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Creative Arts Classes

Creative Arts classes at the Dallas Arboretum give you an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a number of fun and inspired classes.

Using the garden for inspiration, these classes let you expand your creative skills and bring out your imaginative side. For more general information about adult classes, visit the Adult Programs main page. Please contact with additional questions.

Registration for Fall programs is now open. We look forward to seeing you in the garden soon.

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Painting Brilliant Florals

December 5

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Nancy Medina, Nancy Medina Art

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In this fun workshop, you will learn to loosen your approach to the floral still life and work from a transparent background to make your flower paintings look authentic and beautiful. Nancy begins with a demonstration and continues with a step-by-step paint-along session. Students may work in oils or acrylics. A supply list will be emailed upon registration.

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Eco-Printing on Silk

December 12

9 a.m.-2 p.m.

$75 ($68 for Members)

Suzanne Morgan, Creative Arts Center Instructor

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Transform a piece of nature into a stunning silk scarf using leaves from the garden. Suzanne will walk you through the process of eco-printing as you experiment with various bark, leaves and flowers. You will also make sample prints on paper to begin your eco-color library. 

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Colors of Christmas Glass on Glass

December 12

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

$80 ($72 for Members)

Katrina Doran, Doran Studio Mosaics and Creative Arts Center Instructor

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Let the beauty of the holidays inspire you as you create a glass-on-glass mosaic piece. Katrina will help you create a pattern, learn how to work with the various types of glass as well as how to adhere and grout your piece. 

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Larry Pile, The Kessler Craftsman & Fused Glass/Kiln Glass instructor

This fall we have two glass classes that will whet your appetite for this versatile and magical medium. All fused glass pieces will be fired offsite and then returned to the Arboretum for pick-up. Classes fill fast, so register quickly. 

Glass Coasters & Wine Stopper

December 12, 9 - 11 a.m.

Larry will help you make a set of four fused art glass coasters and a metal and glass wine stopper using various pre-cut blanks. You will add your creative touch to create 4”x4” works of art. After class, stay and enjoy The 12 Days of Christmas exhibit.

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Holiday Ornament & Plate

December 3, 6-8 p.m. SOLD OUT

December 12, 9 - 11 a.m.

You will be everyone’s favorite gift giver this season when you show up with a beautiful fused glass holiday themed plate (or not!) and ornament. Using a variety of colorful glass pieces, you will an 8”x8” plate and a unique ornament to go along with it. After class, stay and enjoy The 12 Days of Christmas exhibit.

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Dallas Arboretum
and Botanical Garden

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day
Administrative Office Open Monday Through Friday, 8:30am - 5pm