The Dixon Gallery and Gardens is offering a new outreach art program, Colorcopia, designed for senior groups in living communities, libraries and other organizations. The program offers three classes based on the Dixon’s collections and special exhibitions, and encourages creative thinking, self- expression and socialization. The one hour program is free and all the materials are included. Classes offered this semester: 


Take a journey into the Impressionist movement, learning about its process and application. Work on painting techniques involving mixing color, use of light and Impressionists-inspired brush strokes.   


Learn the basics and history of the craft of printmaking. Participants will create prints, while learning compositional planning and making historical and cultural connections. Idea generation and application will be emphasized.   

Color in the Gardens

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at Frazier Branch Library

Monday, December 4, 2015 at Hollywood Library

Monday, December 7, 2015 at Randolph Library

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at South Library

This class offers participants with limited mobility the opportunity to practice higher-level color techniques in painting. Using the rules of complementary and tertiary colors, Color in the Gardens offers a better understanding of successful compositions. Participants will produce a painting of a plant from the Dixon’s living collection.   

To register or to receive more information on scheduling, program details, or additional accommodations needed for your group, please contact: 

Christine Ruby, Colorcopia Coordinator and Instructor, 

John Martin Barger, Colorcopia Instructor,

Art To Grow

The Dixon Gallery and Gardens is a unique place that features both fine art and horticulture. Recognizing this dual focus presents an exciting opportunity for cross disciplinary education. The colorful Art to Grow van and its talented and creative instructors visit schools and other organizations bringing art and horticulture to your learning space. The curriculum offered provides students with stimulating and creative experiences that teach art concepts and skills that meet the curricular needs of students. Each lesson includes a presentation on the topic and also a hands-on activity.

For more information and to schedule Art to Grow click here.

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