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Sculpture in the Garden
Now - April 2017
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San Diego Botanic Garden
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Classes

Dear San Diego Botanic Garden Guests,

We are pleased to announce SDBG will be using ActiveNet for class scheduling and payment processing.

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    2017
     
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Succulent Easter Basket Class
(Ages 18+)

Tuesday, April 4, 9 am –12 pm

Create your own unique miniature succulent Easter Basket for your garden or table. Forms and succulents provided. Please bring small clippers. Taught by the SDBG wreath team. Fee includes materials.

Cost: Members $30, non-members $36.
Please register by March 31.

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For Members Only
Coupon Code - Basket4

     
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P.M. Newman, Sarasota FL
 

NEW
An Introductory Silk Painting Class

April 11 & 12, 2017 

Join Jamie Kirkell for a two day silk painting workshop. We will design and paint florals scarves. This class is geared for people who would like to try silk painting or learn an art of making a gorgeous silk scarf. This is a step by step approach with participants getting individual attention. “Its quite an accomplishment and source of personal pride wearing your own painted scarf.” A complete silk kit with dyes, three silk scarves, and a wood frame are provided. A supply list will be sent to you.

Costs: $175.00 members, $210 non-members,
plus aplus $65 materials fee
Registration will open Tuesday March 28th

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Mosaic Birdhouse (Ages 18+)
Friday, April 21, 10 am – 3 pm

Decorate a wooden birdhouse for your garden.  Participants will paint their birdhouse with a variety of outdoor paint colors. Then, they will embellish them with glass tiles, beads and gem marbles.   Finish off with little birds, flowers and butterflies.  

Cost: $40 members, $48 non-members plus a $25 per student materials fee paid directly to the instructor.
Instructor: Candy Sharda
Please register by April 14.

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Coupon Code - Mosaic21

     
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Living Wall / Vertical Garden (Ages 18+)
Saturday, April 22, 9 am -12 pm

Learn the basics of planting a living wall. We will be planting a
10" x 20" wall with a variety of succulents. Living walls can be used on the exterior or interior with multitudes of colors, textures and sizes. The possibilities of striking patterns and unique designs are endless. REGISTER EARLY! These classes will sell out!

Cost: Members $30, non-members $36 plus an $80 per student materials fee paid directly to the instructor at the class.
Instructor: Mary Lou Morgan.
Please register by April 14.

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For Members Only
Coupon Code - Wall22

     
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New Class Fine Art Nature Photography 
(Ages 18+)

Saturday, April 22, 9 am – 1 pm

This class is recommended for all nature lovers who want to capture their vision with a camera. We will explore ways to help you create more personally satisfying images that not only look beautiful but also convey a certain mood or emotion. In this 4 hour workshop we will learn to recognize line and shape, geometry and repeating patterns. We will also focus on ways to embrace light, camera movement and how to use selective focus. Bob will help you to break out of your comfort zone and discover new possibilities!  All levels welcome. Instructor: Bob Bretell.

Cost: Member $62, non-member $74.
Please register by April 14.

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Coupon Code - Nature 22

     
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Tropical Garden Zentangle Class
(Ages 12 +)

Saturday, April 22, 2 pm – 4 pm

You’ve seen the Adult coloring books, now make your own with Certified Zentangle® Teacher, Janet Masey. Let me teach you the Zentangle® Art Method by drawing structured patterns. Zentangle looks complicated and intricate, yet easy enough for kids to seniors to complete. This art method takes the “HARD” out of art. If you can draw a circle or straight line, this art is for you. Zentangle is also healing art; you will focus and have a sense of well-being during the process. Zentangle is an art not a craft – guys as well as gals love Zentangle.

Cost: Members $40, non-members $48 plus a $10 materials fee paid directly to the instructor at the class. Instructor: Janet Massey.
Please register by April 14, May 19, and May 26.

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For Members Only
Coupon Code - Zen22

     
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Misti Washington Gourd and
Basket Guild 2017
May 6 & 7
9:30 – 4:30

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Succulent Turtle Class (Ages 18+)
Saturday, May 6, 9 am –12 pm

Create your own unique miniature succulent turtle for your garden or table. Forms and succulents provided. Please bring small clipper for this easy, clever garden design workshop.
Taught by the SDBG wreath team. Fee includes materials.

Cost: Members $45, non-members $54.
Please register by April 28.

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Coupon Code - Turtle6

     

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Note new date and times for this class 

Beginning and Intermediate Mosaics
(Ages 16+)


Wednesday, June 21 & Wednesday, June 28
12:30pm – 4pm


Come and enjoy two relaxing afternoons creating art for your garden with friends. Choose your project from a butterfly, dragonfly, seahorse, owl, turtle, elephant, frog, bird or a sun. You’ll be using beautiful stained glass, mirror glass, iridescent glass, beads, and glass gems. All materials and tools will be provided. Instructor: Marsha Rafter. www.marsharafter.com

Cost: Members $75, non-members $90,
plus a $60 materials fee paid directly to the instructor.

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Coupon Code - Beginning7

     
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Build Your Own Hydroponic Spring Garden (Ages 16+)
Saturday, May 20, 9 am – 1 pm
Learn the principles of the hydroponic wick method by building your own sustainable garden to take home. Fee includes materials.
Instructor: Alex Kallas of AgPALS.

Cost: Members $80, non-members $96.
Please register by May 12.

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Coupon Code - Spring20

     
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Installing Drip Irrigation at
Home and on the Urban Farm
(Ages 18+)
Sunday, May 21, 1 pm – 4 pm

Learn how to set up a drip irrigation system for your home garden or urban farm. The necessity for water conservation in Southern California is still great, and thankfully easier than ever after this class. Students learn how to install and work with various forms of drip irrigation systems including inline fertilization and alternative watering methods.
Instructor: Damian Valdez

Cost: Members $40, non-members $48.
Please register by May 12.

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For Members Only
Coupon Code - Drip21

     
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Tropical Garden Zentangle Class
(Ages 12 +)

Saturday, May 27, 2 pm – 4 pm


You’ve seen the Adult coloring books, now make your own with Certified Zentangle® Teacher, Janet Masey. Let me teach you the Zentangle® Art Method by drawing structured patterns. Zentangle looks complicated and intricate, yet easy enough for kids to seniors to complete. This art method takes the “HARD” out of art. If you can draw a circle or straight line, this art is for you. Zentangle is also healing art; you will focus and have a sense of well-being during the process. Zentangle is an art not a craft – guys as well as gals love Zentangle.

Cost: Members $40, non-members $48 plus a $10 materials fee paid directly to the instructor at the class. Instructor: Janet Massey.
Please register by April 14, May 19, and May 26.

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For Members Only
Coupon Code - Zen27

     
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Mosaic Mirror Class
(Ages 18+)

Thursday, June 1, 9 am – 1 pm
Mosaic mirror class. Make a beautiful shell mirror for your home. This class is fun and the technique is easy to learn. Participants will use a variety of shells in different sizes, shapes and colors. Embellish your mirrors with a variety of glass gems, stones and pearls.
 
Cost: Members $40, non-members $48 plus a $25 materials fee paid directly to the instructor.
Instructor: Candy Sharda.
Please register by May 26.

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For Members Only
Coupon Code - Mirror1

     
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New Class
The Art & Science of Composition
(Ages 18+)

Saturday, June 3, 9 am – 1 pm

No matter what type of photography you enjoy, composition is fundamental in creating great pictures. In this 4 hour workshop we will practice compositional techniques using the rule of thirds, filling the frame, using lines and shapes and learning how to simplify. Students will have lots of one-on-one instruction and plenty of camera time. The workshop will end with a slide show and discussion of pictures taken by the students. All levels welcome.

Cost: Member $62, non- member $74.
Please register by May 27.

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For Members Only
Coupon Code - Art3

     
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Living Wall / Vertical Garden (Ages 18+)
Saturday, June 3, 9 am -12 pm


Learn the basics of planting a living wall. We will be planting a
10" x 20" wall with a variety of succulents. Living walls can be used on the exterior or interior with multitudes of colors, textures and sizes. The possibilities of striking patterns and unique designs are endless. REGISTER EARLY! These classes will sell out!

Cost: Members $30, non-members $36 plus an $80 per student materials fee paid directly to the instructor at the class. Instructor: Mary Lou Morgan.
Please register by May 26.

Click Here for All Registrations


For Members Only
Coupon Code - Wall3

     
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Tropical Garden Zentangle Class
(Ages 12 +)

Saturday, June 3, 2 pm – 4 pm


You’ve seen the Adult coloring books, now make your own with Certified Zentangle® Teacher, Janet Masey. Let me teach you the Zentangle® Art Method by drawing structured patterns. Zentangle looks complicated and intricate, yet easy enough for kids to seniors to complete. This art method takes the “HARD” out of art. If you can draw a circle or straight line, this art is for you. Zentangle is also healing art; you will focus and have a sense of well-being during the process. Zentangle is an art not a craft – guys as well as gals love Zentangle.

Cost: Members $40, non-members $48 plus a $10 materials fee paid directly to the instructor at the class. Instructor: Janet Massey.
Please register by April 14, May 19, and May 26.

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For Members Only
Coupon Code - Zen3

     
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A Fresh Start: How to Soul Collage to Discover Your Hidden Creativity
(Ages 18+)

Saturday, June 10, 9:30 am – 4pm

Soul Collage is a fun and easy way to use pleasing pictures to create collaged cards, tapping into the creative mind. Anyone can do it! Discover how the poetry of images can uncover hidden resources and activate key brain areas to find creative solutions you didn’t know that you knew.
Instructor Mary M. Mulvihill, Ph.D.

Cost: Members $75, non-members $90.
Please register by June 3.

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For Members Only
Coupon Code - Soul10

     
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Watercolor Pencil Botanical Journaling
(Ages 18+)

Sunday, June 11, 9:30 am – 4 pm

Pressing down pure color on paper leads to endless good vibes. We’ll combine watercolor pencils and water-soluble pens while learning clever user-friendly ways to draw. My drawing methods will ease those present inhibitions about drawing lines and shapes. Drawing flora is a delightful way to practice techniques with these pencils. Watercolor pencils are great for journals and for traveling. Colors become vibrant when water is applied to the paper surface. The effects range from smooth to textural with effortless brush strokes. We’ll also add some textures with stencils for a great mixed-media effect.
Instructor: Helen Shafer Garcia.

Cost: Members $75, non-members $89. Fee includes special materials. Separate supply list will be e-mailed once registration is taken.
Please register by June 4.

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For Members Only
Coupon Code - Watercolor11

     
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Ongoing Youth & Adult Programs

Docent-led Guided Tours Every Saturday, 10:30 am
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Botanical Printers 1st Sunday of each month, 9:30 am

Bird Watching 1st Monday of each month, 8 am
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For the convenience of our guests a complimentary public access wireless network is available in
San Diego Botanic Garden. No password needed, choose SDBG-Guest login.

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