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!

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Class Schedule December – April 2017

Color Pencil on Paper | January 13, 20, 27, February 3

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


Basic Watercolor with Botanical Subjects | January 17, 24, 31, February 7

Learn to use watercolor to expressively depict botanical subjects.  Instructor Kelly McLeod introduces you to the basics of handling, applying, and mixing watercolor to create vibrant images on paper.


Making Flowers Bloom on Paper | January 18, 25, February 1, 8

Try using some new media and products to enhance your drawings and paintings. If you prefer the winter landscape, make brighter snow and deeper shadows. Learn to work with Brusho, Pan Pastels and Aqua Sticks.  Instructor: Celeste Johnston.


Jacobean Embroidery Basics | February 22, 24, 27, March 1

Students learn and practice basic Crewel stitches to transform fine lamb’s wool into simple designs that are typical of the Jacobean era.  Instructor: Anne McCahill


Jacobean Embroidery: Illuminated Letters | March 22, 29, April 5, 12

Students already familiar with Crewel embroidery design and stitch an illuminated letter using botanical elements (flowers, leaves, berries) for borders and background in the medieval style.  Instructor: Anne McCahill


How to Draw Stuff (in the Garden) | May 7, 14, 21

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


Nature Journaling | May 13

Artist and journaler Susie Kowalik introduce you to nature journaling! Learn how to create a journal and how to use the provided supplies.

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