Botanical Creative Arts

Explore your creative side with 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

February 2023

Click here to register now! 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. This month we will be drawing in the relaxing Beggs Courtyard. Instructor: […]

Feb 04 2023
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Click here to register now! 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. This month we will be drawing in the relaxing Beggs Courtyard. Instructor: […]

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This program is sold out – contact mschmidlkofer@fwbg.org to be added to the waitlist. Orchids are one of the most beautiful plants to photograph with their popular and uniquely exquisite flowers! Enjoy capturing these colorful plants with your camera as we explore the orchids in the Conservation Greenhouse. Instructor: Edgar Miller is a commercial and […]

Feb 07 2023
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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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This program is sold out – contact mschmidlkofer@fwbg.org to be added to the waitlist. Orchids are one of the most beautiful plants to photograph with their popular and uniquely exquisite flowers! Enjoy capturing these colorful plants with your camera as we explore the orchids in the Conservation Greenhouse. Instructor: Edgar Miller is a commercial and […]

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Click here to register now! Each month, participants will discover how to use gouache paint to capture light and shadows on certain flowers. These sessions use a more abstract approach, focusing attention on color mixing, and capturing 3-dimensionality through observational techniques that explore tints and shades. Paint, brushes, paper, and reference photos will be provided, […]

Feb 10 2023
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BRIT

Click here to register now! Each month, participants will discover how to use gouache paint to capture light and shadows on certain flowers. These sessions use a more abstract approach, focusing attention on color mixing, and capturing 3-dimensionality through observational techniques that explore tints and shades. Paint, brushes, paper, and reference photos will be provided, […]

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Click here to register now for Session One! Take inspiration from plants and use them as your art materials! In this 3-part workshop, you will explore printmaking with plants, drawing with and from plants, and making artist books. If taken together, the sessions will build on your results from previous sessions, but each can also […]

Feb 21 2023
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Click here to register now for Session One! Take inspiration from plants and use them as your art materials! In this 3-part workshop, you will explore printmaking with plants, drawing with and from plants, and making artist books. If taken together, the sessions will build on your results from previous sessions, but each can also […]

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Click here to register now for Session Two! Take inspiration from plants and use them as your art materials! In this 3-part workshop, you will explore printmaking with plants, drawing with and from plants, and making artist books. If taken together, the sessions will build on your results from previous sessions, but each can also […]

Feb 28 2023
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Click here to register now for Session Two! Take inspiration from plants and use them as your art materials! In this 3-part workshop, you will explore printmaking with plants, drawing with and from plants, and making artist books. If taken together, the sessions will build on your results from previous sessions, but each can also […]

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March 2023

Click here to register now for Session Three! Take inspiration from plants and use them as your art materials! In this 3-part workshop, you will explore printmaking with plants, drawing with and from plants, and making artist books. If taken together, the sessions will build on your results from previous sessions, but each can also […]

Mar 03 2023
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Click here to register now for Session Three! Take inspiration from plants and use them as your art materials! In this 3-part workshop, you will explore printmaking with plants, drawing with and from plants, and making artist books. If taken together, the sessions will build on your results from previous sessions, but each can also […]

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Past Classes and Workshops

January 2023

Registration for this event is now closed. We hope to see you next month! We will discover how to use gouache paint to capture light and shadows on the stems and petals of peony flowers. We will go for a more abstract approach, focusing our attention on color mixing and capturing 3-Dimensionality through observational techniques […]

Jan 13 2023

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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Registration for this event is now closed. We hope to see you next month! We will discover how to use gouache paint to capture light and shadows on the stems and petals of peony flowers. We will go for a more abstract approach, focusing our attention on color mixing and capturing 3-Dimensionality through observational techniques […]

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Registration is now closed. We hope to see you next month! 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. This month we will stay […]

Jan 07 2023

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11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Registration is now closed. We hope to see you next month! 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. This month we will stay […]

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December 2022

This event is sold out. Please email mschmidlkofer@brit.org to be added to the waitlist. In this class you will learn how to create botanical jewelry inspired by the natural elements encountered every day. Participants will create gorgeous one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces using resin and dried flowers and leaves. Instructor: Becky received her degree from the University […]

Dec 10 2022

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9:00 am - 12:00 pm
FWBG

This event is sold out. Please email mschmidlkofer@brit.org to be added to the waitlist. In this class you will learn how to create botanical jewelry inspired by the natural elements encountered every day. Participants will create gorgeous one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces using resin and dried flowers and leaves. Instructor: Becky received her degree from the University […]

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“Botanical Art: From classic to contemporary” A Hybrid Lunchtime Lecture by Dr. Denis Benjamin Join us as Resident Research Associate Dr. Denis Benjamin discusses topics on botanical art. This 1-hr seminar will include a short Q&A session after the lecture. The lecture will be held in-person at FWBG|BRIT (in the Commons of the BRIT building) […]

Dec 06 2022

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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
BRIT

“Botanical Art: From classic to contemporary” A Hybrid Lunchtime Lecture by Dr. Denis Benjamin Join us as Resident Research Associate Dr. Denis Benjamin discusses topics on botanical art. This 1-hr seminar will include a short Q&A session after the lecture. The lecture will be held in-person at FWBG|BRIT (in the Commons of the BRIT building) […]

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Registration is closed. We hope to see your next month! 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. This month we will stay warm by […]

Dec 03 2022

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11:00 am - 1:00 pm
FWBG

Registration is closed. We hope to see your next month! 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. This month we will stay warm by […]

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November 2022

Registration for this program is now closed. 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. This month, we will be taking a unique, behind-the-scenes look […]

Nov 12 2022

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11:00 am - 1:00 pm
FWBG

Registration for this program is now closed. 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. This month, we will be taking a unique, behind-the-scenes look […]

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Point of Contact

Crissa Nugen

Adult Education Manager

cnugen@brit.org

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