Pastel Painting

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.

2014 Adult Education Classes are sponsored by HD Metal Prints

Using the garden for inspiration, these classes let you expand your creative skills and bring out your imaginative side. Registration for fall 2014 classes is now open. For more general information about adult classes, visit the Adult Programs main page. Please contact education@dallasarboretum.org with additional questions.

Pastel Painting Click for More

December 6 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

$110 ($99 for Members)

Instructor: Karen Vanderpool-Haerle, Vanderpool Studios

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Pastel painting is a great medium for beginning artists to explore and achieve wonderful results. Karen will introduce you to the basics of pastels and takes you from beginning sketch to final pastel painting while as you learn about materials, form and color blending. This class is suitable for all skill levels and all supplies will be provided.


Mad About Mosaics Click for More

Jolly Holiday Mirror

December 6 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

$75 ($68 for Members)

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Instructor: Leta Durrett, Mosaic Artist

Make use of wonderful translucent and transparent qualities of glass in these unique project-specific classes. In each workshop, you will learn about cutting, scoring, breaking and setting glass mosaics as well as techniques for working with glass-on-glass and three-dimensional objects. On November 8, you will create a beautiful mosaic lamp that will glitter with reflection and refraction of light. On December 6, explore mosaics and collage as you create a one-of-a-kind 12”x12” holiday inspired mirror. This fun mixed media project will add a little glitz and glamour to your holiday!


Fused Art Glass Classes Click for More

Instructor: Larry Pile, The Kessler Craftsman & Creative Arts Center Instructor


Holiday Ornament & Plate

December 13 | Noon-2 p.m.

$99 ($90 for Members)

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You will be everyone’s favorite gift giver this season when you show up with a beautiful fused glass holiday themed plate and ornament. Using a variety of colorful glass pieces, you will an 8”x8” plate and a unique ornament to go along with it.


Eco-Printing on Silk Click for More

December 13 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sold Out

$75 ($68 for Members)

Instructor: Suzanne Morgan, Presence: One of a Kind Fabrics and Creative Art Center Instructor


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