Events

TLC nature preserves are still open! Stay 6 feet apart, take all trash with you, and avoid overcrowding the parking lots.

Get Wild! Find your next adventure with TLC. View and register for upcoming events, or search by category for different types of events.

We are not currently hosting in-person volunteer activities. Please visit our VolunteerHub page to create a profile if you are interested in future volunteering with TLC.

Feb
3
Wed
Disappearing Frogs Project Opening Reception @ NC State University Crafts Center
Feb 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Disappearing Frogs Project Opening Reception @ NC State University Crafts Center | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Attend the Triangle opening of the Disappearing Frogs Project on Wednesday, February 3 with host Brian Malow, science contributor for the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Special guests include a representative from Amphibian Survival Alliance and Sean Higgins, Interpretation & Education program manager, North Carolina State Parks. Artwork is for sale, and all proceeds benefit ASA. Free admission. Refreshments provided. Learn more about the Disappearing Frogs Project.

Feb
12
Fri
Travel Journals Reception @ FRANK Gallery
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This winter, the Travel Journals plein air art workshops brought together FRANK Gallery artists and community members to create art at various locations, including TLC’s Brumley Forest Nature Preserve and Johnston Mill Nature Preserve. Join all the artists for a casual reception at FRANK Gallery to see what they’ve created and get inspired to make a little art yourself.

This is not a class. Everyone is welcome to attend, no registration required.

Feb
24
Wed
Disappearing Frogs Project Salon Event @ FRANK Gallery
Feb 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Disappearing Frogs Project Salon Event @ FRANK Gallery | Chapel Hill | North Carolina | United States

Meet Dr. Robin Moore, award-winning National Geographic photographer and author of In Search of Lost Frogs: The Quest to Find the World’s Rarest Amphibians at this Disappearing Frogs Project event. You’re invited to meet conservation biologist, amphibian specialist, and nature photographer Dr. Robin Moore as he gives a unique personal presentation blending science and art to explore our connection with amphibians. In 2010, Moore spearheaded 2010 The Search for Lost Frogs, a campaign that sent more than 30 teams into 20 countries in search of frogs, salamanders and caecilians unseen in decades. Free admission. Light refreshments. Learn more about the Disappearing Frogs Project.

Apr
17
Sun
Plein Air Watercolor Workshop @ Johnston Mill Nature Preserve
Apr 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Register Now with Durham Arts Council

TLC members may receive a 10% discount on all regular DAC Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter classes. Please enter TLCMEMBER! at checkout. Not valid on supply fees or individual music lessons. Cannot be combined with any other discounts, including scholarships.

This workshop is being offered by the Durham Arts Council (DAC) in partnership with TLC. This is a one-day workshop concentrating on plein air watercolor painting in the landscape. It will use watercolors and optionally pen and ink as the media and look at how to compose and render both panoramic views and detail studies. The process asks one to slow down, plan, and give attention to details and form, to think in terms of paint and expression. If you are a beginner then this will be an introduction to new possibilities. For those of you with some experience it will stretch your technique and understanding. This course is really just to wet the appetite and provide incentive to continue to explore the media on your own. Though thought of as a difficult medium, the instructor hopes to show how watercolor can be incredibly enjoyable and satisfying as a means of rendering and expression.

This class will take place at TLC’s Johnston Mill Nature Preserve. Please check the DAC website for supply list.

Instructor — Mark Iwinski
Mark Iwinski, (b. 1960) is a conceptual artist who uses interdisciplinary means including site specific works, printmaking, sculpture, photography, and book arts to reveal layers of absence and memory in our landscape and cities. Originally, from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he studied sculpture, life drawing, and watercolor, earning his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin in 1991. He has taught undergraduate and graduate studio art courses, including seminars at The College of William and Mary, Dartmouth College, Colby College, Cornell University and Colorado College.

He has exhibited widely and been awarded fellowships and awards, including New York Foundation for the Arts and North Carolina Arts Council fellowships. He is also the past recipient of a Constance Saltonstall Foundation Grant for works on paper. His current work addresses the loss of old growth forests and the continued deforestation of our landscape and the impact of urban renewal and sprawl in our cityscapes.

He is represented by the Flanders Gallery in Raleigh and most recently exhibited in Imprints at the Greenhill in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Register Now with Durham Arts Council

Sep
10
Sat
En Plein Air Painting @ Picturesque locations around the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham area.
Sep 10 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

AS - FALL Postcard 2016Triangle Land Conservancy is teaming up with the Arts Center in Carrboro to get you outside and in touch with your creative side! 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 including TLC preserves!

Click here to register for this course

Emily Eve Weinstein – $162 – Saturdays, 2-5pm, Sept. 10-Oct. 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 and Triangle Land Conservancy members receive 15% off of the cost of this course with the code “TLC-MEMBER”! 
Sep
17
Sat
En Plein Air Painting @ Picturesque locations around the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham area.
Sep 17 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

AS - FALL Postcard 2016Triangle Land Conservancy is teaming up with the Arts Center in Carrboro to get you outside and in touch with your creative side! 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 including TLC preserves!

Click here to register for this course

Emily Eve Weinstein – $162 – Saturdays, 2-5pm, Sept. 10-Oct. 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 and Triangle Land Conservancy members receive 15% off of the cost of this course with the code “TLC-MEMBER”! 
Sep
24
Sat
En Plein Air Painting @ Picturesque locations around the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham area.
Sep 24 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

AS - FALL Postcard 2016Triangle Land Conservancy is teaming up with the Arts Center in Carrboro to get you outside and in touch with your creative side! 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 including TLC preserves!

Click here to register for this course

Emily Eve Weinstein – $162 – Saturdays, 2-5pm, Sept. 10-Oct. 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 and Triangle Land Conservancy members receive 15% off of the cost of this course with the code “TLC-MEMBER”! 
Oct
1
Sat
En Plein Air Painting @ Picturesque locations around the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham area.
Oct 1 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

AS - FALL Postcard 2016Triangle Land Conservancy is teaming up with the Arts Center in Carrboro to get you outside and in touch with your creative side! 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 including TLC preserves!

Click here to register for this course

Emily Eve Weinstein – $162 – Saturdays, 2-5pm, Sept. 10-Oct. 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 and Triangle Land Conservancy members receive 15% off of the cost of this course with the code “TLC-MEMBER”! 
Oct
8
Sat
En Plein Air Painting @ Picturesque locations around the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham area.
Oct 8 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

AS - FALL Postcard 2016Triangle Land Conservancy is teaming up with the Arts Center in Carrboro to get you outside and in touch with your creative side! 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 including TLC preserves!

Click here to register for this course

Emily Eve Weinstein – $162 – Saturdays, 2-5pm, Sept. 10-Oct. 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 and Triangle Land Conservancy members receive 15% off of the cost of this course with the code “TLC-MEMBER”! 
Oct
15
Sat
En Plein Air Painting @ Picturesque locations around the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham area.
Oct 15 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

AS - FALL Postcard 2016Triangle Land Conservancy is teaming up with the Arts Center in Carrboro to get you outside and in touch with your creative side! 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 including TLC preserves!

Click here to register for this course

Emily Eve Weinstein – $162 – Saturdays, 2-5pm, Sept. 10-Oct. 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 and Triangle Land Conservancy members receive 15% off of the cost of this course with the code “TLC-MEMBER”! 
Nov
6
Sun
Woods and Words-POSTPONED @ Irvin Learning Farm
Nov 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

son_0001Thank you for your interest in Woods and Words, this event has been postponed until further notice.

Novelists, poets, and conservation combine for this celebration of the written word in the natural world. Wisdom House Books is teaming up with Triangle Land Conservancy to bring some of their best new material into the forest for Woods and Words, a new TLC series.

Chapel Hill author Adam W. Jones will read from his new novel Fate Ball. Adam has had children’s and travel stories published in a variety of local and regional magazines throughout the years, but this is his first novel. Early versions of Fate Ball sat on the shelf collecting dust for years until recently, when he became determined to finish it.

Tori Reynolds is a poet who lives in Durham, NC. She serves on the board of the North Carolina Poetry Society and has recently had poems published in such anthologies as 27 Views of Durham and Jacar Press’s What Matters. She was a finalist in the Independent Weekly’s 2013 poetry contest, and one of her poems was chosen as a finalist in this year’s James Applewhite Prize for the North Carolina Literary Review. Her poems have been published in such journals  the Southwest ReviewSouth Carolina ReviewChautauqua Literary Review,  and others.

Bring chairs or a blanket and join us in the forest for Woods and Words.

Nov
19
Sat
Get Wild! Fall Colors @ J. Logan and Elinor Moore Irvin Nature Preserve
Nov 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

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This event is now full. A few spots are still reserved for Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor pairs, who may register separately. Please contact bgoldentyer@triangleland.org or 919-908-0054 to register as a mentor pair. Otherwise please join us at future Get Wild! events.

Join TLC and Learning Outside at Irvin Nature Preserve for an evening of family fun celebrating the fall season. We’ll paint pumpkins, use the colorful fall leaves to create sun catchers, try some nature games, and end the night roasting marshmallows over the campfire.

All ages welcome. Please dress for the weather and bring a chair/blanket to sit around the campfire.

 

Mar
11
Sat
WIGO-Nature Journaling with Jeannine- POSTPONED @ White Pines Nature Preserve
Mar 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This event has been postponed until further notice. 

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

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Spend an afternoon in the woods of White Pines learning to let conservation inspire creativity under the tutelage of Jeannine Reese as part of Wild Ideas Goes Outside.  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.

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Jeannine’s journal makes a memorable record of inspirations and images caught while traveling or investigating locally the nature in her home environment. On March 11th 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.

Please register below to join us for Nature Journaling with Jeannine. All materials will be provided and no prior experience is necessary.

Mar
19
Sun
BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour @ Carolina Theater of Durham
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is the most prestigious mountain festival in the world. Right after the festival, held every fall in Banff, Alberta, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour starts to travel the globe with stops in about 450 communities and 40 countries. The 2016/2017 World Tour features an exhilarating and provocative collection of films that explore the mountain world, highlighting new landscapes and remote cultures, and exposes audiences to exciting adventures and adrenaline-packed sports. At each screening around the world, audiences will see a selection of award-winning films and crowd favorites from the hundreds of films entered into the annual festival. All tickets $15 and REI will donate any profits from the evening to Triangle Land Conservancy!

Purchase tickets here. 

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
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.”

[caption id="attachment_4476" align="alignleft" width="300"]Sketch by Jeannine Reese Sketch by Jeannine Reese[/caption]

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

[caption id="attachment_4477" align="alignright" width="194"] Sketch by Jeannine Reese[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4475" align="alignleft" width="151"] Sketch by Jeannine Reese[/caption]

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
15
Sat
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
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 Nature Preserve.

The Brumley 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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En Plein Air (Landscape Painting) @ Various picturesque locations around the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham area.
Apr 22 @ 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
29
Sat
En Plein Air (Landscape Painting) @ Various picturesque locations around the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham area.
Apr 29 @ 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
SONAM Concert in the Pines for the Pines @ Chapel in the Pines
Apr 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

On April 29th join Triangle Land Conservancy and SONAM Chorus for a concert in the pines, for the pines! SONAM will perform their beautiful arrangements of new and ancient choral music centering around the theme of the 4 elements of nature at the beautiful Chapel of the Pines in Chatham County.  Find details about the arrangements here

Triangle Land Conservancy will reveal some of their plans to revitalize the beautiful White Pines Nature Preserve in Chatham County with additional trails and a canoe access. Support their efforts with a suggested donation of $10 for entry to the performance and SONAM Chorus will donate all proceeds to Triangle Land Conservancy to improve White Pines Nature Preserve for all to enjoy.

May
6
Sat
En Plein Air (Landscape Painting) @ Various picturesque locations around the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham area.
May 6 @ 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
May
13
Sat
En Plein Air (Landscape Painting) @ Various picturesque locations around the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham area.
May 13 @ 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
Oct
14
Sat
Sandy Creek Monarch Festival @ Sandy Creek Park
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate the amazing journey of the Monarch butterfly! Sandy Creek Park is a certified waystation for Monarch butterflies as they migrate throughout North America. This unique Durham park features milkweed, nectar sources and shelter that help sustain Monarchs throughout their migration. In celebration of the Monarchs, the Durham Monarch Festival will feature music, family friendly activities & food. Experts will be giving talks about Monarch biology, ecology, and conservation and pollinator friendly plants will be available for purchase.

Click here for more information. 

Monarch at Sandy Creek Park

A Monarch butterfly stopping in at Sandy Creek Park during its long migration to Mexico for the winter. Photo by John Goebel, Friend of Sandy Creek Park.

Volunteers needed! Click here for more information.

FREE ADMISSION!

  • *Free Educational Materials for All Ages
  • *Free Activies for Children
  • *Pollinator Plant & Milkweed Seeds for Sale
  • *Plants & Other Items available for donations

Activities For Children

  • Monarch Reading Corner, stories for all ages
  • StoryWalk – Houdini the Amazing Caterpillar
  • Butterfly Themed Crafts
  • Temporary Tattoos
  • Yard Games
  • The Spectacular Butterfly Parade
  • Balloon (Butterfly) Animals – (from 11AM-4PM only)
  • + more!

Special Appearances:

  • The Northeast Creek Puppeteers
  • Food Trucks – Bandidos, Heavy Metal Grillers, Flirting with Fire
  • Las Monarcas Popsicles
  • Rare Pokémon GO Sightings
Dec
2
Sat
Travel Journal Class with FRANK @ Johnston Mill Nature Preserve
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Travel Journals
A Drawing Experience w/ FRANK Gallery Artists

TRAVEL JOURNALS returns this fall for another season of art on the go.
Each Session is $25 ($20 for participants under 15 years of age)*

All materials will be provided.** Click here for a full list of fall classes including the Johnston Mill class with Nerys Levy on December 2nd. 

These fall sessions (unless otherwise indicated) are held outside on a variety of terrain and weather conditions. Please wear comfortable shoes, wear layers to accommodate changes in temperatures. Inclement weather will be handled on a case-by-case basis. 

May
31
Thu
Land Jam-Land Trust Day Pre-Party! @ Cameron Village Great Outdoor Provision Co.
May 31 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Celebrate public lands at Cameron Village. We kick off Land Trust Day weekend early with music from Lake Chamberlain and local pours from Big Boss. Plus – learn more about Patagonia Action Works – connecting volunteers with environmental causes. Meet the folks from Triangle Land Conservancy and Friends of the Mountains to Sea Trail!

Jun
2
Sat
June Buggin’ for TLC @ Old Milburnie Farm
Jun 2 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us on National Land Trust Day (June 2), for a celebration of local food, local booze, local artisans, and local land conservation! 

Triangle Land Conservancy just helped put Beaverdam Lake, the location of Old Milburnie Farm under conservation easement. Here’s some more information about the property and the easement. The easement received the Water Quality Award for 2018 for the City of Raleigh and is a landmark achievement for conserving wild and working lands of the Triangle. This is a great opportunity to see the farm in full swing and celebrate their 

commitment to conservation!

Baird and California Olive Ranch are generously sponsoring the event. Neuse River Brewing and Piedmont Wine Imports will be providing the beer and wine. Old Milburnie Farm, Boulted Bread, Locals Seafood, and California Olive Ranch are providing the fixings for a culinary experience provided by Spread Catering. Raleigh Denim will also be here with a interactive tent (details to come). Ticket price includes: one drink ticket, oysters by the lake, pork tacos, fish fry, salad bar, and three local bands. Additional beer and wine will be available for purchase. Tickets are limited so get yours now!

     

Jul
14
Sat
Get Wild! Krafty Kids – Cancelled @ Brumley Forest Nature Preserve - South Parking lot
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

**Cancelled due to low pre-registration. Please check back in the Fall for the next Get Wild! family program. 

Join Triangle Land Conservancy Saturday, July 14th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm for Get Wild! Krafty Kids.  This youth-oriented program will explore Brumley’s forests and prairies through the use of arts and crafts.  With nature journals in hands, we will draw, color, and trace the different plants and animals we find, and dive into our creative side with some nature-themed crafts.

Nature journals and other supplies will be provided, but please bring water, sunscreen, and bug spray with you.

Get Wild! is Triangle Land Conservancy’s series of youth-oriented environmental education programs made possible with support from:

 

Nov
17
Sat
Get Wild! Fall Colors @ J. Logan and Elinor Moore Irvin Nature Preserve
Nov 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join TLC at Irvin Nature Preserve for a morning of family fun celebrating the fall season. We’ll learn about why leaves change color while looking for some of our own to use for seasonal crafts!  This is a free event but does require pre registration.  See below to register.

This program is open to families with children ages 4 and up. Remember to dress for the weather, and to wear clothes that you don’t mind getting a bit dirty.

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