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 December 2021 – April 2022

Watercolor Cards | January 18, 19 IN-PERSON

Every painting can be made into a unique and expressive notecard. Learn how to create colorful abstracted watercolor images inspired by the natural world and how to use them to create original notecards.  Instructor: Shelley Row


Garden Valentines | February 1 IN-PERSON

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 your image and
text ideas now.  Instructor: Dana DuMont


Meditative Botanical Drawing Workshop | February 19 IN-PERSON

Join local art instructor Dana DuMont in this three-hour workshop perfect for relieving stress and anxiety during these uncertain times. Use nature as your inspiration to design complex, imaginative images with repeated organic lines and shapes.


Botanical Coasters | February 22 IN-PERSON

Decorate your home or make a gift inspired by garden botanicals. Using cut and layered paper to develop floral imagery, we’ll design and create a set of 4 coasters with a palette just right for you. Instructor: Dana DuMont


Ink and Watercolor on Japanese Masa Paper | February 23, 24 IN-PERSON

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.  The unique paper and process make this an exciting project with beautiful results.  Instructor: Shelley Row


More Alcohol Inks | March 12 OR March 17 IN-PERSON

Experience the almost instant magic of these inks on tile. Using florals as inspiration, participants will create colorful, abstracted tiles. Painting expertise or even any experience at all is not necessary. Designed to be a creative adventure, this class is for everyone. If you took this class last year, consider joining this one: techniques will be reviewed but subject matter will be different, and, of course, no two tiles are ever the same! Instructor: Shelley Row


Making Ceramic Flower Vases | March 15, 22 IN-PERSON

Create an original textured and glazed ceramic vase just right for bouquets from your garden. Come ready with a few ideas for design, color, patterns and we’ll add to those plans with a variety of options. Instructor: Dana DuMont


Nature Journaling | April 9, 16 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

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