Dogwood Exhibit: Patricia Pardee

Stop in to the Dogwood Center Lobby Gallery to enjoy these whimsical colored pencil illustrations inspired by nature. What Patricia Pardee, a Newaygo area artist, has to say about her work:

About Patricia Pardee

From colorful crayons to colored pencils, I have been drawing for as long as I can remember. Not until last year (2015) did I decide to let my drawings see the light of day. After putting away my pencils for about six years did I pick them up again, finishing about seven in one year. Drawing for me is a slow process. I’ll spend a few hours on an idea and then put it away for a day or two.
During this time I let the drawing tumble around in my head in order to go back to it with fresh ambition. My drawings represent the infinite world of nature, unified with the imagination, creating what I hope is a dream like resonance for the viewer.


Dogwood Box Office hours are Tuesday – Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and two hours prior to an event. For more information please contact the Dogwood Box Office at 231.924.8885. Lobby Gallery also open during events.

Wood Carving – Flower Relief with Bruce Smith

Monday 5:30-7:30 p.m.,  June 8, 15

Ages 12-Adult

Take advantage of years of wood carving experience
to learn a new craft. Class participants will be given
instruction in the use of carving tools and the skill of
creating a flower relief from basswood. The first night
will be spent learning the craft with the second night
fine tuning the technique. This would be a wonderful
project to continue on your own at home after the
class. Call a few friends and take this together. Please
register for this class by Monday, June 1.

Needle Felted Landscape or Still Life with Judy Grant













Saturday 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

May 2

Ages 14-Adult

Come and explore the art of needle felting with instructor Judy Grant. In this class you will learn the basics of needle felting using layers of rich wool roving colors. Each person will be given a choice of an 8”x10” floral landscape with poppies or flowers in a vase still life. After completing your design you will add interest using beads and creative stitching. Bring a lunch. No prior experience is necessary to thoroughly enjoy this class. Class size limited. Please specify either still life with vase or floral landscape when registering for this class.

The World Around Us with Kris Vredeveld

Thursdays 3:45-5:00 p.m.

March 6, 13, 20, 27

Class Fee: $35 ($30 Members)

Ages 6-10

The splendor of the natural world that surrounds us has been the inspiration for artists for thousands of years. In this class students will create artwork inspired by the beauty and complexity of nature.