Programs & Events

The Foster offers art classes and workshops for a range of audiences.

Visit Eventbrite for more information and to register for programs, described below:


Painting Watercolor Plants at The Foster

Sunday, September 8 from 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Explore the intricate details of Tony Foster’s paintings at our focused watercolor workshops led by Mattias Lanas. You will come away from these workshops with a deeper appreciation of Foster’s work, as well as some tools and techniques to help you create your own paintings inspired by the natural world around you.

This workshop is designed for participants who have some familiarity with watercolor paints, though beginners who are willing to jump in and learn are welcome.

The ticket price of $60 includes painting materials that are yours to take home so that you can continue your explorations after class.

Family Fun Day

Saturday, September 21 from 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Saturday, October 19 from 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Saturday, November 9 from 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

Join us each month as we explore the wilderness featured in Tony Foster’s watercolor landscapes and make our own works of art inspired by the natural world. Each program begins with a story and an interactive conversation about the work of Tony Foster, followed by art making explorations in The Foster galleries.

The ticket price of $5 per person includes coffee and pastries. Please note that both children and parents must have their own ticket.

Gallery Talks and Tour Requests

Tours are free of charge. Public tours are offered every day at 1 p.m.

Guided group tours are available by appointment. Contact to schedule a personalized tour for your group.

Speaker Series

Acterra has partnered with The Foster to host its Spring and Fall Public Lecture Series 2019. Register to attend through Acterra.

The Foster hosted two Speaker Series in 2018–2019:

My Journey with Tony — Friends of Tony Foster talk about their travels and experiences with the artist.

Guest Artist-Explorers at The Foster — Gifted artist-explorers who, like Tony Foster, are deeply connected to nature talk about their art.

You can watch each of these recorded series of talks, which are posted on our free YouTube channel.