Craft & DIY Classes

Let Mother Nature be your muse! Use botanicals to make prints, paper, planters, and pendants. We make it easy—all materials are included!

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Classes

February
Add a touch of majesty to your home! Mount a staghorn fern with sphagnum moss onto a wooden board for a living work of art. You'll also learn how to properly care for your fern so it will thrive indoors more...
02/24 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Douglass
NYBG
Bring the bouquet of a summer garden indoors with handmade, naturally moisturizing glycerin soaps. You'll learn the traditional melt and pour process and combine fragrances of various dried herbs and essential oils—lavender, rosemary, mint, and more—to make four bars to more...
02/25 Su 10:00am-01:00pm Scholl
NYBG
March
From seashells to DNA, many natural phenomena share a beautiful spiral structure that follows the Fibonacci sequence. With Karen Fuchs as your guide, you'll combine art and science by closely observing, sketching, and creating sculptural clay forms, taking inspiration from more...
03/03 Sa 10:00am-12:30pm Fuchs
NYBG
Add a touch of majesty to your home! Mount a staghorn fern with sphagnum moss onto a wooden board for a living work of art. You'll also learn how to properly care for your fern so it will thrive indoors more...
03/17 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Douglass
MDTN
Show off the exquisite beauty of an orchid by mounting it on cork. Not only is this a showstopping piece of living décor, it is also healthy for the plant, mimicking the way epiphytic orchids grow in nature. Frank Guida, more...
03/24 Sa 02:00pm-04:30pm Guida
NYBG
April
Create a mini rain forest with air plants and orchids in an open-style terrarium. Maria Colletti, author of Terrariums, will guide you as you design your own, and provide instruction on the care and maintenance of your miniature plant world.
04/04 We 06:30pm-08:30pm Colletti
NYBG
Use bracket fungi to create beautiful, earth-toned sheets of paper under the expert guidance of mycologist Dorothy Smullen. This hands-on class will walk you step-by-step through the papermaking process, and introduce you to the many different mushrooms you can use more...
04/07 Sa 11:00am-02:30am Smullen
NYBG
"Are those flowers real?" It's a question Livia Cetti, the nation's premier paper flower artist, hears a lot. In this new workshop, Livia shows you how to make a high-style hollyhock, from stem to stamen. Discover the best ways to more...
04/19 Th 10:00am-02:30pm Cetti
NYBG
Add a touch of majesty to your home! Mount a staghorn fern with sphagnum moss onto a wooden board for a living work of art. You'll also learn how to properly care for your fern so it will thrive indoors more...
04/21 Sa 11:00am-02:00pm Douglass
NYBG
Perfume can be traced back thousands of years to an Ancient Egyptian tradition, beloved by Cleopatra. Discover the history of perfume and the therapeutic benefits of essential oils in this hands-on workshop. Learn scent-blending techniques and how to identify and more...
04/28 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Gordineer
MDTN
May
Gather your friends, sisters, or mom for a night of fun and flowers. Create your own professionallooking floral arrangement while enjoying hors d'oeuvres, music, and the company of other women. One part class, one part party, our Girls' Night Out more...
05/02 We 06:30pm-08:30pm Vizoso
MDTN
Harness sunlight to create dreamlike botanical images in rich blues. William Waitzman, whose artwork appears in The New Yorker and The New York Times, will guide you through the hands-on process of making cyanotype photograms, one of the oldest forms more...
05/05 Sa 10:30am-03:00pm Waitzman
NYBG
Make a pendant, ring or magnet using dried botanicals and other natural elements. Eco-jeweler and Brooklyn Botanic Garden Curator of Containers & Interior Displays, Margarita Poulson, shows you how to use casting epoxy, to dry and press plant materials, to more...
05/12 Sa 11:00am-02:00pm Poulson
MDTN
Cut loose and get experimental! Play with blending a variety of materials together on a single surface to create a visually stunning composition. Learn to make your own materials by manipulating magazine pages using citrasolv. Experiment with transferring images from more...
05/12 Sa 10:30am-03:00pm Nemergut
NYBG
Create a mini rain forest with air plants and orchids in an open-style terrarium. Maria Colletti, author of Terrariums, will guide you as you design your own, and provide instruction on the care and maintenance of your miniature plant world.
05/21 Mo 06:30pm-08:30pm Colletti
MDTN
June
Capture the beauty of the Garden in spring using watercolor as you practice painting en plein air, an approach that was fundamental to the 19th-century Impressionist movement. Award-winning multimedia artist Naomi Campbell, whose work has been featured in American Artist more...
06/02 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Campbell
NYBG
Perfume can be traced back thousands of years to an Ancient Egyptian tradition, beloved by Cleopatra. Discover the history of perfume and the therapeutic benefits of essential oils in this hands-on workshop. Learn scent-blending techniques and how to identify and more...
06/02 Sa 02:30pm-05:30pm Gordineer
NYBG
Gather your friends, sisters, or mom for a night of fun and flowers. Create your own professionallooking floral arrangement while enjoying hors d'oeuvres, music, and the company of other women. One part class, one part party, our Girls' Night Out more...
06/28 Th 06:30pm-08:30pm Vizoso
MDTN
July
Create your newest statement scarf or delicate wall hanging by dying a beautiful versatile large silk square in alluring and ancient indigo. Claire Frederick—co-founder of Wax and Wane Fiber— studied natural dyes all over the world and is eager to more...
07/12 Th 10:00am-12:00pm Frederick
NYBG
Harness sunlight to create dreamlike botanical images in rich blues. William Waitzman, whose artwork appears in The New Yorker and The New York Times, will guide you through the hands-on process of making cyanotype photograms, one of the oldest forms more...
07/14 Sa 10:30am-03:00pm Waitzman
NYBG
Create your newest statement scarf or delicate wall hanging by dying a beautiful versatile large silk square in alluring and ancient indigo. Claire Frederick—co-founder of Wax and Wane Fiber— studied natural dyes all over the world and is eager to more...
07/14 Sa 12:00pm-02:00pm Frederick
NYBG
Making a hyper-tufa planter is like making mud pies: messy and fun! Use peat moss, perlite, cement, and water to create a lightweight container that mimics the look of an old stone English watering trough. Hyper-tufa planters are the perfect more...
07/28 Sa 11:00am-02:00pm Gershberg
NYBG
August
Add a touch of majesty to your home! Mount a staghorn fern with sphagnum moss onto a wooden board for a living work of art. You'll also learn how to properly care for your fern so it will thrive indoors more...
08/04 Sa 11:00am-02:00pm Douglass
MDTN
Bring the bouquet of a summer garden indoors with handmade, naturally moisturizing glycerin soaps. You'll learn the traditional melt and pour process and combine fragrances of various dried herbs and essential oils—lavender, rosemary, mint, and more—to make four bars to more...
08/05 Su 10:00am-01:00pm Scholl
NYBG
Cut loose and get experimental! Play with blending a variety of materials together on a single surface to create a visually stunning composition. Learn to make your own materials by manipulating magazine pages using citrasolv. Experiment with transferring images from more...
08/11 Sa 10:30am-03:00pm Nemergut
NYBG
Perfume can be traced back thousands of years to an Ancient Egyptian tradition, beloved by Cleopatra. Discover the history of perfume and the therapeutic benefits of essential oils in this hands-on workshop. Learn scent-blending techniques and how to identify and more...
08/15 We 10:00am-01:00pm Gordineer
MDTN
Bring the bouquet of a summer garden indoors with handmade, naturally moisturizing glycerin soaps. You'll learn the traditional melt and pour process and combine fragrances of various dried herbs and essential oils—lavender, rosemary, mint, and more—to make four bars to more...
08/19 Su 10:00am-01:00pm Scholl
NYBG