Crafts & DIY


Plein-Air 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 on the page. Then, you will go out on grounds to practice what more...
234CRF198 06/08 Th 10:00am-2:00pm Guida

Learn the fundamentals for turning ordinary nursery stock into a living work of art. This workshop covers the five major styles of bonsai along with plant and container selection, branch and root pruning, wiring, and potting. more...
234GAR912 06/24 Sa 11:00am-4:30pm Capobianco

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...
234WEL143 06/24 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Scholl


Hand-woven willow baskets bring a touch of rustic yet elegant beauty to your home. Jes Clark of the Hudson Valley's Willow Vale Farm will teach you the traditional techniques of rib willow basketry-such as weaving a modified Catalan Base, Three-Rod more...
241CRF224 07/06 Th 10:00am-4:00pm Clark

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...
241CKG200 07/08 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Nocera

Professional prop stylist Robin Zachary shares creative ways to style and photograph your finished floral arrangements for use on your website, portfolio, and/or social media accounts. Learn how to design a set with a variety of backdrops and props in more...
241FDN312O 07/15 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Zachary


"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...
241CKG231 08/05 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Nocera

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 through the papermaking process, and introduce you to the many different mushrooms you can use for more...
241CRF130 08/12 Sa 11:00am-2:30pm Smullen

Gather plants and urban detritus (like rust!) from the surrounding landscape to make beautiful dyes-bright magenta pokeweed, dark black walnut, and rich purple wild grape. In the first session, artist and founder of the Toronto Ink Company Jason Logan will more...
241CRF187O 08/12 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Logan

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...
241CKG240 08/16 We 5:00pm-7:00pm Freeman

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. Designedfor beginners, this class covers the basics—from recipes to food prep to sterilizing. You'll pick up tips and tricks for pickling all more...
241CKG221 08/19 Sa 11:00am-3:00pm Nocera

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...
241CKG226 08/26 Sa 11:00am-3:00pm Nocera


Explore sterile vs. non-sterile mushroom production techniques. Hodgins Harvest Founder & "Chief Fungi Enthusiast" Aaron Hodgins Davis will demonstrate how to build a Still Air Box (SAB), which is a compact device that helps maintain a clean environment, and review more...
241CKG238 09/09 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Hodgins Davis

Explore multiple ways to bring the beauty of dried flowers into your home. In the first session, you'll discover tips on which flower types will last the longest, how to gather, press, and preserve them, and when to use which more...
241CRF237O 09/10 Su 2:00pm-4:00pm Yanni