Born and raised on Long Island, Marlene Bezich has been fortunate to benefit from the tutelage of Pastel Society Member, Audrey Swanson Marlow, and renowned portrait artist and illustrator Raphael DeSoto.  Their expert guidance has sharpened her artistic sense, getting to the “soul” of my subject be it Man, Animal or Nature. Marlene works in various mediums, (oil, pastel, charcoal or scratchboard), provides her with the ability to render any subject in its own individual light.  She is a member of Various art groups including Wet Paint Studio Group and teaches at various libraries throughout Long Island. Her class provides the perfect introduction to the Pastel media. Students will learn what Pastel is and is not, plus the many different papers and techniques to apply them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Upcoming Workshops

$40 per workshop with a $5 fee for materials. The materials fee is due on the first day of class.

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  • 10:30 A | Saturday November 7, 2020

    Palettes in the Park Watercolors Workshop | Location: River Room, Lower Carriage House and Outdoors (Weather Permitting)

  • 10:30 A | Saturday October 17, 2020

    Palettes in the Park Watercolors Workshop | Location: River Room, Lower Carriage House and Outdoors (Weather Permitting)

  • 10:30 A | Saturday October 3, 2020

    Palettes in the Park Watercolors Workshop | Location: River Room, Lower Carriage House and Outdoors (Weather Permitting)

  • 10:30 A | Wednesday September 30, 2020

    Palettes in the Park Watercolors Workshop | Location: River Room, Lower Carriage House and Outdoors (Weather Permitting)

  • 10:30 A | Tuesday October 20, 2020

    Bangle Bling Fiber Jewelry | Location: River Room, Lower Carriage House

  • 10:30 A | Wednesday July 8, 2020

    Palettes in the Park Watercolors Workshop | Location: River Room, Lower Carriage House and Outdoors (Weather Permitting)

  • 10:30 A | Wednesday June 24, 2020

    Palettes in the Park Watercolors Workshop | Location: River Room, Lower Carriage House and Outdoors (Weather Permitting)

  • 10:30 A | Wednesday June 10, 2020

    Palettes in the Park Watercolors Workshop | Location: River Room, Lower Carriage House and Outdoors (Weather Permitting)

  • 10:30 A | Saturday June 6, 2020

    Palettes in the Park Watercolors Workshop | Location: River Room, Lower Carriage House and Outdoors (Weather Permitting)

  • 10:30 A | Wednesday June 3, 2020

    Palettes in the Park Watercolors Workshop | Location: River Room, Lower Carriage House and Outdoors (Weather Permitting)

  • 10:30 A | Wednesday July 29, 2020

    Botanical Painting in Watercolor Workshop | Location: River Room, Lower Carriage House

  • 10:30 A | Wednesday July 22, 2020

    Botanical Painting in Watercolor Workshop | Location: River Room, Lower Carriage House

  • 10:30 A | Wednesday July 15, 2020

    Botanical Painting in Watercolor Workshop | Location: River Room, Lower Carriage House

  • 10:30 A | Wednesday July 8, 2020

    Botanical Painting in Watercolor Workshop | Location: River Room, Lower Carriage House

  • 10:30 A | Wednesday July 1, 2020

    Botanical Painting in Watercolor Workshop | Location: River Room, Lower Carriage House

  • 10:30 A | Saturday & Sunday November 14 & 15, 2020

    Two-Day Pastel Workshop | Location: River Room, Lower Carriage House

  • 10:30 A | Saturday & Sunday October 10 & 11, 2020

    Two-Day Pastel Workshop | Location: River Room, Lower Carriage House

  • 10:30 A | Saturday & Sunday September 12 & 13, 2020

    Two-Day Pastel Workshop | Location: River Room, Lower Carriage House

  • 10:30 A | Saturday & Sunday June 13 & 14, 2020

    Two-Day Pastel Workshop | Location: River Room, Lower Carriage House

  • 10:30 A | Tuesday September 22, 2020

    Bangle Bling Fiber Jewelry | Location: River Room, Lower Carriage House

  • 10:30 A | Tuesday August 18, 2020

    Bangle Bling Fiber Jewelry | Location: River Room, Lower Carriage House

  • 10:30 A | Tuesday July 21, 2020

    Bangle Bling Fiber Jewelry | Location: River Room, Lower Carriage House

  • 10:30 A | Tuesday June 16, 2020

    Bangle Bling Fiber Jewelry | Location: River Room, Lower Carriage House

  • 10:30 A | Wednesday & Thursday October 28 & 29, 2020

    Two-Day Collage Workshop | Location: River Room, Lower Carriage House

  • 10:30 A | Saturday & Sunday September 26 & 27, 2020

    Two-Day Collage Workshop | Location: River Room, Lower Carriage House

  • 10:30 A | Saturday & Sunday August 8 & 9, 2020

    Two-Day Collage Workshop | Location: River Room, Lower Carriage House

  • 10:30 A | Saturday & Sunday July 25 & 26, 2020

    Two-Day Collage Workshop | Location: River Room, Lower Carriage House

  • 10:30 A | Saturday & Sunday June 20 & 21, 2020

    Two-Day Collage Workshop - Bring Your Father to Art Class Day | Location: River Room, Lower Carriage House

  • 10:30 A | Saturday & Sunday June 6 & 7, 2020

    Two-Day Collage Workshop- Tear, Tape, and Used Found Objects | Location: River Room, Lower Carriage House

  • 10:30 A | Friday November 13, 2020

    Painting with Acrylics - Unique Christmas Ornaments | Location: River Room, Lower Carriage House

  • 10:30 A | Friday October 16, 2020

    Painting with Acrylics - Autumn Themed Painting | Location: River Room, Lower Carriage House

  • 10:30 A | Saturday September 19, 2020

    Painting with Acrylics - Flower Bouquet | Location: River Room, Lower Carriage House

  • 10:30 A | Wednesday August 12, 2020

    Painting with Acrylics - Paint a Barn in a Vineyard | Location: River Room, Lower Carriage House

  • 10:30 A | Thursday July 16, 2020

    Painting with Acrylics - Christmas in July Ornament Painting | Location: River Room, Lower Carriage House

  • 10:30 A | Friday June 12, 2020

    Painting with Acrylics - Painting a Landscape | Location: River Room, Lower Carriage House

  • 3:00P | Using Drones in Arboriculture

    Unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) or “drones” are increasingly being used in the green industry, particularly in agriculture, to reduce costs and increase the speed of labor intensive tasks such as spraying, crop monitoring, even seeding. Henry will discuss Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory’s use of drones in arboriculture as well as some other uses in the 21st century landscape. Topics will include an overview of different types of drones, basics of flight control, rules, regulations and licensing, aerial surveys of a property, using drone photography to manage arboretum collections, conducting tree canopy inspections, multispectral photography to create normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) imagery and mapping, spraying, beneficial insect releases, and other novel uses of a drone in tree care. At the end of the presentation a live demonstration will be conducted showing how to fly a drone to conduct a tree canopy evaluation.

  • 11:15A | Landscapes for the Future: An Entomological Perspective

    The role insects currently play in our landscapes, how that might change in the future and what we might be doing about it, including with invasive species in mind will be discussed. Except in limited, but noteworthy cases, landscape plant pest and disease issues tend not to figure highly in landscape planning. Even less consideration is paid to ecological benefits or the interest insects can provide directly and indirectly. Some new technologies also are changing the way pest management is done and we can expect more developments to come.

  • 9:45A | i-Tree: Optimizing Tree Benefits from Backyards to Communities

    Trees are becoming widely accepted as multi-tasking benefit providers. Scientific research has shown that trees can help with everything from reducing air conditioning bills to reducing crime. But how do you decide what trees to plant and where to plant them? The i-Tree suite of free tools is here to help. Developed by researchers with the US Forest Service and software engineers at the Davey Institute, i-Tree tools get the latest research about the benefits of trees into the hands of residents, decision makers, and practitioners. You will have an opportunity to use the entry-level MyTree (mytree.itreetools.org) mobile application to estimate tree benefits near your own home and learn about its flexibility and mapping capabilities. The newer i-Tree Landscape tool which can help identify where trees are needed most in your community will be introduced. If you want help deciding what tree to plant and where to plant it, i-Tree has a tool for you.

  • 8:45A | Before New York: Views into the Historical Landscape Ecology of New York City

    Before the skyscrapers, avenues and crowded sidewalks, New York City consisted of forests, streams and a prodigious diversity of wildlife. Sanderson’s work focuses on the landscape of New York’s early history, with a particular focus on the time before Henry Hudson arrived in 1609. He will discuss the city from the perspective of a landscape ecologist, describing the painstaking historical research and modern computational methods used to reconstruct New York’s past, and discuss how the study of historical ecology lays the foundation for meaningful urban sustainability.

  • 1:30P | Applying Modern Technology in the Landscape: Mapping Bayard Cutting Arboretum’s Collections

    Living in the digital age, the arboretum adopts modern practices to understand and share their extensive collections. The gathering of data has been upgraded from historical paper maps to high quality mapping technology. Using the data, we can manage, quantify, and improve the landscape moving into the future. This utilization of technology has been a valuable asset to the arboretum’s many horticultural and environmental projects. Join Joy as she discusses the power of modern mapping at Bayard Cutting Arboretum in response to the changing landscape.

  • 9:45A | The Climate Change Garden

    The plant palette employed by horticulturists in the NYC metropolitan area has changed dramatically in the last 50 years with many losses and additions. These changes may be attributed to many factors including advances in plant breeding and the advent of new diseases and insect pests. It is global climate change, however that serves as an underlying force driving many of the changes we observe in our local flora. Join Dr. Lehrer as he outlines these phenomena and gives specific examples of local challenges and opportunities.

  • Sean Henry

    Research Technician, Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory and Arboretum

  • Dan Gilrein

    Entomologist and Assoc. Agriculture Program Director, Cornell Cooperative Extension

  • 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 Nelson Sterner or Doreen Monteleone.

  • Directions

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

  • 4:00P | Closing Remarks

    Closing Remarks, Raffle & Demonstration

  • 8:30A | Welcome

    Opening remarks with Doreen M. Monteleone, Ph.D., Past President, Bayard Cutting Arboretum Horticultural Society.

  • 8:30A | Welcome

    Opening remarks will be made by Doreen M. Monteleone, Past President, Bayard Cutting Arboretum Horticultural Society and Nelson Sterner, 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 & Demonstration

    Nelson Sterner, Director, Bayard Cutting Arboretum

  • 3:00P | Using Drones in Arboriculture

    Sean Henry, Research Technician, Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory and Arboretum

  • 2:30P | Refreshment Break

    Upper Carriage House

  • 12:15P | Lunch Break

    Lower Carriage House

  • 11:15A | Landscapes for the Future: An Entomological Perspective

    Dan Gilrein, Entomologist and Assoc. Agriculture Program Director, Cornell Cooperative Extension

  • 10:45A | Refreshment Break

    Upper Carriage House

  • 9:45A | i-Tree: Optimizing Tree Benefits from Backyards to Communities

    Jason Henning, Ph.D., Research Urban Forester, Davey Institute & USDA Forest Service

  • 8:00A | Registration and Refreshments

    Upper Carriage House

  • 8:45A | Before New York: Views into the Historical Landscape Ecology of New York City

    Eric Sanderson, Ph.D., Senior Conservation Ecologist, Wildlife Conservation Society

  • 8:30A | Welcome

    Nelson Sterner, Director, Bayard Cutting Arboretum & 
Doreen M. Monteleone, Ph.D. Past-President, Bayard Cutting Arboretum Horticultural Society

  • Jason Henning, Ph.D.

    Research Urban Forester, Davey Institute & USDA Forest Service

  • Eric Sanderson, Ph.D.

    Senior Conservation Ecologist, Wildlife Conservation Society

  • Joy Arden

    GIS Specialist, Bayard Cutting Arboretum

  • Nelson Sterner

    Director, Bayard Cutting Arboretum

  • Doreen M. Monteleone, Ph.D.

    Past-President, Bayard Cutting Arboretum Horticultural Society

  • HOURS

    Open Tuesday- Sunday 9:00 am – 5:00 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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