D01-The Life of Trees

July 11, 2021

Schedule: 8:30-11:30 am Sun

Instructor: Jan Johnson

Registration Deadline: Jun 28

Description

Jan, a devoted botanist and outstanding watercolor artist, will show you how to read the story of trees from the trees themselves — their ancestors, relatives, defenses, even about amour, tree style. After this enlightening and entertaining session, you will never see trees the same way again. Free.

Class size 9

  • Materials Fee $0

This workshop requires a Woodlanders Day Fee. Learn more here.

Instructor

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Janice Johnson

I was one of six raised on a farm in southwestern Minnesota where we were fortunate to have parents who did not discriminate between boys and girls when it came to work and learning mechanical skills. After an elementary education in the local country school and a  small town high school diploma, I earned a BS in Botany and an MS in genetics and plant pathology in the University of Minnesota system. …Read More

I was one of six raised on a farm in southwestern Minnesota where we were fortunate to have parents who did not discriminate between boys and girls when it came to work and learning mechanical skills. After an elementary education in the local country school and a  small town high school diploma, I earned a BS in Botany and an MS in genetics and plant pathology in the University of Minnesota system.  In my twenties I married, lived in Europe and South America, taught school and got tired of being poor.

The next chapter took me into Agribusiness in Wisconsin. I did well, traveled the country coast to coast and was finally transferred to corporate headquarters in Minneapolis, MN. That is where the MS began. I worked for another sixteen years before retiring on disability in 1999.

In the early 90’s I began in earnest to develop my creative abilities.  I built an enclosed garden, completed an unfinished house, took a Community College course in drawing and started to paint with watercolor. In 2000 we moved to Mineral Point, a lively artist’s colony in southwest Wisconsin where I am now trading gallery sitting for display space and producing a growing line of prints and cards mostly botanical and mostly watercolor.

This chapter of my life is the most rewarding yet.  I have more things I want to do than I will live long enough to accomplish. My range of media is growing, my circle of patrons is growing and I am getting commissions more frequently.

Life is good.

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Life of Trees

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Add the $115 Woodlanders Day Fee for Sunday to your cart, then select as many Sunday workshops as you wish, ensuring that your choices don’t overlap times. Materials fees listed at the end of each workshop description will be added to the shopping cart as you make your selections.

Day fees include: your choice of workshops, lunch, snacks, beverages, and evening activities. Thursday and Sunday registrants are welcome to attend evening events on Friday or Saturday.

Sunday, July 11, Workshop Schedule:

7:30-8:30                    Registration check-in

8:30-11:30       D01     The Life of Trees: Johnson

8:30-11:30       D02     Faux Scrimshaw on Deer Bone: Kostohrys

8:30-11:30       D03     Bent Willow Wall Shelf: Cabezas

8:30-11:30       D04     Nature Printing on Shirts: Kitto

8:30-11:30       D05     Welding Intro: Knife, Fork and Spoon Flower: Anderson

11:30-1:00                  Lunch on the Green

1:00-5:00        D06     Hypertufa Yard Art: Spelić

1:00-5:00        D07     Accent Table/Plant Stand: Soman

1:00-4:00        D08     Hang It All: Sellon

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