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Adult Education Classes

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Fine Art & Craft

August through December 2019 Courses

Arboretum Reads: August Book Discussion – Thursday, August 15; 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

The Colors of Clay: Making Paints with Clay Pigments: A TWO-DAY CLASS – Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Eco-literature and the Writer’s Task: Writing in the Age of Loneliness  – Saturday, September 7; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Color: Garden to Cloth – Saturday, September 7; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Making a Bold Mark with the Cola Pen – Wednesday, September 11; 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Wunderlust and the Sublime in Nature – Tuesday, September 17; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Creative Nature and Outdoor Photography – Wednesday, October 2; 1 to 8 p.m.; Thursday, October 3; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, October 4; 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Exploring Watercolor A – Saturday, October 5; 1 to 4 p.m.

Sumi-e: Japanese Brush Painting – Tuesdays, October 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19; 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Nature of Drawing: Autumn Sketchbook – Saturday, Sunday, October 19, 20; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lettering for Sketchbooks – Wednesday, October 23; 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Watercolor: The Tools We Use – Thursday – Saturday, October 31 – November 2; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Poetry of Place Retreat for Writers: Nature-based Expressive Arts: A TWO-DAY CLASS – Friday, November 1; 3 to 6 p.m; Saturday, November 2; 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

One Naturalist on Another: George Ellison on the Legacy of Horace Kephart Book Talk – Sunday, November 3; 2 to 4 p.m.

Exploring Watercolor Immersion – Saturday, November 9; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bonsai Tree and Landscape Appreciation: Curator’s Talk on “Yoshimura Island” – Tuesday, November 12; 4 to 6 p.m.

A Literary Field Guide to Southern Appalachia Reading and Book Talk – Sunday, November 17; 3 to 5 p.m.

Wreathmaking A – Tuesday, December 3; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Wreathmaking B – Wednesday, December 4 ; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Small Ornament Books for the Holidays – Saturday, December 7; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kadomatsu – Tuesday, December 10 ; 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Exploring Watercolor B – Saturday, December 14; 1 to 4 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.