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 April-August 2017

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 introduces you to nature journaling! Learn how to create a journal and how to use the provided supplies.


Organic Artist | June 7, 14, 21, 28

Learn to make pigments and mediums for ink, paint, pastels, gouache, gesso and casein from plants and natural materials with instructor Celeste Johnston.  Participants learn to gather, grind and mix pigments and prepare mediums.


Earth, Fire, and Ice | July 11, 13, 18, 20

Learn to make traditional dyes from mud and make Bogolanfini textile prints, the traditional prints of Mali. Use antique Bogolanfini stamps and designs to create your unique patterns.  Instructor: Celeste Johnston


Colored Pencil II: Mixed Media, New Surfaces | August 18, 25, September 1, 8

In this class, students will be exposed to a variety of mixed media that can be used in conjunction with colored pencil, including ink, watercolor and soft pastels.  Instructor: Judy Thomas

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