Category: Community Education

Evolve Bank and Trust visits Kaleidoscope Club!

This week our friends from Evolve Bank and Trust stopped by Kaleidoscope Club (ages 5-9) to talk to students about money, savings, and to work on fun coloring sheets. These artworks are now hanging at the Evolve Bank and Trust Shady Grove Branch.  We are thrilled to have Evolve Bank and Trust as the presenting sponsor for this year's Art on Fire, supporting art and horticultural education. The coloring sheets feature the Dixon's beautiful South Lawn, the annual... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, September 16, 2021
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Three Takes on Thiebaud: A Panel Discussion

This informative discussion between three people intimately connected to Wayne Thiebaud will center around insights and unique experiences. Join the artist’s daughter, model, and writer Twinka Thiebaud; painter and professor Hearne Pardee; and critic and art historian Julia Friedman, Ph.D., for a singular program on Thiebaud and his life. Moderated by Scott A. Shields, Associate Director and Chief Curator, Crocker Art Museum   Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, July 27, 2021
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Companion Planting: Herbs

Who doesn't love planting? On Saturday, April 10 we had our monthly Kids in the Garden for ages 7-10. We talked about companion planting and herbs. We also planted our own herbs as well! In this video, Youth Garden Instructor Allison Hopper teaches a little bit about companion planting and how to plant herbs. Join us for our next Kids in the Garden which will back on site at the Dixon on May 8. Check out for more information and to register.   Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, April 15, 2021
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Talk at Two: Q&A with Ross King

Bestselling author Ross King, author of books such as Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies , joins us in this special virtual Talk at Two to answer your questions about the Impressionist painters and their work in both France and America. Image: A blue-hued blur of water and plants and reflections of clouds: Monet in his studio in 1920, from Mad Enchantment Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, April 13, 2021
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Nature Activity: Rain Cloud Science Experiment

Let’s talk about rain clouds and do a rain cloud science experiment! Click here to support the Dixon today!  Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Saturday, October 3, 2020
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Nature Activity: How Insects Fly

We had a blast with our Nature Camp Online participants last week: planting, experimenting, crafting, and exploring. Try out one of our camp-exclusive, self-guided activities, and learn how insects fly. Download this activity.  Click here to support the Dixon today! ¡Nos divertimos mucho con nuestro Nature Camp Online! participantes la semana pasada: plantando, experimentando, elaborando y explorando. Realiza una de nuestras actividades autoguiadas exclusivas del... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, July 23, 2020
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Nature Activity: Recycled Greenhouse Dioramas

MATERIALS:  Recycled box Toilet paper or paper towel rolls Markers Scrap paper Pencil or pen Scissors Glue ACTIVITY:  STEP 1: First, you need to collect a recycled box for the outside of your greenhouse. STEP 2: Cut off one side of the box so that you have an open top. (If yourbox has flaps, cut those off, too.) STEP 3: Decorate your greenhouse. You can add shelves, pots, and raised beds by using toilet paper or paper towel rolls. STEP 4:... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, May 14, 2020
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Dixon at Home: Nature Spinner

Create a nature spinner with "art materials" found in your own yard! Download the worksheet!  ¡Crea una ruleta natural con "materiales de arte" encontrados en tu jardín! ¡Descargar la hoja de trabajo! Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, April 30, 2020
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Dixon at Home: Backyard Sketchbooking

Time to make friends with the dandelions and trees! Today Mr JT is working on a backyard sketchbook. Join him and learn how to start keeping one yourself. ¡Es hora de hacer amigos con los dientes de león y los árboles! ¡Hoy, Mr. J.T. está trabajando en un cuaderno de bocetos en su jardín! Únete a él y aprende cómo comenzar uno tú mismo. Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, April 28, 2020
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#TeamTuesday: Adam Queen

Adam Queen is a horticulturalist at The Dixon and a part time urban farmer at Rolling Along Farms. He has been working at The Dixon since early 2019. Adam works in the cutting garden and greenhouses with the guidance of the greenhouse manager growing cut flowers from seed for the bi-weekly arrangements in the museum. Some specific flower species can take as long as four months from seed to harvest! This becomes quite the commitment as they require constant attention, meaning any number of... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, April 28, 2020
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Dixon at Home: Find the Hidden Objects

Look at this drawing inspired by Felix Vallotton's "The Shower". Can you find all ten hidden objects in the drawing? Observa este dibujo de Felix Valloton, "The Shower". ¿Puedes encontrar diez objectos escondidos? Answer Key // Clave de Respuestas Félix Vallotton, The Shower , 1894; Woodcut print in black ink on wove paper; Museum purchase, 1989.2   Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Monday, April 27, 2020
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Native Plants: Dwarf Iris

Learn about a variety of native plants with Director of Horticulture Dale Skaggs. Today we are taking a look at the Dwarf iris.  Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, April 23, 2020
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