As we watch those giant fluffy flakes falling outside the window, it reminds us that it may be just a little too early to “think spring”. Perhaps we can, for now, settle for just “thinking warm”. Attending the Nature Artists’ Guild annual paint out at Orchids by Hausermann can help tremendously in that regard!
This extremely popular paint-out takes place in the vast greenhouses of one of the largest orchid growers in the country, right at the time of year when most of the orchids are blooming. The paint-out will start especially early on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 (7:30 am) so we can finish up by 11 am. As Valentine’s Day is just a few days later, this is the busiest time of the year for Hausermann’s, and we don’t want to interfere with their ability to efficiently serve their customers.
One lucky participant will even win an orchid to take home after their morning of sketching, painting or photographing the beauties on display at Hausermann’s. Please contact Mary Ann Jimenez as soon as possible if you would like to attend, as space is limited. Orchids by Hausermann is located at 2N134 North Addison Road,Villa Park, IL. You can click on this link to the Orchids by Hausermann website for photos, more information about the greenhouse, and driving directions.
The following photos are courtesy of Nature Artists’ Guild members from previous paint-outs at Orchids by Hausermann.