Annelies Gentile's Art in the Garden Program @ Joslin Garden - Oct 27th!

Annelies M. Gentile Brings her “Art in the Garden” Program to Joslin Garden!

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Experience the good life through an outdoor (plein-air) guided watercolor class with artist and integrative leadership coach, Annelies M. Gentile in Raleigh’s beautiful Joslin Garden.


Get away from the stress of the world while appreciating where you are. Unplug from your busy life, breathe, and connect with yourself and the natural world at Joslin Garden. Annelies M. Gentile of Conduit for Change brings her “Art in the Garden” program to Joslin Garden. Come and visit the beautiful gardens of 2431 W. Lake Drive and walk away refreshed and rejuvenated inside and out!



Art in the Garden is where life and learning merge with nature and creativity. Learn basic painting techniques while you also learn about the creative process and how it relates to life, stress-reduction and resiliency. Joslin Garden provides a beautiful natural and meditative setting for this explorative art program.



All levels of artistic talent and experience are welcome – novices or seasoned experts. The program is targeted toward adults but supervised children accompanied by a parent are invited to share the experience together (separate registration required). 

  • Light refreshments will be served, and you will take home your own watercolor painting

  • Watercolor kit is provided or bring your own favorite creativity supplies

  • This event will be held outdoors – dress appropriately

  • In the event of rain, the class will be held indoors in front of the Joslin House’s extensive picture windows

Advance registration is required and seating is limited. A wait list will be opened if demand exceeds tickets.

Eventbrite - 2019 Art in the Garden


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No, children and adults have participated in the program, though it is geared for adults.  All children attending must be supervised by a parent.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Please park on the street along W. Lake Drive on the opposite side of the street from any houses, or feel free to use any parking spaces next to the house along the driveway if they are available.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, you can be checked in without your printed ticket.


What type of refreshments will be served?

Refreshments will be light and are not intended to serve as a meal. Typical items might include fruit, cheese, and non-alcoholic beverages.

What should I bring into the event?

Please wear comfortable shoes for walking the garden paths and trails. Some areas of the Garden may not be accessible to those with limited mobility. Depending upon the weather, you may wish to bring sunglasses or a hat, or a light jacket.

You are also welcome to bring your own water color supplies, if you prefer, but kits will be provided for your use while at the Garden.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please call us at 919-996-4773 or email

More about the Program Leader:

Annelies M. Gentile has been inspiring people through creativity for over 25 years and considers herself a Process Artist. Her education includes master's degree in coaching, graduate studies in transformative leadership, conflict resolution/peacebuilding, creative process and around-the-world learning from traveling to most US states and 22 countries and counting!

Talents abound, she's worked with varied mediums from copper to photography, to plaster and paint, and to hair and make-up on Broadway. Her art is as dynamic and inspiring as Annelies herself and has been featured in multiple gallery shows and businesses including the Fearrington Village, Visual Art Exchange, Bickett Gallery, Neomonde, Tasca Brava and the UAE Embassy. Her most recent painting series, called Fractal Touchables, is only painted live and when dry, is used to help her clients (executives, entrepreneurs and professionals in transition) to problem-solve from a creative perspective. It was last shown on Fayetteville Street's Express Library and used for a resiliency training for Wake County Employees. Her art has evolved as she has throughout the years. Feel free to view her creative breadth from her personal website :

Today, Annelies' art-making is more about helping people process life verses creating a product. She helps them realize that creativity can be a powerful tool for processing life and to problem-solve. It's a sneaky "vegetable" benefit to learning from Annelies!

Annelies is also the author of From Chaos to Calm :: Leading Change From the Inside Out and an ICF certified coach, speaker, facilitator and CEO of Conduit for Change.

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