Art

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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–Summer Wednesdays (Ages 16+)

Wednesdays, through August 27, 6–9pm
Create your own suncatcher orb with the help of a professional glassblower. No experience necessary. Advance registration is encouraged by the end of Monday prior to each Wednesday class, but walk-ins are accepted (up to 10 students total).
$54 members; $60 non-members

Hot Glass Studio Nights: Bud Vase

Thursday, Aug 21, Sep 18, Oct 16, Nov 20, Dec 18, 6–9pm
Create your own colorful, hand-blown glass bud vase with help from a professional gaffer. No experience necessary. Participants must be at least 16 years old. Advanced registration is encourage by the Tuesday prior to each class.
$72 members; $80 non-members

For classes through September 18:


For classes October 16–December 18:

Hot Glass Studio Nights: Candy Bowl

Thursday, September 11, 6–9pm
Create your own colorful hand-blown glass candy bowl with help from a professional gaffer. No experience necessary. Participants must be at least 16 years old. Advanced registration is encourage by the Tuesday prior to each class.

$72 members; $80 non-members

Waterlily Intensive (Collage)

Saturday, August 23, 10am–3pm
Waterlilies provide inspiration through prints, sketches and photographs for fabulous collage pieces. Bring in old paintings, newspapers, fabric and whatever you wish to add in a layering process of drawing, painting and gluing. Pack a lunch or visit the Garden Cafe. Led by Mindy Newman.

$40 members; $45 non-members

Hot Glass Studio Nights: Tumbler

Thursday, August 28, September 25 or October 23, 6–9pm
Create your own colorful hand-blown glass tumbler with help from a professional gaffer. No experience necessary. Participants must be at least 16 years old. Advanced registration is encourage by the Tuesday prior to each class. 
 
$72 member; $80 non-member

Hot Glass Studio Nights: Pumpkin

September 3, 4, 10, 17 & 24, 6–9pm
October 1, 2, 8, 15, 22, 29 & 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. Advanced registration is encourage by the Tuesday prior to each class.
$54 member; $60 non-member

For Classes September 3–October 2:


For classes October 8–30:

September Watercolor Gardens

Saturdays, September 6–27, 1–4pm
The Conservatory’s biomes and gardens serve as inspiration and subject matter in this four-week series that uses various painting techniques each week. Download a supply list. Led by Mindy Newman.

Sept. 6: Wild Bergamot (Pen and watercolor); Sept. 13: Turtlehead (Colored pencil and watercolor); Sept. 20: Bellflower (Watercolor vignette); Sept. 27: Purple-stem Aster (Pastel and watercolor)
$45 members; $50 non-members (four-week series), $18/$20 (per class)



Blue Butterflies: Cyanotype Workshop

Sunday, September 21, 11am–2pm
Guest artist Tasha Lewis shares the history and the modern reality of the cyanotype process that harnesses the power of the sun to create permanent blue and white photographs. Each student will expose, develop and manipulate double-sided cyanotype prints on fabric, focusing on the imagery of butterflies.
$30 members; $35 non-members

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

Basics: Understanding Photography and Your Digital Camera

Saturday, September 27, 9–11am
Perfect for the entry-level photographer. Focus on how to best use a digital camera and its various settings. Bring your camera and manual. Led by career photographer Jim Brown.

$20 members; $25 non-members

Photographing the Colors of Fall

Thursday, October 9, 3–5pm
The first of a series on photographing the seasons. Following a classroom session, venture outside to the gardens, weather permitting, to practice techniques that capture the spectacular colors of autumn. Bring a camera and manual. A tripod is optional. Led by career photographer Jim Brown.

$20 members; $25 non-members

October Watercolor Gardens

Saturdays, October 11–November 1, 1–4pm
Use the living subjects in the Conservatory biomes or outside in Franklin Park as inspiration while learning various painting techniques. Supplies list provided upon registration. Led by Mindy Newman.
 
Oct. 11: Autumn Leaves (Mosaic Colors of Fall); Oct. 18: Harvest Gourds (Classical Still Life); Oct. 25: Sunflowers (Golden Faces); Nov. 1: White Birches (A Forest of Blazing Color)
$45 members; $50 non-members (four-week series), $18/$20 (per class)



Hot Glass Studio Nights: Ornament

November 5, 6, 12, 19, 26 and December 3, 4, 10, 17, 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. Advanced registration is encourage by the Tuesday prior to each class, but walk-ins are accepted (up to 6 students total). 
$54 members; $60 non-members

For November classes: 


For December classes: 


The Farm Intensive (Colored Pencil)

Saturday, November 15, 10am–4pm
Choose your favorite barnyard animal or farm friend to create a bucolic scene using colored pencils. Pack a lunch or visit the Garden Café. Led by Mindy Newman.
$40 members; $45 non-members