Monday, January 22 – Friday, January 26, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm – ON LOCATION: The Kampong


Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Gardens announces the 2017 annual ON LOCATION: The Kampong, at the National Tropical Botanical Garden in Coconut Grove, Florida. All abilities are welcome.   Join Sarah Roche and enjoy five days of botanical art.  Once on location, start to draw with easy field sketches on the grounds of the stunning Kampong historic home and garden, where the climate of the southeast shore of Florida affords a natural open-air environment in which tropical species flourish.  Explore rudiments of form from live specimens as you work in graphite studies.  Some plants will be flowering, others will be fruiting, and some may have all stages of development visible.  Then add color with watercolors.  Take home a journal filled with field sketches useful for future art works and fond memories of a unique experience.  The fee includes class instruction, four luncheons, two half-day visits to local botanic gardens and/or a museum, a Thursday evening Kampong member lecture by Sarah Roche.  Travel, accommodations, other food, and other expenses not included.  Dormitory accommodations at The Kampong may be arranged on a first-come basis.  For those arriving on Sunday, January 21, a get-acquainted gathering will be arranged.  Contact WCBG Friends for more details.  WCBG Friends of Kampong Members $515, non-members $615. To register, email wcbgfriends@wellesley.edu or call 781-283-3094. Offered in collaboration with The Kampong, National Tropical Botanical Garden.