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Classes

 

All classes are for ADULTS ONLY (18+)

Dear San Diego Botanic Garden Guests,

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SDBG Class

Photography Fundamentals and Creative Control
Saturday, June 30, 9 am – 12 pm

Ready to get more from your camera? Join Sandy Zelasko as she reviews basic camera controls and how to apply them in everyday situations. Improve your photography with techniques we share in class then practice what you’ve learned in the gardens using your newfound photographer’s eye. Be sure to bring your digital camera (DSLR or point & shoot) and camera manual to class.
Instructor: Sandy Zelasko.

Cost: Member $55, non-member $66. Please register by June 22.

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For Members Only Coupon Code - Creative30

 

SDBG Class

Living Wall / Vertical Garden
Saturday, July 7, 9 am -12 pm

Learn the basics of planting a living wall. We will be planting a 10”x20” wall with a variety of succulents. 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 will sell out!
Instructor: Mary Lou Morgan.

Cost: Members $30, non-members $36 plus an $80 per student materials fee paid directly to the instructor at the class.
Please register by June 29 and August 24.


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For Members Only Coupon Code - LW7

 

SDBG Class

Zentangle – Yin/Yang Workshop
(Ages 12 +)
Sunday, July 8, 12 – 2 pm

Opposites really do attract.
Create black and white art pieces with black and white pens.
ZERO ART EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.
Instructor: Janet Masey.

Cost: Members $40, non-members $48 plus a $10 materials fee paid directly to the instructor at the class.
Please register by June 29.


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For Members Only Coupon Code -  ZEN8

 

SDBG Class

Mosaics for Your Garden
Saturday, August 4, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Choose from a turtle, fish, seahorse, dragonfly, butterfly, owl, frog, dolphin, crab, or bird and learn to create a beautiful garden mosaic using glass gems, ceramic tiles, ball chain, stained glass, mirror and more. Learn what the appropriate substrate and the proper adhesives are for outside use, and learn how to mount your creation to install it in your garden-either hanging on a wall or mounted on a stake. Instructor: Marsha Rafter.

Cost: Members $75, non-members $83 plus a $60 materials fee paid directly to the instructor at the class. Please register by July 27.

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For Members Only Coupon Code - MOSAIC4

 

SDBG Class

Zentangle – Canvas Workshop (Ages 12 +)
Sunday, August 12, 12 – 2 pm

Design a 10x10 canvas with zentangle patterns. ZERO ART EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. Instructor: Janet Massey.

Cost: Members $40, non-members $48 plus a $10 materials fee paid directly to the instructor at the class. Please register by August 3.

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For Members Only Coupon Code - ZEN12

 

SDBG Class

Mosaic Flower, Heart or Butterflies for your Garden
Wednesday, August 22, 10 am -1 pm &
Thursday, August 23, 10 am – 12 pm

*Please Note: This is a Two Day Class.

These creations make beautiful accents in your garden or home. Students will use a variety of glass beads and tiles in a rainbow of colors. Instructor: Candy Sharda

Cost: Members $35, non-members $42 plus a $25 materials fee paid directly to the instructor at the class. Please register by August 15.

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For Members Only Coupon Code - MOSFLO22

SDBG Class

Planting for Pollinators and All Things Gardening
Saturday, August 25, 9 am -12 pm

Come make a pretty mosaic flower pot for your garden. Participants will use a variety of glass gems, tiles in various shapes and sizes to make your design. This is a two part class. The first day you will glue your piece and the following day you will grout pot. Instructor: Marianne Bretell-Vaugh.

Cost: Members $30, non-members $36. Please register by August 17.

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For Members Only Coupon Code - PLANT25

SDBG Class

Abstract Garden Photography
Saturday, August 25, 9 am – 1 pm

Bob Bretell returns from Arizona to present one of his most popular photography workshops. Students will explore the garden using a variety of techniques including unique camera angle, slow shutter, macro, zoom, repeating patterns and texture. Bob will be giving demonstrations and students will have lots of shooting time. At the end of class students will have an opportunity to project their favorite shots on a large screen for a lively review and discussion. 35mm DSLR and Smart phones encouraged and all levels are welcome.

Cost: $59, non-members $71. Please register by August 17.

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For Members Only Coupon Code - ABS25

 

SDBG Class

Zentangle – Pumpkin Design Workshop
(Ages 12 +)
Sunday, September 16, 12 pm – 2 pm

Create a perfect gift for Halloween or Fall hostess gift.
Draw on polyurethane pumpkins. Design pumpkins with Zentangle patterns.
Don’t miss this one! ZERO ART EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.
Instructor: Janet Massey.

Cost: Members $40, non-members $48 plus a $10 materials fee paid directly to the instructor at the class. Please register by September 7.

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For Members Only Coupon Code - ZEN16

 

SDBG Class

Succulent Turtle Class
Tuesday, September 25, 9 am –1 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 September 18.

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For Members Only Coupon Code - SUCC25


 

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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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