All on-site workshops and classes will be held in the main lecture tent on the back lawn at Rosecliff.
Please note that adults must accompany children at all times. Adults will be required to purchase a Show ticket.
French Impressions: A Pavé Style Floral Design Workshop for Adult/Child
Friday, June 23, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
Lecture Tent on Back Lawn of Rosecliff
The term "Pavé" originates from the French word "paver" which means to make low and even like paving a road. The term is used in jewelry making to describe a setting where the stones are placed low, even and close together so that none of the metal shows, like a blanket of jewels. In floral design, it is a technique in which plant material is placed closely together to form a pattern.
Join Robyn Spagnolo and Lynne Merrill for a floral arranging workshop designed for adult/child partnership. Award-winning designers/instructors, they will demonstrate and coach participants in the creation of a Pavé design inspired by famous French paintings.
Bring your creativity! All materials provided. Children (under 16) must be accompanied by an adult. All entries will be judged by age groups and will remain on display until the Show ends at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 25, 2017. Limit 30 Adult/Child partnerships on a first come basis. Advance registration is required, contact Events@NewportMansions.org
Green Animals Edible Schoolyard* Farm-to-Table Experience
Saturday, June 24, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
Lecture Tent on the Back Lawn of Rosecliff
In spring 2017, Green Animals Topiary Garden in Portsmouth, a property of The Preservation Society of Newport County, started an Edible Schoolyard program. The gardens at Green Animals are used as outdoor classrooms to teach K-12 students from across Aquidneck Island a range of topics in the humanities, nutrition and foodways.
In this kids’ cooking workshop, Chef Steven Kalble, Director of Culinary Arts at the Newport Area Career Center & Technical Center, and Tricia Bailey, the Preservation Society’s community outreach horticulturist at Green Animals, will demonstrate easy and healthful ways to incorporate organic produce into your family’s diet. And the kids will be asked to join in the cooking fun!
Elementary school age children only; each must be accompanied by a parent. Limit 24 adult/child partnerships on a first come basis. Advance registration is required, contact Events@NewportMansions.org
*The Green Animals Edible Schoolyard is made possible by a grant from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities.
Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s PLANTMOBILE
Sunday, June 25, 2017 - All day
Front Lawn at The Newport Flower Show
A travelling plant science program will offer hands-on educational programs for students in pre-K to grade 8 designed to provide children with a rewarding horticultural experience. Programs are offered on a variety of topics and activities. No registration required.