Art in the Garden

Creativity :: Community :: Cuisine :: Nature

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Learn to see life differently with Annelies!

ART IN THE GARDEN is where creativity, community and cuisine connect! Learn basic watercolor techniques, meet new friends, eat fresh veggies and rejuvenate in the presence of nature. Easy, peaceful, beautiful. Join us.


Artist/Coach Annelies aims to inspire and feed your soul. She'll teach you how to paint watercolor as you learn to see life differently. Allow the magic of the moment to take you on a journey. A little (or a lot) intimidated by creativity? Come as you are! Curious creatives, beginners and seasoned artists welcome! Discover that creativity really is good for you!


WHERE: Sweet Peas/Well Fed Garden 1321 Athens Drive Raleigh, NC 27606
COST: $58 morning class/$68 for evening class
WHAT: Two hour guided watercolor class includes all art supplies. Stay longer to enjoy a garden-fresh meal! Prepared by Anne Everitt of Natural Cook Durham.


PLAN AHEAD! Register for Art in Garden's entire 2021 SEASON.

  • Apr 24 10AM morning class plus farm-to-table lunch


  • May 22 10AM morning class plus farm-to-table lunch


  • Jun 5 5:30PM evening class plus farm-to-table dinner
  • Jun 26 10AM morning class plus farm-to-table lunch $48 season special!


  • Jul 31 10AM morning class plus farm-to-table lunch


  • Aug 7 5:30PM evening class plus farm-to-table dinner
  • Aug 28 10AM morning class plus farm-to-table lunch


  • Sep 18 5:30PM evening class plus farm-to-table dinner
  • Sep 25 10AM morning class plus farm-to-table lunch


  • Oct 16 5:30PM evening class plus farm-to-table dinner
  • Oct 30 10AM morning class plus farm-to-table lunch


** Rain or shine, we'll paint and dine!

** No refunds, all sales are final unless we cancel due to unforeseen circumstances.

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Annelies has been inspiring people for nearly 30 years. She's led Art in the Garden since 2013!

Annelies M Gentile, MA, PCC is an Integrative Life and Leadership Coach, Speaker, Author and Artist with a Masters in Coaching and a knack for poking in a good way. She gently calls you “back to center” as she facilitates inspiring retreats, presents for conferences, wields artful tools for perspective, insight, well-being and coaches you through change.


From chaos to calm, Broadway to blacksmithing, divorce, death and Dubai, Annelies is no stranger to change— making her great at helping YOU embrace life’s wild and wooly edges with gratitude.


As an artist, Annelies asks us to see life differently. Her most recent creations are wildly interactive paintings that pierce the veil and stir the senses. Rightfully called the Fractal Touchable Series, these paintings break the rule of “don’t touch”, inviting you to get involved—tear canvas from frame, touch tactile surfaces, scratch and sniff, and take art into the dark to see life illuminated.


Annelies believes creativity changes everything. From visual fine arts and sculpture to expressive arts and positive psychology; she’s created with metal, photography, plaster, paint, resin, fabric, hair, make-up, and words. Her book is available on Kindle and audiobook: From Chaos to Calm :: Leading Change From the Inside Out.


She's most happy seaside, paddle boarding or hanging in a hammock alongside her musical sweetheart Greg Whitt of Drum for Change.


Learn more about Annelies at www.anneliesgentile.com and www.conduitforchange.com.

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