The MSD Community School is offering a few fun class for June

Hands-On Watercolor Painting Course

Plein Air to Studio

Tuesdays June, 15, 22, and 29, 2021

12:30-1:30 pm

Liana Piehler 

Online Only

$65

In this 3 part series, we'll explore the dynamics of plein air watercolor painting, as well as ways to transfer these experiences to paintings done in the studio.  Plein air painting prompts us to consider natural light, working amidst the elements, as well as selecting and responding to subject matter.  

 

Liberty Hall Museum and Garden Tour

In-Person Small Group Guided Tour

Wednesday, June 16 2021

12:00 – 1:30 pm

$25

In 1760, lawyer William Livingston sought out to build a country retirement home. He purchased 120 acres in a bucolic suburb called Elizabethtown (modern-day Union, NJ). For the next 12 years, Livingston developed the extensive grounds, gardens, orchards and oversaw the building of a beautiful fourteen-room Georgian-style home known as Liberty Hall. William Livingston would go on to become New Jersey’s first elected governor, and a signer of the U.S. Constitution. 

Take a guided tour of the Property and Gardens and enjoy this living history!

 

 Location: 1003 Morris Ave, Union, NJ 07083 

 

Van Gogh: Color, Passion, and Pain

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

1:00- 2:00 pm 

Online Only

Janet Mandel

$23

Plan on going to the Immersive Van Gogh experience? Or wish you could? Come to this talk and discover Vincent in depth through his colorful, bold, and passionate paintings. The remarkable images you will see illustrate his life and capture his world in a modern and exciting way.

When he died in 1890 at the age of 37, it seemed that his work would be forgotten.  All that has changed, and Vincent is now perhaps the most famous painter of all. 

Reeves-Reed Arboretum

The Horticulture and History Tour

In-Person Small Group Tour

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

10:15 – 11:15 am

$20

 

This 45-60 minute guided group tour is a great way to experience the beauty, diversity and horticultural significance of Reeves-Reed Arboretum. 

The tour includes seasonal bloom highlights, heirloom trees, historic garden areas, and a visit to historic Wisner House, a Colonial Revival home built in 1889, to view current art exhibits.

 

Location:  165 Hobart Ave, Summit, NJ 07901

 

Kayaking

Saturday, June 26 @ 8:00am - 5:00 pm

Doug Gould, President & Senior Guide of Adventure Unlimited  

$80

 

Experience the rhythms of nature as you align your paddle with the flow of the river and allow your mind and body to unite in the spirit of discovery. A very detailed email will explain kayak preparation, proper attire, and related information for our 11-mile paddle down a calm and scenic section of the Delaware River in northwestern NJ. A riverside demonstration of techniques and how to "read the river" will occur on the day of the event. Safety groups will be established to ensure that no one paddles alone. 

 

Optional two-person kayaks are available if you register with a partner. Children must be 8 + and anyone under 16 must paddle with an adult in a two-person kayak.  

 

Veteran paddlers are welcome.  

 

Tuition includes rental and transportation of kayaks, life jackets, instruction.  

 

Rain date: Sunday, June 27 

Pickle Ball

June 23 - July 21

Session 1: 9:30- 10:30 Am

Session 2: 10:30 -11:30 am

Strand Tennis Center

40 Watchung Ave # A, Chatham, NJ 07928

$90

Learn the fun and interactive game of pickleball outside this spring.  

Beginner Tennis

June 23- July 21 

11:30- 12:30

Strand Tennis Center Pro's

$135

 If you have always wanted to learn tennis, here’s your chance! 

 

Learn the basics of footwork,  forehand, backhand, serve and volley as well as tennis rules, etiquette and basic strategy for singles and doubles play. 

You will need a tennis racket and tennis shoes to participate.  

Students ages 16 +