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Produce Palette: an art and agriculture workshop

September 8, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Watercolor paintings that look so good, you could eat them!

The culinary and visual arts have long intersected in nature morte, or still-life painting, with no subject being more iconic than the bowl of fruit. Want to discover watercolor painting as well as what the spring harvest has to offer? Join us as we transform the Culinary Literacy Center kitchen into a different kind of art studio to learn how to make striking watercolor paintings of uncommon spring and summer produce.

In this class, librarians will teach simple watercolor and compositional techniques to render seasonal fruits—specifically, local and seasonal produce you typically don’t see in grocery stores. And after the lesson and watercolor session, we will taste the literal fruits of our labor.

This event is free and open to artists of all ages and skill levels. Limited, basic art supplies will be available for use, but it is recommended that you bring your own brushes, paints, and paper if you have them. Email kitchen@freelibrary.org with any questions.


September 8, 2022
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Central Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia: Culinary Literacy Center
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States


Culinary Literacy Center