Art

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Online under select class descriptions

Call: 614.715.8022
Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm

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September Watercolor Gardens

Saturdays, September 6–27, 1–4pm
The Conservatory’s biomes and gardens serve as inspiration and subject matter in this four-week series that uses various painting techniques each week. Download a supply list. Led by Mindy Newman.

Sept. 13: Turtlehead (Colored pencil and watercolor); Sept. 20: Bellflower (Watercolor vignette); Sept. 27: Purple-stem Aster (Pastel and watercolor)
$45 members; $50 non-members (four-week series), $18/$20 (per class)

Hot Glass Studio Nights: Bud Vase

Thursday, Sep 18, Oct 16, Nov 20, Dec 18, 6–9pm
Create your own colorful, hand-blown glass bud vase with help from a professional gaffer. No experience necessary. Participants must be at least 16 years old. Advanced registration is encourage by the Tuesday prior to each class.
$72 members; $80 non-members

For classes through September 18:


For classes October 16–December 18:

Hot Glass Studio Nights: Pumpkin

September 24, 6–9pm
October 1, 2, 8, 15, 22, 29 & 30, 6–9pm
Create your own colorful hand-blown glass pumpkin with help from a professional gaffer. No experience necessary. Participants must be at least 16 years old. Advanced registration is encourage by the Tuesday prior to each class.
$54 member; $60 non-member

For classes through October 2:


For classes October 8–30:

Hot Glass Studio Nights: Tumbler

Thursday, September 25 or October 23, 6–9pm
Create your own colorful hand-blown glass tumbler with help from a professional gaffer. No experience necessary. Participants must be at least 16 years old. Advanced registration is encourage by the Tuesday prior to each class. 
 
$72 member; $80 non-member

Basics: Understanding Photography and Your Digital Camera

Saturday, September 27, 9–11am
Perfect for the entry-level photographer. Focus on how to best use a digital camera and its various settings. Bring your camera and manual. Led by career photographer Jim Brown.

$20 members; $25 non-members

Photographing the Colors of Fall

Thursday, October 9, 3–5pm
The first of a series on photographing the seasons. Following a classroom session, venture outside to the gardens, weather permitting, to practice techniques that capture the spectacular colors of autumn. Bring a camera and manual. A tripod is optional. Led by career photographer Jim Brown.

$20 members; $25 non-members

Hot Glass Studio Nights: Candy Bowl

Thursday, Oct 9 or Nov 13, 6–9pm
Create your own colorful hand-blown glass candy bowl with help from a professional gaffer. No experience necessary. Participants must be at least 16 years old. Advanced registration is encourage by the Tuesday prior to each class.
$72 members; $80 non-members



Hot Glass Studio: Pumpkin (Ages 16+)

Friday, October 10–Monday, October 13, 11am–4pm
Create your own class pumpkin in the Hot Shop during the Great Glass Pumpkin Patch sale. No experience necessary. Pre-registration required. Call 614.715.8022. 
$54 members; $60 non-members

October Watercolor Gardens

Saturdays, October 11–November 1, 1–4pm
Use the living subjects in the Conservatory biomes or outside in Franklin Park as inspiration while learning various painting techniques. Supplies list provided upon registration. Led by Mindy Newman.
 
Oct. 11: Autumn Leaves (Mosaic Colors of Fall); Oct. 18: Harvest Gourds (Classical Still Life); Oct. 25: Sunflowers (Golden Faces); Nov. 1: White Birches (A Forest of Blazing Color)
$45 members; $50 non-members (four-week series), $18/$20 (per class)



Hot Glass Studio Nights: Ornament

November 5, 6, 12, 19, 26 and December 3, 4, 10, 17, 6–9pm
Create your own colorful hand-blown glass ornament with help from a professional gaffer. No experience necessary. Participants must be at least 16 years old. Advanced registration is encourage by the Tuesday prior to each class, but walk-ins are accepted (up to 6 students total). 
$54 members; $60 non-members

For November classes: 


For December classes: 


The Farm Intensive (Colored Pencil)

Saturday, November 15, 10am–4pm
Choose your favorite barnyard animal or farm friend to create a bucolic scene using colored pencils. Pack a lunch or visit the Garden Café. Led by Mindy Newman.
$40 members; $45 non-members

Personal Glassblowing Sessions

By appointment, April through December
Work alongside a professional gaffer and create colorful pieces of glass artwork during this three-hour class. No previous glassblowing experience is necessary. Session is limited to two participants. For more information or to register, call Mark Miller at  614.715.8030.
$225 members; $250 non-members