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Adult Education Classes

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Fine Art & Craft

March through July 2019 Courses

John Muir’s Conservation Legacy: The Necessity of Wildness: A FOUR-WEEK CLASS – Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26; 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Exploring Watercolor A – Saturday, March 16; 1 to 4 p.m.

Simple Sewn Books: Variations on a Theme – Saturday, March 23; 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Exploring Watercolor B – Thursday, April 11; 1 to 4 p.m.

Armchair Travel Sketching: Building a Practice: A SIX-WEEK CLASS – Wednesdays, April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22; 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Italic Calligraphy: A THREE-WEEK CLASS – Tuesdays, April 23, 30, May 7; 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Sumi-e: Japanese Brush Painting: A SIX-WEEK CLASS – Tuesdays, April 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4; 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Reading Ron Rash – “Something Rich and Strange” – Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Travel Photography – Wednesday, May 8; 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Designing with Flowers: A THREE-WEEK CLASS – Thursdays, May 9, 16, 23; 1 to 4 p.m.

Exploring Watercolor C – Saturday, May 11; 1 to 4 p.m.

A Hand-Tied Bouquet – Tuesday, May 14; 1 to 3 p.m.

Arboretum Reads “The Nature Fix” May Book Discussion – Thursday, May 16; 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Photography Just for the Zen of It – Tuesday, Wednesday, May 21, 22; 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Poetics and Place: A Talk About Language, the Short Story, and Writing About Home with Ron and Tom Rash – Wednesday, May 29; 6 to 8 p.m.

Simple Sewn Books: More Variations on a Theme – Saturday, June 1; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Eco Printing – Tuesday, June 11; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Reading Bartram and Southeastern Naturalists: A FOUR-DAY CLASS AND FIELD TRIP – Tuesday, June 11 –  Friday, June 14;               10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cut Paper Pictures – Saturday, June 15; 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Floral Arrangements from Supermarket Bouquets – Wednesday, June 19; 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Arboretum Reads “The Nature Fix” June Book Discussion – Thursday, June 20; 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Broom Making: Cobwebs and Whisks – Saturday, June 22; 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Paper Marbling – Saturday, June 29; 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

“Loving Where You Live:” A Workshop for Readers & Writers – Saturdays, June 29, July 6, 13, 20; 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Arboretum Reads “The Nature Fix” July Book Discussion – Thursday, July 18; 5:30 to 7 p.m.

A Floral Centerpiece – Tuesday, July 23; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Contemporary Calligraphy: Lowercase – Tuesday, July 23; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Contemporary Calligraphy: Uppercase – Tuesday, July 30; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Interested in "Growing Your Mind" in other programs, including horticulture & conservation, natural history, or health & wellness? Find out what other classes The North Carolina Arboretum has to offer.