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watercolor leafscapes of Black Walnut Tree, artist Sonja Hutchinson

Watercolor Workshop: Leafscapes of the Black Walnut Tree (Online OR In-Person at the Arb)

Thursday October 7, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Sonja Hutchinson, Award-winning painter and long time watercolor painting instructor

Level Some watercolor experience preferred
Supplies Bring-Your-Own, see supply list below
Register for your preferred attendance Choose to attend in-person in the Arboretum's Bee Center with your own work table and ample physical distance spacing, or attend online where you can watch, participate, and interact with the students and instructor just like you're there.

Don't miss this Arboretum-exclusive class where you will create a rhythmic painting featuring the leaf patterns and fruit orbs of the handsome Black Walnut tree. Sonja's accessible learning approach will keep the class fun and ensure you take your painting to the next level.
  • Enjoy and learn from step-by-step demonstrations
  • Practice new painting techniques including negative painting, mixing greens, paint handling, and composition
  • Develop a deeper understanding of the entire watercolor process
  • Receive photo references and drawings aids to guide you through the entire painting process and will be emailed in advance.
  • There will be an hour for a lunch break & plenty of time for Q&A with the instructor, whether you are in-person or live online via Zoom.
  • Everyone will have access to the recorded session available at no extra charge for a limited time in order to facilitate "at home" practice
Supply List
  • Watercolor paints: Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Aureolin Yellow, New Gamboge, Alizarin Crimson, Paynes Grey
  • #10 Round Brush
  • Arches 140lb paper* (9x12" or 11x15")
  • *Please note that you must have professional watercolor paper that is 100% cotton in order to achieve desired results.
  • Clear Acetate such as Dura Lar
  • Transfer Paper
  • Pencil
  • Masking Tape
  • Water and Sprayer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Palette or white Plastic Plate
In-Person option
  • In-person attendees will receive a bar-code ticket for entry to the Arboretum in your email purchase confirmation. Your ticket is valid for entry on the day of your class up to 30 minutes prior to your class start. Present your ticket to the gate attendant as you enter the Arboretum. You may stay at the Arboretum after class as long as you want during our operating hours. Review these Covid-19 safety protocols for attending in-person classes at the Arboretum.
  • Bring water bottle, snack/beverages and/or lunch as needed. Food and drinking water are not available at the class location.
Online option
  • Registered online participants will be emailed a link to join the class via Zoom, an online interactive platform hosted by Arboretum, which allows interaction, feedback and questions.
  • Arboretum Art Curator & Program Manager Wendy DePaolis will be facilitating this class live. For technical questions or assistance during class, contact Wendy at depao008@umn.edu or 952-334-4019.
WAITLIST In-Person
Limit 12, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center
$69 member/$84 non-member, includes Arboretum admission
Online limit 4
$69 member/$84 non-member, zoom link will be emailed to registered participants


River birch watercolor painting by Sonja Hutchinson

Watercolor Painting Workshop: River Birch Tree (Online OR In-Person at the Arb)

Friday, October 22, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Sonja Hutchinson, Award-winning painter and long time watercolor painting instructor

Level Advanced Beginner to Experienced; Some experience with the watercolor medium preferred.
Supplies Bring-Your-Own, see supply list below
Register for your preferred attendance Choose to attend in-person in the Arboretum's Bee Center with your own work table and ample physical distance spacing, or attend online where you can watch, participate, and interact with the students and instructor just like you're there.

The intriguing bark of the river birch enlivens our landscapes all year. Paint a young tree in rich warm color against a crisp Minnesota sky. Leave with a finished painting and the knowledge to take you further in your creative journey.
  • Enjoy live step-by-step demonstrations
  • Learn new painting techniques, from paint handling to composition
  • Develop a deeper understanding of the entire watercolor process
  • Take home reference materials which lead you through the painting process
Supply List
  • Watercolor Paints: Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue, Raw Sienna or Yellow Ochre, Quinacridone Gold, Cadmium Red or Red Light, Paynes Grey
  • Masking Fluid and soap
  • Masking applicator (small brush or nib)
  • Rubber Cement Pickup/Eraser
  • Watercolor Brushes
  • #10 Round brush
  • Wash brush
  • Rigger or liner brush
  • Arches 140 lb paper*
  • *Please note that you must have professional watercolor paper that is 100% cotton in order to achieve desired results.
  • Painting support surface
  • Pencil
  • Transfer paper (if desired for drawing assistance)
In-Person option
  • In-person attendees will receive a bar-code ticket for entry to the Arboretum in your email purchase confirmation. Your ticket is valid for entry on the day of your class up to 30 minutes prior to your class start. Present your ticket to the gate attendant as you enter the Arboretum. You may stay at the Arboretum after class as long as you want during our operating hours. Review these Covid-19 safety protocols for attending in-person classes at the Arboretum.
  • Bring water bottle, snack/beverages and/or lunch as needed. Food and drinking water are not available at the class location.
Online option
  • Registered online participants will be emailed a link to join the class via Zoom, an online interactive platform hosted by Arboretum, which allows interaction, feedback and questions.
  • Arboretum Art Curator & Program Manager Wendy DePaolis will be facilitating this class live. For technical questions or assistance during class, contact Wendy at depao008@umn.edu or 952-334-4019.

In-Person limit 10, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center
$69 member/$84 non-member, includes Arboretum admission
Online limit 10
$69 member/$84 non-member, zoom link will be emailed to registered participants

woman with her graffiti art, photo Peyton Scott Russell

Creative Aging for Ages 60+: Graffiti Arts 8-Week Series

(8) Saturdays, 1-3:30 p.m., September 18 - November 6, 2021
Peyton Scott Russell, Accomplished artist, internationally-known instructor, and Bush Fellowship recipient, Peyton Scott Russell has been involved in graffiti arts for over 30 years.

Specially designed for ages 60 and over, this fun 8-week series will introduce you and fellow students (and soon-to-be friends) to graffiti/street art! No experience is necessary...in fact, no experience is preferred! If you feel like you have untapped creative potential and want to harness your creative voice together with similar people, this series is for you! Learn about the history and aesthetics of graffiti as you develop your aerosol arts skills. Integrate elements of the Arboretum grounds and natural environment into your art pieces. Practice a variety of art-making techniques including traditional art elements and design principles.
$199 member/$249 non-member

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Red Barn in Summer, art by Teo Nguyen

“A Reflection on Being” Exhibit Opening Reception: Meet Artist Teo Nguyen at the Arboretum

Thursday, September 23, 2021, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Introduction & Welcome
Peter Moe, Arboretum Director will begin the evening with opening remarks.

Gallery Viewing
Meet Teo in Reedy Gallery, along with docents and Arboretum Curator of Art Wendy DePaolis, to discuss the exhibition.

About the Artist: Teo Nguyen was born and raised in a fishing village in Vietnam, the son of a poet and a glass painter. This Arboretum exhibition brings his stunning large-scale photorealistic paintings into the Reedy Gallery, allowing viewers to interact with natural beauty in an intimate setting. His Midwestern works, some directly taken from the Arboretum landscape, capture the beauty and spirit of our natural world. These are imaginative fabrications infused with reality that beg the viewer to come closer for more intense inspection. His connection to the Arboretum is inexorable as he states, "if I wasn't an artist, I'd be a gardener." Don't miss this transformative exhibition as Nguyen seeks to show us all the moments "when ordinary things become remarkable and beautiful."

Nguyen studied art and design at De Anza College (Cupertino, CA); Fresno State University; and École des Beaux-Arts (Paris). His works can be found in permanent and corporate collections, including Minneapolis Institute of Arts, General Mills, Walker Art Center and the Weisman Art Museum.

Limit 200, in person at the Oswald Visitors Center - Reedy Gallery & MacMillan Auditorium

Free for member/$15 non-member, includes Arboretum admission.Review these Covid-19 safety protocols for attending in-person programs at the Arboretum.

MistAtTheFalls Watercolor painting, artist Catherine Hearding

Painting Waterfalls: Watercolor workshop with Catherine Hearding

Saturday, October 23, 2021, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Catherine Hearding Award-winning painter and in-demand instructor

Level All levels welcome, some drawing/painting experience preferred
Supplies Bring-Your-Own OR All Supplies Included; see pricing options

Waterfalls are instantly mesmerizing as they draw the viewer closer, whether in person or on paper. Explore these magnificent forces of nature with Catherine in this unique session and learn to capture the intricacies of these wonders.
  • Learn a three-step approach to the watercolor process
  • Discover how to capture the play between static rocks and flowing water
  • 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. Review these Covid-19 safety protocols for attending in-person classes at the Arboretum.

Limit 24, in person at the Tashjian Bee & Pollinator Discovery Center - McVay Learning Lab

Select your registration option at checkout:

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 and all supplies which will be waiting for you to use in class

Red Fox art by instructor Ann Solyst

Pastel: Red Fox

Saturday November 6, 2021, 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Ann Solyst, Award-winning painter and illustrator

Level: All levels welcome, those with some drawing experience will find the most benefit
Supplies Bring-Your-Own OR All Supplies Included; see pricing options

Explore chalk pastels: a portable, versatile medium with a dynamic, painterly quality akin to oil painting, but without the need for harsh chemicals. Whether you are familiar with chalk pastel or have never picked up a pastel in your life this is the class for you! Join us as we use pastels to take an artistic look at foxes:
  • Watch helpful demonstrations from the instructor
  • Discover, practice, and experiment with pastel techniques
  • Create a refined drawing that balances line, form, color and composition
  • Receive individualized attention and step-by-step instructions to draw at your own pace

You'll settle in for a relaxing and fulfilling day of art and nature at the beautiful Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, and leave with a complete work of art! Note that lunch is not included; please bring a bag lunch, beverages and/or snacks. Review these Covid-19 safety protocols for attending in-person classes at the Arboretum.

Limit 16, in person at the Tashjian Bee & Pollinator DiscoveryCenter - McVay Learning Lab

Select your registration option at checkout:

Bring-Your-Own Suppliessee supply list
$79 member/$94 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

All Supplies included
$99 member/$114 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies which will be waiting for you to use in class: pastels, paper, pencils, blending stump, kneading eraser, and take-home sketchbook

Watercolor notecards, winter theme, art by Sonja Hutchinson

Watercolor Note Cards: Sparkle and Snow!

Tuesday, December 7, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Sonja Hutchinson, Award-winning painter and long time watercolor painting instructor

Level Some watercolor experience preferred
Supplies Bring-Your-Own, see supply list below (included in the price for all students: watercolor note card paper and envelopes.)

Paint a collection of 4 holiday cards featuring the delicate beauty of Minnesota snow and ice. A variety of techniques will be taught including wet-into-wet washes, frosty abstractions using masking and windswept flurries:
  • Enjoy live step-by-step demonstrations
  • Practice new painting techniques from paint handling to composition
  • Develop a deeper understanding of the watercolor process
  • Receive reference materials which lead you through entire painting process
Bring these supplies to class:
  • Your regular watercolor paint colors, including a variety of blues such as Cobalt, Ultramarine, Cerulean, Winsor, Prussian (You will not need all but can use any of these common colors), Payne's Grey, Alizarin Crimson.
  • #10 Round Watercolor Brush
  • 140# Arches watercolor paper (2 - 9 x 12 sheets)
  • Masking Fluid such as Pebeo Drawing Gum
  • An empty cereal or cracker box
  • Painting support surface
  • Sprayer Bottle
  • Water Containers
  • Table or Kosher salt
  • Two sided tape or glue to affix paintings to notecards
  • Bring your own snacks/lunch/beverages or water bottle
  • AND your sense of adventure!

Notecard and envelope stock will be provided. Note that lunch is not included; please bring a bag lunch, beverages and/or snacks or plan to purchase from the Arb Cafe. Review these Covid-19 safety protocols for attending in-person classes at the Arboretum.

Limit 16, in person at the Oswald Visitor Center - Azalea Classroom


$69 member/$84 non-member, includes Arboretum admission; included notecards and envelopes will be waiting for you in class

Winter painted scene on an easel with wine. Art: AnnSolyst; photo scene: vectorfusionart/shutterstock

Paint & Sip: Winter at the Arboretum (Online)

Thursday, December 16, 2021, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Central time (join at 5:30 pm for conversation & introductions)
Ann Solyst, Award-winning painter and illustrator

Level All levels, no painting experience required
Supplies Use your own at home (see supply list below)

This fun, interactive online workshop invites you to paint and socialize with your beverage of choice from the comfort of your own home! Attend solo and make new friends, or invite your friends and family from far and wide to register and paint together with you! The Arboretum produces stunning winter scenes which highlight the beauty of Minnesota at this time of year. Discover the joy of acrylic painting, a forgiving medium, as step-by-step instruction guides you to create your own lovely Arboretum winter scene!
  • Learn how to paint with acrylics as you are guided step-by-step through the process
  • Discover techniques that will help you on your painting journey
  • Practice "letting go" and relaxing in order to make the painting process fun
  • Receive a recording of the class (available for 60 days) so you can practice the scene again on your own or finish your artwork after class.
Supply List
Order supplies for convenient shipping to your home! Allow up to 2 weeks in advance to order and receive your supplies. View supply list with links for ordering from Dick Blick
  • Acrylic paint colors: Cadmium Red Medium, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Ultramarine Blue, Titanium White and Black
  • Brushes (1 of each): 1" brush, 0.5" brush, 0.25" brush. Instructor note: use brushes that feel comfortable to you. The sizes listed will work for the canvas size we are working with but brushes come in different styles and the style is, I think, a bit of personal preference.
  • Canvas 11 x 14
  • Paper on hand so they can test colors and practice different brushstrokes. This can be any paper (even computer paper will work) but if you want something that feels more like the canvas you can use a cheap watercolor paper or canvas paper.
  • Paper plate or similar surface for mixing paint.
  • Jar of water (something that can get paint in it)
  • Paper towels or rags that can be thrown away
  • Wear clothes that might get paint on them

Zoom Arboretum class host Arboretum Art Curator & Program Manager Wendy DePaolis, will be facilitating this class live. For webinar questions or assistance during class, contact Wendy at depao008@umn.edu or 952-334-4019.

How it works: Register 1 person with 1 email at a time. If you would like to register multiple people, please register them each separately with separate emails. Registered attendees will receive the link needed to join in their initial purchase confirmation by email. The Arboretum will also send a reminder email with the link within a few days of the start date. Simply click the link at the webinar start time to join the class via Zoom, an online interactive platform hosted by Arboretum, which allows interaction, feedback and questions.

Limit 26, Live online interactive workshop via Zoom


$39 member/$59 non-member, includes live online instruction, Zoom recording for future reference for 60 days, and a supportive fun environment.

IN PERSON at the Arb!
colorful Watercolor painting by Sonja Hutchinson

This is an in-person session! There is an online session also available on Tuesday, March 15 - see separate online class listing below.

Finding Your Rhythm in Watercolor

Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Sonja Hutchinson, Award-winning painter and long time watercolor painting instructor

Level No experience necessary
Bring your own supplies, See supply list below

Understand the interactions between paper, water, paint and brushes in watercolor. We will:
  • Learn the key stages of the watercolor process
  • Develop understanding of your paint properties
  • Complete a series of practice exercises to learn how to create special effects
  • Understand how to achieve the results you desire in your watercolor exploration
Bring these supplies to class
  • Watercolors (at least 4-5 colors)
  • Watercolor brushes (one flat, one round)
  • 3-4 sheets of 140# cold press paper (100% cotton, such as Arches) 9 x 12 is a good size for this.
  • Water containers

Review these Covid-19 safety protocols for attending in-person classes at the Arboretum.

Interested in taking this class online at home? Register for the online option on March 15, 2022, below!

Limit 16, in person at the Oswald Visitor Center - Azalea Classroom


$55 member/$70 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

IN PERSON at the Arb
Acrylic expressive abstract painting by instructor Ann Solyst

This is an in-person session! There is an online session also available on Saturday, February 12 - see separate online class listing below.

Expressive Play Creating Abstracts: Acrylic Painting

Thursday, January 6, 2022, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Ann Solyst, Award winning painter and illustrator

Level All levels welcome, no experience necessary
Supplies Bring-Your-Own OR All Supplies Included; see pricing options

In this explorative and relaxing class students experience the joy of artistic play by creating a unique abstract acrylic painting. The instructor lead you through detailed demonstrations and help you develop your skills through exercises designed to gently prompt you to
  • develop color schemes
  • invent compositions, and
  • call forth your personal artistic voice.

Bring from home: Bag lunch, beverages and/or snacks (Visitor Center Cafe will also be open for purchases).

Review these Covid-19 safety protocols for attending in-person classes at the Arboretum.

Want to take this class online? Register for the online option on Saturday, February 12, see listing below!

Limit 16, in person at the Oswald Visitors Center - Azalea Classroom

Select your registration option at checkout:

Bring-Your-Own Supplies, see supply list
$59 member/$74 non-member includes Arboretum admission

All Supplies included
$79 member/$94 non-member includes Arboretum admission and all supplies to be used in class will be waiting for you for in-class: acrylic paint, brushes, paper, and canvas

 Tiger Lily drawing by art instructor Aryn Lill

Tiger Lily in Colored Pencils: Arboretum Inspired Drawing

Saturday, February 5, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Aryn Lill, Art instructor, artists and passionate about helping others on their artistic journey

Level Beginner to Intermediate
Supplies All supplies included for use in-class

Want to start drawing but don't know where to begin? Have you done a little drawing but want to grow and learn? These classes are designed for you to help you develop observation of shape, line weight, color, layering, and blending techniques. Choose just one session or both (Tiger Lily Feb 5, Cardinal Feb 12) to grow your skills!
  • Learn to draw using a 4-step breakdown instructional process. The instructor will guide each step of the way
  • Learn fundamental skills of art including shading, composition, perspective and shape
  • Discover why materials matter
  • Watch live demonstrations with plenty of time for questions and answers
  • Practice skills with a variety of drawing tools supplied in class
  • Take home handouts to assist you in practicing outside of class

Bring a sense of curiosity and adventure and a desire to tap into your creative side! Bring your own snacks/lunch, or plan to purchase from the Arb Cafe. Review these Covid-19 safety protocols for attending in-person classes at the Arboretum.

Provided for use in class Studio-quality drawing & colored pencils, white pastel pencil, kneaded & plastic eraser, blending stump, sharpener, tan-toned paper

Limit 24, in person at the Snyder Building - Snyder Auditorium


$69 member/$84 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies which will be waiting for you to use in class

ONLINE
Acrylic expressive abstract painting by instructor Ann Solyst

This is an ONLINE session! There is an in-person session also available on Thursday, January 6 - see separate online class listing above.

Expressive Play Creating Abstracts: Acrylic Painting (Online)

Saturday, February 12, 2022, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Ann Solyst, Award winning painter and illustrator

Level: All levels welcome, no experience necessary
Supplies Use your own at home, see supply list

In this explorative and relaxing class students experience the joy of artistic play by creating a unique abstract acrylic painting. The instructor lead you through detailed demonstrations and help you develop your skills through exercises designed to gently prompt you to
  • develop color schemes
  • invent compositions, and
  • call forth your personal artistic voice.

Arboretum class host Arboretum Art Curator & Program Manager Wendy DePaolis, will be facilitating this class live. For webinar questions or assistance during class, contact Wendy at depao008@umn.edu or 952-334-4019.

How it works: Register 1 person with 1 email at a time. If you would like to register multiple people, please register them each separately with separate emails. Registered attendees will receive the link needed to join in their initial purchase confirmation by email. The Arboretum will also send a reminder email with the link within a few days of the start date. Simply click the link at the webinar start time to join the class via Zoom, an online interactive platform hosted by Arboretum, which allows interaction, feedback and questions.

Limit 24, Live online interactive workshop via Zoom


$49 member/$64 non-member, includes instruction, Zoom recording for future reference for 60 days, and a supportive fun environment. (Use your own supplies at home, see supply list)

cardinal drawing, by instructor Aryn Lill

Cardinal in Colored Pencil: Arboretum Inspired Drawing

Saturday, February 12, 2021, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Aryn Lill, Art instructor, artist who is passionate about helping others on their artistic journey

Level Beginner to Intermediate
Supplies All supplies included for use in-class

Want to start drawing but don't know where to begin? Have you done a little drawing but want to grow and learn? These classes are designed for you to help you develop observation of shape, line weight, color, layering, and blending techniques. Choose just one session or both (Tiger Lily Feb 5, Cardinal Feb 12) to grow your skills!
  • Learn to draw using a 4-step breakdown instructional process. The instructor will guide each step of the way
  • Learn fundamental skills of art including shading, composition, perspective and shape
  • Discover why materials matter
  • Watch live demonstrations with plenty of time for questions and answers
  • Practice skills with a variety of drawing tools supplied in class
  • Take home handouts to assist you in practicing outside of class

Bring a sense of curiosity and adventure and a desire to tap into your creative side! Bring your own snacks/lunch or plan to purchase from the Arb Cafe. Review these Covid-19 safety protocols for attending in-person classes at the Arboretum.

Provided for use in class Studio-quality drawing & colored pencils, white pastel pencil, kneaded & plastic erasers, blending stump, sharpener, and tan-toned paper

Limit 24, in person at the Snyder Building - Snyder Auditorium


$69 member/$84 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies which will be waiting for you to use in class

Floral watercolor painting by instructor Sonja Hutchinson

Floral Fantasy: Explorations in Watercolor

Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Sonja Hutchinson, Award-winning painter and long time watercolor painting instructor

Level Some watercolor experience preferred
Supplies Bring your own supplies, see list below

In this session you will build your own bouquet full of energy and light:
  • Experiment using stencils, plastic wrap, watercolor pencils and more
  • Complete a floral composition of spring wild flowers
  • Practice with the drawing references provided for Bachelor buttons, Forget-Me-Nots, Lupine, Queen Anne's Lace and Columbine.
Bring these supplies to class:
  • Your regular watercolor paint and brushes
  • 1-2 sheets of 140# watercolor paper (9 x 12 is fine)
  • A pencil and eraser
  • Transfer paper such as Saral

Note that lunch is not included; please bring a bag lunch, beverages and/or snacks, or plan to purchase from the Arb Cafe. Review these Covid-19 safety protocols for attending in-person classes at the Arboretum.

Limit 16, in person at the Oswald Visitor Center - Azalea Classroom


$69 member/$84 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and some additional supplies that will be waiting for you to use in class: drawing references, stencils, plastic wrap, and watercolor pencils.

ONLINE
colorful Watercolor painting by Sonja Hutchinson

This is an ONLINE session! There is an in-person session also available on Tuesday, January 4 - see separate online class listing above.

Finding Your Rhythm in Watercolor (Online)

Tuesday, March 15, 2022, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Sonja Hutchinson, Award-winning painter and long time watercolor painting instructor

Level No experience necessary
Use your own supplies, see supply list below

This live interactive workshop (online) on Zoom will help you understand the relationships between paper, water, paint and brushes in watercolor. We will:
  • Learn the key stages of the watercolor process
  • Develop understanding of your paint properties
  • Complete a series of practice exercises to learn how to create special effects
  • Understand how to achieve the results you desire in your watercolor exploration

A video recording of the entire class will be provided that will allow you to go back to review class techniques. No need to take notes!

Supply List:
  • Watercolors (at least 4-5 colors)
  • Watercolor brushes (one flat, one round)
  • 3-4 sheets of 140# cold press paper (100% cotton, such as Arches) 9 x 12 is a good size for this
  • Water containers

Zoom Arboretum class host: Arboretum Art Curator & Program Manager Wendy DePaolis, will be facilitating this class live. For webinar questions or assistance during class, contact Wendy at depao008@umn.edu or 952-334-4019.

How it works: Register 1 person with 1 email at a time. If you would like to register multiple people, please register them each separately with separate emails. Registered attendees will receive the link needed to join in their initial purchase confirmation by email. The Arboretum will also send a reminder email with the link within a few days of the start date. Simply click the link at the webinar start time to join the class via Zoom, an online interactive platform hosted by Arboretum, which allows interaction, feedback and questions.

Limit 16, live online interactive workshop via Zoom


$45 member/$65 non-member, includes instruction, Zoom recording for future reference for 60 days, and a supportive fun environment.

nature sketchbooks, credit Pam Luer

Creative Aging for Ages 60+: Exploring Nature through Art 6-Week Series

(6) Thursdays 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: April 21 & 28, May 12, 19 & 26, June 2

Pam Luer, professional artist specializing in nature based motifs. Pam has licensed her designs with gift and home decor industries. Watch a video about Pam Luer

What better place to artistically engage with the flora and fauna than the MN Landscape Arboretum? Specially designed for ages 60 and over, this in-depth 6-week series allows you and fellow students (and soon-to-be friends) to build a deep connection to our natural world as you learn a variety of drawing and observational techniques for those with little or no drawing experience. This is an exploratory class to connect you more deeply with nature through observation.
$199 member/$249 non-member

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