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Visual Arts

Enjoy the unique beauty of Longwood Gardens and bring out your inner artist by taking a class in drawing, painting, or photography.

You'll find options for any level of expertise. Choose a course in the medium you prefer, and use Longwood's majestic landscapes and extensive plant collection as the subject of your artistry.

Upcoming Classes

Cyanotyping (morning)

Explore the history of this photographic process and make your own cyanotypes using plant material from our water lily ponds.

Cyanotyping (afternoon)

Explore the history of this photographic process and make your own cyanotypes using plant material from our water lily ponds.

Fearless Watercolor

Six session course. Relax, paint, laugh, and learn in this fun class open to all skill levels.

A Naturalist's Notebook

Shut down the judgmental side of your brain, and let your creative side shine through in this relaxing day in our Meadow Garden.

Pastels en Plein Air

Four-session course. Explore a different garden setting each week to capture its beauty en plein air.

Botanical Illustration Studio

Nine week course. Use your artistic skills to illustrate plants and flowers from Longwood's greenhouses and outdoor grounds.

Range of Light

Spend an early fall afternoon photographing a little-heralded section of the Gardens: the Vegetable and Student Exhibition Gardens.