Painting & Drawing
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Georgia Kandiko

Acrylic Abstract Workshop

125-01-23-19
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Georgia Kandiko, longtime educator, award winning professional watercolor artist, and Arboretum devotee

ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED
No experience necessary

The acrylic medium is modern, luminous, simple and direct. Many of the most famous Abstract Expressionist painters - Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Robert Motherwell - embraced acrylic paints because it allowed them to experiment, painting quickly and intuitively in multiple layers using radical techniques. In this class, Georgia will guide you in a wide range of approaches providing a wealth of creative potential for artistic innovation and fresh new ideas. Georgia is uniquely qualified to guide both beginners and experienced students through the process to make these one-of-a-kind paintings. Each student's personal style will be revealed in the painting process. You will have plenty of time in this all-day workshop to consider color design, practice new techniques, and make new friends.

Just bring yourself; all supplies included to make this definitively contemporary piece ready to hang at home! The work will be produced on 11x14 artist quality paper and adhered to canvas.

BRING FROM HOME
This is a long class that takes place over the lunch hour. Please bring lunch, beverages and/or snacks you may need. (The Visitor Center Cafe will also have food/beverage available for purchase)

COUPON
Register for 2 or more select Abstract Art classes with instructor Georgia Kandiko and receive $15 off your total order! Use coupon code DISCOUNT15 at checkout or call 612-301-1210. 
Classes must be purchased at the same time in the same order, not valid on previous purchases or with other discounts. No cash value.

Abstract Art classes that Apply:
Mixed Media - Collage Using Watercolor, Acrylic & Found Materials (11/14/18)
Painting - Acrylic Abstract Workshop (1/23/19)
Painting - Watercolor Semi-Abstract & Abstract Workshop: Apples or Pears (2/13/19)

Limit 16, Oswald Visitor Center - Azalea Classroom

$79 member/$99 non-member, includes Arboretum admission
register 



Georgia Kandiko

Watercolor Semi-Abstract & Abstract Workshop: Apples or Pears

125-02-13-19
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Georgia Kandiko, longtime educator, award winning professional watercolor artist, and Arboretum devotee

ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED
Level:
All levels
Create a painted patchwork of semi-abstract and abstract techniques, with a still life fruit theme! "Semi abstract" painted objects are recognizable, but are not intended to be photographic realism; "Abstract" is completely unrecognizable patterns and colors. Choosing apples or pears as your muse, begin with with a light design then progress by alternating the background with the fruit image using watercolor. Then get ready for a fun process where you make up the rules as you go along--Georgia will ensure that you have fun as you push the boundaries of technique and materials. You will have plenty of time in this all day workshop to play with color, design, perspective and angles and make new friends along the way. At the end of class you will have an 11x14 piece on quality watercolor paper that can be adhered to canvas (included) or framed (not included) and ready to hang.

Just bring yourself; all supplies included to make this contemporary post-patchwork aesthetic piece!

BRING FROM HOME
This is a long class that takes place over the lunch hour. Please bring lunch, beverages and/or snacks you may need. (The Visitor Center Cafe will have food/beverage available for purchase)

COUPON
Register for 2 or more select Abstract Art classes with instructor Georgia Kandiko and receive $15 off your total order! Use coupon code DISCOUNT15 at checkout or call 612-301-1210. 
Classes must be purchased at the same time in the same order, not valid on previous purchases or with other discounts. No cash value.

Abstract Art classes that Apply:
Mixed Media - Collage Using Watercolor, Acrylic & Found Materials (11/14/18)
Painting - Acrylic Abstract Workshop (1/23/19)
Painting - Watercolor Semi-Abstract & Abstract Workshop: Apples or Pears (2/13/19)

Limit 16, Oswald Visitor Center - Azalea Classroom

$79 member/$99 non-member, includes Arboretum admission
register



Ann Solyst 

Pastel: Owl (2-session class)

125-02-16-19-01
2 Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
February 16, 2019
February 23, 2019

Ann Solyst, Award winning painter and illustrator

Level: no experience required
This two week class will be a hoot! Owls are intriguing birds that easily capture the attention and curiosity of birders. Many different species are found here at the Arboretum. Explore the versatility of chalk pastels (a portable, dynamic medium with a painterly quality akin to oil painting) while learning how to draw an owl of your choice. Whether you are familiar with chalk pastel or you have never picked up a pastel in your life, this class will provide you with helpful techniques to explore this medium. After a demonstration and experimentation with pastel techniques, set to work creating a refined drawing that balances line, color, and composition. Receive individualized attention with Ann to draw at your own pace - with time to practice in-between classes on learned techniques. You will leave with a finished piece, and supplies to continue working with pastels. Supplies include eight pastel colors, professional paper, sketchbook, pencils, blending stump and kneading eraser.

Limit 16, Oswald Visitor Center - Azalea Classroom

$89 member/$104 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies 
register



Pam Luer

Nature Sketchbooks & Spring Vignettes : All-Day Workshop with Pam Luer

125-02-21-19
Thursday, February 21, 2019
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Pam Luer, BFA in Studio Arts from the U of M and full-time artist and instructor for nearly 20 years, licensed product artist at Target, Crate & Barrel, and more

SUPPLIES NOT INCLUDED, SEE BELOW FOR SUPPLY LIST OPTIONS BELOW
No experience necessary
 
Held in the lush oasis of the Meyers-Deats Conservatory as well as the Oswald Visitor Center, this sketchbook workshop "is for anyone who wants to take their art with them-from the backyard, to the park or on their next vacation," explains instructor Pam Luer. Coinciding with the Arboretum Flower Show, the beautifully installed spring floral vignettes are the perfect combination of blooming spring colors, dreamy fragrances and art....and a great February escape from the bleakest days of winter. As an outdoors person and traveling artist, Pam has always favored sketchbooks for their portability, flexibility and the freedom to experiment. Says Pam, "You don't need an easel and a studio to be a satisfied artist, all you need is a love of nature, an inquisitive eye, and a few carefully selected drawing tools. Our goal with sketchbooks is not to create a museum-quality finished piece. It's about using your sketchbook as a visual journal-something you can be inspired by and treasure for years to come. There's no right or wrong answer with a sketch, it's just an artistic impression that helps us capture a moment or catalog an idea for later exploration. Let's go see what's out there."

BRING FROM HOME
This is a long class that takes place over the lunch hour. Please bring lunch, beverages and/or snacks you may need. (The Visitor Center Cafe will have food/beverage available for purchase)

SUPPLIES
Either bring your own supplies (see supply list below)
or
purchase the $60 kit with this order which will be waiting for you on your first day of class. 

SUPPLY LIST 

  • Bring your own, or purchase a complete supply kit for $60 
  • Sketchbook 9 x 12 or smaller, please be sure the paper has at least 25% cotton.  Some of Pam's favorites include: 
    • Nature Sketchbook by Pentalic, and 
    • Strathmore 400 series Stillman & Birn Dela series. 
  • If you have a variety of watercolor papers, bring them along to experiment with. 
  • Collection of various drawing pencils. 
  • 6B-4H Derwent watercolor pencils, (small collection) 
  • Pentel Art Aquash water brush: you can find these on line, at Michaels and Blicks. They usually come in a set of three. Another option is to bring a couple brushes and a small water container. 
  • Various drawing markers- I prefer a variety of markers that are water soluble and permanent. 
  • Backpack or bag for all your materials. Keep it portable and easy- you'll be moving about with your gear! 
  • If you are a watercolor artist, feel free to bring a tiny palette. 
Limit 12, Oswald Visitor Center - Azalea Classroom

2 spots left
$79 member/$99 non-member
, includes Arboretum admission
register

$60 Nature Sketchbook Supply Kit 
(Optional)
Supply kit will be waiting for you at the first day of class.


 
Georgia Kandiko

Landscape in Sumi-e: All-Day Workshop

125-03-27-19
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
10 a.m. - 4 p. m.

Georgia Kandiko, longtime educator, award winning professional watercolor artist, and Arboretum devotee

ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED
Level: No experience necessary
Sumi-e is the Japanese word for Black Ink Painting. Sumi-e landscapes are fun and easy, and result in interesting compositions while enjoying a relaxing and spontaneous artistic experience. Start with masa paper from Japan which offers texture to your work. Crinkle it and unfold it letting the lines of the paper be your guide. Georgia will demonstrate how a landscape appears. By working naturally with your materials, rivers, mountains lakes and trees all come forth as you paint on the sumi-e ink. You will work with a variety of sizes and will leave with many small works and one large finished piece of artwork. You have the option to add watercolor to some of your pieces or leave them in the more traditional Asian-style landscape.

All supplies included: Masa paper, Chinese watercolor and ink. Additionally, you will take home a Bamboo sumi brush to help continue your sumi-e journey.

BRING FROM HOME
This is a long class that takes place over the lunch hour. Please bring lunch, beverages and/or snacks you may need. (The Visitor Center Cafe will have food/beverage available for purchase)

Limit 16, Oswald Visitor Center - Azalea Classroom

$45 member/$69 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies
register 


 

Signs of Spring: Watercolor Workshop with Catherine Hearding

125-05-11-19
Saturday, May 11
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Catherine Hearding, Award-winning painter and in-demand instructor

Level
All levels
Supplies
Bring-Your-Own OR All Supplies Included; see pricing options

All around the Arboretum we see signs of spring-blossoming trees, new greens and early bulbs peeking through the soil. Capture these iconic hallmarks of our Minnesota spring!
  • Learn a three-step approach to the watercolor process
  • Learn how to mix a variety of "spring greens"
  • Investigate color schemes to create mood
  • Work with shapes and values to simplify your painting 
Note that lunch is not included; please bring a bag lunch from home.

Limit 24, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - McVay Learning Lab

Bring-Your-Own Supplies (See supply list)
$99 member/$119 non-member, includes Arboretum admission
All Supplies Included
$139 member/$159 non-member, includes Arboretum admission. An assortment of supplies to be loaned for in-class use will be waiting for you when you arrive.

 

A Pair of Pears: Intro to Botanical Painting 2-Day Workshop

125-05-15-19
Wednesday, May 15 AND Thursday, May 16
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Marilyn Garber, internationally-acclaimed botanical artist/educator and founder of art schools

Level
Beginner, no experience necessary
Supplies
Bring-Your-Own; see supply list

Have you always wanted to try your hand at botanical watercolor? Do you love plants and admire botanical art wondering "how do they do that?" Join Marilyn Garber, founder of the Minnesota School of Botanical Art, for this rare introductory class in botanical watercolor. Working from your own pear specimen which will be waiting for you in class, you will learn techniques used in traditional English botanical watercolor painting using a limited palette of six colors.
Note that lunch is not included; please bring a bag lunch from home or plan to purchase in the Arboretum Cafe.

Limit 15, Oswald Visitor Center - Azalea Classroom

$179 member/$199 non-member, includes Arboretum admission. Supplies not included, see supply list.

 

Worldwide Botanical Art Day

"Botanical Art Worldwide" Lecture by Carol Woodin & "Out of the Woods" Botanical Art Exhibition Opening Celebration

125-05-18-19
Saturday, May 18
3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Demonstrations & Tours
4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Lecture "Botanical Art Worldwide"
5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Opening Reception Celebration

In celebration of Worldwide Botanical Art Day, the Arboretum is honored to open the renowned "Out of the Woods - Celebrating Trees in Public Gardens, the Third ASBA/New York Botanical Garden Triennial" Botanical Art Exhibition. The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is the final stop on a five city national tour of the show! All works in this international juried traveling exhibition of artwork by members of the American Society of Botanical Artists depict specimen trees among the living collections of botanical gardens and arboreta around the world. Forty-four artworks have been selected for inclusion, all depicting one of the planet's most important and beautiful resources.

  • Demonstrations & Tours
    Join the Minnesota School of Botanical Art for intriguing real-time demonstrations and exclusive artist-led tours of the "Out of the Woods: Celebrating Trees in Public Gardens" Exhibit.
  • Lecture: "Botanical Art Worldwide"
    Carol Woodin, Director of Exhibitions, American Society of Botanical Artists
    Hear fascinating story of Botanical Art Worldwide, an international initiative documenting some of the world's greatest botanical diversity. Twenty-five countries over six continents joined together to reach new audiences through botanical art, each showcasing the wild beauty of their nation's native plants.
  • Reception
    Join us for celebration and conversation, plus additional tours! Admission includes this complimentary post-lecture reception of light botanical-infused treats and non-alcoholic beverages. Wine and beer will be available for purchase.

This exhibition is brought to you with generous support from Friends of the Andersen Horticultural Library.

Limit 200, Oswald Visitor Center - MacMillan Auditorium

$10 member/$20 non-member, includes Arboretum admission


 

Botanical Watercolors with Wendy Brockman

125-06-01-19-03
Saturday, June 1
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Wendy Brockman, Award-winning botanical painter, professional nature artist and long time instructor

Level
Intermediate to advanced
Supplies
Bring-Your-Own; also bring a completed drawing on hot press watercolor paper (5" x 7" or smaller) and your plant specimen. See supply list.

Through discussion, demonstration, handouts and individual instruction, Wendy will assist and guide you as you learn to create structure, form and detail using botanical watercolor painting tips and techniques. Apply your new skills as you work through class to finish your piece (5" x 7" or smaller). Gather inspiration during a brief class tour of the "Out of the Woods: Celebrating Trees in Public Gardens" exhibit.
Note that lunch is not included; please bring a bag lunch from home or plan to purchase in the Arboretum Cafe.

Limit 16, Oswald Visitor Center - Azalea Classroom

$79 member/$99 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

 

Watercolor Birds, Bees & Butterflies on Yupo

125-06-01-19
Saturday, June 1
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Jim Turner, Award Winning watermedia painter and experienced instructor

Level
All Levels
Supplies
Bring-Your-Own OR All Supplies Included; see pricing options

What is Yupo? A compelling and unique alternative to traditional art papers! It's a synthetic paper, machine-made in the USA of 100% polypropylene. Pigments applied to the sheet retain their true clarity and brilliance with a wonderful "stained glass" color intensity and versatility. Techniques used include pouring, stamping, texturing and lifting to create colorful abstract designs. Learn how to develop these designs into images of birds, bees and butterflies. Come if you are a beginner and want to have fun playing with paint, if you are an accomplished watercolorist who wants to explore a new surface, or anyone in between who wants to expand their horizons and try something new. You will leave with two paintings and a new appreciation for what you can achieve using watercolor paints. All class fees include: Yupo paper, gesso (a foundation primer), some texturing tools and stamps/stencils for use in-class. Those who own watercolor supplies are welcome to bring them from home for an expanded variety of colors.
Note that lunch is not included; please bring a bag lunch from home (refrigeration available)

Limit 18, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - McVay Learning Lab

Bring-Your-Own Supplies see supply list
$79 member/$99 non-member, includes Arboretum admission
All Supplies Included
$104 member/$124 non-member, includes Arboretum admission plus loaned for in-class use will be waiting for you when you arrive: Dr. PH. Martin's Hydrus Fine Art Watercolors, brushes, foam rollers


 

Asian Brush Painting: Horses

125-06-08-19
Saturday, June 8
9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Dee Teller, Internationally known artist famous for her Asian brush painting and calligraphy. Her Asian name is Ding Teller - which means "Happy Teacher."

Level
No experience necessary
Supplies
Bring-Your-Own OR All Supplies Included; see pricing options

"Please have a follow-up workshop with Dee Teller doing horses again. She was amazing!" You asked and we heard you! Dee's class was a sensation last fall, with students begging for more. If you missed that class, don't worry, you are still welcome to sign up for this session. Follow the guidance of one of the world's most acclaimed Asian brush horse painters as you learn to work with a variety of materials and tools. You will complete
  • 2 gold horses on fadeless black art paper using acrylic paint, sumi brush, and gold marker
  • 1 multicolor, multi-material collage horse
All class fees include
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Black fadeless art paper
  • ‘YES' artistic quality adhesive
  • Sumi-e ink to use in class
Note that lunch is not included; please bring a bag lunch from home (refrigeration available)

Limit 20, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - McVay Learning Lab

Bring-Your-Own Supplies see supply list
$104 member/$124 non-member, includes Arboretum admission
All Supplies Included
$129 member/$149 non-member, includes Arboretum admission, easel brush, Windsor-Newton bamboo brush, gold marking pen, a variety of collage materials, paper towels, scissors to use in class, plate to mix glue and water ($25 supply value)



Gretchen Wagener Burau

Colored Pencil: Arboretum Spring Blooms

125-06-08-19-01
Saturday, June 8
9 a.m. - noon

Gretchen Wagener Burau, professional artist, art history instructor at the University of St. Thomas, and longtime Arboretum employee

Level
No experience necessary
Supplies
All materials are included to make and bring home a completed piece of art.

Colored pencils are ideal for capturing the subtle details of flowers. Explore the beauty of the Arboretum while learning to draw amazing spring blooms such as irises, peonies, clematis, shrub roses, and the yellow lady's-slipper! View stunning varieties and take photos for drawing in-class (optional) as Gretchen takes you on a brief walk around the grounds. Return to the classroom for demonstrations on graphite and colored pencil techniques, which will be used to produce realistic depictions and make corrections. Gretchen will teach you

  • how to observe a plant
  • render its details 
  • apply colors in layers to build a three-dimensional form
Individual instruction will be given as you draw from provided photographs and live specimens.
Optional: bring plants or photographs from home that you wish to draw.

Limit 15, Snyder Building - Classroom I

$59 member/$89 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies

 
Georgia Kandiko


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Iris: Watermedia Painting Workshop

125-06-12-19-01
Wednesday, June 12
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Georgia Kandiko, longtime educator, award winning professional watercolor artist, and Arboretum devotee

Level
All levels
Supplies
All supplies included

Capture the romantic drama of an iris, painted larger-than-life! The standards and falls will show up with sweeping brush strokes highlighted with concentrated color. These gestures will set off the mysterious and intricate interior of the flower and the bayonet leaves. We will visit the highlighted flower growing in the garden giving you a chance to see irises from many dimensions. Then work in the classroom with fresh-cut examples to create a 22" x 15" watercolor masterpiece! Your focus on this single magnified flower will allow for your own unique personal interpretation.
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Note that lunch is not included; please bring a bag lunch from home or plan to purchase in the Arboretum Cafe.

Limit 16, Oswald Visitor Center - Azalea Classroom

$59 member/$79 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies. Supplies loaned for in-class use will be waiting for you when you arrive.

COUPON
$15 Off 2 or more Big, Bold & Gorgeous Flower Painting classes
Register for (2) or more Big, Bold & Gorgeous Flower Painting classes and receive $15 off your total order! Use coupon code DISCOUNT15 at checkout or call 612-301-1210. Classes must be purchased at the same time in the same order, not valid on previous purchases or with other discounts. No cash value.



Pam Luer 

Nature Sketchbooks with Pam Luer

125-06-15-19
Saturday, June 15
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Pam Luer, professional artist and instructor for nearly 20 years, specializing in natural based designs, licensed product artist at Target, Crate & Barrel, and more

Level
No Experience Necessary
Supplies
Bring-Your-Own OR All Supplies Included; see pricing options

Pam will lead you on a nature walk alongside a Master Naturalist or Master Gardener to teach you how to closely observe the flora and fauna of the Arboretum. Observational skills will help you grow as an artist and expand your experiences in nature. This workshop is for anyone who wants to add an element of art while "on the go" - in your backyard, park, or on your next vacation. In the spirit of John James Audubon, the sketchbook has long been favored as a visual journal by natural artists for its portability, flexibility and the freedom to experiment. All you need is a love of nature, an inquisitive eye, and a few carefully selected drawing tools. Put skills to use right away and enjoy the rewards of documenting the everyday beauty that is all around.
Note that lunch is not included; please bring a bag lunch from home or plan to purchase in the Arboretum Cafe.

Limit 15, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Garden Lab

Bring-Your-Own Supplies see supply list
$69 member/$99 non-member,
includes Arboretum admission
All Supplies Included
$129 member/$159 non-member,
includes arboretum admission; supply kit will be waiting for you in class. Deadline for ordering supply kit is Friday, May 31st


 
Georgia Kandiko


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Purple Coneflower: Watermedia Painting Workshop

125-07-10-19-01
Wednesday, July 10
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Georgia Kandiko, longtime educator, award winning professional watercolor artist, and Arboretum devotee

Level
All levels
Supplies
All supplies included

Let Georgia guide you from surface preparation to the delicate handling of the soft-edged petals. Dappled sunlight playing over the coneflower's spiked dramatic center demonstrates our clever use of color. We will visit the highlighted flower growing in the garden, giving you a chance to see purple coneflowers from many dimensions. Then work in the classroom with fresh-cut examples to create a 22" x 15" watercolor masterpiece! Your focus on this single magnified flower will allow for your own unique personal interpretation.
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Note that lunch is not included; please bring a bag lunch from home or plan to purchase in the Arboretum Cafe.

Limit 16, Oswald Visitor Center - Azalea Classroom

$59 member/$79 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies. Supplies to be loaned for in-class use will be waiting for you when you arrive.


COUPON
$15 Off 2 or more Big, Bold & Gorgeous Flower Painting classes
Register for (2) or more Big, Bold & Gorgeous Flower Painting classes and receive $15 off your total order! Use coupon code DISCOUNT15 at checkout or call 612-301-1210. Classes must be purchased at the same time in the same order, not valid on previous purchases or with other discounts. No cash value.

 
Gretchen Wagener Burau

Fresco: History & Hands-on Workshop

125-08-03-19
Saturday, August 3
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Gretchen Wagener Burau, professional artist, art history instructor at the University of St. Thomas, and longtime Arboretum employee

Level
No experience necessary
Supplies
All supplies included

The oldest known painting medium, fresco, means "fresh" in Italian and refers to the process by which water-based pigments are applied to freshly laid plaster. When executed properly, frescos can last for thousands of years. Class includes
  • 1.5 hours: A virtual tour of the major frescoes of Italy, including the four Roman wall styles found in Pompeii, the Camposanto in Pisa , and numerous paintings by Italian Renaissance masters. Learn about restoration techniques and contemporary frescoes created in Minnesota as Gretchen draws upon her experience assisting internationally-renown fresco artist, Mark Balma.
  • 1.5 hours: Demonstration of buon or true fresco painting using the Italian terms associated with fresco painting.
  • 50 minutes: lunch break. Note that lunch is not included; please bring a bag lunch from home or plan to purchase in the Arboretum Cafe or local establishment.
  • 2 hours: Create your own 11" x 14" fresco using a personally selected subject inspired by reference photos. Bring your own reference photos from home or use those provided by the instructor.
Limit 15, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - McVay Learning Lab

$89 member/$109 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies

 
Georgia Kandiko


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Sunflower: Watermedia Painting Workshop

125-08-14-19-01
Wednesday, August 14
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Georgia Kandiko, longtime educator, award winning professional watercolor artist, and Arboretum devotee

Level
All levels
Supplies
All supplies included

The dramatic centers of these flowers offer many possibilities for depicting the eye-catching geometric pattern. The buttery yellow petals with their subtle twists and turns invite lingering glances. Watermedia is perfect for translating these shapes into a treasured work of art.
We will visit the highlighted flower growing in the garden, giving you a chance to see sunflowers from many dimensions. Then work in the classroom with fresh-cut examples to create a 22" x 15" watercolor masterpiece! Your focus on this single magnified flower will allow for your own unique personal interpretation.
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Note that lunch is not included; please bring a bag lunch from home or plan to purchase in the Arboretum Cafe.

Limit 16, Oswald Visitor Center - Azalea Classroom

$59 member/$79 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies. Supplies to be loaned for in-class use will be waiting for you when you arrive.


COUPON
$15 Off 2 or more Big, Bold & Gorgeous Flower Painting classes
Register for (2) or more Big, Bold & Gorgeous Flower Painting classes and receive $15 off your total order! Use coupon code DISCOUNT15 at checkout or call 612-301-1210. Classes must be purchased at the same time in the same order, not valid on previous purchases or with other discounts. No cash value.

 
Georgia Kandiko


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Dahlia: Watermedia Painting Workshop

125-09-11-19-01
Wednesday, September 11
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Georgia Kandiko, longtime educator, award winning professional watercolor artist, and Arboretum devotee

Level
All levels
Supplies
All supplies included

We will visit dahlias growing in the garden, giving you a chance to observe them from many dimensions. Then work in the classroom with fresh-cut examples to create a 22" x 15" watercolor masterpiece! Your focus on this single magnified flower will allow for your own unique personal interpretation. Start by toning the paper with color to show the play of light over the petals of this flower. The velvety stage of dryness is perfect for putting for creating various dimensions of the petals.
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Note that lunch is not included; please bring a bag lunch from home or plan to purchase in the Arboretum Cafe.

Limit 16, Oswald Visitor Center - Azalea Classroom

$59 member/$79 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies. Supplies to be loaned for in-class use will be waiting for you when you arrive.


COUPON
$15 Off 2 or more Big, Bold & Gorgeous Flower Painting classes
Register for (2) or more Big, Bold & Gorgeous Flower Painting classes and receive $15 off your total order! Use coupon code DISCOUNT15 at checkout or call 612-301-1210. Classes must be purchased at the same time in the same order, not valid on previous purchases or with other discounts. No cash value.

 
Pam Luer

Nature Sketchbooks: Garden's Last Harvest 2-Day Workshop with Pam Luer

125-09-14-19-01
Saturdays, September 14 & 21
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Pam Luer, professional artist and instructor for nearly 20 years, specializing in natural based designs, licensed product artist at Target, Crate & Barrel, and more

Level
All levels
Supplies
Bring-Your-Own OR All Supplies Included; see pricing options

Yearning to stay connected to the natural world through her art, Pam Luer is offering her Nature Sketchbook series two-session workshop to celebrate the waltz of the garden's last dance. As always, Pam will offer students of all skill levels some tools and tips to help them see, explore and luxuriate in the natural world more mindfully through simple sketches. Through your sketchbook and a few of your favorite drawing tools, Pam will help you slow down to concentrate on the remnants of our glorious growing season- the seeds, pods and leaves and gardens that remind us that while one season ends, there will always be another Spring. This workshop will include a private tour of the rare and beautiful books at the The Andersen Horticultural Library during the second class session.
Note that lunch is not included; please bring a bag lunch from home or plan to purchase in the Arboretum Cafe.

Limit 15, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Garden Lab

Bring-Your-Own supplies see supply list
$99 member/$139 non-member, includes Arboretum admission
All Supplies Included
$159 member/$199 non-member, supply kit will be waiting for you in class. Deadline for ordering supply kit is Friday, September 6


 


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Member Perk!

Arboretum Members may invite non-members to attend a class with them at the discounted member rate! Simply register for all participants at the same time in the same order and select the "member" rate for each person at checkout.


Cancellation Policy

Prior to registering, please review the cancellation policy


Waitlist

The best chance of being enrolled in a sold out class is to add your name to the waitlist. Click the orange "waitlist" button and complete the steps, or call 612-301-1210. There is no obligation to register if a spot opens. If the waitlist shows enough demand, additional class sessions may be added.


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Program Quick Links

FREE & LOW COST
       PlantMaker Studio
       Q&A at the Yard & Garden Desk

YOUTH & FAMILIES
Youth+Adult Together Programs
       Ages 3-5 with adult
       Ages 5-12 with adult

Summer Youth Programs
COMING SOON! Ages 5-10 Groups/Summer Field Trips
COMING SOON! Ages 5-13 Weekly Children's Garden
COMING SOON! Ages 5-7 Day Camps
COMING SOON! Ages 7-11 Day Camps
COMING SOON! Ages 11-14 Day Camps
COMING SOON! Ages 12-15 Counselor-In-Training  

ADULTS
Gardening & Horticulture Classes
      Get Growing: A Day of Gardening Classes
      Gardening - General
       Edible Gardening
       Landscape & Design
       Science of Plant Propagation
Pollinators
       Pollinators - Misc
       Beekeeping
Fine Art & Crafts Classes

       Painting & Drawing

       Mixed Media
       Crafts
       Jewelry & Wearable Art
       Fiber Arts
       Stone Balancing
       Open Art Studio
Photography Classes
       Photography
Food & Wine Classes
       Dine with a Chef
       Saturday Cooking in the Kitchen
       Wine
Home, Health & Beauty

       Home, Health & Beauty

       Book Club
Nature Appreciation
       Trees

       Signature Guided Walks

Nature-Based Therapeutics
       
Shinrin-yoku


Bios
       Instructors
       Arboretum Staff
       Education Department Statistics


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