Fine Art and Crafts

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Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm

Hot Glass Studio Nights

Wednesdays & Thursdays, 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.
 
Hummingbird Feeder March 22, 30
April 5, 13, 19, 27
May 3, 11, 17, 25, 31
June 14, 28
$80, $72 for members
Glass Flower March 23, 29
April 6, 12, 20, 26
May 4, 10, 18, 24
June 8, 22
$60, $54 for members
Suncatcher Orb June 1, 7, 15, 21, 29  $60, $54 for members














Hot Glass Studio Nights: Sizzling Saturdays

Saturday, March 25–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

Small Paper Peony Bouquet

Sunday, May 7, 1–4pm
Learn how to create real looking peonies out of fine French crepe paper just in time for Mother's Day. Bring your Mom to create with you and share in the experience or make her a surprise gift that lasts!
Led by Lea Gray, PaperBlooms LGD www.paperbloomslgd.com
Location: Meeting Room A
$65, $60 for members

Watercolor Intensive on Fairies of Cicely

Saturday, May 13, 10am–3pm
Working with images of fairies, learn how to use drawing and watercolor to render these whimsical creatures with their butterfly wings and botanical-inspired clothing. Just in time for Mother’s Day, bring Mom along for the experience or paint her a gift she’ll adore. Some art experience required.
Led by art instructor Mindy Newman
Location: American Electric Power Foundation Education Pavilion
$45, $40 for members

Watercolor Fairy Gardens (Two-Week Series)

Saturdays, May 20 & 27, 1–3pm
Using images of the Conservatory’s fairy gardens, work to compose your own watercolor landscapes, incorporating a few trolls and elves. Instructor will share tricks for forming these mythical creatures. Demonstrations provided to ease beginners into this medium.
$30, $25 for members (two-week series)
$20, $18 for members (per class)



Watercolor for Beginners (Four-Week Series)

Saturdays, June 3, 10, 17 & 24, 1–3pm
Receive step-by-step instructions on each phase of the watercolor process, from sketching to color wheels. Students are proficient by the fourth session. Supplies provided for one class free of charge.

June 3: Daffodils
June 10: Tulips
June 17: Iris
June 24:  Rhododendron
$60, $50 for members (four-week series)
$20, $18 for members (per class)



Mini Paper Bonsai Tree

Saturday, June 17, 1–4pm
Bonsai trees can require a lot of maintenance, unless you use paper, wire and little craftiness.
Includes a mini pot, fake soil and rocks to create the final look. Bring work gloves to twist wire.
Led by Lea Gray, PaperBlooms LGD www.paperbloomslgd.com
Location: Meeting Room A
$75, $70 for members

Photographing Summer Flowers

Sunday, June 25, 1–3pm
Following a classroom discussion of techniques, venture onto Conservatory grounds to take photographs of wonderful and colorful early-summer blooms. Bring camera or smart phone and manual. Tripod is optional. 
Led by photographer, Gary Walker, Walker Photography School
Location: Meeting Room A
$55, $50 for members