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Watercolor Spring Flowers

Saturday, May 30, 1–3pm
Spring flowers serve as inspiration for creating works of art. Photograph and sketch in the gardens before studio painting time. Step-by-step lessons, handouts and one-on-one instruction provided for beginners. Supply list provided at registration upon request. 
 
May 30: Spring Mixed in Fields of Color - A Monet-styled landscape, with emphasis on light and color.
$18 members; $20 non-members

Hot Glass Studio Nights: Hummingbird Feeder

May 28, June 11, 25, July 9, 23,  6–9pm
Create your own colorful hand-blown glass hummingbird feeder 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.
$72 member; $80 non-member

Hot Glass Studio Nights: Glass Flower

May 27, June 4, 18, July 2, 16, 30,   6–9pm
Create your own colorful, hand-blown glass flower 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.
$72 members; $80 non-members

Hot Glass Studio Nights: Sizzling Saturdays

Saturdays, through September 26, 6–9pm  (No class July 4)
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. 
$72 members; $80 non-members

Hot Glass Studio Nights: Suncatcher Orb

June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, August 6, 12, 20, 26,  6–9pm
Create your own colorful hand-blown glass ornament 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. 
$54 members; $60 non-members

Summer Watercolor Studies

Saturdays, June 13–27, 1–3pm
Summer blooms serve as inspiration for creating works of art. Photograph and sketch in the gardens before studio painting time. Step-by-step lessons, handouts and one-on-one instruction provided for beginners. Supply list provided at registration upon request. 


June 13: Field Studies on the ScottsMiracle-Gro Community Garden Campus - Record ideas using quick sketch exercises in pen, then draw from the sketches onto a watercolor, 12" x 16" or larger.
June 20: Still Lives in the Garden - Contour line drawing in the garden on watercolor paper.
June 27: Photographing for Watercolor - Bring a camera and experiment with composition to design and arrange a painting plan. 
$40 members; $45 non-members (three-week series) $18 members; $20 non-members (per class)



Late Summer Watercolor Studies: July

Saturdays, July 11–August 1, 1–3:30pm
David Roger’s Big Bugs and the Conservatory's gardens provide inspiration for watercolor creations. Easy-to-follow drawings are provided for beginners. Tips on painting are provided through demonstration and discussion. Art supply lists are available at www.MindyNewman.org or at sign up upon request.

July 11 - Focus on preparing the palettes for brilliant colors
July 18 - Color theories in painting (the color wheels)
July 25 - Laying the washes
Aug 1 - Color mixing on the paper
$50 members; $60 non-members (four-week series) $20/$18 per class



Hot Glass Studio Nights: Pumpkin

August 5, 13, 19, 27, September 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30,  6–9pm
Create your own colorful hand-blown glass pumpkin 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.
$54 member; $60 non-member

Late Summer Watercolor Studies: August

Saturdays, August 8–29, 1–3:30pm
David Roger’s Big Bugs and the Conservatory's gardens provide inspiration for watercolor creations. Easy-to-follow drawings are provided for beginners. Tips on painting are provided through demonstration and discussion. Art supply lists are available at www.MindyNewman.org or at sign up upon request.

Aug 8 - Planning ahead with "Saving the Paper White"
Aug 15 - Learning to draw with a paint brush
Aug 22 - Multi-tasking and watercolor timing
Aug 29 - Working a grid with the prints for painting 
$50 members; $60 non-members (four-week series) $20/$18 per class



Personal Glassblowing Sessions

By appointment, April through December
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 Mark Miller at  614.715.8030.
$225 members; $250 non-members

Summer Lakes and Streams - Watercolor Intensive

Saturday, September 12, 10am–3pm
Beginners and advanced watercolorists experience the joys of reflections in water during this intensive. Bring your own photos or prints for inspiration. Pack a lunch or visit the Garden Cafe.
$40 members; $45 non-members

Flowers of Late Summer - Watercolor Intensive

Saturday, September 19, 10am–3pm
Lovely golden days of summer sun are enjoyed with sunflowers, daisies and daylilies as they reach their peak of beauty. Bring your own photos or prints for inspiration. Pack a lunch or visit the Garden Cafe.
$40 members; $45 non-members