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April 29, 2014

Secchia Garden Lecture: Peter Hatch

Join us for insights on Peter Hatch's fascinating work serving as director of gardens and grounds at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello during the Secchia Garden Lecture.

May 14, 2014

Great Gardens Party

Join us for the annual Great Gardens Party!

June 3, 2014

Bus Trip: The Magic of Glass

Immerse yourself in glass.

Events

Events categorized as “Classes & Camps”

Jan
22
6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

A New Look at Ancient Grains

Full Class

Rediscover some of the world’s tastiest and most nutritious grains. Quinoa, farro and millet have amazing tastes and textures. Find out the best ways these healthy grains and others can be used in salads, stews, baked goods, desserts and more! Samples and recipes included.

Instructor

Sue Stauffacher

Cost

  • Members $30.0000
  • Non-Members $37
Jan
25
10:00 am 11:30 am
Classes & Camps: Adult

Black and White Photography

Investigate the beauty of black and white photography. Focus on light and shapes and experiment with shadows. Proper exposure and achieving the best black and white images will be covered. Some time will be spent shooting outside. Tripod recommended, but not necessary. Dress for the weather.

Instructor

Dusty Brown

Cost

  • Members $25.0000
  • Non-Members $32
Jan
30
4:00 pm 6:00 pm

Create a modern terrarium in a unique glass container. Learn which plants work best, discover planting techniques and tools that make the job easier, and learn how to care for your miniature garden. Customize it by bringing sparkling rocks or small figurines from home. Explore the fascinating history of terrariums and new innovative approaches, including hanging and wearable terrariums. All materials provided.

Instructor

Julie Francke

Cost

  • Members $45.0000
  • Non-Members $52
Feb
1
10:00 am 11:30 am
Classes & Camps: Child

Mystery Art Box

Delight in your own box of dazzling and unusual art materials—clock parts, game pieces, little toys, fossils and more. Then create a unique sculpture to wow your friends and family! Give your sculpture a title and display in the class “art gallery” for parents to view at the end of class.

Ages

8-12

Instructor

Staff

Cost

  • Members $15.0000
  • Non-Members $22
Feb
4
6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Outdoor Ceramic Planter

Full Class

FULL Using the slab method, make a small garden pot to use this spring. Personalize your pot by carving into structural foam then press your designs into the clay. Glaze your pot with dazzling colors of your choice. Pots will be fired off-site and returned for later pick-up.

Instructor

Jerry Berta
Feb
8
10:00 am 12:00 pm

(CANCELLED) Brainstorm sculpture ideas and learn how artists transform ideas in their heads into finished sculptures. Make several sketches of your sculpture idea and practice drawing to scale using the grid system. When you’re ready, convert your drawings into a wonderful clay sculpture.

Ages

10-14

Instructor

Staff
Feb
12
6:00 pm 7:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Herbal Teas and Treats

Learn how to make a different herbal tea for every month of the year! Connie will share her favorite recipes for party sweets and savories, and novel ideas for theme teas. Recipe handouts and sampling included.

Instructor

Connie Hanson

Cost

  • Members $30.0000
  • Non-Members $37
Feb
15
10:00 am 12:00 pm

(Cancelled) Enjoy a tour through our Committed to Paper: Master Drawings and Prints by Sculptors exhibition then listen as a dynamic clay artist shares her process of moving from sketches to 3-D sculptures. Receive guidance as you follow the process to create your own clay sculpture.

Instructor

Mary Lamson-Burke
Feb
15
10:00 am 1:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Portrait Photography

Learn how to take creative portraits of your family and friends, from newborns to graduating seniors. Learn how composition and lighting make your portraits special. Bring a camera; tripod recommended.

Instructor

Dianne Carroll Burdick

Cost

  • Members $30.0000
  • Non-Members $37
Feb
22
10:00 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child

Kids Cooking: Pasta

Receive step-by-step instruction on making pasta dough from scratch. Use a pasta machine to form different varieties such as fettuccine and angel hair. Then cook your pasta, add your choice of sauce and enjoy.

Ages

10-14

Instructor

Chef Andrew Krause

Cost

  • Members $20.0000
  • Non-Members $27