Scheduled Classes

The classes offered at Sinking Springs are suitable for all ages. We welcome you to join us with a friend or two, or visit with your group (4-H, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Church and Youth Groups, etc.).  You’ll enjoy a one-of-a-kind adventure with Ann Stubbs where she will provide an opportunity for you to connect with nature through crafts and educational outings.

Ann holds a Master’s Degree in Art and Elementary Education from the University of Delaware. She has done commissioned pieces and educational programs for the White House, Campbell’s Soup Company and Longwood Gardens. Her passion is to inspire creativity through nature in children and adults of all ages.

Take part in a class or two and appreciate a hands-on experience that will spark a fire in you for the love of nature. Leave behind your fast-paced world and acquaint yourself with the natural world. All generations are welcome, so make this an adventure for the whole family!

2022 Classes & Workshops

*To enroll, please contact Cecil College registration at 410-287-1078; option# 6 or email registration@cecil.edu. THE CLASS IS HELD AT SINKING SPRINGS RETREAT CENTER, 843 Elk Forest Road, Elkton, Maryland.  

If you can’t make it on the day it’s scheduled, all classes are available continuously for as few as two students!  Call Ann at 443.553.4618 to set up a time and/or if you need directions to Sinking Springs.

Payment may be in the form of check or cash (no credit cards accepted).


September 24, 2022 — Harvest Swag or Wreath

Enjoy the season of harvest! Join Ann Stubbs to create a beautiful everlasting flower swag or wreath for a door or home decor. This is a great family activity to create the perfect addition to your home for the holiday.  (Course #: GAC131) 10:00-12:00 Noon, $29.


October 15, 2022 — Growing Herbs in the Kitchen

Growing an indoor herb garden is a rewarding and efficient way to grow fresh herbs.  Choose herbs that you often use in cooking or those that are hard to find in stores.  Learn how to plant a container garden and you will soon have delicious herbal additions to your home.  Note:  Several plants are provided for students. (Course #: GSG233) 10:00-12:00 Noon, $29


November 12, 2022 — Pressed Flowers Picture Mats

Liven up your photos and paintings using pressed flowers to decorate picture mats.  Pressed flowers make gorgeous decorative embellishments for all sorts of art and craft projects.  Drying or pressing flowers ensures enjoying their beauty all year.  Create totally noteworthy art pieces to proudly adorn and display on walls and shelves or make delightful gifts for family and friends.  Note:  Instructor will provide flowers and 5×7 frame.  Students may provide their own frame if they choose (no larger than 8×10).  (Course#: GAC607), 10:00-12:00 Noon, $29.


December 3, 2022 — Fresh Greens Wreath Workshop

Enjoy the scents of the season! A holiday wreath using fresh greens and accents will delight you throughout the holiday season.  This fun activity will kick off your holiday festivities.  A great gift for yourself — or someone you love!  (Course#: YES303 and YHS243), 1:00-3:00 PM, $29.



Driftwood Stone Art

Teacup Garden

Growing Herbs for Patio or Garden

Vinegar, Borax and Beyond

Painted Wood Slice Pumpkins

Exploring Herbal Remedies

Pine Cone Wreath

Exploring Herbal Remedies

Gifts from the Garden

Berry & Twine Wreath

Pressed Flower Picture Mats


Consider our newest service —

Natural Wellness; customized treatments for face, body and hair.

Contact Karin for an appointment at 610.636.4567.


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