Art Classes Offered at Edison and Ford Winter Estates

FORT MYERS, Fla. (January 13, 2020) — Edison and Ford Winter Estates offers many educational opportunities throughout the year for both children and adults. In partnership with local artists, the site is offering several art classes for adults. Classes are taught by Marie Dyer and Megan Kissinger. 

Upcoming Classes:

Silk Scarf Workshop — January 25 at 9:30 a.m.
Artist, Marie Dyer, teaches a variety of techniques to create a one-of-a-kind scarf that can be worn or displayed as art. All skill levels are welcome. Edison Ford members: $95 per class; non-members: $105 (materials are included). Class will also be offered on February 15 and 29 and March 21 and 28. 

Botanical Drawing Basics — January 26 at 9:30 a.m.
Artist, Megan Kissinger, will teach how to draw botanicals from Edison and Ford Winter Estates. All skill levels welcome. Class will take place in the River Pavilion. Edison Ford members: $40, non-members: $60

Drawing and Making Valentine Mandala Cards — February 8 at 9:30 a.m.
In this class, Megan Kissinger teaches how a mandala is formatted as participants draw in the gardens. Edison Ford members: $40; non-members: $60.

Landscape Painting — February 22 at 9:30 a.m.
Marie Dyer teaches how to paint a landscape using acrylics. Class takes place in the River Pavilion. All skill levels welcome. Edison Ford members: $90; non-members: $100 (materials included). 

Zen Drawing in the Succulent Garden — February 29 at 9:30 a.m.
No experience is required for this creative class. Students will learn the basics of drawing with informal techniques and be inspired by nature as they stroll through the gardens with Megan Kissinger. Edison Ford members: $40; non-members: $60. 

Advance registration is required online at or in person at the ticket office. Class size is limited to 25. For additional information, call 239-334-7419. 

###Edison and Ford Winter Estates
Edison and Ford Winter Estates is the internationally known winter home site of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. More than 220,000 visitors walk through the location each year from all around the globe. The organization has received many awards, including the National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Garden Clubs’ Historic Preservation Award. The property is an official project of “Save America’s Treasures,” a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. The Edison Botanic Laboratory is a National Historic Chemical Landmark. The site is open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and until 9 p.m. during the month of December for Holiday Nights.

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