Botanical Arts & Crafts

Explore your creative side with a classes such as nature drawing, botanical painting, or garden photography, or by attending one of our nature-inspired craft workshops. You’ll build your artist’s eye, meet a community of creatives, and play in the natural world.

Header image courtesy Brenda Ciardiello

Upcoming Classes and Workshops

May 2022
Join our exciting new acrylic workshop series and learn to capture the essence of Spring’s glorious blooms using fun serendipitous techniques! Dripping, spattering, scratching and sprinkling salt, Zan will build on each session sharing new tools and techniques to entice your inner artist. Geared toward the beginner and experienced painter alike, after each session you […]
May 4, 2022 - May 25, 2022
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June 2022
Eager to engage your inner-artist and learn, or polish, drawing skills? This monthly drawing class offers personal instruction in mastering line, form, shading, composition, balance, and more as you practice in the beauty and tranquility of our gardens. Instructor: Erika Duque Scully is a landscape and nature-based painter who lives and works in Fort Worth, […]
June 4, 2022
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From 1923 to 1929, the modernist American artist Charles Demuth produced emblematic portraits, which he dubbed “posters,” of friends within the New York avant-garde. The most beautiful of these is Calla Lilies (Bert Savoy), a 1926 painting that pays homage to the celebrated vaudevillian female impersonator Bert Savoy in the guise of a still life […]
June 8, 2022
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From plants to pulp to paper – learn how to make paper with plants from the Botanic Garden, specifically invasive plants. Produced sustainably and archivally, we will create paper as it has been done for centuries. In this workshop, you will form sheets of paper from various pulps and learn to make pulp paintings with multi-color […]
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Past Classes and Workshops

May 2022
This event is being re-scheduled in June. Watch this space for updated information coming soon! From plants to pulp to paper – learn how to make paper with plants from the Botanic Garden, specifically invasive plants. Produced sustainably and archivally, we will create paper as it has been done for centuries. In this workshop, you […]
May 20, 2022
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Eager to engage your inner-artist and learn, or polish, drawing skills? This monthly drawing class offers personal instruction in mastering line, form, shading, composition, balance, and more as you practice in the beauty and tranquility of our gardens. Instructor: Erika Duque Scully is a landscape and nature-based painter who lives and works in Fort Worth, […]
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April 2022
This series is sold out. Perfect for the beginning watercolorist, this class will cover basic watercolor techniques, color theory, composition, prevention and correction of common watercolor “mistakes,” and techniques for creating realistic plant portraits. At the end of this series, students will have all the tools they need to paint any plant in their garden. […]
May 20, 2022
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This series has been rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances. Join us for Zan’s new series in May!  Join our acrylic workshop series, learning new skills each week. You’ll leave each session with a completed painting and the knowledge to make more on your own! Instructor: Zan Savage holds a degree in fine art from the […]
May 20, 2022
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Butterflies are one of the most beautiful insects to photograph. And they’re often found visiting another popular photographic subject, flowers! Enjoy capturing these colorful creatures with your camera as we explore the Butterflies in the Garden exhibit in the lush Conservatory. Instructor: Edgar Miller is a commercial and fine art photographer and educator, having earned […]
May 20, 2022
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Eager to engage your inner-artist and learn, or polish, drawing skills? This monthly drawing class offers personal instruction in mastering line, form, shading, composition, balance, and more as you practice in the beauty and tranquility of our gardens. Instructor: Erika Duque Scully is a landscape and nature-based painter who lives and works in Fort Worth, […]
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Point of Contact

Erin Starr White
Director of Community Education 

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