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If you have ever wanted to put a paintbrush to paper, this is your opportunity! Learn basic watercolor techniques and practice drawing skills to use in expressing the inspiration provided by the Garden. Referencing landscape views from the Garden, we will create a landscape painting over the course of four sessions. With the certainty that every single human being has the ability to create, all are welcome to this “beginners” class. All materials will be supplied. Repeat participants are welcome in this course, as we never paint the same thing twice!

Fees: Member $110, Non-Member $132

All programs are subject to change. Pre-registration through our website is required.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden strives to be a Garden for all and we are committed to offering diverse adult learning opportunities that are inclusive and accessible to all learners. If you would like to request an accommodation to support your participation in an adult learning opportunity at the Garden, please contact [email protected] or call 804-262-9887 x328 and we will make our best effort to help.

Register Member $110

Register Non-Member $132

Thursday, January 11, 2024 - Thursday, February 22, 2024
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Event Details

Vibrant Visions with Water Soluble Oil PastelsThis class takes place over 4 alternating Thursdays from 9 am – 12 pm:

  • January 11
  • January 25
  • February 8
  • February 22

Materials are included. Please wear clothes you’re okay getting a little messy.

About the Instructor

Throughout her career, Shelley Row has taught art at the elementary, middle and high school levels in Chesterfield County Public Schools. She has had her own studio and gallery, taught “in home” painting workshops and served as adjunct faculty for the VCU Art Education Department. She strongly believes in everyone’s ability to create and the pure joy to be found through “playing” with a variety of art media. As a practicing visual artist, she also understands the absolute necessity of the arts in society and advocates for the visual and performing arts. “Teaching at Lewis Ginter has been the greatest gift of my retirement years. I have had the privilege of working surrounded by beautiful, ever-changing inspiration and meeting the most wonderful people.”