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
August-December 2018

NOTE: Online registration opens Wednesday, August 1, at 7 am


Paper + Origami | August 1, 8

Explore making paper from plant fibers, then make your own small sheets in the first session; in the second, return and learn how to turn your paper into origami shapes.  Instructor: Celeste Johnston

Colored Pencil, Part 2 | August 22, 29, September 5, 12

In this class, students will be exposed to a variety of mixed media that can be used in conjunction with colored pencil, including ink, watercolor and soft pastels.  Students will also use a variety of surfaces or substrates other than traditional white paper, from pastelmat to cradleboard.  Instructor: Judy Thomas

Nature Journaling | October 5 OR October 6

Treat yourself to the glories of fall in the Garden with an introduction to nature journaling. Learn to capture the glory of the season through the use of words, line and color.  Instructor: Lynn Peace Wilson

Nature’s Palette: Exploring Color in the Garden with Ann Chenoweth | October 27, 28

Be inspired by the colors of Autumn in this two-day workshop that combines demonstration and experimentation in the studio and practice in the garden.  The first day will begin with an introduction to color theory and composition in the landscape. Then, explore the garden with our painters’ eyes, recording  interesting arrangements of space, form and color. Day two is spent painting on location in the garden, referring to our compositional studies from the day before.  Instructor: Ann Chenoweth


The Winter/Spring 2019 season of classes will publish on November 28, 2018.

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