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. 

Plein air acrylic painting class

with jiha moon

May 26, 2018 from 11-2pm



Explore the beauty and excitement of nature in the woods of Blue Heron Nature Preserve with nationally renowned artist, Jiha Moon and the artist in residence. 

This class will begin with a demo by the artist and then a chance to practice your skills outdoors. After class, all are invited to join Jiha for some light refreshments and conversation.

 Canvas and basic art materials are included with the fee but feel free to bring your favorite supplies!

  Fee: $50 


Jiha Moon is an Atlanta artist who was born in Korea. Jiha is an exceptionally busy artist with shows all over the county and the Blue Heron Nature Preserve is so excited to have her talent with us!


fun, Funky Fibers

with artist Maria Ramos

June 16th and 23rd from 11-3pm



Cut a rug in our hand-woven rag rug class. Learn a simple technique that has been used for generations to repurpose your textiles into a floor adornment so comfortable you will not want to step off! Create your rug in a square, rectangle, circle or semi-circle shape. Students provide 20 or more used adult garments, towels, or blankets and a pair of sharp scissors. Its a good motivation to clean out your closets! 

Fee: $25 

Medicinal Plant Walk

With Herbalist christina gibson




June 9th, 10-12

Come discover the abundance of medicinal plants growing right under our noses here in Atlanta in a guided, leisurely plant ramble. Learn how to properly identify, ethically harvest, and safely use local plants in your home kitchen and medicine cabinet. We'll also have time for general discussion about the role of modern herbal medicine in the context of our current health care systems. 

Level: Beginner/Introductory, All ages

Christina Gibson is an herbalist from Atlanta, GA. She works with the Herbalista Health Network and has a private clinical practice.