Fine Art and Crafts

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Online under select class descriptions

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

Hot Glass Studio Nights: Sizzling Saturdays

Saturdays, through December 17, 6–9pm
Create a colorful hand-blown glass vessel of your choice—candy bowl, bud vase or tumbler—with help from a professional gaffer. No experience necessary. Participants must be at least 16 years old. Advance registration is required two days prior to each class. 
$80, $72 for members

Hot Glass Studio Nights

Wednesdays or Thursdays, 6–9pm
Create your own colorful, hand-blown glass artwork with help from a professional gaffer. No experience necessary. Participants must be at least 16 years old. Advance registration is required two days prior to each class.


Hummingbird Feeder July 6, 20 & 28 $80, $72 for members
Glass Flower July 13 & 27 $60, $54 for members
Suncatcher Orb July 7, 14 & 21
August 4, 10, 18 & 24
$60, $54 for members
Pumpkins August 3, 11, 17, 25 & 31
September 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29
October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27
$60; $54 for members











Photography 102 (Three-Week Series)

Sundays, August 21, 28 & Sept 4, 1–3pm
Capture Columbus through your lens. Students will explore exposures and composition while on location at the Conservatory (Aug 21), the Statehouse (Aug 28) and the Columbus Zoo (Sept 4). Please bring your digital camera and manual; a tripod is helpful but not mandatory.  Details of locations will be provided at the first class. (Note: Zoo entrance fee not included.)
Led by photographer, Gary Walker, Walker Photography School http://walkerphotoschool.com
$90, $80 for members

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Personal Glassblowing Sessions

By appointment, through December 31
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 614.715.8015.
$225 members; $250 non-members

Paper Craft Potted Cactus

Saturday, September 3, 1–3pm
Learn how to make lovely little potted paper cacti, complete with a blooming flower and paper flower prickly parts! Pot and materials included.
Led by Lea Gray, PaperBlooms LGD www.paperbloomslgd.com
Location: Meeting Room A
$55, $50 for members

Turning to Autumn (Four-Week Watercolor Series)

Saturdays, September 3, 10, 17 & 24, 1–3pm
September 3: Sunflowers are in peak bloom and serve as the subject for watercolor demonstration and practice.
September 10: Let your inner Monet shine as you practice painting Autumn reflections on the water.
September 17: Forage for the perfect mushroom muse, sketch or photograph, then recreate in paint!
September 24: “Treet” yourself! Explore texture, design, and color theory while drawing and painting trees.

Art supplies included in the fee for one day students. Art supply list available for those who sign up for the full series. No prior experience is necessary. 
Led by Mindy Newman, www.MindyNewman.org
$60, $50 for members (four-week series)
$20; $18 for members (per class)



Glass Fusing Jewelry

Saturday, September 10, 5–7pm
Get creative with stringer, noodles, confetti, millefiori and dichroic glass and build one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry. Create 4 pieces from various glasses and shapes. The final design will be placed in a kiln and heated to 1450 degrees, fusing the glass together to form your finished work of art. Jewelry will be available for pickup within 2 weeks.
Led by Abby Rice, Glass Fusion Artist | Location: AEP Education Pavilion
$60, $55 for members

Make Your Own Glass Pumpkin

Friday, September 30–Sunday, October 2, 11am–3pm
During Botanica's annual Great Glass Pumkin Patch Sale, visit the Hot Shop to make your own glass pumpkin under the guidance of experienced glass blowers from Franklin Park Conservatory. Individual, 20-minute class times start every 20 minutes from 11am to 2:40pm. Pre-registration required.
$60, $54 for members

Traditional Japanese Origami

Saturday, October 15, 1–3pm
Master several types of origami folds while discussing the history of origami in Japanese culture. 
Led by artist Yasue Sakaoka | Location: AEP Education Pavilion
$30, $25 for members

Autumn Bliss (Two-Week Watercolor Series)

Saturdays, October 22 & 29, 1–3pm
October 22: Branches - Bring in a photo of fruit such as apples or oranges hanging from a tree branch. Learn about volume and apply your defined watercolor techniques to produce beautiful results. A little drawing required.
October 29: Landscape & Water - Use autumn colors reflected in the lakes and streams as your subject matter. Bring photos you have taken to lend authenticity to your art; instructor photos also available for your use. Demonstrations of the various techniques will be shown and individual critiques offered.

Art supplies included in the fee for one day students. Art supply list available for those who sign up for the full four weeks. No prior experience is necessary. 

Led by Mindy Newman, www.MindyNewman.org
$30, $25 for members (two-week series)
$20, $18 for members (per class)



Photographing Fall Foliage

Sunday, October 23, 1–3pm
Explore the spectacular colors of autumn while using the Conservatory as your muse. Bring your camera along with the manual (download a copy if you do not have one) and learn techniques to create better digital images. A tripod is helpful but not mandatory.
$55, $50 for members