Fine Art and Crafts

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Homemade Orchid Vanilla Soap

Monday, February 8, 6–8pm
Homemade soap is soothing, moisturizing, and much easier to make than you think. Learn how to make luxurious orchid vanilla soap with oatmeal during this interactive demonstration. Each student will take home a bar of soap made in class. Demo led by Jeannie Seabrook, Glass Rooster Cannery.

$40 members; $45 non-members

Valentine Watercolor Mosaic Intensive

Saturday, February 13, 10am–3pm
Enjoy bringing your heart to color with this wonderful, easy for beginners, paint along. Mindy will introduce you to watercolor technique while you enjoy exploring the beauty of watercolor. Art supplies are provided for first time one day students.  Bring a lunch or visit the Garden Café. Led by Mindy Newman.
$40 members; $45 non-members

Paper Craft Orchid Plant

Saturday, February 20, 1–3pm
Paper artist Lea Gray combines the techniques of Kirigami and Origami to create paper flowers as beautiful as the real thing.  With hands-on instruction, create your own paper orchid potted plant to take home. Materials included. Led by Lea Gray, PaperBlooms LGD.
$70 members; $75 non-members

Macro Photography Workshop

Sunday, February 21, 1–4pm 
Learn how to use various lenses and lighting techniques to bring small detail to full life. Explore the details of the flowers and plants of the Conservatory to find the smallest veins and get up close to petals.  Bring your own digital camera and manual. Led by photographer, Gary Walker, Walker Photography School
$70 members; $75 non-members

Winter Wonderland Watercolor Intensive

Saturday, February 27, 10am–3pm 
This wintery birch forest is the perfect class for beginners. A paint-along will introduce students to the supplies and the techniques. Demonstrations and individual guidance included.  Art supply list available at Supplies are provided for the first-time, one day students. Led by Mindy Newman.
$40 members; $45 non-members

Painting Butterflies in Watercolor

Saturdays, March 12 and 19, 1–3pm
Instructor Mindy Newman provides guidance on technique, composition and color. Bring your own photographs of butterflies or use the Conservatory's live butterflies for sketching. Easy-to-follow outlines on butterfly drawing and demonstrations provided. Beginners and Advanced welcome. Art supply list available at
$25 members; $30 non-members (two-week series)
$18/$20 (per class)