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 2018

Nature Stamps | November 29, December 6

Instructor Celeste Johnston helps you pick a subject from nature, draw it, then create linoleum block stamps  and use them to create holiday cards, gift bags, paper, and small fabric items.


Colored Pencil 1: Introduction to Colored Pencil | January 19, 26, February 2, 9

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 Paper from Plant Fibers | February 21, 28

Be creative and explore making paper from garden plants, weeds, trees and grasses. Embellish with petals, seeds and scraps of fabric. Experience the process from start to finish; assembling equipment, processing plant fibers, preparing the pulp and pouring and drying the paper.  Instructor: Celeste Johnston


How to Draw Stuff (in the Garden) | March 10, 17, 24

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

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