Fine Art and Crafts

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Online under select class descriptions

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

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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 May 25, June 2, 16, 30 $80, $72 for members
Glass Flower May  26, June 9, 23 $60, $54 for members
Suncatcher Orb June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 $60, $54 for members








Photography 101 (Three-Week Series)

Sundays, June 5, 12 & 26, 1–3pm
Create amazing digital photographs while using the Conservatory as your muse. Learn to use and understand your camera's menus, buttons and dials, aperture and shutter speed to control exposure, as well as depth of focus and motion. Choose the correct lens for portraits, sports, landscape and close-up photography, and improve the impact and esthetics of your images. Bring your own digital camera and manual.
Led by photographer, Gary Walker, Walker Photography School | Location: Meeting Room A
$90, $80 for members

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. Art supply list available at www.MindyNewman.org 
 Led by Mindy Newman.
$45, $40 for members

Painting Small Miniatures in Watercolor Intensive

Saturday, June 25, 10am–3pm
Use the outdoor gardens or interior spaces as inspiration to paint 20 miniatures over the course of the day using 0, 1, and 2 size brushes. Both beginners and advanced painters welcome. (Only one sheet of paper is needed, but it must be 100% cotton.) Pack a lunch or visit the Garden Café. Art supply list available at www.MindyNewman.org
Led by Mindy Newman
$45, $40 for members

Origami Lotus Fold Books as Gifts and Ornaments

Sunday, June 26, 1–4pm
Three folds with three variations yield three beautiful, small books. The books can hold personal memories, be given as individual gifts or presented as a collection in their own gift box that you create using origami paper. All materials included.
Led by Debra Fink Bachelder, Master Instructional Artist  | Location: Meeting Room A
$75, $70 for members

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