The Dallas Arboretum's Adult Programs have been enlightening North Texans for over 15 years. Classes are offered year-round and course topics include horticulture, landscape design, photography, art, floral design, and much more!
There are three basic styles of classes: demonstration, lecture, and hands-on. Many classes combine two or more of these activities to maximize learning and enjoyment.
Member discounts can not be given after the completion of the sale.
For more information on Adult Programs click here.
Class fees include admission to the garden and parking. The gate opens by 8:45 am for morning classes and participants are invited to stroll through the gardens and see spectacular floral displays after class. Class sizes are limited, and many fill quickly. To avoid disappointment, we recommend registering early.
To register for a class over the phone, or to be added to a waiting list, call: 214.515.6540 or 214.515.6539
Want to get away and immerse yourself in a stunning floral landscape while expanding your photography skills? Then pack your camera bag and get ready to head into the Brenham, Texas countryside with master photographer and former Senior Photography Editor for Southern Living, Allen Rokach, as he takes you on location April 3-6. Whether you’re an experienced shutterbug or just getting your feet wet, Rokach will show you how to capture the spectacle of color as bluebonnets, Indian paintbrush and other wildflowers come into bloom. During field sessions you will receive in depth instruction on making the best use of natural light throughout the day. During review sessions, Rokach will emphasize fundamental techniques to create great photos in your camera as well as simple retouching techniques to help make your good pictures look great. You will have the opportunity to photograph at spectacular private locations not open to the public. Supply list and schedule available online. Space is limited.
Join the Kessler Craftsman, Larry Pile, as he introduces you to the wonderful world of fused glass. Imagine serving guests on a pair of versatile handmade sushi plates that you created. Starting with instructor-supplied blanks, glass shapes and assorted pieces, you will artfully create two eight-inch square plates choosing from a variety of styles. You will focus on the use of color, shape and a bit of whimsy to create your pair of art pieces. Why not bring a date and make a set of four? All of the pieces will be fired off-site at Pile’s studio and returned to the Arboretum for pick-up.
* To be added to the waiting list for this class, please email us the title and date of the class.
This ancient Japanese technique of dying fabric was once used to create beautiful designs on kimonos. Linda Disosway, experienced fiber artist, will show you how to create one-of-a-kind works of art. Using resist dying techniques, you will learn how to stitch and fold your fabric to create beautiful handmade designs on silk. No special artistic skills are necessary and all supplies will be provided.
Brush up on your painting skills in this fun two day workshop. Join award winning artist, Carol Vystrcil Scott, as she introduces you to the wonderful world of watercolor painting. During the workshop learn how to translate your vision from the real world to the canvas. By using photographs and still life, you will begin the process of planning and sketching your work of art. Supply list will be provided upon registration. Space is limited.
Explore the incredible world of hummingbirds. We’ll begin at the Arboretum and learn about specialized feeding and unique behavior. Then, we’ll head into the grounds in pursuit of the smallest birds in the world. We’ll resume our quest for hummers the following Saturday at the Trinity River Audubon Center. We’ll trek the trails and learn how to create hummingbird friendly
feeders and gardens. The first session of class will be held at the Arboretum, and the second session of the class will be held at TRAC, located at 6500 Great Trinity Forest Way, Dallas, TX 75217.