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Classes

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    2017
     

SDBG Class

SDBG 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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For Members Only
Coupon Code - Beginning7

     
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Living Wall / Vertical Garden 
Saturday, July 8, 9 am -12 noon

Learn the basics of planting a living wall.  We will be planting a 10”x20” wall of succulent varieties. Living walls can be used exterior or interior with multitudes of colors, textures and sizes.  The possibilities of striking patterns and unique designs are endless. REGISTER EARLY! These classes sell out. Instructor: Mary Lou Morgan

Cost: Members $30, non-members $36 plus $80 per student materials fee paid directly to the instructor at the class.
Register by July 3, August 11, and September 22.

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For Members Only
Coupon Code - Wall8

     
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Why you Should Have a Vegetable Garden
Saturday, July 8, 9 – 11:30 am

Do you love fresh, organic vegetables but don't want to pay the price at the market? This class will provide you with a start-to-finish plan for a small raised bed garden and offer ideas for window box and patio gardens. Site selection, soil preparation and choosing the right vegetable for the site will be included. Demonstrations of how to create container gardens such as Tomato/Salad Garden and Herb Garden, with a trip to the SDBG Herb Garden for ideas! Time for Q & A about specific garden issues after class.

Cost: Members $45, non-members $54
plus $10 materials fee paid directly to the instructor.

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For Members Only
Coupon Code - Vegetable8

     
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Planting For Pollinators
Saturday, August 5, 9 am – 11 am

Learn all about how to plant a pollinator friendly garden. Learn about the different pollinators, honey bees, wild bees, humming birds, moths, hoverflies, and butterflies. Learn the important role pollinators play in our lives and how we can create a garden environment that supports the various pollinators. Instructor: Marianne Brettell-Vaughn

Cost: Members $30, non-members $36.

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For Members Only
Coupon Code - Pollinator5

     
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Build Your Own Hydroponic
Summer Garden

Saturday, August 12, 9 am – 12 noon

Learn the principles of the hydroponic wick method by building your own sustainable garden to take home.
Instructor: Alex Kallas of AgPALS. Fee includes materials.

Cost: Members $80, non-members $96.
Register by August 4.

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For Members Only
Coupon Code - Hydroponic12

     
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Pine Needle Basketry
Saturday, August 19, 10 am – 4 pm

It's an easy way to start a basket and you'll find yourself looking for exciting things to use for centers in your basket such as brooches, old earrings, stones.
pendants, etc. Students will learn how to weave to stitches are identical on both sides of the basket. Pine needles and Irish linen thread provided, but
your new skills can be used to coil many common plants

Nadine Spier's work is exhibited internationally, been published in many books and magazines, and received top awards. She has produced 3 DVD's on basket-making.
Instructor: Nadine Spier

Cost: Members $50, non-members $60 plus $37 per student materials paid directly to the instructor at the class.

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For Members Only
Coupon Code - Basketry19

     
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Living Wall / Vertical Garden 
Saturday, August 19, 9 am – 12 noon


Learn the basics of planting a living wall.  We will be planting a 10”x20” wall of succulent varieties. Living walls can be used exterior or interior with multitudes of colors, textures and sizes.  The possibilities of striking patterns and unique designs are endless. REGISTER EARLY! These classes sell out. Instructor: Mary Lou Morgan

Cost: Members $30, non-members $36 plus $80 per student materials fee paid directly to the instructor at the class.
Register by July 3, August 11, and September 22.

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For Members Only
Coupon Code - Wall19

     
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Crinkly Vestiges Botanical Paper Quilt
Sunday, August 20, 9:30 am – 4 pm

This paper quilt is loaded with colorful crinkly textures. Paint and ink will flow into the crevices giving the papers a wonderful aged look. Explore this special watermedia batik like technique on Masa rice paper. We’ll use an acrylic ink technique to make marks and paint with watercolor, letting the colors blend and fuse together naturally. We’ll also make lines with water -soluble oil pastels; add translucent paper layers and fabric raw edges. Dive into detail with colored pencils, ink lines, adornments, and collage elements to embellish the shapes. And to complete the remnant look, we’ll add sari ribbons to embellish the edges, giving the quilt a delightful aged look.
Instructor: Helen Shafer Garcia

Cost: Members $87, non-members $109

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For Members Only
Coupon Code - Paper20

     
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Fine Art Nature Photography
Workshop #2

Saturday, September 16, 2017  9 am – 1 pm

This outdoor workshop is designed to give you more ways to express your creative vision while having fun at the same time. Demonstrations and exercises will cover creative camera movement and combining flash with slow shutter. Also how to SEE and COMPOSE color, using color for impact and mood and how to adding texture for a more painterly look to your photos. If you enjoyed Fine Art Nature Workshop # 1 you will not be disappointed with this workshop. Recommended for all levels.
Instructor: Bob Bretell

Cost: Members $62, non-members $74.
Register by: September 8

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For Members Only
Coupon Code - Nature16

     
SDBG Class   Introduction to Zentangle Art
Method Class

Saturday, September 23, 2 pm – 4 pm

If you have been intimated by art in the past, this is your class.  Let Certified Zentangle Teacher, Janet Masey, introduce you to the concept of Zentangle Art Method.  If you can draw a circle and straight line, then you can “tangle”.  You will learn the history of how this amazing, unique, one of a kind art method  was designed and start your Zentangle journey.   Great family class (ages 10 and up).  A class that tangles together, stays connected.  Mini kit will be provided at class. 
Instructor: Janet Masey

Cost: Members $40, non-members $48 plus a $10 materials fee paid directly to the instructor at class.
Register by September 15

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For Members Only
Coupon Code - Art23
     
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Mosaic Rock
Thursday, September 28, 10:00 pm – 2:00 pm and
Friday, September 29, 10:00 am – 11:00 am


Create a beautiful mosaic using ocean rocks and glass beads. Students will learn how to glue and grout colorful beads to create flowers, plants, or other shapes resulting in attractive garden art.
Instructor: Candy Sharda

Cost: Members $30, non-members $36
A $30 materials fees is paid directly to the instructor on the first day of class.
Register by September 22

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For Members Only
Coupon Code - Mosaic28

     
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Living Wall / Vertical Garden 
Saturday, September 30, 9 am – 12 noon


Learn the basics of planting a living wall.  We will be planting a 10”x20” wall of succulent varieties. Living walls can be used exterior or interior with multitudes of colors, textures and sizes.  The possibilities of striking patterns and unique designs are endless. REGISTER EARLY! These classes sell out. Instructor: Mary Lou Morgan

Cost: Members $30, non-members $36 plus $80 per student materials fee paid directly to the instructor at the class.
Register by July 3, August 11, and September 22.

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For Members Only
Coupon Code - Wall30

 
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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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