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Krohn Conservatory

1-Day Botanical Workshops at
the Civic Garden Center

Instructed by Amber Stucke

Note: The workshops are not sequential. Take one or take them all!

Registration Deadlines:
Generally one week before the class meets unless otherwise noted.




Workshop 1: Saturday, September 9, 10am-2pm
Workshop 2: Saturday, September 16, 10am-2pm
Workshop 3: Saturday, October 14, 10am-2pm
Workshop 4: Saturday, October 21, 10am-2pm



Spend a Saturday drawing plant forms at the Civic Garden Center!

These workshops will focus on sketching and drawing plants from the several gardens available to the public. Knowledge and history of certain plants will be addressed, extended periods of observing and drawing in one spot, and freedom to choose mediums of your choice for observations. The workshops will allow for personal style explorations from the more illustrative to the more expressive approaches in drawing and sketching. It will also bring to attention how keen observation explores visual detail, positive and negative spaces and making comparisons between different shapes, proportions and texture. We will meet onsite at the front entrance of CGC. Bring your own lunch or snack. Dress for the weather and be prepared for either rain or sunshine. 


$40 per workshop


Level of Study

These workshops are open to beginning through advanced artists.


Minimum: 4 / Maximum: 10


  • pencils: 2h, h, hb, f, b, 2b, ebony
  • kneaded eraser
  • pencil sharpener
  • sketchbook: 11x14” or 14x17” (should be able to take water media)
  • good paper of your choice if needed
  • drawing board if needed
  • tape (painters tape) for drawing board
  • pen, ink, and water mediums are allowed (make sure to have your own
  • supplies of water & towels)


The Civic Garden Center
2715 Reading Rd.

The Civic Garden Center (CGC) is a non-profit horticultural resource whose mission is building community through gardening, education and environmental stewardship. Founded in 1942, the CGC is is home to a variety of botanical gardens, including dedicated spaces for wildflowers, daffodils, shade plants and vegetables.


More information and directions can be found at:





Drawing by Amber Stucke


About the Instructor

Amber Stucke is an interdisciplinary artist. Through drawings, interactive and sound installations, artist books and prints, she connects the strong detail in her work to ideas within artistic research as well as to dialogues between art, science and imagination. Her work is project based and involves interdisciplinary investigations within artistic production.

Stucke received her MFA from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco and has also had additional studies at Goldsmith’s College in London and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her thesis titled Embodying Symbiosis: A Philosophy of Mind in Drawing is published in an international academic journal: Consciousness, Literature and the Arts. Her work has been shown in the United States, Europe, Canada, and Mexico. She is a participating artist of Satellite Berlin in Berlin, Germany.

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Manifest's 15th season is funded in part by an impact grant
from ArtsWave, the Ohio Arts Council, and the generous contributions
of individual supporters who care deeply about the visual arts.

gallery hours:

tues-fri noon-7pm, sat noon-5pm
(or by special appointment)

closed Sun and Mon

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cincinnati, ohio 45206

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