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Send your love this season with original cards handmade by you during this step-by-step class. We’ll collage, draw, paint and stamp floral garden valentines, so start collecting those image and text ideas!

Our Garden continues to follow CDC recommendations and state guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Properly worn masks are strongly recommended 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 subject to change.  This class is cancelled.  

Wednesday, February 1, 2023
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Event Details


Blank cards and most materials provided.

Students should bring:

• drawing, mixed media, construction, recycled and/or tissue paper
• magazine images and text, drawings, photos and/or stencils of valentine colored flowers/garden creatures

Additional Suggested (but not required) Materials:
• crayons/construction paper crayons
• letter stamps and ink pad
• drawing ink/ink pencils
• calligraphy pens
• painters tape
• hole punches
• colored pencil colorless blender

Meet the instructor

Dana DuMont works with varied media including digital images, collage, drawings, fibers, glass, and clay, and recently stepped back from full time teaching to expand her own studio practice. Elements of and connections to the natural world inspire her pieces and she regularly incorporates recycled, donated and found items into her works. She exhibits and sells her work regionally, her paint restoration of the RCA “Nipper” window is on view at The Smithsonian’s Museum of American History, and she continues her teaching, which like her artistic process, encourages creative risk-taking, perseverance, humor, reflection, and environmental stewardship. DuMont holds BFAs in Craft Materials and Art Education from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master’s of Humanities with a concentration in art history from the University of Richmond. An avid traveler, she considers her ongoing art journeying to be her continuing studies program.