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Join Stephey Baker, a local creative and avid urban gardener, during Pollinator Week as she guides you step-by-step in creating a small bumble bee drawing. You don’t need to be an artist in order to participate, and it’s okay if you’re a little scared of bees and other things “buzzing” in the garden. If you’re a lover of flowers and plants, and are excited to experience the beauty of this hard-working super pollinator, then this class is for you! Through the process of creating your own bumble bee drawing, you’ll learn how to identify the bumble bees in your backyard; why bumble bees are 2-4 times more effective pollinators per bee than honey bees or solitary bees; what to plant for pollinators regardless of the size of your yard (or lack of it); how to distinguish wasps, hornets, and the flies that mimic bumble bees; why bumble bees are an annual insect; and more! Stephey is enrolled in a pollinator steward certification program through Pollinator Partnership and is excited to share what she’s learning with you. Come celebrate National Pollinator Week, get creative, and be informed by all the buzz in a relaxed and inspired environment.

Our Garden continues to follow CDC recommendations and state guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Properly worn masks are strongly encouraged for indoor class participants regardless of vaccination status. The Garden reserves the right to implement additional safety measures. Any updates will be communicated prior to class, if possible.

All programs are subject to change.

Register Member $60

Register Non-Member $68

Saturday, June 24, 2023
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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All materials are provided.  Lunch is on your own.

Drawing Bumble Bees with Stephey BakerAbout the instructor

Stephey Baker is an artist specializing in pen and ink, watercolor, color theory, and graphic design for the professional artist community. Her lifelong connection to nature led her to botanical illustration, with a special interest in pollinating insects and the plants that nurture them. Stephey obtained her botanical illustration certificate at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. She believes in cultivating a curious spirit and finds joy in teaching others how to easily connect to their artistic side. Stephey lives in Church Hill with her rescued cats and dogs and tends to an urban garden full of life. In her favorite dreams, she can talk to Bumble Bees. Learn more at markedbythemuse.com