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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
Lucy Barter gained a BA Honours in Fashion Design specialising 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 Gap, Gymboree and Pottery Barn Kids, Lucy discovered the Royal School of Needlework (RSN). The appeal of the RSN’s history, teaching methods and surroundings enticed Lucy back from the States to enroll on 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, California, where she now lives with her husband. She has her own business — Forever Embroidery Studio.
Lucy is committed to the preservation and time honoured techniques involved in hand embroidery. Lucy runs the RSN’s courses in San Francisco throughout the year from her studio and in Burlingame for two intensive sessions each year. In addition to her RSN involvements, her Forever Embroidery Studio is involved with Filoli, and travels around the world to give private instructions and lectures. Lucy’s work also travels the world on exhibition, most recently featured the Royal School of Needlework as part of their 140th Anniversary exhibition: RSN 140– A continuous thread running Sept 2012–March 2013. This exhibition featured 140 objects including archive materials, photographs and embroideries from the different decades.
For more information, email Lucy at lucy@forever–emb.com.
Introduction to Embroidery Friday, May 30, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Margaret was born and raised in South Africa. Given the setting of abundant indigenous and cultivated plant life, it is not surprising that botanical subjects found its way into her work. Margaret Best showed an interest in art at an early age. She began painting in earnest as a child under the private tutorage of Betty Clur. After graduating as a teacher in Cape Town, she taught art at Rustenburg School for Girls in Rondebosch, a stone’s throw from the world–famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. In the early 80s, after time spent living in Toronto, London, Tehran and Houston, Margaret settled in Calgary at the foot of the Canadian Rockies. She completed Fine Arts courses at the University of Calgary and served as a director of the Alberta Crafts Council for 8 years.
While on one of many trips to England in the late 90’s to visit her mother, Margaret discovered the work of contemporary botanical artists. She had finally found her artistic purpose. With a renewed drive to paint, she completed master watercolour classes with Anne Marie Evans and renowned artists Pandora Sellars and Katie Lee. Margaret has been exhibiting and teaching ever since in Canada, the U.S.A. and the U.K. She is a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA) and the Botanical Arts Guild of Southern California (BAGSC). Her work can be found in private collections and in the Hunt Institute of Botanical Documentation of the Carnegie Mellon University.
For more information about Margaret Best visit her web site at www.bestbotanical.com.
Master Class: Putting a Light on the Subject Begins Thursday, July 17, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Baylor Chapman is the founder and principal designer of Lila B. Design, a floral and plant design studio in San Francisco. Before creating Lila B. Design in January 2007, she was part of a team of talented gardeners at an ecologically minded private estate while completing UC Berkeley Extension’s Garden Design program. Her work has been featured in Sunset magazine, Brides, California Home + Design, the San Francisco Chronicle, Gardenista.com, ApartmentTherapy.com, and StyleMePretty.com, among others.
For more information visit Lila B. Design’s web site at www.lilabdesign.com
Living Centerpieces Saturday, July 19, 2014, 9:30–12:30 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.
Citrus Care Wednesday, June 25, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm.
In March 2011, Emmons received her second Gold Medal from the Royal Horticultural Society along with “Best Painting of Show.” In 2005, she won the prestigious Diane Bouchier ASBA Founder’s Award for Excellence in Botanical Art. Her work is included in numerous collections including the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, the Alisa and Isaac M. Sutton Collection and the Dr. Shirley Sherwood Collection.
Master Class: Using Color Effectively in Botanical Art Begins Thursday, September 11, 2014, 9:30 am–3:30 pm.
Sara Loesch Frank
Sara Loesch Frank has taught in the bay area since 1976 and has a Masters degree in Art Education. She recently received a full scholarship to work on her MFA at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. Her work has been included in many calligraphy books and Bon Appetit and B For Savvy Brides magazines.
Calligraphy Workshop — Foundation Calligraphy Thursdays, June 12, 19, 26 and July 10, 2014, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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 in class.
Cooking with Seasonal Foods— Pies Saturday, September 17, 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
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.
Getting Started: Flower Arranging for Everyone! Saturdays, July 26 or September 20, 2014, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Lisa Griffin graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in horticulture. She did an internship at the Smithsonian Institution’s Greenhouse Nursery Branch, in Washington, D.C., and another at the National Zoo. After earning her degree, she became an assistant grower at a wholesale greenhouse operation. She works in the greenhouse department, at Filoli, and enjoys working with Filoli’s volunteer house flower arrangers.
NEW! Greenhouse Visits and Demonstrations, Saturdays, March 1 – Orchids, April 5 – Camellias, May 3 – Houseplants, 10:30 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.
Painting with Oils Friday and Saturday, October 24 and 25, 9:30 am–3:30 pm.
Dr Susan Kay-Williams is the Chief Executive of the Royal School of Needlework based at Hampton Court Palace, just outside London, UK. Susan joined in 2007 and since then the RSN has grown from having two regular locations to 10 and now teaches in the USA, Netherlands and Japan as well as around Britain. Her professional and academic background is in non–profit organisations, of which the RSN is one.
Susan has a long–standing interest in textiles and first tried dyeing in 1988. She loved the experimental nature of developing colours but as an academic was also interested in where these recipes came from, who first discovered dyeing and how it was learned and passed on. She also became fascinated by the social aspects of colour— the power colours, the meaningful colours and how colour changes over time. This research became the basis for her book The Story of Colour in Textiles (Bloomsbury, 2013).
Susan has extensive experience lecturing. She is a qualified lecturer for the National Association of Decorative and Fine Art Societies in the UK she has also lectured and given papers in the USA, Japan, Taiwan and China and was recently invited back to one of her alma mater, Birmingham University to speak at its first literary festival.
Color in Textiles: An Lavishly Illustrated History Thursday, May 22, 2:00–3:30 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.
Artist, student, and teacher, Clelia Kennedy Lion grew up locally in Palo Alto and Atherton. She received her undergraduate education in art and art history from Whittier College and Stanford University. She has continued her art education for the past 40 years with classes in art, crafts, and art history from universities, colleges, adult school, museums, and individuals. For some years she worked as a creative seamstress and craftsperson, but her main focus has been as an educator. Clelia has just retired from 33 years of teaching art, including 28 years with the Los Altos School District. She has had great success in helping her students understand and use art techniques and principles to improve their skills and achievement. Her favorite media are graphite pencil, pen and ink, colored pencil, and watercolor.
Drawing Basics II: Adding Color Fridays, April 11, 25 and May 2, 10:00 am–1:00 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.
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.”
To see images of Nancy’s designs, please visit: ikebana-nancy.com.
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.
Painting with Watercolor Friday and Saturday, October 10 and 11, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drawing Plants in Perspective I Begins Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Wendy is a former community college professor in Home Economics, and she is a 1998 graduate of the Filoli Home Design Program. She has taught classes and given lectures on floral design at Filoli since 2003. Wendy has exhibited at “Bouquets to Art”, Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco since 2003. Additionally she demonstrates for garden clubs and other outside organizations.
Floral Arrangements for Special Occasions Begins Saturday, September 6, 2014, 9:30–3:30 pm.
Ron Morgan is the most sought–after and well–recognized floral designer in the United States. He has dazzled lecture and garden club audiences for more than twenty years with his wit, knowledge and unparalleled creative talents. Through his imaginative use of flowers, fruits, vegetables and unusual items, he transforms the ordinary into the exquisite, artfully arranging his striking materials into masterpieces. His tablescapes are legendary for their creativity, elegance and visual impact.
Ron Morgan’s career in floral design began at age ten, when he won his first flower show competitions in San Joaquin County, California. Over the course of his extensive career, he has designed window displays for Harrod’s and David Jones, opened retail floral and antique shops, consulted as an interior designer, conducted flower arranging classes and, most importantly, become a highly sought–after speaker at garden club events around the world. He now lives in Alameda, California, and devotes most of his creative energies to the garden club lecture circuit. He has published four books to date.
For more information visit Ron’s web site at www.ronmorgandesigns.com.
In the Company of Flowers - A floral design lecture and demonstration Friday, October 17, 2014, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm.
Caroline trained as a painter at Brighton University’s prestigious Faculty of the Arts where she specialized in oils and goache. She recently adopted the iPad as her canvas of choice and has become internationally known for her work with the award winning app Paper by Fiftythree. Her work can be viewed on her blog at carolinemustard.tumblr.com and further on the site she shares with fellow iPad artist Sumit Vishwakarma at ipad2art.com. Caroline teaches iPad art at several middle schools on the Peninsula and her student's work can also be viewed on artgeeks.tumblr.com.
iPad Art Plein Air Saturday, May 3, 9:30 am–3:30 pm.
A love of flowers and an eye for color inspires Najat Nicola. The beautiful weather of Northern California and her passion for gardening resulted in a lifelong dedication to flowers and design. Joining the Diablo women’s garden club in 1995 has assisted in defining her style and technique by attending various workshops led by many famous designers, locally and from abroad. Today, Najat continues to share her knowledge and expertise through demonstrating to various garden groups, teaching classes and leading hands–on workshops in the Bay Area. Najat is honored to participate in Bouquets to Art, San Francisco, for the 11th year in March 2014.
Summer Inspirations: Blooms, Fruits and Veggies Saturday, May 17, 10:00–12:30 pm.
Ellen Ecker Ogden
Ellen Ecker Ogden is a food and garden writer, co–founder of The Cook’s Garden seed catalog, and author of five books on cooking and gardening, including From the Cooks Garden, and The Complete Kitchen Garden featuring themed kitchen garden designs with recipes for cooks who love to garden.
Her kitchen garden designs have been featured in national magazines including Eating Well, Horticulture, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, Country Gardens and Martha Stewart Living.
She has been a guest chef on PBS’s Victory Garden, and HGTV’s Garden Smarts as the “baroness of basil.” Her background in fine arts combined with a love of good food, results in artful kitchen garden designs that turn work into play.
For more information, please visit: www.ellenogden.com.
The Art of Growing Food Thursday, September 25, 4:30 pm–6:00 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
Watercolor on Rice Paper Thursday, May 22 and Friday, May 23, 8:30 am–3:30 pm
Originally from Southern California, Dori now lives with her husband and two children in the South Bay. For more than 20 years Dori has specialized in the art of decorative painting as well as teaching these finishes. Some of these special finishes include wall glazing, crackle/painted peel, gold leafing and marbling. Other classes Dori teaches are Pique Assette (breaking dishes and redesigning the pattern pieces on a table or other flat surfaces), painted floor clothes, decoupage and painted furniture. Dori’s passions are painting, sewing and teaching. Currently she is able to share her love for color by working as a color consultant.
Contact Dori at email@example.com.
Collage Plates Saturday, May 1, 9:30 am–3:30 pm.
Jan works primarily in pastel and oil. In addition to showing her work at Portola Art Gallery in Menlo Park, California, Jan can be found teaching classes year round, including Portraiture and Figure in Redwood City, CA, plein air pastel painting at Allied Arts and other San Francisco Peninsula locations (classes run from April through August yearly), and oil painting classes for the Fremont Unified School District.
Jan has discovered that teaching is a triple gift. Through teaching she helps others to enjoy and grow; the focus of teaching helps her to improve as an artist; and by ensuring her classes are positive experiences for all levels of artists, she and the students enjoy the creative process. Jan also currently works one–on–one with a limited number of pastel students.
Landscapes in Pastel Thursday, August 14 – Saturday, August 16, 9:30 am–3:30 pm.
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.
Marco Photography In The Garden Tuesday, June 17 and Thursday, June 19, 9:00 am–1:00 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
Techniques Class: Painting White Flowers Thursday, April 24, 2014, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Bruce earned his BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and more recently the Botanical Art and Illustration Certificate from the Minnesota School of Botanical Art, where he has been an instructor since 2005. He has also taught at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and the Burren College of Art in Ireland. He has illustrated four published books and has exhibited his work in many solo and group exhibits including the Filoli Art Exhibition 2009, the BISCOT Exhibit 2009 at the Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh, the Pacific Science Center (Seattle), the Huntington Botanical Gardens, and three times at the ASBA/New York Horticultural Society Annual International Botanical Art Exhibition where he received Best of Show in 2006. Bruce was the 2007 recipient of the Anne Ophelia Dowden grant awarded by the ASBA for work on his independent study project on the Wild Heathers of the Scottish Highlands. Elements of this study can be seen on his web site at brucewilsonart.com. You may email Bruce at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pen and Ink Begins Thursday, August 7, 2014, 9:30 am–3:30 pm.