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

December
Take inspiration from the woods as you create a rich, textural wreath for your home. Using a grapevine wreath as a base, you'll add a variety of preserved botanical materials, including seed pods, mosses, flowers, fruits, and pine cones.
12/01 Sa 11:00am-02:00pm Yanni
NYBG
The soft light and honey-like aroma from beeswax container candles create a warm, romantic atmosphere. In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn the basic science and history of candle-making, while creating a container candle to take home.
12/01 Sa 11:00am-02:00pm Anthony
MDTN
Brighten the winter nights with a beautiful cut paper lantern. You'll learn basic positive space papercutting techniques with a scissor and craft knife, and use botanical and photo references to create your own ready to frame plant silhouettes. Then, we'll more...
12/02 Su 10:00am-02:00pm Fowler
NYBG
Make your gifts stand-out this season by creating unique gift wrap and seasonal cards with handprinted plant patterns. You'll design and carve a simple botanical shape into a small rubber-printing block. Then, you'll use this to stamp a whimsical pattern more...
12/06 Th 06:00pm-09:00pm Langer
MDTN
Create a building replica with natural materials in the style of the Holiday Train Show®! Explore architectural styles, and then choose from an assortment of dried botanicals such as pods, bark, and branches to make your own detailed more...
12/08 Sa 09:30am-04:00pm Yanni
NYBG
Make your gifts stand-out this season by creating unique gift wrap and seasonal cards with handprinted plant patterns. You'll design and carve a simple botanical shape into a small rubber-printing block. Then, you'll use this to stamp a whimsical pattern more...
12/09 Su 11:00am-02:00pm Langer
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...
12/13 Th 06:30pm-08:30pm Vizoso
MDTN
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...
12/15 Sa 01:30pm-04:00pm Conklin
NYBG
January
Mosaics with plant-based motifs have graced gardens, palaces, and places of worship for centuries. A true mosaics master with over 40 years of experience, Angele Hanansen of Unicorn Art Studio will show you how to use colored tiles to transform more...
01/12 Sa 11:00am-03:00pm Hanansen
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...
01/26 Sa 11:00am-02:00pm Scholl
NYBG
The soft light and honey-like aroma from beeswax container candles create a warm, romantic atmosphere. In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn the basic science and history of candle-making, while creating a container candle to take home.
01/27 Su 11:00am-02:00pm Anthony
NYBG
February
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...
02/02 Sa 11:00am-02:00pm Gordineer
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. Hypertufa planters are the perfect more...
02/03 Su 12:00pm-03:00pm Gershberg
NYBG
A delightful oasis garden tucked into a glass vessel will cheer you in all seasons. Author of Terrariums: Gardens Under Glass Maria Colletti will show you how to create your own mini-ecosystem with layers of different colored sand and a more...
02/06 We 06:30pm-08:30pm Colletti
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...
02/07 Th 06:30pm-08:30pm Vizoso
MDTN
Start your own hanging garden and learn some basic leatherworking in this fun workshop! First, you'll blend and layer watercolor stains on vegetabletanned leather strips. Then, you'll assemble these strips with basic tools and rivets to create a beautiful hanger more...
02/09 Sa 12:00pm-02:30pm Laursen
MDTN
Learn basic leatherworking skills as you create a keepsake journal covered with beautiful, botanical designs. We'll show you how to trace and cut a pattern, how to punch holes for hand stitching, and how to apply finishing hardware. You can more...
02/10 Su 11:00am-01:30pm Laursen
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...
02/23 Sa 11:00am-02:00pm Basch
MDTN