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Flavor Festival at Quality Gardens

Saturday August 13th

11am – 4pm

Flavor Festival 2016

We are please to announce the lineup for this years Flavor Festival at Quality Gardens.  We will be mixing it up a bit this year with a Yoga Class to benefit Grow Pittsburgh, a Pittsburgh urban agriculture non profit that helps educate inner city families about gardening.  We are very excited and hope to see you here!!

10am -11am – Bloom & Grow

Join Krystle Fitzpatrick and Molly McHolme, certified vinyasa yoga instructors, for a 60 minute all levels flow class within the beautiful Glass Greenhouse at Quality Gardens. This event is donation based and 100% of proceeds will benefit Grow Pittsburgh. Suggested donation between $10-$15. In addition, the class will be accompanied by live music provided by Laurel Colonel.  Sign up at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bloom-grow-tickets-26681650535

11am – 4pm – Artisan Market

While wandering the beautiful grounds of Quality Gardens, experience the flavors of the season and immerse yourself in the treasures of local artisans. This curated artisan market will have jewelry, pottery, specialty-made foods, art, and more. Beer tastings by Mexican War Streets Brewery will be available. Quality Gardens hosts the Flavor Festival yearly to build awareness for local artisans and showcase the flavors of the season. The event is FREE and open to the public.

Ladies Night Classes are Back!

Paints and Plants

a painting and wine party at Quality Gardens

aqua glass vase floral v smallQuality Gardens is pleased to announce we will be hosting a new ladies night class series.  With the talented Peg Lombardi of Lombardi Art Studio and Gallery leading the way, we will learn the ins and outs of mixed media, watercolor, and shadow painting.  This creative class series is comprised of 3 separate classes taking place in the Glass Greenhouse at Quality Gardens.  Sign up for just one of them or all of them.  Each class is $35 per person.  Price includes all class supplies.  Wine and light snacks will be provided by Quality Gardens and Bloom Café.  We look forward to joining you in this botanical art immersion.

July 26th  6pm – 8pm

Mixed Media Collage on stretched canvas – Using Acrylic Paints, organic matter, metallic leafing and miscellaneous textural items.  We will use a variety of stamps, sponges, and brushes to create an interesting mixed media painting.

August 30th  6- 8pm

Watercolor Painting of natural stems and leaves –  Using watercolor washes over actual organic items to create silhouettes in white.  Two paintings will be done- the first will be on 140lb watercolor paper and the second painting will be a looser, more contemporary version of Yupo Paper (a vinyl –not really paper- product that creates an exciting movement of paint).

September 27th 6-8pm

Shadow Painting with dramatic light – We will be painting shadows of actual plants, branches and select organic items.  These will be watercolor paintings on 140lb watercolor paper.  They will be very interesting soft tones on warm white paper, creating delicate shadows painting.

Peg Lombardi has 15 years experience teaching the art of painting in oils, pastels, acrylic and watercolor.  Through her studio on Three Degree Road, she hosts hands on classes teaching adult and children’s art classes.   She specializes in painting portraits in Oil or Pastel.  Please visit her website http://www.lombardiartstudio.com/about.html for a full list of her classes.

Please Call 724-625-2770 to sign up.  Space is limited so please call early.