Photograph of artist Donna MoraffDonna Harlow Moraff is a prize-winning member of art leagues and groups on Long Island, her work has been accepted for exhibition at numerous venues. She is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and President/Coordinator of the prestigious Long Island Professional Artists Showcase which produces the wildly popular Seven & Seven shows. In addition to her ongoing ‘Everything In Pastel’ class at the Art League of Long Island, Donna is frequently invited to demonstrate her technique and conduct special workshops at various art organizations and schools.  She has acted as Artist In Residence at the Garden City High School and Middle School. Recently, Donna was featured in a four page Newsday article.  Her work was selected for the Bellport Village calendars and her work, Fishes, has been reproduced as a colorful and welcoming mural in the Village.

We are very excited and proud to announce that Donna will be conducting two day pastel workshops (one each month) at the gorgeous Bayard Cutting Arboretum starting in April 2020.  This is the class you have been looking for!

Donna is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable instructor. There will be a strong emphasis on composition, color and “learning to see.” Work from photos and direct observation. All levels are welcome.

 

Supplies:

  • 4-5 full sheets (19×25) of Canson MiTeintes Pastel Paper. (Any of the following colors–Sand, Felt Gray, Steel Gray, Dark Ivy, Sepia.)
  • Masonite Backing Board (large size) with Clips Attached
  • Soft Vine or Willow Charcoal
  • 96 Stick Set of Prismacolor NuPastels*
  • Small, 5×7” piece of Chamois** or soft cloth
  • Notepad and Pencil for taking notes
  • 2-3 Large Bulldog Clips (get these in Staples office stores)
  • Strong Large tote to carry all your toys

 

* This is the preferred full set but you can use whatever pastels you have.

**Available in art stores 

 

Donna Moraff’s Portfolio

 

 

Upcoming Workshops

Workshop Fee: $145 | Minimum of 4 Students, Maximum of 12

Enroll in Donna's Workshop Today!

  • 11:15A | Challenges on the Olmsted Landscape

    Environmental change along with introduced pests and pathogens present challenges to many of Olmsted’s original species selections. American and European beech will be featured in this presentation. Beth will provide overview of current conditions, including climate-related issues and beech leaf disease, as well as mitigation opportunities.

  • 3:00P | Curation and Interpretation of the Olmsted Landscape

    Kevin will discuss the important elements of Bayard Cutting Arboretum, which can be attributed to Frederick Law Olmsted. This will be presented within the context of the development of the arboretum’s landscape. In addition, he will address the difficulties of curating and interpreting a historic landscape within a rapidly changing environment.

  • 8:30A | Welcome

    Opening remarks will be made by Doreen M. Monteleone Ph.D., Arboretum Liaison, Bayard Cutting Arboretum Horticultural Society and Kevin Wiecks, Director, Bayard Cutting Arboretum.

  • 4:00P | Closing Remarks & Raffle

  • 1:30P | Oak and Us: From the Ice Age to the Urban Forest

    The centerpiece of Frederick Law Olmsted’s design for the William Bayard Cutting estate is the oak park that fronts the mansion. A homage to the great English tradition of oak forests and plantations, the oak park was meant to associate the landowner with that illustrious past, but it was also an assertion about the centrality of oaks to landscapes around temperate regions. Bayard Cutting’s oak park did not center on English oaks, but on oaks native to the United States. Hundreds of oak species exist around the world in a wide variety of climates. Because they are able to adapt quickly, as our climate changes, oaks are changing as well. Olmsted intuited that the genus might be become central to our urban forests. Our task now – one that the arboretum has embraced – is to find out what our once and future oak forests will look like. Bill will discuss the changing character of that crucial and intimate relationship, from the Ice Age to the urban forest.

  • 9:45A | Olmsted Design Principles and the Historic Designed Landscape of Planting Fields

    The work of the Olmsted Firm (1857-1979) is defined by seven design principles. These include a genius of place, unified composition, orchestration of movement, orchestration of use, sustainable design and environmental conservation, and a comprehensive approach. Planting Fields, the 409-acre former Gilded Age estate of the Coe family, exists today as one of the largest private commissions of the Olmsted Firm. Evidenced in over 400 plans produced by the firm between 1917-1979, Planting Fields is a layered and dynamic example of an Olmsted landscape. The recent completion of a Cultural Landscape Report (CLR) has prioritized the restoration of various landscape features at the site with the intent of revitalizing the Olmsted Brothers’ vision for Planting Fields. Gina will present on the landscape projects underway at Planting Fields and related initiatives celebrating Olmsted 200.

  • 8:45A | Becoming Olmsted: The Intellectual, Cultural and Social Development of Frederick Law Olmsted

    When Frederick Law Olmsted was appointed at age 33 to the position of Superintendent for New York’s new Central Park, his resume was quite thin. Until then, he had lived a peripatetic life, not having held any professional position. His vocation was ostensibly farming, but he could not sustain a living from it. His avocation was writing which brought him critical success but little financial reward. Indeed, he had lived largely with the financial support of his father. His appointment to Central Park in 1857 changed all that. The phenomenal success he went on to enjoy as a landscape architect will be the focus of this talk. It will center around Olmsted’s intellectual, cultural and social development during his early life and especially, through his residence on New York’s Staten Island.

  • William Logan

    Founder, President & Lead Arborist, Urban Arborists

  • Rose Pellicano

    Botanical Painting

  • Victoria Beckert

    Watercolors

  • Natural Heritage Trust

  • New York State Parks

  • Let's Connect!

    Like us on Facebook @BayardCuttingArboretum & @BayardHorticulturalSociety

  • Contact

    For additional details, contact Kevin Wiecks or Doreen Monteleone.

  • Directions

    We are located at 440 Montauk Highway Great River, NY 11739.

  • 8:30A | Welcome

    Opening remarks will be made by Doreen M. Monteleone Ph.D., Arboretum Liaison, Bayard Cutting Arboretum Horticultural Society and Kevin Wiecks, Director, Bayard Cutting Arboretum.

  • Doreen Monteleone, Ph.D.

    Doreen Monteleone, Ph.D. is president of Bayard Cutting Arboretum Horticultural Society. She is a Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener and a regular volunteer at the Arboretum. Her professional career began with a doctorate in Coastal Oceanography, but for more than twenty years she has focused on environmental and sustainability issues in manufacturing industries. She is one of the founders of and serves on the Board of Directors for the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership, the leading non-profit accreditation organization that promotes sustainability in the North American printing industry. Dr. Monteleone is an award-winning author and has published more than sixty articles, with ten in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and contributed to five books on environmental issues and sustainability. Her passion for gardening and sustainable practices makes Doreen consider herself an all-around “treehugger.”

  • 5:00P | Arboretum Closes

  • 4:00P | Closing Remarks &Raffle

    Doreen M. Monteleone, Ph.D., Arboretum Liaison, Bayard Cutting Arboretum Horticultural Society

  • 3:00P | Curation and Interpretation of the Olmsted Landscape

    Kevin Wiecks, Director, Bayard Cutting Arboretum

  • 2:30P | Refreshment Break & Toast to Frederick Law Olmsted

    Upper Carriage House

  • 1:30P | Oak and Us: From the Ice Age to the Urban Forest

    William Logan, Founder, President & Lead Arborist, Urban Arborists

  • 12:15P | Lunch Break

    Lower Carriage House

  • 11:15A | Challenges on the Olmsted Landscape

    Beth Brantley, Ph.D., Technical Support Specialist, Bartlett Tree Experts

  • 10:45A | Refreshment Break

    Upper Carriage House

  • 9:45A | Olmsted Design Principles and the Historic Designed Landscape of Planting Fields

    Gina Wouters, Ph.D., Executive Director, Planting Fields Foundation

  • 8:00A | Registration and Refreshments

    Upper Carriage House

  • 8:30A | Welcome

    Kevin Wiecks, Director, Bayard Cutting Arboretum & 
Doreen M. Monteleone, Ph.D. Arboretum Liaison, Bayard Cutting Arboretum Horticultural Society

  • Gina Wouters, Ph.D

    Executive Director, Planting Fields Foundation

  • Joseph Disponzio, Ph.D.,

    Independent Scholar

  • Beth Brantley, Ph.D

    Technical Support Specialist, Bartlett Tree Experts

  • Kevin Wiecks

    Director, Bayard Cutting Arboretum

  • Doreen M. Monteleone, Ph.D.

    Past-President, Bayard Cutting Arboretum Horticultural Society

  • HOURS

    Open Tuesday- Sunday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Closed Monday and all winter holidays (Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's)

  • EVENTS

    Find out more about the events happening around the Arboretum.

  • VEHICLE USE FEE

    Vehicle Use Fee is $8 per vehicle is collected from April through the end of November using the automated-pay meters. Seniors (62+) placard and access passes can now be obtained at any of our parking kiosks! Just press any button on the keypad and scan your license at the pay station. The parking pass is valid for use Tuesday - Friday.

 

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