HOME SHOW SEMINAR SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, APRIL 6TH

 

REMODEL YOUR SPACE TO AGE IN PLACE

Prudence Stoddard, R.I. Kitchen & Bath | 1pm - 1:45pm

Learn how to create a “universal design” living space that looks and feels like home, yet has

more accessible features such as walk-in showers, better lighting, grab rails, lever door handles and faucets, wider doorways, and other modifications that allow people of any age and ability to live safely, comfortably, independently, and stylishly in their own home.

**FUN WITH FLOWERS

Sue Redden, Accredited Master Judge for National Garden Clubs / Flower Show

Schools Chairman for RI Federation of Garden Clubs | 1pm - 1:45pm

Learn all about what goes into a traditional floral design: Conditioning plant materials; selecting components such as container, mechanics and plant material; planning the design for a chosen placement etc. Sue will walk you through all the steps.

**HAND DYEING FABRIC WITH PLANTS

RISD | CE Instructor: Rhonda Fargnoli  | 2pm - 3:45pm

Join renowned materials dyer and fiber artist, Rhonda Fargnoli, for an engaging workshop

where you'll learn how to dye fabric and silk ribbon using botanicals that can be found right

in your garden! You will be introduced to natural dyes such as cochineal, madder root, marigold, dahlia and Osage.

**CONTAINER GARDENING

Blakely Szosz, President of RI Federation of Garden Clubs / Head Gardner RICC
4pm - 4:45pm

A container garden can be as simple as a centerpiece for your patio table or it may be a

dramatic urn that steals the show. Join Blakely as she shows you how to achieve the right look for the right location. She considers container gardening to be the finishing touch – or jewelry – to any well designed landscape.

**Indicates Presented at the Floral / Garden Stage

SATURDAY, APRIL 7TH

 

WHAT’S TRENDING IN KITCHEN & BATH DESIGN

Prudence Stoddard, RI Kitchen & Bath | 11am - 11:45am

Attendees will learn the most popular current trends in colors and materials and how to create an environment that is unique and reflects individuality. Other topics include “green” and sustainable designs for kitchens and baths.

**CONTEMPORARY NATURE

Candace Morgenstern, Accredited Master and Judge of National Garden Clubs of RI 11:30am - 12:45am

Join Candace as she shares her innovative approach to floral design. She’ll use her artistry to inspire your creativity as she incorporates yarn, silk and natural fibers into four contemporary floral designs.

HOW TO HIRE A CONTRACTOR

George Whalen, Past Executive Director — Contractors Licensing & Registration Board

12pm - 12:45pm

Hiring a contractor to build your dream home or remodel your existing home is one of the most important decisions a homeowner makes. Let George expertly take you through the ins and outs of this process to ensure you hire the contractor best suited for your project and help to avoid costly pitfalls.

LG HEATING PUMPS

Richard Trethewey of This Old House | 1pm - 1:45pm

Richard will be speaking about LG Heating Pumps. This is brought to you by Restivo’s Heating & Air Conditioning.

 

**SIX SIMPLE STEPS TO SUCCESSFUL ROSE GARDENING

Mike & Angelina Chute - Authors | 1pm - 1:45pm

It’s easy to grow beautiful roses in your garden once you know how. This seminar will appeal to every gardener who wants to successfully grow roses. It explains everything you need to know in six easy-to-follow steps that take the mystery out of rose gardening. There will be plenty of tips and personal anecdotes. Mike & Angelina will be available to sign copies of their books, Roses for New England and Rose Gardening Season by Season after the program.

**BOTANICAL PAINTING WITH ACRYLICS

RISD | CE Instructor: Elise Francesca Fargnoli | 2pm - 3:30pm

Have you always wanted to learn how to paint the flowers you see in your daily life? In this workshop, you'll explore the process, using the classic medium of acrylic paints, popular among the great masters as well as today's contemporary artists. Using a hands-on approach, you’ll learn the fundamentals of compositional structure, color theory, and critical

thinking. You’ll experiment with painting various flowers and decide which method to move forward with: whether abstract or more refined, you’ll be sure to find a beautiful way to capture the art of botanicals.

 

COOKING WITH CHEF TERRANOVA

Chef Frank Terranova | 2pm - 4pm

Come and see what Rhode Island’s popular, award winning Chef will be cooking up this year.

Chef Terranova is always a crowd favorite!

 

**WILD THINGS

Barbara Blossom, National Garden Clubs Accredited Judge | 4pm - 4:45pm


Barbara is an award winning designer who will bring her eclectic sense of humor and passion for color to the Flower Show this year.

HOME INJURY & FIRE SAFETY

The State Fire Marshall | 4pm - 4:45pm

 

**Indicates Presented at the Floral / Garden Stage

SUNDAY, APRIL 8TH

 

**BRACELET MAKING

RISD | CE Instructor: Carolyn Wagner | 11am - 12:30pm


Working with memory wire, tubing and a variety of vintage, Czech, and Japanese beads, you

will create a stunning bangle to wear solo or in combination with other bracelets.

HOW TO HIRE A CONTRACTOR

George Whalen, Past Executive Director - Contractors Licensing & Registration

Board | 12pm - 12:45pm

Hiring a contractor to build your dream home or remodel your existing home is one of the

most important decisions a homeowner makes. Let George expertly take you through the ins

and outs of this process to ensure you hire the contractor best suited for your project and

help to avoid costly pitfalls.

 

KITCHEN & BATH INSPIRATIONS

Billie Senzek & Erika Pearson, Ri Kitchen & Bath | 1pm - 1:45pm

Thinking of a kitchen or bath remodel? This creative seminar will highlight the latest in kitchen & bath layouts, interior design styles and material options. You’ll also learn about the latest finishes, colors and technology.

 

**Design Inspiration from the Backyard

Julie Christina, Edu. Program Mgr. At Blithewold Mansion | 1pm - 1:45pm


Julie first fell in love with nature, plants and all things garden-related as a child and strives to

accommodate a diverse audience and loves seeing families and people of all ages and abilities enjoying nature and gardens.

**TOPIARY WORKSHOP

Dan Christina, Chief Horticulturist At Preservation Society Of Newport And Green Animals Topiary Garden In Portsmouth  | 2pm - 2:45pm

If you thought a topiary was only for mansions or out of reach for the general public, you are in for a treat! Dan will demonstrate just how enjoyable and accessible this can be for your own home and garden.

 

**Indicates Presented at the Floral / Garden Stage

SHOW TIMES

Thursday, April 4

12pm - 9pm

Friday, April 5

12pm - 9pm

Saturday, April 6

10am - 9pm

Sunday, April 7

10am - 5pm

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