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SPECIAL EVENTS

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Botanical Art Guild of Southern California

Friday, September 23 – Friday, November 18
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San Diego Botanic Garden

 

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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    2016
SDBG Class  

Succulent Wreath Class
Tuesday, September 20 • 9 am – 2 pm

Take home a beautiful succulent wreath that you make yourself. Taught by the SDBG wreath team.

Cost: Members $65, non-members $78.
Fee includes materials.
Please register by September 16.

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For Members Only
Coupon Code - WREATH09

     
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Mosaic Garden Jewels
Thursday, September 22 • 10 am – 1 pm &
Thursday, September 29 • 10 am – 12 noon


During this 2 day class, 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. Please register by September 16.

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Coupon Code - MOSAIC09

     
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Flower Photography
Artistic Effects
Saturday, September 24 • 9 am - 1 pm


One of our most popular classes!
Join acclaimed flower photographer Bob Bretell in the garden.as he teaches you how to use natural light to create beautiful and unique flower images. Bob will demonstrate how to use textured glass and camera movement to create painterly impressionistic effects as well as his signature style of “Painting with Light”.  A digital slide presentation of student work will end this fun and informative workshop.
Instructor: Bob Bretell

Cost: Members $59, non-members $71.
Please register by one week prior to class.

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Coupon Code - FP24

     
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Living Wall / Vertical Garden 
Saturday, September 24 • 9 am -12 noon


Register today! These classes will sell out!
Learn the basics of planting a living in just 3 hours! Because of its popularity, we are holding one class per month. Students 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.
Instructor: Mary Lou Morgan.

Cost: Members $30, non-members $36 plus $75 per student materials paid directly to the instructor at the class.
Pre-registration is required.
NO students accepted on day of class.

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Coupon Code - LV24

     
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Build Your Own Hydroponic
Winter Garden

Saturday, October 8
9 am – 12 pm

Learn the principles of the hydropo
nic wick method by building your own sustainable garden to take home. Instructor: Alex Kallas of AgPALS.

Cost: Members $80, non-members $96.
Fee includes materials.
Please register by September 30.

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Coupon Code - Winter8

     
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Beginning Mosaics– Butterflies and Dragonflies for the Garden
Saturday, October 8
9 am – 4 pm

Come and enjoy a relaxing day creating art for your garden with friends. In this beginning mosaic class students will create a butterfly or dragonfly using beautiful stained glass, mirror glass, iridescent glass, beads, and glass gems. Participants will learn about tools and how to use them properly, how to cut glass, which adhesives to use how to prep the substrate, how to mix grout, and how to hang the piece. All materials and tools will be provided.
Instructor: Marsha Rafter.

Cost: Members $75, non-members $90.
Plus a $60 materials fee paid directly to the instructor at the class.
Please register by September 30.

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Coupon Code - Gem8

     
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New Class!
HDR Photography Effects

Saturday, November 5
9 am – 1 pm

Learn how to shoot HDR from photo-tipster Bob Bretell. HDR (high dynamic range) is an amazing photography technique that is ideal for any subject matter including flowers, portraits, architecture and still life. The process is easy to learn - all you need is a camera capable of manually adjusting exposure, a computer and an HDR processing program (free download to try). Learn how to get perfect exposure under in all types of light and take unique and stunning photos that will amaze both friends and art critics. Bob will provide multiple demonstrations outdoors and in class and students will have plenty of shooting time. Students will practice the fundamentals of HDR and a photo critique will be provided at the end of class. For more examples of HDR visit www.Photo-tipster.com.
Instructor: Bob Bretell

Cost: Members $59, non-members $71.
Please register by October 28.

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For Members Only
Coupon Code - Sierra8

     
SDBG Class  

Register Today! This class fills up quick!
Living Wall / Vertical Garden

Saturday, November 5
9 am -12 pm

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.
Instructor: Mary Lou Morgan.

Cost: Members $30, non-members $36 plus $75 per student materials paid directly to the instructor at the class.
Please register by October 28.

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For Members Only
Coupon Code - Living5

     
SDBG Class  

Fresh Start: How to use
Soul Collage to Discover Your
Hidden Creativity

Sunday, November 6
9:30am – 4pm

Soul Collage is a fun, easy way to use pleasing pictures to create collaged cards that can be used to tap 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 solution you didn’t know you knew. Instructor Mary M. Mulvihill, Ph.D.

Cost Members $75, non-members $90.
Please register by October 28.

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Coupon Code - Soul6

     
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Succulent Frog
Tuesday, November 8
9 am – 12 pm

Take home a charming succulent frog that you make yourself in this class taught by the SDBG Succulent Wreath Team.

Cost: Members $50, Non-Members $60. Fee includes materials.
Please register by November 4.

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Coupon Code - Frog8

     
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Introduction to Zentangle
Saturday, November 12
1 – 3 pm

The Zentangle method is an easy to learn, relaxing, fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. While no art experience is necessary, Zentangle increases participant’s focus and sense of well-being.
Instructor: Janet Masey, Certified Zentangle Teacher.

Cost: Members $40, non-members $48, plus a $10 materials fee paid directly to the instructor at the class.
Please register by November 4.

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Coupon Code - Pattern12

     
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Succulent Turtle
Thursday, November 17
9 am – 12 pm


Take home a charming succulent turtle that you make yourself in this class taught by the SDBG Succulent Wreath Team.

Cost: Members $45, Non-Members $54.
Fee includes materials.
Please register by November 11.

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Coupon Code - Turtle17

     
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Block Prints and Watercolor
Sunday, November 20
9 am – 4 pm


Imagine the combination of relief block prints and watercolor. Relief block prints hold a huge realm of possibilities. You can repeat the image to create wonderful patterns and add collage onto layers of watercolor. Learn how to design and carve images with little effort on soft rubber material. These designs will build accents and decorative lines for our watercolor painting. I’ll show you ways to drop in brilliant color onto the paper surface. Adding watercolor to block prints is a form of instant gratification. Bright colors, lines, and shapes just pop immediately on the surface with little effort. No worries about your drawing skills level- tracing paper will be available! Indulge yourself for a day of creativity with paint, pattern, and print layers.
Instructor: Helen Shafer Garcia.

Cost: Member $81, non-member $97. Please visit our website for supply list at SDBGarden.org/classes.
Please register by November 17.

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Coupon Code - Block20

     
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Succulent Wreath Class
Tuesday, December 6
9 am – 3 pm


Take home a beautiful succulent wreath that you make yourself. Taught by the SDBG wreath team.

Cost: Members $65, non-members $78.
Fee includes materials.
Please register by December 2.

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For Members Only
Coupon Code - Wreath6

     
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Holiday Wreath Making
Saturday, December 10
10 am – 2 pm


Students will build a beautiful full sized, mixed greens wreath to decorate the home for the holidays. This technique can be applied to items often found in the garden. These gorgeous wreaths also make great gifts.
Instructor: Diana Burke.

Cost: Members $50, non-members $60.
Materials fee: $50 paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of class
Please register by December 2.

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Coupon Code - Holiday10

     
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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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