Fine Art and Crafts

To Register
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, Thursdays, or Saturdays, 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.


Pumpkins November 2, 3, 9, 17 & 23 $60; $54 for members
Ornaments November 10, 16, 30
December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29
$60; $54 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

Merry & Bright Watercolors (Two-Week Series)

Saturdays, December 3 & 10, 1–3pm
December 3: The Birds of Winter – Not all birds fly south for the winter! Paint a bird nestled in snow, sitting on a branch or feeding from a birdhouse. We will focus on the use of salt to create beautiful blue washes in the snow. Prints provided. All levels welcome, from beginners to advance.
 
December 10: A Christmas Poinsettia – Using poinsettias as your muse, tenderly paint the folds of the petals, the veins of the leaves and the overall display of their brilliant colors. All levels welcome, from beginners to advance. 
Led by Mindy Newman, www.MindyNewman.org
$30, $28 for members (two-week series)
$20, $18 for members (per class)



Soap from Scratch

Sunday, December 4, 1–3pm
Old fashioned lye soap is coming back in style, and for good reason! It uses all-natural ingredients, is gentle on skin, and is fun to make. Learn recipes and techniques, mix a batch of soap together and take home two cured bars. 
Led by Rachel Tayse, Harmonious Homestead 
Location: American Electric Power Foundation Education Pavilion
$45, $40 for members

Festive Holiday Centerpiece

Saturday, December 10, 10am–12pm
Simple and easy Do-It-Yourself floral arrangement techniques will allow you to create your own special holiday centerpiece to last through the season. A varied selection of greenery, cones, berries and other plant parts are all included in the class cost. Make your own and take home.
Location: American Electric Power Foundation Education Pavilion
$50, $45 for members

Festive Holiday Wreath

Saturday, December 10, 1–3pm
Learn how to create a wonderful Do-It-Yourself wreath suitable to adorn any front door throughout the Holiday season. A varied selection of greenery, cones, berries and other plant parts are all included in the class cost. Make your own and take home.
Location: American Electric Power Foundation Education Pavilion
$50, $45 for members

Photographing Poinsettias

Sunday, December 11, 1–3pm
Use the incredible mix of colors and varieties of poinsettias in the Merry & Bright exhibit as your muse. Following a classroom discussion of techniques to create better digital images, venture into the Conservatory to take macro- and whole-plant photographs that can be used as holiday cards or gifts. Bring your camera and manual. A tripod is helpful but not mandatory. 
Led by photographer, Gary Walker, Walker Photography School http://walkerphotoschool.com
Location: Meeting Room A
$55, $50 for members

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)



Photographing with a Smart Phone

Sunday, January 15, 1–3pm
Stay warm inside the Conservatory while taking photos with your iPhone or Android. Learn to utilize the camera functions on your phone to take the best pictures possible, as well as tricks to iPhoto and other photo apps.
Led by photographer, Gary Walker, Walker Photography School http://walkerphotoschool.com
Location: Meeting Room A
$55, $50 for members

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 www.paperbloomslgd.com
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, thestudio614.com
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