BELMONT, N.C. – This October, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden will offer special continuing education classes that feature a variety of topics including: papercrafting, horticultural walks and photography.
Upcoming classes in October include:
Garden Art & Design
Papercrafting: Decorative Ceramic Coasters, instructed by Suzanne Patz, stamp and paper artist – Sunday, Oct. 7, 1 – 3 p.m. Learn basic skills involved in paper crafting and then use your new skills to create an autumn-themed note card and a set of four ceramic coasters for yourself or as a gift. This class is $18 for Garden members and $22 for non-members, plus a $5 materials fee.
The Organic Line: Ink and Watercolor Workshop, instructed by Ellen Ward, art instructor –Saturday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ink and watercolor are the best combination for the beginner and the seasoned artist! This class uses the Organic Line Method of drawing instruction, emphasizing a quick start and expressive observation. Ellen Ward’s Organic Line Method of instruction emphasizes a quick start for beginners, instills confidence with materials, and allows for the development of a fluid method for individual expression. A list of supplies will be sent with registration confirmation. Bring a snack or bag lunch. This class is $60 for Garden members and $80 for non-members.
Horticultural Highlight Walks, led by Garden staff – Saturday, Oct. 6 and 20, 10 a.m. Join our professional horticulture staff as they take you on a custom tour of the Garden. Guides will highlight new developments and installations in the Garden, note favorite plants and share behind-the-scenes details. Each walk will be a unique experience. Topics and guides will be announced the week before on the Garden’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/DanielStoweBotanicalGarden. These walks are free with Garden admission.
Intuitive Photography I, instructed by Katherine Leonard, KL Creative – Saturday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Come with an open mind and learn how to view the pictures you want to capture with your camera. This half-day workshop is open to all photography levels. It focuses on learning how to create more meaningful and expressive pictures by using a variety of proven techniques and field assignments. Participants will shoot, edit and print during this session. This class is $50 for Garden members and $60 for non-members, with a $15 materials fee.
For more information or to register for a class, please visit www.DSBG.org or call 704-829-1252.
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, the Carolinas’ Garden for All Seasons, provides guests a chance to reconnect with nature. Located within 380 acres on the banks of Lake Wylie, spectacular gardens, sparkling fountains, a conservatory dedicated to the display of tropical plants and orchids, a visitor pavilion, gift shop and nature walk await the visitor. HGTV named it one of the nation’s “20 Great Gardens” and USA TODAY says the Garden is one of the nation’s best places to “welcome fall with a flourish.” Committed to horticultural excellence, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is a must-see for all ages.