Sunday September 28 – Mushroom Walk

Join experts from the Mid-Hudson Mycological Association on a guided walk through the estate grounds.  You’ll learn about mushrooms and other fungi growing in our woods, and can take home edible mushrooms after examination by the experts. 9am – 12pm.  Free and open to the public.  Donations appreciated!

Saturdays October 4 & 11 – Intro to iPhoneography

In this 2-day workshop, learn how to use your iPhone/Smartphone as a creative tool to capture and document images. Explore camera functions, tools and accessories, and lighting and composition.  We’ll also discuss shooting and editing apps and ways to share your work by print and social media.

All shooting will be on the Locust Grove grounds, followed by a group review of our images.  Bring your charged iPhone/Smartphone (at least 3GS/4/4S or Android) and a desire to share and discuss your work!

2 Saturdays, October 4 and October 11; 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Instructor: Patrick Watson

Maximum Class Size: 20

Registration required by: September 27

Registration fee:  $75

Thursday October 9 – Sunset Sensations wine and food event

Join us today for sixth event in our Sunset Sensations wine and food pairing series.  This month we feature guest chef Charles Fells of  The Artists Palate in Poughkeepsie.  Inspired by heirloom vegetables growing in the estate kitchen garden, Chef Fells will create three delicious samplings – each accompanied by a cooking demonstration.  Bob Brink, Fine Wine Manager at Arlington Wines, will pair each sampling with a different wine and Locust Grove’s horticulture staff will offer tours of the kitchen gardens between the demonstrations.  If the weather permits, you’ll enjoy a beautiful Hudson River sunset on the mansion lawn, and we’ll move indoors in case of rain.  Tickets are $27/person in advance, and $29/person on the day of the event, if available. 5:30 – 7:30pm.

Thanks to our series sponsor:

 

 

 

 

Saturday October 11 – Photoshop and Digital Image Manipulation

This workshop will discuss the use of Photoshop and other applications to enhance and alter your images.  Topics will include understanding the tools, use of gamma, saturation, and layering, repairing old photos, and saving images.

Saturday, October 11; 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Instructor: Patrick Watson

Maximum Class Size: 20

Registration required by October 4

$50

Saturdays October 18 & 25 – Advanced iPhoneography

In this 2-day workshop, examine in greater detail your iPhone/Smartphone as a creative tool to capture and document images for both business and art.   Topics will include video and audio capture, panoramic techniques, background and foreground lighting, the essence of daylight, moon and starlight, and shooting and editing apps.

Each class member will shoot a short video at Locust Grove, followed by a review of our work.  Bring your charged iPhone/Smartphone (at least 3GS/4/4S or Android) and a desire to share and discuss the videos!

2 Saturdays, October 18 and October 25; 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Instructor: Patrick Watson

Maximum Class Size: 20

Registration required by October 11

$75

Saturday October 18 – Curate Your Collection Digitally

Whether physical or digital, the value of collection is undeniable. This workshop will focus on the collection, management, and preservation of your assets, ranging from family heirlooms and photos to documents. Having assets coordinated and accessible brings added value to collections for current and future use.

Saturday, October 18; 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Instructor: Patrick Watson

Maximum Class Size: 20

Registration required by October 11

$50

Saturday November 1 – Marketing and Selling Your Work

You’ve taken great photographs that you think you can sell.  How is it done, to whom, and for how much?

This workshop teaches you how to market yourself and your work in today’s digital world.  From online galleries that host your work to getting represented by traditional galleries, this workshop offers an introduction to those looking to take the next steps in their field.

Saturday, November 1, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Instructor: Patrick Watson

Registration required by October 25

$50

Thursday November 13th – Sunset Sensations wine and food event

Join us today for final event in our summer Sunset Sensations wine and food pairing series.  This month we feature guest chefs John and Cynthia Vergilii of High Tea Productions.  Inspired by heirloom vegetables growing in the estate kitchen garden, the Vergilii’s will create three delicious samplings – each accompanied by a cooking demonstration and a song.  Bob Brink, Fine Wine Manager at Arlington Wines, will pair each sampling with a different wine and Locust Grove’s horticulture staff will offer tours of the kitchen gardens between the demonstrations.  If the weather permits, you’ll enjoy a beautiful Hudson River sunset on the mansion lawn, and we’ll move indoors in case of rain.  Tickets are $27/person in advance, and $29/person on the day of the event, if available. 5:30 – 7:30pm.

Thanks to our series sponsor:

 

 

 

 

 

Thanksgiving Weekend Special – Mansion opens for holiday tours Nov. 28-30

Guided mansion tours resume after our Thanksgiving break.  Now is your chance to get out of the house and enjoy our spectacular holiday decorations, along with a chance to browse in our Museum Shop – packed with great gifts, many from local artisans.  Tours offered 10am – 5pm, last tour departs at 3:15. $10/person

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