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The South Lawn at the Richardson Olmsted Complex, photographed by Joe Cascio, 2013

The South Lawn at the Richardson Olmsted Complex, photographed by Joe Cascio, 2013

Class / Workshop  |  A Farm, a Barn, Spearmint, and The Golden Hour: A Therapeutic Landscape

Sunday, May 21, 2017, 1:30–4:30 pm

International Center for Watercolor

Richardson Olmsted Complex Tour followed by Plein Air Painting

Workshop location: Richardson Olmsted Complex, 444 Forest Ave, Buffalo, NY 14213
$36 members │$46 not-yet members

Explore the story behind the landscape at the former Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane, now known as the Richardson Olmsted Complex. From its foundation in 1872, the Asylum transformed the treatment of people with mental illness by focusing on gardens, farming, and fresh air. Today, the Complex is one of the largest historic preservation projects in the nation and its landscape is being renewed for a new generation of visitors.

* Park in the new parking lot on the north side of the site (by Buff State). It’s free and can be accessed from either Richmond or Elmwood.

Supplies:
Bring watercolor supplies:  paint, water container, paper towels, paper, brushes
Feel free to bring a stool, chair and small portable table

To register call Kathy Gaye Shiroki at 716-878-3549 or email shirokkg@buffalostate.edu or download the registration form on the International Center for Watercolor website.  Families and youth 12 and older are encouraged to participate.