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Drawing the Fall Harvest

Tuesdays, November 3 - December 1
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

The summer growing season culminates in the fall harvest, when a bounty of fruits and vegetables spill out of the cornucopia reminding us of what the earth provides. In this class students create still-life drawings in colored pencil and/ or black and white mediums. More Information

Intro to Drawing

Plants and Natural Objects in Black and White

Tuesdays, January 5 - February 2
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 p.m.
OR Saturdays, January 9 - February 6
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Drawing is the foundation of the visual arts, and anyone can learn its basic principles. In this class, students will learn basic composition, proportion, shading and perspective. More Information

Tai Chi in the Garden

Saturdays, January 23 - April 2 OR April 16 - June 18
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

The Garden is a beautiful and relaxing place to begin your weekend. Learn this ancient Chinese exercise form, designed to increase flexibility and balance. Cultivate your mental focus and physical strength in an enchanting garden setting. More Information


Getting Started in Atlanta

Saturday, January 30 OR April 2
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Now is the time to think about keeping bees this year. This is an information-gathering class to find out about the feasibility of urban/suburban beekeeping in the area. Learn about the basics of beekeeping and the beekeeper’s year, where to find materials, and when and how to get started. More Information

Intermediate Drawing

Drawing in Black and White

Tuesdays, February 9 - March 8
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 p.m.

Using basic black and white drawing materials the continuing drawing student explores large plant studies, still lifes and landscapes. More Information

Intro to Colored Pencil

Tuesdays, March 15 - April 12
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 p.m.

Saturdays, March 19 - April 16
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

This lively class introduces you to colored pencil drawing using the Garden as your subject. Learn color theory and composition. Explore methods for drawing botanical renderings and still-lifes working from photographs and reproductions. More Information

Intermediate Colored Pencil

Tuesdays, April 19 - May 17
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 p.m.

This class offers the rich and varied colors, shapes and forms of the tropical world. Drawings are large in scale, emphasizing contours and select focal points of concentrated color and detail. Students use Prismacolor watercolor pencils as well as wax pencils. More Information