Crafts & DIY

October

Create your own professional-looking arrangements with economical, store-bought bouquets. Using simple design principles and fresh flowers from your local grocery store or farmers market, learn how to design and create your own elegant arrangements. $45 materials fee. more...
232FDN210A 10/05 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Mele
MDTN

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...
232CRF198 10/06 Th 10:00am-2:00pm Guida
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. more...
232WEL143A 10/15 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Scholl
NYBG

Take a guided ramble with wild foods author and forager Marie Viljoen and learn to how to identify and use edible plants that include introduced ornamentals, cosmopolitan weeds, and flora indigenous to the Northeast. Visit NYBG's Native Plant Garden and more...
232CKG229 10/16 Su 11:00am-1:00pm Viljoen
NYBG

Discover the art of hand-dipped and hand-poured candles using eco-friendly, non-toxic ingredients, essential oils, and herbs. You'll learn the history of this ancient craft, and how to make synergistic scents that add a vibrance to the darker days of winter. more...
232CRF220 10/22 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Petter
NYBG

Bring cheer into your home and exercise your botanical creativity, with live, real-time guidance. Watch your fellow students' efforts online and get personal critiques from your instructor as you build your elegant arrangement with fresh flowers from your own garden, more...
232FDN243AO 10/24 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Edinger
ONLINE

You loved her recent New Yorker covers! Award-winning 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...
232CRF277A 10/26 We 10:00am-12:00pm Kroik
NYBG

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...
232GAR912A 10/29 Sa 11:00am-4:30pm Capobianco
MDTN

November

Hand-woven willow baskets bring a touch of rustic yet elegant beauty to your home. Jesica Clark, owner of the Hudson Valley's Willow Vale Farm, will teach you the traditional willow weaving techniques of rib basketry. Students will weave one large more...
232CRF208 11/04 Fr 9:00am-5:00pm Clark
NYBG

Ring in the holiday season with decadent winter fruit preserves. Learn how to make brandied fruit, spiced apple compote, and almond pears in amaretto syrup from Cornell-trained master food preserver Stephen Nocera. He will demonstrate how to properly preserve fruit, more...
232CKG218 11/05 Sa 11:00am-3:00pm Nocera
NYBG

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...
232GAR912B 11/05 Sa 11:00am-4:30pm Capobianco
NYBG

Explore the age-old skill of basic bookbinding using a variety of structures and materials. Experiment with ancient binding techniques, including Japanese stab binding, French link, and Coptic stitches. You'll walk away with a small book to use as a journal, more...
232CRF191 11/06 Su 10:00am-1:00pm Danila
NYBG

You loved her recent New Yorker covers! Award-winning 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...
232CRF277B 11/09 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Kroik
MDTN

Learn the basics of block printing with artist Chemin Hsiao. Together, you'll visit NYBG's Haupt Conservatory for seasonal botanical inspiration. Then, experiment with carving a simple design into a block of soft, eraser-like material. You'll stamp your designs onto paper more...
232CRF209 11/12 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Hsiao
NYBG

Bring cheer into your home and exercise your botanical creativity, with live, real-time guidance. Watch your fellow students' efforts online and get personal critiques from your instructor as you build your elegant arrangement with fresh flowers from your own garden, more...
232FDN243BO 11/15 Tu 10:00am-12:00pm Woodson
ONLINE

Experience the meditative quality of origami, the simple yet intricate art of folding paper. We'll create a variety of seasonal botanical subjects, such as autumn leaves, poinsettias, and conifers, starting with simple models and progressing to more complex patterns that more...
232CRF298 11/17 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Raab
MDTN

Study the beauty and efficiency of branching patterns found in nature, from leaf veins and root systems, to corals, mineral dendrites, and a single brain neuron. You will observe and sketch from specimens, then create 2D and 3D representations modeled on these more...
232CRF258 11/19 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Fuchs
NYBG

Professional prop stylist Robin Zachary shares her insights on styling photos using botanicals. She'll demonstrate how to curate a variety of tabletop settings, including modern, vintage, and rustic photos using botanicals.
232FDN312AO 11/19 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Zachary
ONLINE

Create your own professional-looking arrangements with economical, store-bought bouquets. Using simple design principles and fresh flowers from your local grocery store or farmers market, learn how to design and create your own elegant arrangements. $45 materials fee. more...
232FDN210B 11/30 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Mele
MDTN

December

The holidays come to life with fragrant, long lasting decorations for your door, table and mantel. Explore working with fresh pine, fir, cedar, boxwood, juniper and arborvitae. Cones and berries will add seasonal interest. Personalize your projects with accents of more...
232FDN335A 12/03 Sa 10:00am-3:30pm Norman
NYBG

Bring cheer into your home and exercise your botanical creativity, with live, real-time guidance. Watch your fellow students' efforts online and get personal critiques from your instructor as you build your elegant arrangement with fresh flowers from your own garden, more...
232FDN243CO 12/08 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Edinger
ONLINE

Southern charm and hospitality come front and center with a glossy, richly decorated wreath of magnolia leaves on a door, mantel, or accent wall. Weave leaves into a wreath form, then complement shape and color with seasonal fruit, pine cones, more...
232FDN355 12/12 Mo 10:00am-2:30pm Cawley
NYBG

A grand centerpiece in a pedestal vase brings the elegance of a Dutch still-life to your dining or entry room. Capture the essence of this festive season with large Dutch amaryllis and ranunculus, English garden roses, Italian lisianthus, hydrangeas, and more...
232FDN320 12/15 Th 11:00am-1:00pm O'Sullivan
NYBG

January

Growing willows will introduce winter color, texture, and functionality to your garden or farm - while also supporting biodiversity. Learn how to grow, care, and harvest shrub willows with Jes Clark of Willow Vale Farm. In this lecture-based class, you'll more...
233CRF265O 01/11 We 6:00pm-7:30pm Clark
ONLINE

Bring cheer into your home and exercise your botanical creativity, with live, real-time guidance. Watch your fellow students' efforts online and get personal critiques from your instructor as you build your elegant arrangement with fresh flowers from your own garden, more...
233FDN243DO 01/18 We 10:00am-12:00pm Woodson
ONLINE

Join Livia Cetti, the nation's premier paper flower artist, as she guides you how to make your own remarkably realistic charm peony from stem to stamen. Bleach, cut, and shape your paper into petals that you assemble using wire and more...
233CRF250 01/21 Sa 10:00am-2:30pm Cetti
NYBG

Professional prop stylist Robin Zachary shares her insights on styling photos using botanicals. She'll demonstrate how to curate a variety of tabletop settings, including modern, vintage, and rustic photos using botanicals.
233FDN312BO 01/21 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Zachary
ONLINE

February

Early winter is when citrus is at its juiciest. Learn how to preserve these fruits and savor their tangy flavor throughout the year. Cornell-trained master food preserver Stephen Nocera will demonstrate the proper balance of sweet and tart while you more...
232CKG249 02/04 Sa 11:00am-3:00pm Nocera
NYBG

Create your own professional-looking arrangements with economical, store-bought bouquets. Using simple design principles and fresh flowers from your local grocery store or farmers market, learn how to design and create your own elegant arrangements. $45 materials fee. more...
233FDN210C 02/08 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Mele
MDTN

Bring cheer into your home and exercise your botanical creativity, with live, real-time guidance. Watch your fellow students' efforts online and get personal critiques from your instructor as you build your elegant arrangement with fresh flowers from your own garden, more...
233FDN243EO 02/13 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Edinger
ONLINE

You loved her recent New Yorker covers! Award-winning 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...
233CRF277C 02/15 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Kroik
MDTN

Discover how to design your own terrarium or vivarium with Christopher Satch, plant scientist and award-winning exhibitor at the Philadelphia Flower Show. Through lecture and demonstration, he'll discuss how to set up a simple, easy care terrarium, how to create more...
233CRF275O 02/25 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Satch
ONLINE

March

When the trees have dropped their leaves and there is a chill in the air, there are still many things to see in the woods and wide open spaces. Join wild foods author and forager author Marie Viljoen for a more...
233CCKG247 03/04 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Viljoen
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. more...
233WEL143B 03/18 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Scholl
NYBG

Create your own professional-looking arrangements with economical, store-bought bouquets. Using simple design principles and fresh flowers from your local grocery store or farmers market, learn how to design and create your own elegant arrangements. $45 materials fee. more...
233FDN210D 03/21 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Mele
MDTN

Bring cheer into your home and exercise your botanical creativity, with live, real-time guidance. Watch your fellow students' efforts online and get personal critiques from your instructor as you build your elegant arrangement with fresh flowers from your own garden, more...
233FDN243FO 03/28 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Woodson
ONLINE