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June 2016
Adult Workshop
Combat Paper NJ Workshop
28
Combat Paper NJ’s one week workshop at Grounds For Sculpture provides in-depth instruction on how to make and use handmade paper fr...
Wellness
Wellness Walks / Wellness Talks - June 30th
30
Enjoy a walk through the park and get into fitness mode at the same time.
July 2016
Peacock Café Event
Independence Weekend BBQ
3
Kick back and join us for a Independence Weekend BBQ!
Film
Plein Air Cinema Series: The Princess Bride
7
(Rain Date: July 14) / Start times are approximate.
Plein Air Cinema returns and it’s #TBT under the stars! Inconceivable!
Dance
GRAFFITO WORKS celebrates BOAZ VAADIA: SCULPTURE
9
This is a Rain or Shine event.
Graffito Works returns to GFS with movement outdoors spontaneously created and inspired by the works of Boaz Vaadia.
Adult Workshop
Art Boot Camp Week 1: Beyond the Canvas with Bas-Relief Sculpture
11
Unleash your imagination by exploring the intersection of two-dimensions and three-dimensions.
Wellness
Wellness Walks / Wellness Talks - July 14th
14
Enjoy a walk through the park and get into fitness mode at the same time.
Horticulture
Garden Tour with our Horticulturist - July 15th
15
Take a tour with staff horticulturist, Michael Strengari, to learn more about what makes this place so special.
Horticulture
Garden Tour with our Horticulturist - July 16th
16
Take a tour with staff horticulturist, Michael Strengari, to learn more about what makes this place so special.
Museum Shop Event
Brat Cat: Book Readings with author Jennifer Ann Hoh
16
Brat Cat Reading – 12:30pm; Brat Cat Gets Lost Reading – 1pm ; Brat Cat’s Seasons Reading – 1:30pm
Young Artist Workshop
Young Artist Workshops - July 16th
16
Join us this summer for fun-filled workshops for Young Artists!
Family
Illustrate Your Story with local author, Jennifer Ann Hoh
16
Drop-in between 2:30 - 4pm
Create an illustration with Jennifer Ann Hoh, author of the children’s book Brat Cat.
Adult Workshop
Art Boot Camp Week 2: Art of Bonsai
18
Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind horticulture workshop exploring bonsai, Japanese for ornamental trees grown in containers.
Tour
Moonlight Tour & Dinner at Rat's Restaurant - July 19th
19
** This event is fully booked **
Our most popular offering!
Horticulture
The Art of Gardening with Emma Seniuk
20
Join us for a special evening as Chanticleer Horticulturist and co-author of The Art of Gardening: Design Inspiration and Innovative Plan...
Rat's Event
Clambake!
22
Seatings at 5:30 & 8:30 PM
Join us at Rat's Restaurant for a good ol' fashioned clambake featuring steamed lobster, clams, peel & eat shrimp, mussels, c...
Adult Workshop
Art Boot Camp Week 3: Clay Spheres & Fire
25
Investigate the fundamental techniques of creating hand built ceramic sculptures, inspired by spheres/circular pottery created by Toshiko...
Wellness
Wellness Walks / Wellness Talks - July 28th
28
Enjoy a walk through the park and get into fitness mode at the same time.
Family
Tots on Tour! - July 30th
30
Saturdays, May 7, June 11, July 30, August 27, September 10, 2016 at 11am & 1pm
Listen to a story, become GFS Park Explorers, and make art in hands-on workshops.
August 2016
Demonstration
ART ON FIRE: Raku Demonstration
6
A rare opportunity to see the dramatic process of Raku firing ceramics!
Adult Workshop
Painting the Figure
6
Saturdays, August 6, 13, 20, 27
Explore the human form in detail through this unique workshop.
Film
Plein Air Cinema Series: Legend
11
(Rain Date: Aug. 18) / Start times are approximate.
Plein Air Cinema returns and it’s #TBT under the stars!
Tour
Moonlight Tour & Dinner at Rat's Restaurant - Aug. 16th
16
** This event is FULLY BOOKED **
Our most popular offering!
Young Artist Workshop
Young Artist Workshops - Aug. 20th
20
Join us this summer for fun-filled workshops for Young Artists!
Concert
Courtyard Concert Series: Avi Wisnia
25
PLEASE NOTE: This event begins at 7pm
Discover something new at GFS! Enjoy music under the canopy of maple trees during our summer Courtyard Concert series.
Family
Tots on Tour! - Aug. 27th
27
Saturdays, May 7, June 11, July 30, August 27, September 10, 2016 at 11am & 1pm
Listen to a story, become GFS Park Explorers, and make art in hands-on workshops.
Literary
The Visual in Verse: An Ekphrastic Poets' Invitational
28
View the current exhibitions and use them as inspiration for your original ekphrastic poem.
Literary
The Visual in Verse Sculpture Tour
28
Prior to our annual celebration of ekphrastic poetry, we invite you to a Docent-led tour featuring a  selection of works from the co...
September 2016
Member Trip
Members' Day Trip to Storm King Art Center
8
Join us for a day trip to Storm King Art Center, a celebrated sculpture park in the lower Hudson Valley, New York.
Family
Tots on Tour! - Sept. 10th
10
Saturdays, May 7, June 11, July 30, August 27, September 10, 2016 at 11am & 1pm
Listen to a story, become GFS Park Explorers, and make art in hands-on workshops.
Tour
Moonlight Tour & Dinner at Rat's Restaurant - Sept. 13th
13
** This event is SOLD OUT **
Our most popular offering!
Special Event
Workshop: Giving with Your Children - Raising Generous Children
14
Do you have a reason to give with your family?
Demonstration
Unlocking the Mystery of Color
17
Explore how artists like Paul Henry Ramirez view and use color in their work in this engaging and interactive demonstration.
Special Event
NJ Storytelling Festival
18
Celebrate the art of spoken word as wildly diverse stories are presented all afternoon.
Museum Shop Event
Local Artisan Meet & Greet with Kat Lee of Kat Lee Ceramics
24
Enjoy a meet and greet with talented local artisan Kat Lee of Kat Lee Ceramics.
Benefit
Epicurean Palette: A Benefit for Grounds For Sculpture
25
Epicurean Palette is a gala celebration of fine food and wine that helps support the exhibitions and educational initiatives at GFS.
Tour
Atelier Tour & Dinner at Rat's Restaurant - Sept. 27th
27
** This event is SOLD OUT **
Tour the famed Seward Johnson Atelier and the cutting edge Digital Atelier.
October 2016
Member Event
Masterpieces in America’s Heartland: Crystal Bridges & Kansas City
25
Celebrate the genius of American art on this journey to Northwest Arkansas and Missouri, unexpectedly dynamic corners.