Fine Art and Crafts

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Call: 614.715.8022

Fax: 614.715.8195

Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm

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

Hot Glass Studio Nights: Sizzling Saturdays

Saturday, March 25–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 & 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 May 3, 11, 17, 25, 31
June 14, 28
July 6, 19
August 2
$80, $72 for members
Glass Flower May 4, 10, 18, 24
June 8, 22
July 5, 13, 26
August 9, 17, 30
$60, $54 for members
Suncatcher Orb June 1, 7, 15, 21, 29
July 12, 20, 27
August 3, 16, 24
$60, $54 for members
Pumpkins August 10, 23, 31
September 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
October 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26
$60, $54 for members

Watercolor: En Plein Air (Advanced)

Saturdays, July 8–29, 1–3pm
Enjoy seeing the natural light and shadows while painting and sketching outdoors. Learn to employ natural light (which is diffused light). The class will take place partially outdoors and partially indoors. With everything in bloom, students can enjoy the sunny days sketching and painting. Bring your own chairs and easels if you plan to work outside. The classroom is air conditioned, if you prefer to avoid the heat. Traditionally Monet, Pissarro, and Renoir worked outside, in the impressionistic style.
$60, $50 for members (four-week series)
$20, $18 for members (per class)

Framed Paper Succulent Wall Garden

Saturday, August 5, 1–4pm
Learn various techniques in creating paper succulents, plants and vines to place in your very own Framed Succulent Wall Garden. Frame and materials provided.
Led by Lea Gray, PaperBlooms LGD
Location: Conservatory Meeting Room A
$75, $70 for members

Watercolor: Summer Critters (All Levels)

Saturdays, August 5–26, 1–3pm
Learn a new technique each week, starting with monochromatic painting and dry brush. Work birds, turtles, rabbits and all pets into a nature scene. Bring your own prints. Prints also provided by instructor.

For watercolor beginners, we will start with a simple step-by-step paint along of a bunny in the garden. 
$60, $50 for members (four-week series)
$20, $18 for members (per class)

Summer Photography

Sunday, August 13, 1–3pm
Following a classroom discussion of techniques to create better digital images, venture onto the Conservatory grounds to take photographs of the wonderful and colorful summer blooms. Bring your camera or smart phone and manual. A tripod is helpful but not mandatory.
Led by photographer, Gary Walker, Walker Photography School
Location: Conservatory Meeting Room A
$50, $45 for members

Paint and Sip: Sunflowers

Friday, September 8, 5–7pm
Get your creative juices flowing during this fun evening of wine and paint! Inspired by the late summer blooms of sunflowers, your canvas will come alive. Step by step instructions, wine and all supplies included.
Led by Conservatory Program Specialist Sarah Robison
Location: American Electric Power Foundation Education Pavilion
$45, $40 for members

Watercolor: Wildflowers (All Levels)

Saturdays, September 9–30, 1–3pm
Learn basic techniques of watercolor as you discover your style. A variety of wildflowers in bloom at the Conservatory, including dandelions, Queen Anne’s lace, clover and milkweed, will inspire painters each week. Take photographs on your walks for later watercolors during this series. Prints also provided by instructor.

Echinacea will be the beginner’s step-by-step model to start their first watercolor painting.
$60, $50 for members (four-week series)
$20, $18 for members (per class)

Painting Floral Arrangements (Advanced)

Saturday, October 21, 10am–3pm
An all-day treat for watercolorist who always want more time to paint. Ikebana will be at the Conservatory! We can sketch our inspiration from their wonderful displays on site and then return to the classroom to paint these lovely arrangements. You may bring your own prints and cameras for reference later.

Lunch option in the café or bring your own.
$45, $40 for members

Paper Potted Garden

Sunday, October 22, 1–4pm
Learn how to create a paper garden, with paper herbs, succulents, vines, aloe and leaves. Choose your own variety of colors, shapes and sizes. The garden will be packed with fake soil to emulate a more realistic look.
Led by Lea Gray, PaperBlooms LGD
Location: Conservatory Meeting Room A
$65, $60 for members

Paper Poinsettia Ornament

Saturday, December 2, 1–4pm
Create a paper poinsettia inside a hanging glass ornament using origami and other paper techniques. All materials provided and you take what you make, just in time for the gift giving season!
Led by Lea Gray, PaperBlooms LGD
Location: The Veridian
$45, $40 for members