Fine Art and Crafts

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Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm

Art Deco Botanicals (Advanced, Three-Week Series)

Saturdays, January 7, 14 & 21, 10am–3pm
With two hours dedicated to drawing and two hours of painting, venture into the realm of large-scale painting. Follow Art Deco design patterns as you draw inspiration from designers like Maxfield Parrish, Erte and more. Encouraged to bring your own prints. You are welcome to work on any of these three projects with help from Mindy. Eat in Cafe or bring your own lunch.

January 7: The Palms – Work from prints or the Conservatory surroundings. Incorporate circles, squares and triangles into this series of watercolors.  Prints will be available for your study.
January 14: The Butterflies – Prints and books will be available to help guide you as you spend your day creating these amazing little beauties.
January 21: The Trees - Maxfield Parrish and his brilliant blue skies and warm browns oak trees serve as inspiration for your work.
$120, $110 for members (three-week series)
$45, $40 for members (per class)

Paint and Sip: Orchids

Saturday, January 28, 6–8pm
Get creative during this fun evening of canvas painting! Enjoy a glass of wine while you paint orchids inspired by our exhibition in the historic Dorthy M. Davis Showhouse. No experience necessary! Step-by-step instructions, painting supplies and wine included.
Led by Conservatory Program Specialist Sarah Robison
Location: Dorothy M. Davis Showhouse/Grand Atrium
$45, $40 for members

Winter to Spring with Tropical Orchids (Six-Week Series)

Saturdays, February 4, 11, 18, March 4, 11 & 18, 1–3pm
February 4 & 11: The Still Life – Sketch orchids from the Conservatory’s collection using as few lines a possible. Learn to prepare paint supplies and make washes and a simple color wheel. Step-by-step painting of an orchid available for beginners to advanced.
February 18 & March 4: Vibrant Watercolor – Express your love of color and learn the basic watercolor techniques, like laying the wash, reverse flows, and dry brush and soft edge. Orchid themes provided in prints.
March 11 & 18: Composition – Incorporate orchids, palm trees, fern and waterfalls in one balanced composition. With live sketching in the biomes, enjoy your island getaway through the watercolor arts.
$90, $85 for members (six-week series)
$20, $18 for members (per class)

Winter Art Deco Floral Arrangement

Tuesday, February 7, 6–8pm
Create an orchid-inspired arrangement suitable to beat your winter doldrums or to give to your Valentine. Sip on wine to get your creative juices flowing. All materials included. 
Led by Conservatory Educator Christie Nohle
Location: The Wells Barn
$50, $45 for members

Paper Craft Orchid Plant

Saturday, February 11, 1–3pm
Create a beautiful, unique paper orchid that won’t die! Use origami and paper craft techniques to make one take-home ‘potted plant’. All supplies provided.
Led by Lea Gray, PaperBlooms LGD
Location: Meeting Room A
$75, $70 for members

Arm-Knitting Infinity Scarf

Sunday, February 12, 1–3pm
Who knew you could knit a scarf on your arm?! Follow step-by-step instructions
while enjoying some hot cocoa and cookies by the fire. Extra soft, bulky yarn provided,
and you’ll go home with your handmade infinity scarf and instructions to keep creating!
Led by Megan Sharbaugh, Studio 614,
Location: The Wells Barn
$45, $40 for members

Walk and Sip with Exhibiting Artist Stephen Eichhorn

Friday, March 3, 6–7:30pm
Sip wine while exploring the Cardinal Health Gallery and Conservatory biomes with exhibiting artist Stephen Eichhorn and Conservatory Horticulture Exhibits Designer, Garet Martin. Discuss the Gallery and Rainforest exhibits, Orchids and Art Deco inspirations.
$15, $10 for members

Stephen Eichhorn Collage Workshop

Saturday, March 4, 10am–12pm
Families create and take home a paper collage of greens and orchids with help from visiting artist Stephen Eichhorn. Limit of 5 per family.
$35, $30 for members