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Getting Crafty

‘Tis the season of giving, and what better gift is there than something handmade and from the heart? Children and adults can expand their crafty capabilities and take home a one-of-a-kind, nature-inspired piece of art by enrolling in one of the Arboretum’s winter classes.
Whether you have a passion for paper, a fascination with fiber, or a curiosity for clay, the perfect gift for a loved one or a timeless treasure for yourself is awaiting you.  Craft Classes Include:
Fabulous Fiber Leaves
Saturday, December 15
9 a.m.-noon
Member $25 (nonmember $32)
Create a pin, hair band, or ornament out of fiber leaves as you enjoy hot chocolate and snicker doodle cookies. 
Western Papermaking
Sunday, January 20
11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Member $65 (nonmember $76)
Learn the joys of handmade paper using natural dyes and Western fibers such as cotton and abaca.
Art Just for Me
Tuesday, February 12
9 a.m.-noon
Member $65 (nonmember $71)
Spend a morning enjoying hot cider and cookies while making nature-printed note cards suitable for Valentine’s Day.
Botanical Sculpture in Polymer Clay
Thursdays, February 21 and 28
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Member $75 (nonmember $95)
Study the structure of flowers, then create a flower sculpture to display or wear.