In late winter, the next best thing to going on a tropical vacation is? A paint-out at Hausermann’s Orchids, of course. Another perennial favorite paint-out spot, Hausermann’s is magical. When you go inside, out of the snowy 10 degree Chicagoland weather, you are instantly transported to the tropics. No sand, no pina coladas, but there are thousands of orchids, and they are in bloom!
Hausermann’s has a nice area set aside in their huge greenhouse as a “showroom” with specimens of dozens of different types of orchids, which is where we set up to sketch or paint. It’s worth coming even if you only have time to take some photographs, or as some do, walk around oohing and aahing at the amazing orchids (and ultimately buying one or two)! One lucky participant will even receive a free orchid to take home with them.
It gets a little crowded if there are too many, so we’ll try to limit the group to about 15. Please contact Denise if you think you’d like to come. We’ll be meeting on Friday, 02/05/10 from 9:30 to 12:30, and Suzanne will meet you there. Hausermann’s is located at 2N134 Addison Road, Villa Park, IL (see www.orchidsbyhausermann.com for directions). Bring a chair, your art supplies, and maybe an MP3 with some Don Ho (who?) or Ziggy Marley (who???) music, and enjoy!