Art Classes

Nature And Art At Phinizy

Nature is an inspiration for art in its many forms, and Phinizy Center is now offering opportunities for you to experience nature through art right here at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park! Join our experienced instructors to capture art in different forms while enjoying Phinizy’s beautiful landscapes, plants, and wildlife in these upcoming classes and workshops:


Nature Printing Workshops

$50 per person ($40 Friends of Phinizy)
Join Master Nature Printer and teacher John Doughty for these one-day adult workshops to learn nature printing using plants. Nature printing is done by applying ink to the surface of a natural object like a plant leaf and then pressing it onto another surface to leave an exact inked image of the leaf or object.  The process is easy and fun, and no prior experience is needed – the art is already in the plants! All materials are provided. Old clothes or an apron is suggested as the inks are permanent. Please bring a sack lunch with you. There will be a half hour break for lunch. Class size is limited to 12 participants.

Nature Printing on Paper
Saturday, July 14th, 9 AM – 3 PM

Nature Printing on Fabric
Saturday, July 28th, 9 AM – 3 PM
(Cloth and a tote bag are included. Participants can also print their own tee shirt if they desire.)

Register online at the link below or by calling 706-396-1410. (There is a 5 person minimum for this class. Only 12 spaces are available per class – register early!)

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General Nature Photography Workshop

The morning’s activities will begin in the Education Classroom at the Nature Park’s main campus. Guests will begin the morning with an interactive presentation on nature photography and how to capture nature scenes with their digital cameras. Following the presentation, a guided walk along the Park’s boardwalk will give participants picture-taking opportunities along with a chance to practice their new skills.

Bring any photography equipment you already have. Wear weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable old shoes (It may get muddy). Bring water and avoid wearing scents, such as perfume, hairspray, lotion, etc. Restrooms are available. Class size is limited to 15.

$10 per person / $5 for Friends of Phinizy

See Phinizy Swamp Nature Park in a brand new way with this workshop on basic nature photography taught by Ed Belinski, covering the use of digital cameras. The workshop will discuss camera techniques for the three genres of nature photography: scenic, wildlife, and close-ups (flowers and insects).

Next Dates to be Announced 

*** In case of heavy rain or thunderstorms, the event will be canceled. If
canceled, you can transfer the registration fee to a future tour, donate the fee to Phinizy Center, or receive a refund. ***

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