Workshop Description

Class #21

Landscapes of Place: Landscape Design with Art & Ecology

Nancy Aten & Dan Collins

August 16 & 17 | 9 - 4

Nancy and Dan will introduce renowned landscape architect, and The Clearing’s founder, Jens Jensen’s approach to landscape design. While keeping people in mind, he was inspired by an ecological framework drawn from The Clearing’s meadows and forests. We will spend part of the first day outdoors seeing the landscapes through Jens’ eyes. Then, using your own site or a class project, you will draw - with music to inspire - a conceptual landscape plan. With a plant palette drawn from our meadow and forest models, you will develop details for a portion of your design. No drawing experience needed. Knowledge of Door County native flora is helpful but not necessary. Please bring a basic plan of a landscape you would like to work with. Nancy will contact you prior to class.

Nancy Aten, PLA, ASLA, and Dan Collins, P.E., form the award-winning Landscapes of Place, a landscape architecture, ecological restoration and conservation planning firm with projects in Wisconsin, Michigan and New York. Nancy and Dan incorporate planning, design and landscape implementation and management. Their clients are land trusts, educational institutions, and private landowners. Nancy is consulting landscape architect for The Clearing, and together they were honored with The Clearing’s Hawthorn Award for their dedicated volunteer efforts.

Tuition: $180 (lunches included)
Location: Jens Jensen Visitor Center

To take this class

Total Cost: $180.00

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