Landscaping. Mimi has been teaching classes at Filoli for seven years. Her areas of specialty are in rose care, herbaceous perennial care and general pruning principles.
For more information about Mimi and her landscaping business, Fiddle Fern Landscaping, email her at email@example.com.
A Year in the Garden Part I, yearlong Horticulture Certificate Program in 2013.
Susan T. Fisher
Susan T. Fisher is the Director of the Art Institute at the Arizona–Sonora Desert Museum. She served on the Board of Directors and is the past president of the American Society of Botanical Artists. Her illustrations appear in numerous periodicals and books, national exhibits and private collections. Ms. Fisher is an artist in the Filoli Florilegium Guild and conducts workshops throughout the United States. More information about Susan visit her web site at: http://www.susantfisher.com or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ursula Gallichotte, Professional Chef and Cooking Instructor
After training in France and graduating from the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, Ursula honed her skills in both savory and pastry at Bay Area restaurants, catering and providing private chef services. Her last position was Head Pastry Chef for Jesse Cool at Flea Street Café in Menlo Park. She has volunteered and worked in the Café at Filoli and assisted with Filoli member events. Ursula realized that her true passion was teaching others how to cook. She was an instructor at Home Chef Cooking School and currently teaches classes at Sur La Table. She enjoys creating tasty, simple, organic and healthy meals for family and friends. Her classes are fun and informative. Expand your cooking repertoire with new recipes, tips and techniques presented her classes.
Katherine has loved to garden and grow flowers ever since her childhood spent in the Boston area. She graduated from Wellesley College with a degree in Art History and worked for several years in finance. After she moved to California her love of flowers and gardening continue to blossom in the fabulous Bay area climate. Katherine has been a volunteer with Filoli for more than 16 years when she first trained to be a House and Garden docent and later she graduated from the Floral Design program in 2002. She chaired the Floral Design committee for two years and she has previously taught floral design classes and conducted floral demonstrations at Filoli. Also, Katherine is a flower arranger for the Elizabeth F. Gamble Gardens in Palo Alto. She operates her own free lance floral design business, Katherine J. Glazier Design.
Flower Arranging with Live Flowering Plants and Cut Flowers Saturday, May 18, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Laurie majored in Art in college and also studied full–time at the Scottsdale Artist School taking over 32 workshops and classes; and studying with such notable artists as Michael Malm, Kim English, Dan Gerhartz, Sherry McGraw and Peggi Kroll Roberts. In 2006, Laurie moved to Paris, France for 6 months and painted in Monet’s Garden in a 10–day Art Study program. After returning to the states, Laurie studied with the Jeffrey Watts Atelier School and now paints at the Redwood City Art Center teaching art classes on Saturday mornings.
Oil Painting for Beginners Thursday, June 6 through Saturday, June 9, 9:30 am–3:30 pm.
Martha G. Kemp began studying botanical drawing in 1991 and soon specialized in the use of graphite pencil to illustrate botanical subjects. She has exhibited widely in the United States in juried and invitational shows and has received numerous awards, including the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA) 1999 annual “Award for Excellence in Botanical Art,” and, in September 2003, “Best Drawing in Show” at the ASBA/New York Horticultural Society’s Sixth Annual International Juried Exhibition in New York City. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation at Carnegie Mellon University, the Shirley Sherwood Collection in London, the Garden Club of America’s headquarters in NYC, the Alisa and Isaac Sutton Collection and the collection of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Florilegium Society. She has exhibited six times in London at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Westminster shows where she has been awarded one Silver-Gilt Medal and five Gold Medals, most recently in November 2007. After serving on the Board of Directors of the ASBA from 1999 to 2005, she began a new term of service in 2008. She is represented by Susan Frei Nathan, owner of Fine Works on Paper, LLC in New Jersey.
Graphite Pencil I Wednesday and Thursday, May 23 and 24 and Saturday, June 1, 2013, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Paul Kratter was born in San Francisco and raised on the Peninsula, south of the City. He studied graphic arts and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Art degree in Illustration from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. His two greatest passions have been sports and wildlife. As time went on he concentrated solely on sports and wildlife illustration, working for a variety of zoos and The Nature Company. Paul has illustrated a number of children’s books, including “The Living Rainforest.” Around the same time he became interested in the immediacy and spontaneity of the “plein air” approach and started painting the East Bay hills, soon displaying works in various galleries and plein air events. Utilizing solid drawing skills and portraying strong graphic shapes, painting outdoors became a passion. In 2005 Paul joined a group of fellow artists to paint in the eastern Sierra Nevada mountains which has become an annual event.
Paul Kratter’s wife Tia is an Art Director at Pixar Animation Studios. They have two grown boys, both artists and athletes. Orbit is their ever–faithful dog.
For more information about Paul visit his web site at www.paulkratter.com.
Plein Air Oil Painting Workshop In The Nature Preserve Thursday, May 30 through Saturday, June 1, 9:30 am–3:30 pm
Nancy “Sorin” Locke
With more than 20 years of ikebana experience, Nancy Locke has earned teaching certificates from two schools of ikebana — Sogetsu and Wafu — giving her a strong design background in contemporary Japanese flower arranging. In addition to being an active teacher, she is a board member of the San Francisco chapter of Ikebana International and Ikebana Teachers Federation.
Ms. Locke has been teaching ikebana in the Burlingame and San Mateo areas since 1998. Combining her expertise in ikebana design with her enjoyment of horticulture and gardening, she inspires her students to create beautiful fresh arrangements and to see floral materials with “fresh eyes.”
Her arrangements have been exhibited at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, Ikebana International shows in San Francisco, the “Bouquets to Art” show in San Francisco, the Presidio Officers’ Club in San Francisco, the biennial Wafukai Flower Shows in Cupertino, and Filoli’s annual Flower Show. She has done demonstrations at the annual Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco’s Japantown, for Ikebana International San Francisco and Sacramento chapters, the Interior Design Dept. at Canada College in Redwood City, the Wafukai Ikebana Society in Cupertino, the San Mateo Arboretum Society, and for various social and garden clubs.
“Sorin,” her Sogetsu ‘ikebana flower name,’ translates as “Forever Renewed Sparkle.”
Ikebana Wednesdays, July 10 through 31, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Guy Magallanes paints images of landscapes and flowers—subjects that we all pass daily—with heightened exaggeration for drama’s sake as a result of his grandfather’s influence, who gave Magallanes the gift of innovation and wonderment. “I grew up in the best creative environment a child could have,” he says. Building on those childhood experiences, he started doing painting demos for art societies, then moved into teaching classes and workshops. He now has a full teaching schedule of weekly classes and regional, national and international workshops. His work is featured in both Splash 9 and Splash 10 (North Light Books), and he is one of 15 contributors to the book “Watercolor Secrets” (North Light Books, 2009). His instructional watercolor show Art2Art is now playing on the PBS station KCSM–TV, located in the San Francisco Bay Area. The show is a gutsy new instructional art program, showcasing his and cohost Joyce Faulknor's different approaches to watercolor: Magallenes paints light to dark but one color at a time and Faulknor paints dark to light mixing colors in her palette and right on the paper.
For more information please visit his website www.guymagallanes.com.
Watercolor Workshop: Masking and Glazing Techniques Thursday, June 6 through Saturday, June 8, 9:30 am–3:30 pm
Lee McCaffree is a botanical illustrator in watercolor. She began her career in London, England studying under Christabel King of Kew Gardens and Capel Manor Environmental College. She received medals for showing her Pinus and Plants in Peril series at the Royal Horticultural Society exhibitions in London. Her work is included in the Hunt Institute of Botanical Documentation and the Filoli Florilegium as well as private collections. Her work has been exhibited at Longwood Gardens, the Horticultural Society of New York, the Denver Botanic Gardens, Strybing Arboretum, the New York State Museum, Oakland Museum, Filoli, and other venues. She teaches botanical art at Filoli and to private groups. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Botanical Artists.
You may contact Lee at email@example.com.
Drawing Plants in Perspective II Tuesdays, April 9 and 23, 2013, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Michael Merritt, AIFD, is a renowned master in the world of floral art. His maverick vision into the field of design shows his powerhouse of artistic expression through his varied styles of design. He is a floral designer’s designer, as comfortable creating wreaths, baskets and floral designs as he is the decorations for a party of 1,000 Washington DC political guests. The philosophy of his art is created by the inclusion of all complex elements occurring in floral design creating extraordinary and unique creations. His designs are an eclectic melange, a marriage of all materials that express pleasure and beauty. “Beauty is not primarily planned, it is the phenomenon that occurs at the moment when all relationships are perceived to be harmonious.”
Michael’s cross–country and international travels have taken him to grace the stages of respected garden clubs, museums, wholesale houses, and educational institutions to the delight of hundreds of aspiring designers each year. In addition to his travels displaying his creative talent, Michael and his wife Cheryl, have their floral design studio, Twigery located in Carmel–by–the–Sea.
Venture Into Summer Wednesday, May 30, 9:30 pm–3:30 pm
Ray “Scotty” Morris
Ray “Scotty” Morris’ work in the fields of photography and photojournalism has earned him widespread recognition. He has won 28 national, state, and local awards for his photographs, including the well–recognized Associated Press News and Feature Award and the San Francisco Press Club Award for the best news picture of the year. His works have appeared in the New York Times, the London Times, Newsweek, Life, Esquire, Forbes, and many other prestigious publications. His photographs of international political leaders include every American President from Harry Truman to Barrack Obama (only missing George W. Bush), as well as Charles De Gaulle and Nikita Khruschev. His portfolio includes well–known images of film stars Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, and Robert Redford; world icons Queen Elizabeth, Mother Teresa, and the Dalai Lama; and sports heroes Pele, Peggy Flemming, and Joe Montana. Scotty was the official photographer for San Francisco. His photograph of the Royal Yacht Britannia entering San Francisco Bay was presented to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth as an official gift from the city of San Francisco and now resides in Buckingham Palace. Scotty Morris’ artistic gifts have enriched San Francisco and our nation.
Read an interview with Ray “Scotty” Morris by Claudia Zaik, Nob Hill Gazzette: INTERVIEW OF THE MONTH: RAY “SCOTTY” MORRIS.
The Story Behind the Pictures Friday, May 17, 2:00–3:00 pm.
John Pastoriza–Piñol is an accurate realism artist based in Melbourne. John’s work is held in numerous public and private collections around the world including: Hunt Institute; Royal Botanic Gardens Kew; State collection Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne; RMIT University and the Collection of Alisa and Isaac M. Sutton, to name a few. A recipient of many awards and accolades, including work in the Highgrove Florilegium under the aegis of the Prince of Wales charitable foundation: finalist and ‘highly commended’ in the 2012 Waterhouse Natural History Prize, has afforded John national and international recognition.
Master Class with John Pastoriza–Piñol Tuesday, October 22 through Friday, October 25, 2013, 9:30 am–4:00 pm
Daughter of a famous English horticulturist, Anne Patrick was truly born into the “world of flowers.” Her early training was in the workshops and greenhouses of her father and at the great English garden shows. At an early age, she remembers cat–napping between chores in a sweet pea box at the Chelsea Flower Show.
In London Anne studied with Constance Spry and stayed on to teach and lecture there — traveling throughout Europe. Among her floral triumphs were gala events at Covent Garden Opera House, as well as royal engagements, including the weddings of Princess Margaret, Princess Alexandra, and her all–time favorite Princess Anne and special floral decorations for affairs of state in various halls, palaces and Number 10 Downing Street, as well as the famous Christmas trees in Westminster Abbey. Anne also worked as a set decorator for Shepperton Studios, to include a film called “Suddenly Last Summer.”
Anne has participated as advisor, lecturer and exhibitor at both the San Francisco Landscape Garden Show and San Francisco’s premier flower extravaganza, “Bouquets to Art.” She lectures and demonstrates for a number of garden clubs, museums and fundraisers. Anne began the Filoli Home Floral Design Certificate Program in 1997 and continues to be the program’s primary instructor. To date there are more than 265 graduates.
Filoli Home Floral Design Certificate Program Begins Its 17th Year
Begining Floral Design Mondays and Tuesdays, July 15 – 30, 2013, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Jann Pollard is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, California Watercolor Assoc. and was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award from California Watercolor Assoc. Her works are in private and corporate collections, internationally. Jann has been the cover artist for the lauded Karen Brown travel book series since 1991, has done a series of paintings for Princess Cruise Line, is a co–author of a book Creative Computer Tools for Artists, An Artist’s Portfolio, author, and her work can be found in many publications. Her frequent trips to Europe enable her to capture the essence of many places that she has travelled to. She has become a popular workshop instructor, both at Filoli and in leading numerous workshops to Europe, Mexico and U.S. Jann now resides in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband, Gene. Her work is represented by the Providence Gallery in Charlotte, NC.
For more information about Jann, visit her web site at: www.jannpollard.com
Susan Rosner specializes in landscape, wildlife and portrait photography and has worked more than a decade as a professional photographer. Her images of people and places demonstrate a strong sense of design and character. Her work has been showcased in exhibits featuring Portraits and Interviews, including shows in New York City and the Bay Area. Rosner’s photographs have appeared in View Camera Magazine, Camera Arts Magazine, National Kitchen & Bath, and InDesign. Her fine art prints of landscapes, wildlife, people and places are sold through her website and through selective arrangements with private galleries. She is currently working on a book of historic properties and their gardens in the South.
Ms. Rosner became a photographer after completing a 15 year career as a project manager in banking and a 5 year tour as Academic Dean of a French Graduate School, Institut Superieure de Gestion, Paris, France. She is currently teaching photography and photo workshops through her new tour company, www.fotomentours.com.
Seasons of Filoli— Photo Workshops Dates vary in 2013, 8:30 am – 1:30 pm.
Deborah Shaw has a degree in fine art from Pomona College, The Claremont Colleges, where she also studied botany and native California flora. She is principal of db Shaw Studios, an award-winning design firm, specializing in print and interactive multimedia/web design, illustration, and scientific illustration. Ms. Shaw is an active member of the ASBA, the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California, and the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, and has taught botanical art at The J. Paul Getty Museum and the Virginia Robinson Gardens. She taught illustration, Photoshop, information design and digital design at the University of California, Irvine, Extension where she was the recipient of the “Distinguished Instructor” award. As a speaker for the UCI Digital Arts Symposium Series, Ms. Shaw participated in panel discussions and delivered presentations on new technology, new media and information design. One of these symposiums included a live, improvisational, on-stage web site design, using an audience of 250 as “the clint.”
Deborah’s work has been displayed in juried and non-juried exhibitions, including Filoli, the ASBA New York Horticulture Exhibition and in the Hunt in 2013. She has received numerous awards for art, illustration, and design, and works in graphite, colored pencil, scratchboard, watercolor, Illustrator and Photoshop.
Botany Friday and Saturday, August 2 and 3, 2013, 9:30 am–3:30 pm.
Michael Svanevik, a history professor at College of San Mateo, has been a frequent lecturer at Filoli. His many historical articles focusing on the natural and human history of the Greater San Francisco Peninsula have appeared in local magazines and newspapers for almost three decades. He is co-author of more than a dozen books, including San Mateo County Parks — A Remarkable Story of Extraordinary Places and the People Who Built Them (2001).
Natures Gardens Wednesday, October 9, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm.
Catherine M. Watters
Catherine is one of the primary instructors and curriculum developers for the Filoli Botanical Art Certificate Program, and has been teaching at Filoli since 1999. She also teaches several weekly classes in the San Francisco Bay Area and serves on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Botanical Artists. Born and raised in Paris, where her love of art began, Catherine is a botanical artist who paints in watercolor on paper and vellum. She shows her work in several juried and invitational exhibitions each year, most recently at Filoli, The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation in Pitttsburgh, PA, The Shirley Sherwood Gallery at The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK, The Horticultural Society of New York, The Brooklyn Botanic Garden, The UC Berkeley Botanical Garden and Strybing Arboretum in San Francisco. Catherine’s illustrations appear in five books, three in the U.S. and two in France. Her work was recently featured in Horticulture Magazine, Victoria Magazine and Curtis’s Botanical Magazine. Her paintings are included in many private collections including The Alisa and Isaac M. Sutton Collection and several permanent collections – the Filoli Florilegium, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Florilegium, The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK, and the Museum of Natural History in Paris.
For more information about Catherine visit her web site at: www.catherinewatters.com
Botanical Art For Children Ages 8 and Older Saturday, April 13, 2013, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm