Families & Kids

A family workshop

2014-2015 Family Programs

Questions? Contact WCBG Friends: wcbgfriends@wellesley.edu or 781-283-3094.

Registration Form for Children's Art Courses



Young people can let their imaginations grow and creativity flourish in the inspiring setting of the Ferguson Greenhouses with experienced children’s art instructor and Wellesley College staff member Lynda Davis Jeha (www.lyndadavisjehaart.com). A largely self-taught artist with works in exhibits and private collections, Lynda recognizes how important art was to her as a child and conveys this enthusiasm to her students.

Multimedia Creations: Ages 5-8
Children will draw, paint, build, and collage to create a different project each week. The class will have fun experimenting with watercolors, oil pastels, markers, foil, and colorful tissue paper to create a wide variety of pieces. Possible projects include a Monet water lily garden, 3-D cactus, paper flowers, animals and their environments and more.

All materials and supplies will be provided. Maximum of 8 students ages 5-8.

6 Sundays: Feb. 22; March 1, 8, 15, 29; April 12 (Snow Date: April 26)  from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. CHP 15 102

Each 6-week session: Members $75 / Non-Members $95

Drawing and Painting: Ages 8-12
Learn the fundamental techniques of drawing and painting in this fun class for aspiring young artists! Children will learn about form and shape, composition, texture, color theory and more. Students will explore both realistic and abstract approaches using a variety of materials including acrylic paints, watercolors, sea salt, colored pencils and oil pastels.

All materials and supplies will be provided. Maximum of 12 students ages 8-12.

6 Sundays: Feb. 22; March 1, 8, 15, 29; April 12 (Snow Date: April 26)  from 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. CHP 15 202

Each 6-week session: Members $75 / Non-Members $95


Plantastic Family Days

The Botanic Gardens hosts free programs for visitors of all ages to discover through art, literature, culture and science just how fantastic plants can be. Hand-on activities, crafts and scavenger hunts will engage everyone from toddlers to grandparents.
Drop in anytime between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. to explore.

Cloudy With a Chance of Pepos

Monday, February 16
Will giant food really fall from the sky in Wellesley, MA? Explore the different ways botanists and chefs think of fruits and veggies.