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!

Classes are offered in-person, as synchronous (live) online programs, or using hybrid methods with both in-person and virtual content.  Class delivery methods are denoted next to each listing as VIRTUAL, IN-PERSON, or HYBRID.  Please note Covid-19 related requirements for in-person classes.  All guidelines are subject to change.

Class Schedule April – August 2022

Nature Journaling | April 2, 9 IN-PERSON

In this two day class, Stephey Baker, local creative and avid urban gardener for bumble bees, guides you step-by-step to creating a nature journal unique to you. Discover how to identify basic leaf shapes, flower structures, and creative tips that are easy to implement—all while honing your observational skills in a relaxed and inspired environment.  Instructor: Stephey Baker


Elementary En Plein Air Painting | May 24 (date change) IN-PERSON

Instructor Shelley Row introduces you to “en plein air” outdoor painting and shows you how to play with elementary materials and techniques for the pure joy of it all! Celebrating late spring in bloom, this one-day workshop encourages you to discover and discern the colors and shapes in the garden.  Instructor: Shelley Row


Paint Night: Flashy Flowers | May 25 IN-PERSON

Spend an evening at the Garden enjoying wine and nibbles while creating your own work of botanical art under the step-by-step guidance of local artist Laura Flournoy. Perfect for an evening out with friends! Fee includes 2 glasses of wine (or non-alcoholic option), light hors d’ oeuvres and all materials.  Instructor: Laura Flournoy


Making Ceramic Garden Markers | June 1 IN-PERSON

Make your very own set of ceramic garden markers to identify your plants and add a pop of color to your bed or container! Join artist Dana DuMont for this workshop. Dana demonstrates how to make clay garden markers using stamps and hand building tools. Then, roll up your sleeves and make and customize up to eight markers for your own garden!  Instructor: Dana DuMont


Drawing Bumblebees | June 22 IN-PERSON

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.  Instructor: Stephey Baker


Leaf Monotypes/Eco-prints on Paper | August 17 IN-PERSON

In this workshop we’ll create a few sets of original nature prints using a variety of methods. We’ll start off with eco printing leaves on cotton papers. While they steam and set, we’ll experiment with even more leaves, inks, paints, stencils, and other fun printing materials and tools to create layered monotypes, or one of a kind prints.  Instructor: Dana DuMont

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