Legacy Gardens

Paint the Legacy Gardens

Paint the Gardens

Plein Air Oil Painting Experience in the beautiful Legacy Gardens on the campus of the Legacy of the Lakes Museum.

This is your chance to try your hand at painting en plein air!

Did you know painting en plein air translates from the French as (in the) open air, and is particularly associated with 19th century schools of art known for painting outdoors, including the Impressionists. Local Artist Leanne Larson will give relaxed step by step instructions as we paint the setting we see with our own eyes! This class is offered for anyone who simply wants to get outdoors and experience Plein Air Painting! All painting supplies are provided including use of a standing retractable easel that can be lowered for sitting. This is a 2-3 hour session so you can choose to sit, stand or both. Stools/chairs will also be provided. We will take breaks and have discussion times. No painting experience required! Please bring your own beverages & snacks.

Register online with Alexandria Community Education by clicking here or by calling 320-762-3310, extension 2.

Community Read: Language of the Flowers Garden Tour

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Take a self-guided tour of the Legacy Gardens looking for the traditional meanings of the gardens’ flowers. This self-guided tour will be available beginning with the Community Read: Tea Party & Garden Tour on Wednesday, July 25 (more info here), and will run through the end of August.

Pick up the garden guide at the Museum’s front desk. Regular museum admission applies if you would like to tour the museum, but touring the gardens is free.

Join the Douglas County Library, Friends of the Library, Alexandria Community Education, and the Legacy of the Lakes Museum for a summer of fun activities celebrating our community-wide reading of “The Language of Flowers.” The themes in the book that we will explore through a wide variety of enrichment events include the traditional Victorian meaning of flowers, foster care, and the beauty of gardens .

Limited copies of the book will be available in early April at the Friends of the Library Book Store.

Book Discussion: The Language of Flowers

Basics in Garden Photography

Photography in the Gardens

Van Gooch and Claudine Grove from the Evansville Photo Club will share tips and techniques on how to take photos in natural settings. This session will include time in the classroom and time in the Legacy Gardens. Participants should bring their own cameras.

Register online with Alexandria Community Education by clicking here or by calling 320-762-3310, extension 2. Class size is limited to 15.

Sponsored by: Henry’s FoodsGeneva CapitalMcCarten Design

Paint the Legacy Gardens

Paint the Gardens

Plein Air Oil Painting Experience in the beautiful Legacy Gardens on the campus of the Legacy of the Lakes Museum.

This is your chance to try your hand at painting en plein air!

THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT. Thanks for registering!

Did you know painting en plein air translates from the French as (in the) open air, and is particularly associated with 19th century schools of art known for painting outdoors, including the Impressionists. Local Artist Leanne Larson will give relaxed step by step instructions as we paint the setting we see with our own eyes! This class is offered for anyone who simply wants to get outdoors and experience Plein Air Painting! All painting supplies are provided including use of a standing retractable easel that can be lowered for sitting. This is a 2-3 hour session so you can choose to sit, stand or both. Stools/chairs will also be provided. We will take breaks and have discussion times. No painting experience required! Please bring your own beverages & snacks.

Register online with Alexandria Community Education by clicking here or by calling 320-762-3310, extension 2.

Yoga in the Gardens – Experienced

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Yoga has so many health benefits for mind, body and spirit. In this introductory gentle yoga, you take time to feel your body move. Yoga equally strengthens and stretches, increasing flexibility and repairing muscles.  It’s all about relaxing and allowing yourself and your body to have as much relaxation as you want. This time is for you – free of competition and comparison!  Appropriate for all ages & fitness levels. Instructor: Sarah Roers

Beginner classes will meet in the Legacy Gardens on Tuesdays from 5:15 to 6:00 PM. Cost is $20 per set of 3 sessions.

3 Sets of 3 Sessions 

  • June 12, 19, 26
  • July 10, 17, 24
  • August 7, 14, 21

Register online with Alexandria Community Education by clicking here or by calling 320-762-3310, extension 2.

Yoga in the Gardens – Beginner

Yoga

Yoga has so many health benefits for mind, body and spirit. In this introductory gentle yoga, you take time to feel your body move. Yoga equally strengthens and stretches, increasing flexibility and repairing muscles.  It’s all about relaxing and allowing yourself and your body to have as much relaxation as you want. This time is for you – free of competition and comparison!  Appropriate for all ages & fitness levels. Instructor: Sarah Roers

Beginner classes will meet in the Legacy Gardens on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:00 PM. Cost is $20 per set of 3 sessions.

3 Sets of 3 Sessions 

  • June 12, 19, 26
  • July 10, 17, 24
  • August 7, 14, 21

Register online with Alexandria Community Education by clicking here or by calling 320-762-3310, extension 2.