Fine Art and Crafts

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Valentine Watercolor Mosaic Intensive

Saturday, February 13, 10am–3pm
Enjoy bringing your heart to color with this wonderful, easy for beginners, paint along. Mindy will introduce you to watercolor technique while you enjoy exploring the beauty of watercolor. Bring a lunch or visit the Garden Café. 


Led by Mindy Newman. Art supply list available at www.MindyNewman.org. Supplies are provided for first time, one day students.
$40 members; $45 non-members

Paper Craft Orchid Plant

Saturday, February 20, 1–3pm
Paper artist Lea Gray combines the techniques of Kirigami and Origami to create paper flowers as beautiful as the real thing.  With hands-on instruction, create your own paper orchid potted plant to take home. Materials included.

Led by Lea Gray, PaperBlooms LGD.
 
$70 members; $75 non-members, Materials Included

Macro Photography Workshop

Sunday, February 21, 1–4pm 
Learn how to use various lenses and lighting techniques to bring small detail to full life. Explore the details of the flowers and plants of the Conservatory to find the smallest veins and get up close to petals.  Bring your own digital camera and manual.

Led by photographer Gary Walker, Walker Photography School
$70 members; $75 non-members

Painting Butterflies in Watercolor

Saturdays, March 12 and 19, 1–3pm
Bring your own photographs of butterflies or use the Conservatory's live butterflies for sketching. Easy-to-follow outlines on butterfly drawing and demonstrations provided. Beginners and advanced students welcome.

Led by Mindy Newman.

Art supply list available at www.MindyNewman.org

$25 members; $30 non-members (two-week series) or $18/$20 (per class)

          

Spring Flowers in Watercolor Vignettes

April 2, 9, 16, 23, 2016, 1–3pm
Daisies, daffodils, tulips and crocus. Use the Conservatory as inspiration while sketching or photographing in preparation for painting. Prints will be available as well. Outlines, instruction, demonstrations are provided at each class. Beginners and advanced students are welcome.
 
Art supply lists are available at www.MindyNewman.org or at sign up upon request.

$50 members; $60 non-members (for series)
$18/$20 (per class)



Spring Gardens in a Watercolor Landscape – Four-Week Series

May 7, 14, 21, 28, 1–3pm
Irises, lily of the valley, peonies and bleeding hearts. Outdoor gardens and interior spaces of the Conservatory are muses for this watercolor series. Outlines, instruction, and demonstrations are provided at each class. Beginners and advanced students are welcome.

Led by Mindy Newman.

Art supply list available at www.MindyNewman.org
$50 members; $60 non-members (for series) or $18/$20 (per class)

          

Painting Large Scale in Watercolor Intensive

Saturday, June 11, 10am–3pm
Paint one, 22" x 30" canvas during this four-hour intensive using large, flat and round brushes. Work outside in the gardens as well as in the Conservatory, or in the classroom. It is preferred that you have a light sketch ready for painting, but not mandatory. Both beginners and advanced welcome. Pack a lunch or visit the Garden Café. Led by Mindy Newman.

Art supply list available at www.MindyNewman.org 
$40 members; $45 non-members