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Perfecting Perspective

 

Do you shy away from complicated plants? Even experienced illustrators sometimes struggle with foreshortening and simplify their subjects to eliminate difficult elements. Work with botanical subjects that demonstrate each aspect of .perspective and learn techniques for seeing and depicting perspective accurately. The class will work entirely in graphite pencil, but the principles apply to all art media. Gain confidence in your drafting skills and improve all of your drawings from this class forward. Fee: $230 member, $285 non-member. Prerequisite: Botanical Illustration in Pencil I.

 

• Fri-Sun, Oct. 30-31, Nov. 1, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Instructor: Marjorie Leggitt

 

• Wed, Nov. 4, 11, 18, Dec. 2, 9, 1-4 p.m.

Instructor: Marjorie Leggitt

 

 

Photoshop Elements for Beginners

 

 

When someone asks you to send a JPEG image at 300 dpi, do you think, “WHAT?” Unravel the lingo and learn the basics of versatile and necessary Photoshop software. Start at the very beginning and learn to navigate the toolbars, size artwork and files, apply filters, adjust color, crop and more! Use simple skills to manipulate photo references. Learn the process for producing a digital file to meet specifications for exhibit entries. Bring your computer, Adobe Photoshop and an open mind. Leave with the confidence to handle images on your own. Fee: $90 member, $125 non-member. Open to everybody, however you must have Adobe Photoshop Elements installed on your computer.

 

• Sun, Oct. 18, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Instructor: Debra Dailey-Fisher

 

 

Plant Based Remedies - The Healing Oils of the Bible

 

Extensive medical studies over the centuries have found that essential oils can support the human body physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Learn about the important role essential oils played in the lives of Biblical people and explore the twelve most significant oils of ancient scripture.

 

Instructor: Judy Jehn, RMT

 

$35 members, $39 non-members

 

 

Image: Frankincense in resin form; Courtesy of Xix Feng.

Pumpkin Carving for Dia De los Muertos

 

Create memories with your kids that will last a life-time - getting the whole family involved - honoring loved ones who have passed from this life!

 

Barry Brown - Master Pumpkin Carver, guides each family through tips and techniques of pumpkin carving, including custom Dia De Los Muertos patterns. The heart of each family member will glow as they assist in every stage. The Grand Lighting Ceremony completes the event, when the amazing pumpkin carvings are lit up on an altar-type display. Bring your camera! In the end, it's all about having a good time, bonding families and building memories.

 

Each family will receive a pumpkin, a pattern, and a mini-kit of Barry’s favorite carving tools.

 

Barry Brown - Master Pumpkin Carver, is excited to show you how to carve pumpkins like the ones he carved for TV shows including the Today Show, The Tonight Show, the David Letterman Show, Good Morning America, Monday Night Football, and movies including Hocus Pocus. He has carved pumpkins on every local TV news station and the Colorado & Company show. Several stations have even come out to interview him AND film special stories about his National Grand Prize Award-Winning pumpkin carving skills.

 

Instructor Barry Brown

 

Pricing is per family, max of 5 family members:

Members $42, Non-Members $47, includes $15 for a professional carving kit, design and one pumpkin per family

Putting Your Rose Garden to Bed

 

Just about everyone grows a rose bush or two.Congress designated the rose as America s national floral emblem in 1986.The popularity of growing roses began thousands of years ago and continues today.The rose growing series offered by American Rose Society Consulting Rosarians and experts from the Denver Rose Society will cover how to grow healthy, easy care beautiful roses for years to come. The series covers secrets to successful rose growing, no pain pruning, versatile shrub roses, fragrant roses, and winter care. Choose one class or take them all and come away with confident rose growing skills and greater appreciation for the  Queen of Flowers. 

 

 

Putting your Rose Garden to Bed

Preparing your roses for winter is the key to growing those fabulous flowers in the spring. Learn why fall and winter care keeps your roses healthy from year to year and how to prepare new rose beds for spring planting. Get tips on early transplanting or rearranging the rose bed. A recommended list of roses that do well along the Front Range and higher altitudes will be included to take home.

 

 

$27 member, $32 non-member.

 

Instructor: Peggy Williams

 

 

 

Seasonal Discoveries Tour

No matter the time of year, botanical treasures await your discovery with these guided tours of gardens at their seasonal peaks. Experience the Gardens’ landscape at its best, whether through the colorful bounty of summer, the crackling beauty of fall or the marvelous contrasts of winter.

 

Price: $14, $9 student, $7 member

 

Special instructions: Tours are outdoors; dress accordingly for the weather. Water, sunscreen and sunglasses are recommended. Please bring booking confirmation. Meet guide in the lobby of the Boettcher Memorial Center after entering through the Gardens main entrance.

 

Note: Tours with low registration are subject to cancellation.

 

Seedlings: Acorns to Oaks

Discover the mighty acorn and meet its beautiful tree.

Ages 18-24 months: Tuesday, October 6, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, October 8, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, October 7, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

Seedlings: Apples and Cinnamon

Discover an apple's favorite spices as we make some fun treats from the fabulous spices in our lives.

Ages 18-24 months: Tuesday, September 15, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, September 17, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, September 16, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

Seedlings: Chocolate Treats

Do chocolate bars grow on trees? You can find out as we taste chocolate from different parts of the world and make a special chocolate treat.

Ages 18-24 months: Tuesday, December 1, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, December 3, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, December 2, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

 

Seedlings: Curious Corn

Take an up close look at an ear of corn and discover its many unusual uses.

Ages 18-24 months: Tuesday, September 8, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, September 10, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, September 9, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

Seedlings: Fall 2015 Series Package

Register for all 15 classes offered September - December, and receive a $30 savings over the individual price.

Seedlings classes offer a fun, hands-on way for young children, ages 18 months to six years, to explore the plant world while developing an understanding and appreciation for plants and their importance. Classes include interactive explorations, nature walks, and stories for children and their caregivers.

You will need to choose a date and time for each of the 15 classes. Please keep in mind that classes are offered for three different age groups and are modified to fit the developmental needs of each group. Please select the session appropriate for your child's age.

No refunds or partial registrations.

 

Seedlings: Flowers for the Fall

Discover how to add some hearty colors to your fall festivities with pansies and chrysanthemums.

Ages 18-24 months: Tuesday, September 1, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, September 3, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, September 2, 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.

Seedlings: Garden Hibernation

Help Mordecai Children’s Garden get ready for winter as you discover what plants and animals do when it gets cold.

Ages 18-24 months: Tuesday, November 3, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, November 5, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, November 4, 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m.

Seedlings: Glorious Grasses

Explore the many different colors, textures and sizes of Colorado grasses.

Ages 18-24 months: Tuesday, September 22, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, September 24, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, September 23, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

Seedlings: Jumping Gingerbread

Discover the tasty plant that makes gingerbread a special treat.

Ages 18-24 months: Tuesday, December 15, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, December 17, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, December 16, 9:30 - 11 a.m.

Seedlings: Leaf Art

Investigate the diversity of the shape, color and size of leaves through art.

Ages 18-24 months: Tuesday, October 20, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, October 22, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, October 21, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

Seedlings: Owls!

Discover whooooo flies around the Children’s Garden at night.

Ages 18-24 months: Tuesday, November 10, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, November 12, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, November 11, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

Seedlings: Plentiful Potatoes

Who knew potatoes could be so much fun? Join us as we discover the potato plant with our five senses.

Ages 18-24 months: Tuesday, November 17, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, November 19, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, November 18, 9:30 or 11:00 a.m.

Seedlings: Pumpkins, Gourds and More!

Join us as we meet the members of the pumpkin family.

Ages 18-24 months: Tuesday, October 13, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, October 15, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, October 14, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

Seedlings: Suds, Bubbles and Soap

Blow bubbles over the garden as we celebrate the plants that inspire soap.

Ages 18-24 months: Tuesday, September 29, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, October 1, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, September 30, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

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