Artists in the Gardens Workshops: Nature-inspired Forms (ages 9-12)

Mon, March 5, 2018, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Use art to hone your observation skills and express yourself! Art can communicate everything from how you are feeling to the close relationship between a caterpillar and its host plant. We’ll explore habitats, uncover wildlife and identify plants while learning about art and making our own.

Each workshop will use photography and other media, including drawing, painting and collage. Join us for the full series or sign up for individual workshops. Bring your own digital camera; any kind is great, from cell phones to DSLRs. All other materials provided. Classes will include time to investigate the garden, make connections, create art and share work with the group.

This class section finds inspiration in the forms of nature. Learn about the history of artists and architects while  finding shapes, patterns, and other elements of their art in nature. Explore our Patrick Dougherty sculpture installation and learn about its creation. Select the natural forms that intrigue you and create your own art inspired by them.

Additional sections in this series: March 26, April 23 and May 21, 10 a.m.-noon.

Location: Meet at the Doris Duke Center.

Fee: Gardens members $16 per class; general public $20. Register for all 4 classes at $14/$18 per class. Parking pass included with advance registration.

Information/registration: 919-668-1707 or

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