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

September
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...
09/30 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Gordineer
MDTN
October
Gather your friends, sisters, or mom for a night of fun at our Midtown Center. Get creative as you put together your own professional-looking floral arrangement while enjoying hors d'oeuvres, music, and the company of other women. One part class, more...
10/12 Th 06:30pm-08:30pm LaGuerre
MDTN
"Are those flowers real?" It's a question Livia Cetti, the nation's premiere paper flower artist, hears a lot. And make no mistake, the high-style, ethereal blooms she twists and folds from delicate, hand-dyed paper are remarkably realistic. In this new more...
10/12 Th 10:00am-01:00pm Cetti
NYBG
Michigan-based and nationally recognized Anishnabe basketmaker Kelly Church will show you how to create a traditional round-bottom basket out of black ash splints. Kelly is a featured speaker at our Saving the American Ash summit about the cultural importance of more...
10/13 Fr 03:00pm-05:00pm Church
NYBG
The first part of the class will focus on creating ecologically friendly gift wrap, hand- printed with plant patterns. Renowned Hudson Valley artist Caitlin Parker leads you step-by-step through designing and carving a simple botanical shape into a small rubber more...
10/28 Sa 10:00am-02:00pm Parker
NYBG
In this new twist on an ever-popular class, explore the best techniques for lavender harvesting, drying, and arranging, all while learning how to create your own wild vine base. Add dried lavender and lemon, plus other greens to the finished more...
10/29 Su 10:30am-01:00pm Conklin
NYBG
November
Create elegant ornaments using paper quilling, a Renaissance-era art form. Paper artist Marna Chester will show you how to roll, shape, and glue strips of paper to create basic coil shapes that can be arranged into intricate patterns, bringing old-world more...
11/08 We 06:00pm-09:00pm Chester
MDTN
Use a selection of plump succulents, thick moss, and stones, housed in a geometric glass vessel, to make a delightful oasis garden, under the guidance of an instructor who literally wrote the book Terrariums: Gardens Under Glass.

11/20 Mo 06:30pm-08:30pm Colletti
NYBG
December
Create elegant ornaments using paper quilling, a Renaissance-era art form. Paper artist Marna Chester will show you how to roll, shape, and glue strips of paper to create basic coil shapes that can be arranged into intricate patterns, bringing old-world more...
12/05 Tu 11:00am-02:00pm Chester
NYBG
Gather your friends, sisters, or mom for a night of fun at our Midtown Center. Get creative as you put together your own professional-looking floral arrangement while enjoying hors d'oeuvres, music, and the company of other women. One part class, more...
12/07 Th 06:30pm-08:30pm LaGuerre
MDTN
Take inspiration from the wintry outdoors as you recreate a nature scene on a three-dimensional, lighted grapevine wreath using preserved cedar, juniper, mushroom birds, and other seasonal botanicals. Then top it off with a sprinkling of faux snow.

12/10 Su 10:00am-01:00pm Yanni
NYBG
Create a 2-foot tall, round topiary using fresh-cut greens, including boxwood, variegated fan arborvitae, cedar, and juniper with blue berries. Decorate with an assortment of hand-colored dried botanicals—hydrangea, herbs, pods, roses, nuts, and more—to suit your personal style. Your topiary more...
12/16 Sa 01:30pm-04:00pm Conklin
NYBG
January
Use a selection of plump succulents, thick moss, and stones, housed in a geometric glass vessel, to make a delightful oasis garden, under the guidance of an instructor who literally wrote the book Terrariums: Gardens Under Glass.

01/24 We 06:30pm-08:30pm Colletti
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...
01/27 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Scholl
NYBG
February
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...
02/04 Su 10:00am-01:00pm Gershberg
NYBG
Gather your friends, sisters, or mom for a night of fun at our Midtown Center. Get creative as you put together your own professional-looking floral arrangement while enjoying hors d'oeuvres, music, and the company of other women. One part class, more...
02/05 Mo 06:30pm-08:30pm LaGuerre
MDTN
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...
02/10 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Gordineer
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...
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