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

March
Create your own professional-looking arrangements with economical, store-bought bouquets. Using simple design principles and fresh flowers from European-style displays in your grocery store, learn how to design and create your own elegant arrangements. $45 materials fee.

Please bring: more...
03/21 Th 06:00pm-08:00pm Edinger
MDTN
Fifteen minutes is all it takes for a stylish arrangement that will transform your table! Working with a variety of seasonal flowers, you'll learn how to execute simple yet impactful designs that are versatile, sophisticated, and eco-friendly. Take home one more...
03/26 Tu 11:00am-01:00pm Vizoso
NYBG
April
Learn to craft the ultimate farmhouse table in an artful blend of vintage and modern, rustic and refined. Locally sourced peonies, wildflowers, fresh herbs, and flowering cherry branches take center stage, displayed in farm-inspired metal and glass containers bursting with more...
04/02 Tu 10:30am-04:00pm O'Sullivan
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...
04/06 Sa 11:00am-02:30pm Smullen
NYBG
Historical bartenders and modern mixologists have long used a great variety of herbal and botanical ingredients to add flavor, body, and visual flair to drinks. Go beyond the garnish to explore the world of oleo-saccharums, infusions, simple syrups, and tinctures more...
04/09 Tu 06:00pm-09:00pm Freeman
MDTN
"Are those flowers real?" It's a question Livia Cetti, the nation's premier 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. Timeless and magical, more...
04/10 We 10:00am-01:00pm Cetti
NYBG
Creative, imaginative, and sometimes even gravity defying, armatures are the key to many simple yet spectacular designs. Learn the basic techniques to construct compelling frameworks from natural and man-made materials. You'll get inspired to create dramatic armature designs with masterful more...
04/10 We 06:00pm-09:00pm Kang
MDTN
In this popular wreath-making class, explore the best techniques for lavender harvesting, drying, care and arranging, all while learning how to create your own wild vine base. Embellish your wreath with fall botanicals such as eucalyptus, boxwood, and more. The more...
04/14 Su 11:00am-01:30pm Conklin
NYBG
Simple yet elegant—floral crowns evoke nature and romance. Far from being a hippie throwback, they remain trendy for summer music festivals, parties, and even Parisian runways (check out Rodarte's spring 2018 show!). Join us for a lively workshop in which more...
04/15 Mo 10:00am-12:00pm Woodson
NYBG
Lillian Melcher, whose breathtaking illustrations grace the pages of The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, discusses how the explorers of old recorded the botanical specimens they found while fording river rapids and climbing mountain tops! Then you will experiment with more...
04/20 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Melcher
NYBG
Create your own professional-looking arrangements with economical, store-bought bouquets. Using simple design principles and fresh flowers from European-style displays in your grocery store, learn how to design and create your own elegant arrangements. $45 materials fee.

Please bring: more...
04/24 We 06:00pm-08:00pm Chapelle
MDTN
Joshua Werber's playful headpieces are certain to delight, as his many followers on Instagram readily attest. In this special workshop, Joshua will discuss how to use botanical materials to design headpieces that evoke a wide variety of emotions. Learn the more...
04/26 Fr 10:00am-01:00pm Werber
NYBG
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...
05/01 We 06:30pm-08:30pm Chapelle
MDTN
Fifteen minutes is all it takes for a stylish arrangement that will transform your table! Working with a variety of seasonal flowers, you'll learn how to execute simple yet impactful designs that are versatile, sophisticated, and eco-friendly. Take home one more...
05/01 We 11:00am-01:00pm Edinger
NYBG
From chic weddings to intimate dinner parties, artfully-presented groupings of bouquets in eclectic glass containers are a popular look. Garden roses, ranunculus, calla lilies, green moss dianthus, Queen Anne's lace, fragrant ginestra, and hypericum berries arranged in simple vignettes will more...
05/02 Th 10:30am-04:00pm O'Sullivan
NYBG
Explore how to make the perfect, palette-cleansing salad that also promotes good digestion. Nancy MacNamara will show you how to properly mix and dress a variety of bitter green, including baby escarole, radicchio, dandelion, castelfranco, and agretti—all fresh from Honey more...
05/11 Sa 11:00am-02:00pm MacNamara
NYBG
Why restrict flowers to a vase or succulents to a pot? The new trend is to "wear" them! Create unique necklaces, earrings, bracelets, or pins—while learning simple techniques you can apply to many projects.
05/15 We 11:00am-02:00pm Marsh
NYBG
Harness sunlight to create dreamlike botanical images in rich blues. Pioneered in the 1840s, cyanotype is a type of photography that doesn't use a camera. Under the expert guidance of artist William Waitzman, you will make 4–6 prints, while exploring more...
05/18 Sa 10:30am-03:00pm Waitzman
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 take home.

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05/19 Su 11:00am-02:00pm Scholl
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 Tu 06:30pm-08:30pm Colletti
MDTN
Make a statement using tropical foliage such as monstera, smilax, and bird's nest fern. Jordan Chapelle, formerly Senior Visual Designer at Ovando, shows you how to let the bold leaf shapes guide your design. Discover many techniques to make a more...
05/22 We 11:00am-03:00pm Chapelle
NYBG
Uncover the hidden and powerful color properties of flowers, as well as the history and basics of dyeing with plants by using different flowers to create tones from yellow and orange to pink and purple. Each participant will receive one more...
05/31 Fr 02:00pm-05:00pm Pombo
NYBG
June
Tabletop garlands and floral runners are enjoying a surge in popularity thanks to their lush and elegant beauty. Learn the techniques of color, repetition, and rhythm to create a centerpiece that spans the length of the wedding table, cleverly designed more...
06/03 Mo 10:00am-02:30pm Woodson
NYBG
Channel your inner Monet while you spend a morning drawing in the Garden! Botanical artist Frank Guida covers basic design principles, including focal point, contrast, perspective, line, and gesture, as well as how to choose a subject that translates well more...
06/06 Th 10:00am-02:00pm Guida
NYBG
Fifteen minutes is all it takes for a stylish arrangement that will transform your table! Working with a variety of seasonal flowers, you'll learn how to execute simple yet impactful designs that are versatile, sophisticated, and eco-friendly. Take home one more...
06/10 Mo 06:00pm-08:00pm Woodson
MDTN
You loved her recent New Yorker covers! Awardwinning artist and seasoned educator Jenny Kroik is known for the loosely rendered, evocative scenes she describes as "very responsive—like a journal." Using cut flowers as your subject, you will learn the basics more...
06/11 Tu 06:30pm-08:30pm Kroik
MDTN
Simple yet elegant—floral crowns evoke nature and romance. Far from being a hippie throwback, they remain trendy for summer music festivals, parties, and even Parisian runways (check out Rodarte's spring 2018 show!). Join us for a lively workshop in which more...
06/17 Mo 06:30pm-08:30pm Woodson
MDTN
Delight your summer guests with these sophisticated, refreshing drinks! Both tart and sweet, a shrub is a tasty tonic made with a vinegar base, fruit, sugar, and herbs. Drink it straight, mix it with mineral water, or use it to more...
06/20 Th 06:30pm-08:30pm TBA
MDTN
Get a little messy making seasonal berry jam! Trained in preservation techniques at Cornell, Stephen Nocera will show you three distinct methods of jamming, using less sugar and no additives or pectin. You'll come away with the techniques and recipes more...
06/22 Sa 11:00am-02:00pm Nocera
NYBG
Create your own professional-looking arrangements with economical, store-bought bouquets. Using simple design principles and fresh flowers from European-style displays in your grocery store, learn how to design and create your own elegant arrangements. $45 materials fee.

Please bring: more...
06/25 Tu 06:00pm-08:00pm Edinger
MDTN
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...
06/27 Th 06:30pm-08:30pm Chapelle
MDTN
July
Fifteen minutes is all it takes for a stylish arrangement that will transform your table! Working with a variety of seasonal flowers, you'll learn how to execute simple yet impactful designs that are versatile, sophisticated, and eco-friendly. Take home one more...
07/08 Mo 06:00pm-08:00pm Edinger
MDTN
Historical bartenders and modern mixologists have long used a great variety of herbal and botanical ingredients to add flavor, body, and visual flair to drinks. Go beyond the garnish to explore the world of oleo-saccharums, infusions, simple syrups, and tinctures more...
07/10 We 06:00pm-09:00pm Freeman
MDTN
There's more to blending tea than simply tossing herbs together. Nancy MacNamara—whose teas are a perennial favorite at NYBG's Farmers Market—will discuss the flavor profiles of various dried leaves, roots, barks, fruits, flowers, and berries, as well as how to more...
07/13 Sa 11:00am-02:00pm MacNamara
NYBG
Harness sunlight to create dreamlike botanical images in rich blues. Pioneered in the 1840s, cyanotype is a type of photography that doesn't use a camera. Under the expert guidance of artist William Waitzman, you will make 4–6 prints, while exploring more...
07/13 Sa 10:30am-03:00pm Waitzman
NYBG
Create a vibrant pair of tea towels by dyeing them in alluring, ancient indigo! You'll experiment with several different ways to create patterns using traditional Japanese shibori techniques. Textile artist Molly George will also show you just how easy it more...
07/18 Th 06:00pm-09:00pm George
MDTN
You loved her recent New Yorker covers! Awardwinning artist and seasoned educator Jenny Kroik is known for the loosely rendered, evocative scenes she describes as "very responsive—like a journal." Using cut flowers as your subject, you will learn the basics more...
07/20 Sa 12:00pm-02:00pm Kroik
NYBG
"Put up" your peaches using time-honored canning techniques for three preparations that will extend the bounty of your favorite stone fruits long after summer is gone. Create a compote to top your summer desserts; prepare for fall with warming spices; more...
07/27 Sa 11:00am-02:00pm Nocera
NYBG
August
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 take home.

more...
08/04 Su 11:00am-02:00pm Scholl
NYBG
Why restrict flowers to a vase or succulents to a pot? The new trend is to "wear" them! Create unique necklaces, earrings, bracelets, or pins—while learning simple techniques you can apply to many projects.
08/07 We 11:00am-02:00pm Marsh
MDTN
Create your own professional-looking arrangements with economical, store-bought bouquets. Using simple design principles and fresh flowers from European-style displays in your grocery store, learn how to design and create your own elegant arrangements. $45 materials fee.

Please bring: more...
08/07 We 06:00pm-08:00pm Woodson
MDTN
Return to great-grandma's tried-and-true process to make pickled cucumbers in three styles—spicy dill, sweet bread-and-butter, and zesty relish. Designed for beginners, this class covers the basics—from recipes to food prep to sterilizing. You'll pick up tips and tricks for pickling more...
08/24 Sa 11:00am-02:00pm Nocera
NYBG
September
Wondering what to do with your bounty of tomatoes? Preserve them, of course! We will show you the best ways to process and hot pack your harvest, with a simple method borrowed from industrial canning. We'll make a chili tomato more...
09/12 Th 11:00am-02:00pm Nocera
NYBG
Create your own professional-looking arrangements with economical, store-bought bouquets. Using simple design principles and fresh flowers from European-style displays in your grocery store, learn how to design and create your own elegant arrangements. $45 materials fee.

Please bring: more...
09/16 Mo 06:00pm-08:00pm Edinger
MDTN
Create a vibrant pair of tea towels by dyeing them in alluring, ancient indigo! You'll experiment with several different ways to create patterns using traditional Japanese shibori techniques. Textile artist Molly George will also show you just how easy it more...
09/21 Sa 12:00pm-03:00pm George
NYBG