Fine Art and Crafts

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Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm

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)



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

Paper Potted Garden

Sunday, March 19, 1–4pm
Learn how to create a paper garden, with paper herbs, succulents, vines, aloe and leaves. Choose your own variety of colors, shapes and sizes. The garden will be packed with fake soil to emulate a more realistic look.
Led by Lea Gray, PaperBlooms LGD www.paperbloomslgd.com
Location: American Electric Power Foundation Education Pavilion
$65, $60 for members

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

Watercolor Spring Lilies (Four-Week Series)

Saturdays, April 1, 8, 22, 29, 1–3pm
Learn to wield watercolors while painting Tiger lilies, Daffodils, Day Lilies and Easter Lilies. New to watercolor? Take the first class to receive step-by-step instruction and use supplies provided by instructor. For full series participants, please bring your own supplies (list on website). Demonstrations and prints available.
$60, $50 for members (four-week series)
$20, $18 for members (per class)



Paper Cherry Blossom Branches

Saturday, April 15, 1–3pm
Welcome spring by learning how to create realistic looking cherry blossom branches using a real tree branch, French crepe paper and vibrant green leaves. Includes a vase to place branches in for decoration.
Led by Lea Gray, PaperBlooms LGD www.paperbloomslgd.com
Location: The Veridian
$45, $40 for members

Teacup Fairy Garden

Saturday, April 22,  2–4pm
Create your own teacup garden with the new micro mini fairy collection. Includes, teacup and saucer, 1 plant, soil, stones, house, gnome, fairy, steps and birdbath.
Led by Karen Anderson, Fishers Gardens 
Location: American Electric Power Foundation Education Pavilion
$70, $65 for members

Photographing Spring Bulbs

Sunday, April 23, 1–3pm
Seek inspiration from the incredible mix of tulip colors and varieties in the Conservatory’s Columbus Blooms display. Following a classroom discussion of techniques, venture into the Conservatory courtyards to take macro and whole-plant photographs. Bring camera and manual. Tripod is optional. 
Led by photographer, Gary Walker, Walker Photography School
Location: The Board Room
$55, $50 for members

Paint and Sip - Spring Blooms

Saturday, April 29, 5–7pm
Get your creative juices flowing during this fun evening of wine and paint! Inspired by the spring blooms of the ScottsMiracle-Gro Community Garden Campus, your canvas will come alive. Step-by-step instructions, wine and all supplies included. 
Led by Conservatory Program Specialist Sarah Robison
Location: American Electric Power Foundation Education Pavilion
$45, $40 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 Mary Barker
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 and manual. Tripod is optional. 
Led by photographer, Gary Walker, Walker Photography School
Location: Meeting Room A
$55, $50 for members