Adult Education


Natural Science Illustration Workshop Series

Join us for our Spring Series! 
Each class is $75.00, or enjoy all 3 for $200.00. 

Hearts and Flowers: February 24th, 1 pm - 4 pm
Enjoy working with a variety of mediums to capture the natural symbols we love. 
To celebrate this month of love and giving, Christy will bring materials to share and encourages participants to bring the materials they love working with the most- or try something new! 

Capturing Spring Greens in Watercolor: March 24th, 1 pm - 4 pm
Learn the secrets to creating great greens as nature unfurls
her spring leaves. A basic suggested supply list will be
provided by the instructor, but feel free to bring your favorite
materials. If you have a favorite leaf or leaves, bring them for
inspiration, too!

Drawing Birds 101: April 29th, 1- 4 pm
Part of Atlanta Audubon's Nature Sketching Series
This workshop will teach you essential techniques for
ornithological illustration. Instructor, Christy Knight will share
stories from her years of experience as a natural science
illustrator while guiding artists in graphite and colored pencil
mediums, working from mounted and preserved specimens
to create accurate, lively drawings.


Check out work from our fall 2017 workshops:


More Information:

Adults interested in quality time in the field and studio will have the opportunity to work with award-winning naturalist artist, Christy Knight, at Blue Heron Nature Preserve. All levels of experience are welcome! A small list of basic art supplies will be provided upon registration in a workshop. 

Workshops are $75.00 each, or $200.00 for the series of 3. 

About the Instructor:

Christy Knight, who has facilitated the artistic development of so many of our young neighbors through her after school art program at Blue Heron, is turning her attention to adults. An award-winning naturalist illustrator, Christy has years of experience teaching techniques and skills to help any adult hone their skills as a natural science illustrator. Engaging and fun for adults of all ability levels, Christy’s program will make sure every participant receives both group and individual support. 

Follow Your child into nature Workshop Series


Reconnect with your carefree side, and rediscover the natural child in you!

This three part series is designed to get our caregivers - moms, dads, grandmoms, granddads, nannys, sitters, au peres, anyone who loves and cares for a child, out into nature exploring they way they did, or maybe didn't, when they were a child. Looking at nature through a child's eyes opens a whole new world of adventure and freedom to share with a child.

The series runs from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on 9/30, 10/21, 11/18.