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Watercolor Painting Workshop: The Joy of Watercolor!

Join Central Florida Watercolor Society members, Cindy Sturla and Kim Minichiello (President of the Florida Watercolor Society, 2019) for a 1 or 2 day watercolor workshop at the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens.   Workshop will begin with a demonstration and discussion, followed by one-on-one instruction. The class is suitable not only for beginners,

Pollination in Action! – Walking Tour of the Polasek Gardens

Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 10 a.m. Stroll our gardens with Teresa Watkins, a 23-year Master Gardener, Fellow with the University of Florida’s Natural Resource Leadership Institute , and specialized horticulturalist. Guests will learn about our native and exotic species, pollinator-friendly plants, and how to attract pollinators in your own garden! Tour will begin

Beekeeping 101 Presentation with John Rife of East End Market

Thursday, May 30, 2019, at 7 p.m. Experience a close-up and personal beekeeping experience with John Rife, founder and owner of East End Market. Rife keeps bees on the roof of his establishment and will share his knowledge and offer an intimate glimpse into an active beehive located in the Polasek Museum gardens. Attendees

Paint & Wine Night – Fanciful Flowers

Friday, July 12, 2019, from 7 to 9 p.m. Create your own floral-themed painting in keeping with the Polasek Museum’s Precious Pollinators exhibition. Step-by-step guidance will be provided by our experienced educator, professional fine artist, and Winter Park Paint Out veteran, Elisabeth Ferber. Learn a simple approach to painting a close-up floral subject &

“Five Centuries of Florida Cattlemen History” Presentation

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 7 p.m.   Folklorist and exhibiting artist Bob Stone will give an educational talk about the link between Florida’s history and its cattle culture, originating with Spanish settlement in the 1500s and continuing today. The talk will be followed by a gallery tour.   Free admission but seating is limited.

Florida Cowboy Heritage Day – Family Open House

Sunday, March 24, 2019 from 1 to 4 p.m. Celebrate Florida’s unique history with a fun-filled and educational day for the whole family. Activities include cattle culture arts and crafts demonstrations, historical presentations, cowboy poetry readings, live outdoor painting, and hands-on art activities for all ages. Free admission. $5 onsite parking.

Closing Reception & Cowboy Poetry Reading

Friday, April 12, 2019 from 6 to 9 p.m. Join us for a special reception to close the Lay of the Land exhibition with entertainment by acclaimed poets from the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada. Doors open at 6 p.m. with poetry readings at 7 p.m. Free to attend but RSVP is required

Beyond the Studio: Working Artists and Art Collectors

Sunday, March 25, 2018; 1:00-4:00 P.M. On-site Plein Air Happening with the Central Florida Watercolor Society 3:00 P.M. presentation $5 admission for members, $10 admission for the general public (General admission applies). To register, please call 407-960-4719, or email info@polasek.org. This spring the Polasek will be hosting our 10th Annual Winter Park Paint Out

Wine Down Wednesday + Island Objects Book Signing

Wednesday, January 31, 2018; 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Polasek Museum $15 members/$20 public/$25 at door The Polasek Museum with Fannie Hillman + Associates will host a "Wine Down Wednesday" happy hour mingle, offering appetizers, beer and wine, live music by Jeff Scott, and an opportunity

Island Objects Collector’s Presentation

Tuesday, January 9, 2018; 7:00 P.M. at the Capen House $5 admission for members, $10 admission for the general public. To register, please call 407-647-6294 and ask for Erin, or email volunteer@polasek.org.  If you think our current exhibit is interesting, just wait till you hear the story behind