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!

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Class Schedule
December 2019 – April 2020

More Watercolor Endeavors | January 22, February 5, 19, March 4

If you have ever wanted to put a paintbrush to paper this is your opportunity. All skill levels are welcomed; put prior experience to use with a fresh set of subjects or learn basic watercolor techniques and drawing skills to use in expressing your inspiration.  Instructor: Shelley Row

Ceramic Bird Houses | January 24, 31, February 7

Invent an original, textured and painted clay home for your feathered friends! Over the course of three sessions we’ll sketch, explore handbuilding techniques, discuss and plan color themes and paint our original bird houses.  Instructor: Dana Dumont

Imaginarium Terrariums | February 19, 26, March 4

A miniature land of your design is waiting to appear! Using clay, sheet glass and copper foil, create lidded terrariums brimming with unique, living environments.  Instructor: Dana Dumont

Ink and Watercolor on Japanese Masa Paper | March 6, 13

Create a uniquely different painting on Japanese masa paper using permanent pens and watercolors. Masa paper is a type of machine-made Japanese art paper.  Instructor: Shelley Row

More Alcohol Inks on Tile | March 11

Alcohol inks are a relatively new fascination of painters and crafters. A vibrant, fast drying medium they are used to paint on non-porous surfaces such as glass, tile, or metal. Experience the almost instant magic of these inks on tile. Using florals as inspiration, participants will create colorful, abstracted tiles.  Previous and new students welcome.  Instructor: Shelley Row

Color Pencil Part 1: An Introduction | April 7, 14, 21, 28

Learn the skills and techniques of color pencil: layering, blending, burnishing, embossing, under-painting, using solvents and more through instructor demonstrations and practice. Students create a color pencil work using a botanical subject of their choice!  Instructor: Judy Thomas

Nature Journaling | April 10 OR April 11

Celebrate the joys and colors of spring in the Garden by beginning a nature journal. Take home new skills, ideas, and inspiration along with a robust trove of journaling and art supplies to continue your nature journaling practice in all of your favorite places.  Instructor: Lynn Wilson


The Spring/Summer 2020 season of classes will publish on April 1, 2020.

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