Creative Arts

Bring out your inner artist by taking a class in the creative arts.

Focused instruction by accomplished professionals allows students of any level of experience to expand their talents and increase their skills. Choose a course in the medium you prefer, and use Longwood’s majestic landscape and extensive selection of plants and flowers as the subjects of your artistry.
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Upcoming Classes

Lights! Camera! Christmas!

December 3, 2019

Take advantage of the rare opportunity to shoot the outdoor Christmas display at Longwood.

Pencil Power: Basic Drawing

Starts March 21, 2020

6 sessions. Draw beautiful lines and achieve three simple values that result in a dimensional flower or plant.

Plant Monster Creations

March 28, 2020

Construct a large-scale monster with plant material from Longwood's Conservatory.

Botanically Inspired Jewelry

Starts April 30, 2020

2 sessions. Explore the magic of precious metal clay and create botanically inspired fine silver jewelry.

View from the Porch

May 30, 2020

Using vibrant wax-based pencils to layer and blend, you’ll create a luminous and charming miniature painting.

Water, Water, Everywhere

August 21, 2020

Focus on Longwood’s abundant water features in this hands-on digital photography workshop.

Water, Water, Everywhere

September 11, 2020

Focus on Longwood’s abundant water features in this hands-on digital photography workshop.

A Naturalist’s Notebook

September 11, 2020

Observe the natural world and capture what you see and feel as you draw, paint, and write in a blank journal.

Fearless Watercolor

Starts September 12, 2020

6 sessions. Relax, paint, laugh, and learn in this fun class open to all skill levels.

Pastels in Plein Air

Starts October 9, 2020

4 sessions. Explore a different garden setting each week to capture its beauty in plein air.

Photo Op!

October 11, 2020

Enjoy the serenity of a morning at Longwood and learn from four photographers.

Quilled Snowflake Ornaments

December 2, 2020 (AM)

Delicate, handmade ornaments, each as unique as a snowflake, are easy to make but look incredibly intricate.

Quilled Snowflake Ornaments

December 2, 2020 (PM)

Delicate, handmade ornaments, each as unique as a snowflake, are easy to make but look incredibly intricate.