Bellevue Botanical Garden

The Bellevue Botanical Garden is an urban refuge encompassing 53 acres of cultivated gardens, restored woodlands, and natural wetlands


Botanical Drawing: Leaves and Berries

Learn how to use colored pencils to portray plant subjects! Colored pencils are fun and are a forgiving medium to learn, and autumn offers amazing colors and textures to observe and to use in creating beautiful botanical art. In this 4-week class, you will learn a variety of colored pencil techniques including layering, blending, and building saturation with luminosity, with a focus on vibrant colors and textures of autumnal subjects such as leaves, fruits and winter berries. You will also learn...

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Project Learning Tree: Outdoor STEM Learning for Schoolyard or Home for Grades K-5

Join educators Kate Sorensen and Pauline O'Rourke from the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society in an online workshop for K-5 educators. The workshop is designed to increase educators' knowledge, skills and tools to create impactful science learning opportunities for students in their schoolyard or at home using the Project Learning Tree: PK-8 Environmental Education Activity Guide. The workshop will be a blended experience including an online Zoom element and self-paced learning. In order to receive the 5 STEM clock hours, you...

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Watercolor Class: Autumn Colors in the Garden

Learn how to paint the vibrant colors of autumn in this hands-on class. Molly Hashimoto will demonstrate some of the beauties of fall: Japanese maples, vine maples, late flowers like dahlias, and anemones. You will paint along with her, trying out techniques with fun skill-building exercises, as well as more complete paintings of landscapes. We will share work at the end of the workshop with lots of positive feedback and helpful suggestions. You will provide your own supplies. This class is...

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