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 April – August 2015

Passion in the Produce Aisle: Painting Fruits and Vegetables | April 15, 22, 29, May 6

Draw and paint a variety of fruits and vegetables arranged according to warm and cool color wheels.  Instructor:  Celeste Johnston


Nature Journaling Workshop | May 9

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


Pop-Up Plein Air Landscape Class | May 13, 14, 15

Join Richmonder and famed watercolorist Eleanor Cox for a three-day plein air workshop in the Garden. 


Pop Up Block Printing with Botanical Subjects | June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Explore techniques for linoleum and wood – block printing. Learn to vary edges and contours using a variety of cuts and lines.  Instructor: Celeste Johnston.


Colored Pencil on Paper | June 17, 24, July 1, 8

Learn the skills and techniques of colored pencil: Layering, blending, burnishing, embossing, under-painting, using solvents and more.  Instructor: Judy Thomas.