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Join Stephey Baker, a local creative, and avid urban gardener for bumblebees, during Pollinator Week as she guides you step-by-step to creating a small bumblebee drawing. You don’t need to be an artist in order to participate. Nor do you have to admit to being scared of bees either—paper bees rarely bother anyone. As a reformed scaredy-cat of all things “buzzing” in the garden, Stephey readily vouches for this! However, you must admit to being a lover of flowers and plants and excited to experience the beauty of the natural world—especially this hard working super pollinator! Learn how to identify the Bumblebees in your backyard, why bumblebees are 2-4 times more effective pollinators per bee than honeybees or solitary bees, what to plant for pollinators regardless of the size of your yard (or lack of it), and why bumblebees are an annual insect. Whether you tend to a nature journal, or keep a garden dairy, learning more about bumblebees provides valuable insight into keeping our ecosystems healthy. Come celebrate National Pollinator Week, get creative, and be informed by all the buzz in a relaxed and inspired environment. All materials provided.

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 $70

Register Non-Member $82

Wednesday, June 22, 2022
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Event Details

Color Mixing with Stephey Baker

About 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