Art Courses at the Botanic Gardens

2014-2015 Art Classes 

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Nature Journals—Small & Simple Handmade Books

In this one-day workshop with Suzanne Lee, make a special book—great to give for a diary, recipe book, special memories or travel journal. Choose to also make a small notepad or sketchbook holder. Both are fun and easy to make. Use hand-made papers, beautiful combinations of natural dried leaves, your own hand-printed ginkgo & Japanese lace leaf leaves, a unique form of fabric collage, or combinations of old sketches & paintings. A great way to use tiny sketches or natural scraps you’ve collected, but the workshop includes all materials for either project. (One will not be enough, but easy to do more on your own after the first.) No previous experience is needed.
NEW DATE ADDED! Friday, December 12, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. WCC 15 051B
Members $85 / Non-Members $100


Spring in a Pot: Painting Azaleas

This four week class will be perfect for returning Foundations students as well as those artists with more experience. With Sarah Roche to guide you, draw and paint potted azaleas, focusing on their ruffled pink petals and glossy green leaves.
4 Thurs.: Feb. 26; March 5, 12, 19          (Snow Date: Mar. 26)                       BAC 15 101ii
Classes meet weekly 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Each 4-week session: Members $150 / Non-Members $190