Events

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Mar
31
Fri
WIGO-Dark and Delicious @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Night hiking is a unique experience that everyone should experience at some time. The sparkling stars and dark woods are a perfect complement to each other. Come on out and join us for a great evening hike at one of the area’s best hiking venues under the summer evening sky. We will start at the trailhead, where we will provide headlamps and trekking poles, around dusk and hike 3 to 5 miles. Afterwards, we’ll relax, roast s’mores, and enjoy some nice company and delicious snacks as the stars come out. Allow us to make sure you have the most enjoyable and educational outing possible!

  • Increased confidence with night outdoor activities
  • Spend an evening with other adventurous hikers

Click here to register for this event.

Apr
1
Sat
En Plein Air (Landscape Painting) @ Various picturesque locations around the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham area.
Apr 1 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Painting in the great outdoors is one of the best ways to commune with nature, hone your observational skills and learn about yourself as an artist as you expand your creative vocabulary. We will explore what makes an exciting composition and work extensively with mixing color. Individual expression is encouraged, and students are free to work with either acrylic or oil. The class will take place in various picturesque locations around the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham area.

Emily Eve Weinstein – $180 – Saturday, 2-5pm, Apr. 1-May 13 (no class Apr. 15) 

  • This class is offered in collaboration with the Triangle Land Conservancy.
  • Transportation not provided.
  • Obtain materials list online or at The ArtsCenter front desk, prior to first class.
  • Students should call instructor prior to first class
  • All ArtSchool registrations have a $3 processing fee added upon check-out.
  • ArtsCenter members & TLC members recieve 15% off of the cost of this course! Use the offer code TLC-member
Apr
5
Wed
PICNIC with TLC
Apr 5 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Photo via instagram @picnicdurham

It’s time to PICNIC with TLC! Join us on April 5th and 19th for dinner at Picnic Durham and 10% of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to Triangle Land Conservancy! Not only is this a fun way to support your local land trust, it’s also a great way to show your support for local farms and food. Picnic gets pigs from nearby Green Button Farm  which is permanently conserved under a Triangle Land Conservancy easement.

Come by for a delicious dinner from local lands for local lands!

Apr
8
Sat
Nature Journaling with Jeannine-for Members @ Brumley Forest Nature Preserve-Orange County
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

“Artistic process and time spent with the ordinary and extraordinary wonders of nature is my constant joy.”

Sketch by Jeannine Reese

Sketch by Jeannine Reese

Triangle Land Conservancy members are invited to spend an afternoon in the woods of Brumley Forest Nature Preserve learning to let conservation inspire creativity under the tutelage of Jeannine Reese. Brumley Forest doesn’t open to the public until April 22nd but we wanted to give our members this special opportunity to experience this beautiful property through a creative lens.  Jeannine Reese is a graduate of UNC who has a passion for capturing art in varying realistic and abstract forms: watercolor, pen & ink, collage, and papercutting. Her favorite artistic tool is using a sketchbook journal for recording thoughts, ideas, and images gathered from time spent traveling, gardening, hiking, or kayaking.

Jeannine’s journal makes a memorable record of inspirations and

Sketch by Jeannine Reese

Sketch by Jeannine Reese

images caught while traveling or investigating locally the nature in her home environment. On April 8th she will provide each student with a journal to start building their own collection of creative observations. Stops along the way will provide opportunities for instruction on technique, plant and animal species of note, and prompts for inspiration. All materials will be provided and no prior experience is necessary.

Please register below to join us for Nature Journaling with Jeannine. This event is for TLC members, to become a TLC member click here.  

En Plein Air (Landscape Painting) @ Various picturesque locations around the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham area.
Apr 8 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Painting in the great outdoors is one of the best ways to commune with nature, hone your observational skills and learn about yourself as an artist as you expand your creative vocabulary. We will explore what makes an exciting composition and work extensively with mixing color. Individual expression is encouraged, and students are free to work with either acrylic or oil. The class will take place in various picturesque locations around the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham area.

Emily Eve Weinstein – $180 – Saturday, 2-5pm, Apr. 1-May 13 (no class Apr. 15) 

  • This class is offered in collaboration with the Triangle Land Conservancy.
  • Transportation not provided.
  • Obtain materials list online or at The ArtsCenter front desk, prior to first class.
  • Students should call instructor prior to first class
  • All ArtSchool registrations have a $3 processing fee added upon check-out.
  • ArtsCenter members & TLC members recieve 15% off of the cost of this course! Use the offer code TLC-member
Apr
9
Sun
WIGO-Women in Nature-WATER @ Walnut Hill Nature Preserve, Wake County
Apr 9 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

All women are naturally connected with the cycles of the Earth.  However, both the pressures and the conveniences of modern day life often leave us disconnected from nature and all that is has to offer. In the past, humans based their understanding of how to successfully ‘be’ on the cycles, symbols, and balance of nature.  This immersive and reflective class is designed to help women find their center through meditation and Shinrin-Yoko (forest bathing), express themselves through writing and art, and understand feminine powers to create and make change in the world. The class also encourages environmental stewardship by highlighting the features of the bioregions we are a large part of.

Click here to register for this event.

Apr
15
Sat
Trail Crew-April @ Brumley Forest Nature Preserve
Apr 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

dsc_8114Join us in improving lives through conservation by helping TLC to prepare Brumley Forest Nature Preserve for a public opening April 22nd, 2017! This Brumley Forest work day will be focused on hand digging a multi-use trail system that will be available for hiking and mountain biking. By the time it opens, Brumley Forest will have over 13 miles of trail through some of the most beautiful land in Orange County!

Volunteers should be six years of age of older and minors must be accompanied by an adult or guardian. All tools will be provided but volunteers may bring their own work gloves if they prefer. Please register below so we have an approximate head count!

En Plein Air (Landscape Painting) @ Various picturesque locations around the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham area.
Apr 15 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Painting in the great outdoors is one of the best ways to commune with nature, hone your observational skills and learn about yourself as an artist as you expand your creative vocabulary. We will explore what makes an exciting composition and work extensively with mixing color. Individual expression is encouraged, and students are free to work with either acrylic or oil. The class will take place in various picturesque locations around the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham area.

Emily Eve Weinstein – $180 – Saturday, 2-5pm, Apr. 1-May 13 (no class Apr. 15) 

  • This class is offered in collaboration with the Triangle Land Conservancy.
  • Transportation not provided.
  • Obtain materials list online or at The ArtsCenter front desk, prior to first class.
  • Students should call instructor prior to first class
  • All ArtSchool registrations have a $3 processing fee added upon check-out.
  • ArtsCenter members & TLC members recieve 15% off of the cost of this course! Use the offer code TLC-member
Apr
19
Wed
PICNIC with TLC
Apr 19 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Photo via instagram @picnicdurham

It’s time to PICNIC with TLC! Join us on April 5th and 19th for dinner at Picnic Durham and 10% of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to Triangle Land Conservancy! Not only is this a fun way to support your local land trust, it’s also a great way to show your support for local farms and food. Picnic gets pigs from nearby Green Button Farm  which is permanently conserved under a Triangle Land Conservancy easement.

Come by for a delicious dinner from local lands for local lands!

Apr
22
Sat
Brumley Forest Nature Preserve-GRAND OPENING @ Brumley Forest Nature Preserve
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Iimg_3354t’s finally time! Spend Earth Day helping TLC to celebrate our 7th public nature preserve, Brumley Forest.

The Brumley Forest Nature Preserve was designed as a model for sustainable land management practices. The trails on the land were built with the help of hundreds of volunteers to complement the contours of the land, reduce run off, and connect people with the best natural elements this property has to offer. Over 12 miles of trail will soon be open for use by the public. The preserve will offer a mix of hiking only and mixed-use (mountain biking and hiking) trails. We are thrilled to be able to offer this wonderful resource to the community beginning with a grand opening celebration on April 22nd, 2017.

Join us for a day of guided hikes, mountain biking tutorials, nature activities for kids and adults, artistic demonstrations, food trucks, local beer and more! No need to register just gather your family and friends and join us at Brumley Forest.

 

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