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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

April
From the field to the folder, this course covers the essentials of making museum-quality preserved plant specimens suitable for research, education, and decoration. Learn techniques and skills for collecting and preserving plants of your interest, wild or cultivated. Build your more...
04/06 Th 06:00pm-09:00pm Atha
Alli
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 more...
04/08 Sa 10:00am-01:30pm Smullen
NYBG
Capture the fleeting magic of woodland spring flowers with the delicate art of papercutting. You will learn basic papercutting techniques from silhouette artist Jenny Lee Fowler, whose work has been featured in Martha Stewart Living, House Beautiful and Better Homes more...
04/08 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Fowler
BARD
Use the ancient tradition of papercutting to "draw in silhouette" and celebrate the role of pollinators—birds, bats, beetles, bees, and butterflies—and their connections with plants. You will choose a pollinator and plant pairing to inspire your own original design that more...
04/15 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Fowler
BARD
Capture the fleeting magic of woodland spring flowers with the delicate art of papercutting. You will learn basic papercutting techniques from silhouette artist Jenny Lee Fowler, whose work has been featured in Martha Stewart Living, House Beautiful and Better Homes more...
04/22 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Fowler
NYBG
Use the ancient tradition of papercutting to "draw in silhouette" and celebrate the role of pollinators—birds, bats, beetles, bees, and butterflies—and their connections with plants. You will choose a pollinator and plant pairing to inspire your own original design that more...
04/22 Sa 01:00pm-03:00pm Fowler
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...
04/29 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Gordineer
MDTN
Weave a herbal wreath as gorgeous as it is beautifully scented. Craft a base using twigs and vines, then arrange foraged and cultivated herbs around it, including mustard, oregano, flax, mint, rosemary, and lavender. Finish your 15"–18" master work with more...
04/30 Su 10:00am-12:30pm Conklin
NYBG
May
Gather your friends, sisters, or mom for a night of fun and flowers. Create your own professional-looking floral arrangement while enjoying wine, hors d'oeuvres, music, and the company of other women. One part class, one part party, our Girls' Night more...
05/04 Th 06:30pm-08:30pm LaGuerre
MDTN
Weave a herbal wreath as gorgeous as it is beautifully scented. Craft a base using twigs and vines, then arrange foraged and cultivated herbs around it, including mustard, oregano, flax, mint, rosemary, and lavender. Finish your 15"–18" master work with more...
05/06 Sa 10:00am-12:30pm Conklin
NYBG
Build botanical textural wall art to complement your indoor space, under the expert guidance of Maria Colletti, author of Terrariums: Gardens Under Glass. Using a living moss mat as a base, you will create a mosaic of preserved green mosses, more...
05/11 Th 06:30pm-08:30pm Colletti
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...
05/13 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Gershberg
NYBG
Bring some whimsy to your kitchen with tea towels hand-printed with plant patterns. Multidisciplinary artist Caitlin Parker, whose work has been exhibited internationally, will show you just how easy it is to use pressed ferns, leaves, and flowers as stamps more...
05/20 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Parker
NYBG
June
Build botanical textural wall art to complement your indoor space, under the expert guidance of Maria Colletti, author of Terrariums: Gardens Under Glass. Using a living moss mat as a base, you will create a mosaic of preserved green mosses, more...
06/08 Th 06:30pm-08:30pm Colletti
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...
06/10 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Gershberg
NYBG
"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...
06/14 We 10:00am-02:30pm Cetti
NYBG
Gather your friends, sisters, or mom for a night of fun and flowers. Create your own professional-looking floral arrangement while enjoying wine, hors d'oeuvres, music, and the company of other women. One part class, one part party, our Girls' Night more...
06/20 Tu 06:30pm-08:30pm LaGuerre
MDTN
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...
06/22 Th 06:00pm-09:00pm Poulson
MDTN
Harness sunlight to create dreamlike botanical images in rich blues. William Waitzman, whose artwork has been published in The New Yorker and The New York Times, will guide you through the hands-on process of making cyanotype photograms, one of the more...
06/24 Sa 10:30am-03:00pm Waitzman
NYBG
July
Bring some whimsy to your kitchen with tea towels hand-printed with plant patterns. Multidisciplinary artist Caitlin Parker, whose work has been exhibited internationally, will show you just how easy it is to use pressed ferns, leaves, and flowers as stamps more...
07/15 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Parker
MDTN
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...
07/22 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Poulson
NYBG
August
Bring the beauty and bouquet of the summer garden into your home this spring 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, more...
08/06 Su 10:00am-01:00pm Scholl
NYBG