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!

2023 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).


March 25, 2023 — Growing Herbs for a Patio or Garden

Growing an 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 for your patio.  Consider growing herbs to help keep bugs and pests away.  Select herbs which are good companion plants with your vegetable garden.  Discover how to choose the right herbal plants to create your special garden or enhance your patio area.  Notes:  Seeveral plants are provided for the students.

(Course #: YES659) 1:00-3:00 pm, $29.


April 22, 2023 — Lavender & Rosemary Wreath

Learn how rosemary and lavender improve the mind, body, and spirit.  Students will make a wreath of rosemary and lavender to take home.

(Course #: YES696) 10:00-12:00 Noon, $29


May 6, 2023 — Mother’s Day Wreath or Swag

Create lasting memories by crafting a colorful masterpiece using wild and silk flowers.  Treat mom to a day out or make a great gift for yourself.

(Course#: YES258), 10:00-12:00 Noon, $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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