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 August – December 2021

Making Ceramic Garden Markers | August 25 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 evening workshop.


Everyone Is an Artist in the Garden | September 22 IN-PERSON

Express your inner artist with instructor Shelley Row and play for the pure joy of it all! Celebrating summer in bloom, this one-day workshop encourages you to discover and discern the colors and shapes in the garden.  Outdoor Workshop


Fall Luminaries | October 5, 12 IN-PERSON

Light up your season with handbuilt fall garden inspired luminaries. We’ll cut, coil, piece and glaze clay to create unique votive candle holders. Instructor: Dana DuMont


Introduction to Alcohol Inks on Tile | October 13 IN-PERSON

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. Using florals as inspiration, participants will create colorful, abstracted tiles.  Instructor: Shelley Row


Meditative Botanical Drawing Pop Up | October 21

Join local art instructor Dana DuMont in this in-person, outdoor class 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.


Watercolor Trees | November 3 IN-PERSON

Use basic watercolor applications and a few tricks to create a peaceful evergreen forest in the snow. The workshop will include basic drawing instruction, watercolor practice, and a final completed piece. Instructor: Shelley Row


Embellishing Natural Ornaments | December 4, 11 IN-PERSON

Using magnolia leaves as our canvases, we’ll paint, draw, pierce and embroider to create decorative, festive pieces with a variety of display possibilities perfect for holiday gifts or seasonal décor. Instructor: Dana DuMont

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