Art in the Garden Classes

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s Art in the Garden classes offer a variety of opportunities in multiple media to enhance your understanding of and appreciation for the natural world, learn new skills, and enjoy the company of like-minded artists!

Use the class title to navigate to a detailed description and to register online. View the calendar to explore by date.

Class Schedule January-April 2016

Colored Pencil on Paper | January 23, 30, February 6, 13

Learn the skills and techniques of colored pencil: layering, blending, burnishing, embossing, under-painting, using solvents and more through instructor demonstrations and practice. Instructor: Judy Thomas.


Making Nature Collages | February 6, 13, 20, 27

Use all those bits and pieces picked up on your neighborhood nature walks—or that the kids bring you—and make a work of art unique to you and your life.  Instructor: Celeste Johnston.


Drawing Plants | March 23, 30, April 6, 13

Develop your skills in drawing plants and learn to achieve classic,elegant, dramatic drawings that can be used again and again in other works of art.  Instructor: Celeste Johnston.


Nature Journaling | April 2

Co-instructors Lynn Wilson and Susie Kowalik introduce you to nature journaling! Learn how to create a journal and how to use the provided supplies.


How to Draw Stuff (in the Garden) | April 30, May 7, 14

For those who have always wanted to learn to draw, or want to refresh unused skills, this is a fun, basic course.  Class time covers skills that can be used to go into the Garden to sketch what you see and enjoy.  Instructor: Paula Blair.