Colorcopia, designed for adults and senior groups in independent 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. Participants will explore watercolor pencils and seascapes within the Dixon’s permanent collection to create a colorful landscape.  

Special Exhibitions

Learn more about the traveling exhibitions on view at the Dixon. Materials, technique, and content will change with the temporary exhibitions, and participants will create an artwork inspired by the pieces included in the show.

Color in the Gardens

Using the gardens at the Dixon as inspiration, participants will create an artwork that combines visual art and botanical elements. Participants will use dried flowers and watercolor paint to create a mixed media collage.

To register or to receive more information on scheduling, program details, or additional accommodations needed for your group, please fill out the form to the right.

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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.

To download a PDF with all of the information about our student/teacher programs, click here.

Coming Up
Monday Closed
Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 1pm - 5pm
Third Thursdays: Open until 8pm
Special / Holiday Hours

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