Stan Hywet collaborates with outside organizations such as the Summit County Educational Service Center (ESC) and the Ohio State University Extension- Summit County  to offer a variety of on-site continuing education workshops and professional development sessions (many providing continuing education credits upon class completion) throughout the year. Look below for current offerings and check back often for future opportunities.

Artists, the Landscape, and the Creation of the National Park System

A presentation by The Nature Conservancy at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

  • Thursday, April 6, 6:30-7:30pm in the Manor House Auditorium
  • Tickets: $5, Stan Hywet and Nature Conservancy Members; $8 non-members
  • Register by phone at (330) 315-3287 by March 30

Terry Seidel, Director of Land Protection for The Nature Conservancy in Ohio, discusses the role that artists have played over the past 100 years in the establishment of the National Park Service. Highlighting works from the Hudson River School movement founded by Thomas Cole, Mr. Seidel features Cole, his followers and other artists that have inspired and promoted what has been called “America’s best idea.” Mr. Seidel also makes connections between Ohioans, including Stan Hywet’s own passionate conservationist Congressman John Seiberling and his role in establishing Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Advance registration required. To pre-register, call the Stan Hywet ticketing by March 30.

Holistic Health in a Home/House: Stan Hywet as Example Presented by Kristine M. Gill, RN, PhD.

Holistic Health Tickets

  • Offered 8 different dates
    -Fridays, April 21, May 12, June 16, July 7 from 1:30-4:30pm
    -Saturdays, April 22, May 13, June 17, July 8 from 10am-1pm
  • Location: Manor House
  • Price: $60.00 (3.00 Contact Hours available)
  • Register at least one week in advance for the day of your choice

Description: This continuing education opportunity is approved by the Ohio Nurses Association and is intended for health care professionals to obtain CE credit. As a result of this interactive tour and targeted discussion led by Dr. Kristine Gill RN, PhD., participants will increase their knowledge and skill in assessing a client’s home from a holistic health perspective.

Pre-register at least one week in advance. Click on the link above to purchase online or call the Stan Hywet ticketing at (330) 315-3287 to purchase by phone.   For more information regarding contact hours, call (330) 687-5393.

 

Photography Walk with Ian Adams

Photo Walk Tickets

  • Saturday, April 29 2-4 pm
  • Stan Hywet Grounds (meet in the Carriage House Courtyard)
  • $25 Stan Hywet members, $34, non-members
  • Register by calling Stan Hywet ticketing by April 22

Join Ohio landscape photographer, writer and educator Ian Adams for a photography walk in the gardens at Stan Hywet during early spring. Bring your iPhone, Android phone or digital camera. Mr. Adams will provide tips on garden photography as well as coaching for each participant. Participants will also be given an opportunity to purchase Ian’s new eBook, A Guide to Landscape and Nature Photography with your iPhone, at half off the cover price. Limit 25 participants. To pre-register, call the Stan Hywet Ticket office at (330) 315-3287 by April 22.

 

The Past Renewed”—ICA Conservation Talks

  • Thursday, May 25, 6-7 pm
  • Carriage House Auditorium
  • $8. Free to ICA and Stan Hywet members
  • Register by phone at (330) 315-3287 by May 18

In 2015, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens began a $1M restoration of 15 spaces in the Manor House, a project that encompasses everything from custom-made reproduction fabrics and trims to working with professional conservators to repair and preserve the museum’s collection. On Thursday, May 25, join Candace Marang of Stan Hywet’s Needlework Guild and ICA-Art Conservation’s Jane Hammond for a presentation about a few of the restoration projects completed to date -- including the Farthingale Settee; a piece in the Linenfold Hallway that was designed specifically for Stan Hywet and upholstered with panels taken from antique tapestries, some possibly dating to the 1500s.

To pre-register, call Stan Hywet ticketing at (330) 315-3287 by May 18.


GARDENING GURUS Adult Workshops

Gardening Gurus workshops are intended for adults who have an interest in planning, creating and maintaining both functional and beautiful home spaces. The “Gardening Gurus” are members of Stan Hywet’s horticulture team and/or master gardeners who have both expertise in, and a passion for the art, science and tools of successful garden cultivation and management. Grounds admission is included in the workshop fee. Take a walk on the grounds before or after your class

Gardening Gurus “Do It Yourself Landscaping”

Tickets

  • Saturday, May 6, 1-2:30pm
  • Location:  Reinberger Classroom
  • $10 Stan Hywet member, $22 non-member. Includes self-guided grounds admission
  • Pre-register by calling Stan Hywet ticketing at (330) 315-3287 by April 29

Using basic tools and materials, learn about through the entire decision-making process from door frame to annuals. Anyone can achieve success by answering the right questions and having proper measurements; you don’t have to be an artist or a horticulture major to succeed

Bring some basic tools and prepare to get creative! Items to bring: Pencils, paper, ruler and any other drawing equipment, pictures of the area you are trying to design, simple measurements of the area
Pre-register by calling Stan Hywet ticketing at (330) 315-3287 by April 29 (one week in advance).

Gardening Gurus “Floral Container Design”

Tickets

  • Saturday, May 20, 1:00-2:00pm
  • Location: Meet in Carriage House Courtyard
  • $10 Stan Hywet member, $22 non-member. Includes self-guided grounds admission
  • To pre-register, call the Stan Hywet ticketing at (330) 315-3287 by May 13

Shop for spring plants at Stan Hywet’s annual plant sale, and learn how to create containerized plantings for your own space. Consult with a Stan Hywet horticulture staff member and learn some planting and design tricks in small to large containers, to give your property a new look. Class will meet just off the Carriage House Courtyard. To pre-register, call the Stan Hywet ticketing at (330) 315-3287 by May 13.

Gardening Gurus: Introduction to the New Stan Hywet Apiary

Tickets

  • Saturday June 3, 11am-12 noon
  • $10 Stan Hywet member, $22 non-member. Includes self-guided grounds admission
  • To pre-register, call the Stan Hywet ticketing at (330) 315-3287 by May 27

Meet the local beekeepers from Urban Honey Bee, whose bees are in an apiary at Stan Hywet. Learn why honey bees are important to our food system, and how to encourage and attract them to your garden. This class will expose guests to real live honey bees (behind a protective screen). This is also a good introduction for anyone interesting in keeping bees. To pre-register, call the Stan Hywet ticketing at (330) 315-3287 by May 27.

Gardening Gurus: Is Beekeeping For You?

Tickets

  • Saturday, August 5, 11am-1pm
  • $25, Stan Hywet member; $37, non-members. Includes self-guided garden and grounds admission
  • To pre-register, call the Stan Hywet ticketing at (330) 315-3287 by July 29

Have you ever considered beekeeping? Beekeeping has become very popular, but it’s not for everyone, as there is a commitment of time, money and dedication to keep bees. Learn about and be exposed to actual beehives to determine if beekeeping is for you. Register by calling Stan Hywet ticketing at (330) 315-3287 by July 29.

Gardening Gurus “Winterizing Your Tropical Plants”

Tickets

  • Saturday, September 16, 1:00-2:00pm
  • Location: Reinberger Classroom
  • $10, Stan Hywet member; $22, non-member. Includes self-guided grounds admission.
  • To pre-register, call Stan Hywet ticketing at (330) 315-3287 by September 9

Learn the best tips and techniques to keep your tropical and cactus plants alive through our long Ohio winters.  We’ll go over watering, soils, insects and other related issues to keep that thumb a nice shade of green! Bring your questions and horror stories. We’ll do what we can to help! To pre-register, call Stan Hywet ticketing at (330) 315-3287 by September 9.

 


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