Exhibition-Related Classes

March

For serious photographers only, this is a rare opportunity to capture the exquisite beauty of The Orchid Show without casual visitors present. Bring your tripod (the only time we'll allow them in the exhibition!), since you'll be shooting with available more...
203GWP229 03/06 Fr 8:30am-10:00am NYBG

Myths abound about how hard it is to care for this ever-popular orchid. Frank Guida dispels those myths with plenty of sensible advice on how to treat your phalaenopsis so that it blooms year after year. Light, water, nutrients, repotting, more...
203GAR213A 03/07 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Guida
NYBG

Frank Guida, Botanical Art teacher and orchid aficionado, shows you what he's learned from years assisting in NYBG's Nolen Greenhouses about when and how to divide and repot your orchids without trauma (to you or the plants!). Learn about different more...
203GAR213B 03/14 Sa 10:00am-12:30pm Guida
NYBG

Study the warm tones of flowers available in our corner markets, even in the winter's cold.

Artists of all skill levels will enjoy these one-day workshops dedicated to basic watercolor techniques. In each session, you'll learn to capture the more...
203BIL225B 03/22 Su 10:00am-3:30pm Vogel
NYBG

April

Get pro tips on how to care for orchids in less than optimal environments. Barbara Schmidt, award-winning exhibitor at the Philadelphia Flower Show and author of Orchid Care: For the Beginner, will walk you through what orchid genus will fare more...
204GAR213C 04/04 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Schmidt
NYBG

Photograph The Orchid Show using your DSLR 100-300 mm telephoto lens, and dedicated speedlights. Master techniques to achieve the best lighting and exposure for these vibrant flowers without the use of tripods or monopods. Afterward, return to the classroom for more...
204GWP937 04/10 Fr 9:00am-3:00pm Falk
NYBG

Using specimens from The Orchid Show, learn to paint the exquisite beauty of these delicate flowers. On day one, Dick Rauh will walk you through putting different types of orchids under the microscope to focus on their fine details and more...
204BIL399 04/21 Tu 10:00am-3:30pm Rauh
Woodin
NYBG

The intricate structure of orchids has beguiled cultures across the globe for centuries. Learn how best to showcase their sensual beauty as you design an arrangement using a variety of unusual specimens straight from The Orchid Show. Practice different wiring more...
204FDN397 04/24 Fr 11:00am-2:00pm Werber
NYBG

May

Guest Curator Mika Yoshitake discusses the organic forms central to Kusama's unique vision that integrates nature and human nature, the earthly and the cosmic. Emphasizing the pivotal role of biomorphic imagery from both microcosmic and macrocosmic perspectives, Yoshitake examines the more...
204HRT924 05/09 Sa 11:00am-12:00pm Yoshitake Ph.D.
NYBG

This lecture by pioneering Kusama scholar Alexandra Munroe surveys the artist's life and art with a focus on the key series and major themes occupying Kusama over seven decades of obsessive production. Arguing for Kusama's radical originality and how she more...
204HRT917 05/28 Th 11:00am-12:00pm Munroe Ph.D.
NYBG

Discover the beauty and utility of tenugui-cotton towels that have been used in Japan since the third century. Starting with dyed tenugui cloth, you will experiment with the traditional discharge dyeing process of Bassen to create delicate botanical patterns on more...
204CRF254A 05/29 Fr 10:30am-12:30pm Kippenbrock
NYBG

Embroidery is tightly tied to human culture. The earliest known examples-intricately decorated clothes, boots, and hats found in Russia-date back to 30,000 BCE. NYC-based artist Jessica Maffia will teach you six different stitches that you will use to create a more...
204CRF278 05/31 Su 11:00am-2:00pm Maffia
NYBG

June

Inspired by Yayoi Kusama's "infinity nets," create abstract drawings based on live plants. NYC-based artist Jenny Kroik will demonstrate basic drawing tools and techniques. Then you'll experiment with creating infinity patterns from the shapes you discover within the plants' structure. more...
204CRF291A 06/06 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Kroik
NYBG

What is the line between art and decoration? Think beyond the confines of "pretty" and consider flowers in terms of line, gesture, texture, and form. We will examine the bright colors and infinite patterns of a masterwork by Yayoi Kusama more...
204FDN323A 06/13 Sa 10:00am-4:30pm Werber
NYBG

One of three styles of origami, kusudama was inspired by the patterns made from herbs and flowers in Japanese medicine balls. Experience the meditative quality of this simple yet intricate art as you connect multiple versions of the same shape more...
204CRF222A 06/24 We 11:00am-1:00pm Adia
MDTN

July

For serious photographers only, this is a rare opportunity to capture the exquisite beauty of the artwork of KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature that is displayed in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory without casual visitors present. Bring your tripod (the only time more...
211GWP241A 07/17 Fr 8:30am-10:00am NYBG

August

Discover the beauty and utility of tenugui-cotton towels that have been used in Japan since the third century. Starting with dyed tenugui cloth, you will experiment with the traditional discharge dyeing process of Bassen to create delicate botanical patterns on more...
211CRF254B 08/08 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Kippenbrock
MDTN

What is the line between art and decoration? Think beyond the confines of "pretty" and consider flowers in terms of line, gesture, texture, and form. We will examine the bright colors and infinite patterns of a masterwork by Yayoi Kusama more...
211FDN323B 08/11 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Werber
MDTN

One of three styles of origami, kusudama was inspired by the patterns made from herbs and flowers in Japanese medicine balls. Experience the meditative quality of this simple yet intricate art as you connect multiple versions of the same shape more...
211CRF222B 08/13 Th 11:00am-1:00pm Ling
NYBG

Inspired by Yayoi Kusama's "infinity nets," create abstract drawings based on live plants. NYC-based artist Jenny Kroik will demonstrate basic drawing tools and techniques. Then you'll experiment with creating infinity patterns from the shapes you discover within the plants' structure. more...
211CRF291B 08/19 We 6:30pm-8:30pm Kroik
MDTN