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Introduction to Water Bath Canning at Chatfield

 

Interested in learning how to use all those copious amounts of cucumbers, hot peppers, and tomatoes? Join us in our beautiful outdoor kitchen for a hands-on simple instructional on how to preserve all your seasonal garden delights with water bath canning.

 

Each class will be 3 hours long so everyone has a chance to do, see and taste. All participants will take a home a gourmet jar of veggies to enjoy at home. Please note this class is geared towards a beginning audience. Advanced techniques and pressure canning will not be discussed.

 

$42 member, $45 nonmember

Instructor: Kathy Lee

* Please register by 5 p.m. on Wed, September 23

 

Image: Courtesy of cjmartin (Flickr)

Invitation to Ikebana: Modern

 

Ikebana is an expression of our respect and appreciation towards nature. We observe life through the arrangement of plants. During each class, participants will get hands-on instruction to put together an arrangement to take home.

 

In this class, you will make a "Moribana" arrangement, expressing the beauty of nature in a modern living environment. Moribana-style Ikebana was developed in the late 19th century in Japan and became very popular because of its flexibility without losing natural atmosphere

 

Instructor: Akiko Buckmaster & assistant Lois Krause

 

About our instructor:

Akiko Buckmaster, born in Japan, is a master teacher of Ohara Ikebana School. She has been teaching Ikebana in the Denver area for forty years.

 

$44, $39 members

 

A note about materials:

 

Students are encouraged to bring their own Ikebana container (vase) and a large Kenzan (= Pin-frog, 3.5” diameter or larger) as well as garden clippers (or Ikebana scissors) so that they can take home their finished arrangement. The Kenzan and Ikebana vase can be reused for future arrangements again and again for years. Container, Kenzan, and scissors will be lent during the class for those who don't bring their own, but then they will only bring home their flowers.

 

To purchase Kenzan and Ikebana scissors in advance, one option is to contact the Denver Chapter of Ikebana International through their website at ikebanadenver.com

 

Invitation to Ikebana: Shoka

 

 

Ikebana is an expression of respect and appreciation towards nature. We observe life through the arrangement of plants. During each class, participants get hands-on instruction to put together an arrangement to take home.

 

Shoka (or seika) is today's name for original "Ikebana" style which started in Japan in the early 17th century. Shoka expresses the life and the beauty of plants in nature. This classes teaches participants how to create Shoka arrangements that express the beauty of the season.

 

$44, $39 members

 

Instructor: Kazuko Kozai

 

About our instructor:

Kazuko Kozai is a Senior Professor of Ikenobo Ikebana School, which is the largest Ikebana school begun in Japan in 1462. She has studied Ikebana for more than 40 years and teaches enthusiastically in the Denver and Boulder area.

 

A note about materials:

Students are encouraged to bring their own Ikebana container (vase) and a large Kenzan (= Pin-frog, 3.5 diameter or larger) as well as garden clippers (or Ikebana scissors) so that they can take home their finished arrangement. The Kenzan and Ikebana vase can be reused for future arrangements again and again for years. Container, Kenzan, and scissors will be lent during the class for those who don't bring their own, but then they will only bring home their flowers.

 

To purchase Kenzan and Ikebana scissors in advance, one option is to contact the Denver Chapter of Ikebana International through their website at ikebanadenver.com

 

 

 

 

Japanese Tea Ceremony

For centuries, the tea ceremony has been considered the epitome of Japanese life, based on harmony, respect, purity, tranquility and elegant simplicity.

 

Come experience the real thing - a traditional ceremony inside our authentic Japanese Tea House in the Japanese Garden.

 

Each ceremony is held in the Ella Mullen Weckbaugh Tea House in Shofu-En, the Japanese Garden, at Denver Botanic Gardens. Please meet at the tea house at 10 a.m.

 

Please bring a pair of white socks. Jeans, shorts or short skirts are not permitted.

Please turn off all cell phones during the ceremony.

 

$ 27 member, $32 non-member

Kundalini Yoga - Single Session

 

Kundalini yoga focuses on awakening energy and unlocking our inner potential through breathing techniques, movements, stretching, meditation and mantra. This ancient and sacred practice is the oldest form of yoga and is an effective way to recharge and heal the body.

 

 

The class, taught by Yogi Bhajan, Ph.D., Master of Kundalini yoga, starts and ends with beautiful and ancient chants which open and calm the heart. A carefully planned sequence of postures, movements and breathing exercises, called a kriya, follows. The techniques stimulate the nervous and immune systems, while improving strength and flexibility. Participants may find a peace of mind and experience benefits including relief from back pain, stress, addiction, depression, insomnia and weight control.

 

All levels welcome, no experience required. Each session is unique; we recommend that you try at least two or three sessions. Please bring water and a yoga mat. If you have trouble sitting on the floor for extended periods of time, please bring a blanket and pillows to provide comfort.

 

Class is located in Morrison Center which is on the North side of Children’s Garden. The gate for entry is near the corner of 11th and York Street. This location is across the street from the main garden entry.

 

 

Single session: $8 member, $10 non-member

 

Instructor: Chris Anne Coviello

For more information on Instructor Chris Anne Coviello please visit www.chrisannecoviello.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Late Pick-Up for Camp

  

Need a few extra hours added to the camp day? Let your child spend a few more hours at the Gardens from 4:00-5:30 p.m. We'll have a variety of games and activities your child can participate in with other children. Late Pick-Up is available for all Summer Camp Sessions at York Street. Late Pick-Up is not available for Farm Camp at Chatfield or Garden Explorers during Spring Break.

 

Please note that Late Pick-Up has a minimum enrollment of five children. Late Pick-Up may be cancelled if this minimum is not met.

 

Price: $50 per child

 

Leaves, Leaves and More Leaves

Focus on foliage! The greens of summer are just as beautiful as the blooms. Start with a study of nuanced shades of green, and then add techniques and tricks for rendering margins, surface texture and venation. Tackle the tough ones, including variegated, highly textured and translucent leaves. Create a composite study to use as your own leaf-drawing guide. Your improved skills for depicting leaf form and color will improve all your future illustrations. Fee: $230 member, $285 non-member. Prerequisites: Botanical Illustration in Pencil I, Botanical Illustration in Colored Pencil I or Certificate in Botanical Illustration.

 

• Tue, Sep. 1, 8, 22, 29, 1-4 p.m.

Instructor: Susan Rubin

 

 

Lecture - Colorado’s Yampa River: Free Flowing and Wild Forever

 

Colorado’s Yampa River today is a delicately balanced bio-physical system that offers sustainable food and water for wildlife and humans alike. The Yampa and its interconnected resources still function almost as they have for eons— a wonderful anomaly in an otherwise river-whacked Colorado River basin. Yet, there are proposals to undo this evolutionary masterpiece, all in a matter of 10 years, to support unsustainable population growth on the eastern slope of Colorado. Join Colorado nature photographer John Fielder and river rat Pat Tierney as they photograph and write their way down the entire 200-mile length of the river. Between Fielder’s sublime images and Tierney’s human and natural history text, you may feel like you are rowing along with the authors!

 

John Fielder

Fielder has worked tirelessly to promote the protection of Colorado’s ranches, open space and wildlands during his 33-year career as a nature photographer and publisher. His photography has influenced people and legislation and over 40 books have been published depicting his Colorado photography. His latest book is “The Yampa River: Free Flowing & Wild Forever.”

 

6 p.m. Social hour and tasting hosted by Slow Food Denver (included in price)

7 p.m. Program and lecture

8:30 p.m. Book signing by author

 

All lecture programs: $15 member, $20 non-member. Space is limited so register early!

 

Slow Food Members are welcome to register for the discounted member price of $15, please click on reciprocal member price, no idenification required.

 

Colorado men are we, From the peaks gigantic, from the great sierras and the high plateaus,

From the mine and from the gully, from the hunting trail we come, Pioneers! O pioneers!

~ Walt Whitman

 

With the support of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation and in line with the Gardens’ mission of connecting people with plants, we are excited to bring you our annual speakers’ series starting in June.

 

This year’s series celebrates remarkable home-grown local heroes and covers fascinating topics geared specifically for the Front Range gardener and nature lover. Discover the ins and outs of successful gardening in our unique environment from some of the country’s best experts! Topics include transforming your garden into a habitat for a variety of creatures with David Salman from the famed High Country Gardens and popular garden author Lauren Springer Ogden, as well as working with the challenges (and opportunities!) of gardening in our dry climate with the Gardens’ world-renowned horticulturalists. We are excited to welcome the inspiring nature photographer and publisher John Fielder as he takes us on a photographic journey along Colorado’s Yampa River to discover its history, beauty and the current efforts to keep this 200-mile river wild and strong.

 

A parallel series of intimate workshops accompany the lectures and provide opportunities for hands-on learning with the experts. Join expert seed savers Bill McDorman and Belle Starr for a condensed version of their acclaimed Seed School; gain knowledge on how to easily and cheaply build a greenhouse with the ever-popular Penn and Cord Parmenter or learn about landscape photography and gain a deeper understanding of the visual aspects of nature with John Fielder. The Gardens is excited to also offer related local tours and more distant trips (with some of the Gardens experts leading the way!).

 

Rediscover your own backyard with this year’s Bonfils-Stanton speaker series!

 

Lecture - Rocky Mountain Mushrooms: Essential Partners for Plants in our Native Ecosystems

 

Discover the beauty and uniqueness of native mushrooms found in Colorado’s varied ecosystems. Come along with acclaimed mushroom expert Vera Evenson as she shares gorgeous photos and provides a fascinating lecture about the ecosystems involved within the world of mushrooms, as well as how our plants and fungi interact with one another in nature. Unearth how ancient, enduring interactions are absolutely essential for the health of our plants, our ecosystems and our planet.

 

Vera Stucky Evenson

Vera has been the curator of the Sam Mitchel Herbarium of Fungi at Denver Botanic Gardens since 1990. In the summer she collects mushrooms for the herbarium, works with the Colorado Mycological Society and teaches field courses at the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies. Her 1997 book, “Mushrooms of Colorado and the Southern Rocky Mountains,” was awarded the Gold Prize in Design by the Independent Publishers of Colorado. Her new book, “Mushrooms of the Rocky Mountains: Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming,” was published in 2015.

 

6 p.m. Social hour and tasting hosted by Slow Food Denver (included in price)

7 p.m. Program and lecture

8:30 p.m. Book signing by author

 

All lecture programs: $15 member, $20 non-member. Space is limited so register early!

 

Slow Food Members are welcome to register for the discounted member price of $15, please click on reciprocal member price, no idenification required.

 

Colorado men are we, From the peaks gigantic, from the great sierras and the high plateaus,

From the mine and from the gully, from the hunting trail we come, Pioneers! O pioneers!

~ Walt Whitman

 

With the support of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation and in line with the Gardens’ mission of connecting people with plants, we are excited to bring you our annual speakers’ series starting in June.

 

This year’s series celebrates remarkable home-grown local heroes and covers fascinating topics geared specifically for the Front Range gardener and nature lover. Discover the ins and outs of successful gardening in our unique environment from some of the country’s best experts! Topics include transforming your garden into a habitat for a variety of creatures with David Salman from the famed High Country Gardens and popular garden author Lauren Springer Ogden, as well as working with the challenges (and opportunities!) of gardening in our dry climate with the Gardens’ world-renowned horticulturalists. We are excited to welcome the inspiring nature photographer and publisher John Fielder as he takes us on a photographic journey along Colorado’s Yampa River to discover its history, beauty and the current efforts to keep this 200-mile river wild and strong.

 

A parallel series of intimate workshops accompany the lectures and provide opportunities for hands-on learning with the experts. Join expert seed savers Bill McDorman and Belle Starr for a condensed version of their acclaimed Seed School; gain knowledge on how to easily and cheaply build a greenhouse with the ever-popular Penn and Cord Parmenter or learn about landscape photography and gain a deeper understanding of the visual aspects of nature with John Fielder. The Gardens is excited to also offer related local tours and more distant trips (with some of the Gardens experts leading the way!).

 

Rediscover your own backyard with this year’s Bonfils-Stanton speaker series!

Lecture - Seed: The Future of Food

 

Like a seed, the idea of seed-saving has to take root. Even before that can happen, a seed has to be planted. The added value, economic opportunity and social benefits of seed-saving are enormous. What will it take for us to start thinking in “seedsheds” and how do we affect change no matter where we are on the seed-saving (supporting) scale? Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance’s Bill McDorman inspires the audience to connect deeply with the world and empowers them to begin to plant seeds wherever they are. Let it begin now!

 

Bill McDorman

Bill is executive director and co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance (RMSA), a new nonprofit seed conservation organization serving the Rocky Mountain West. Previously, he was director of Native Seeds/SEARCH in Tucson, Arizona. Bill founded three seed companies including Seeds/Trust High Altitude Gardens and co-founded several nonprofits including the Sawtooth Botanical Garden in Hailey, Idaho. He is author of “Basic Seed Saving.” He and his wife created an innovative week-long training called Seed School, the educational centerpiece of RMSA.

 

6 p.m. Social hour and tasting hosted by Slow Food Denver (included in price)

7 p.m. Program and lecture

 

All lecture programs: $15 member, $20 non-member. Space is limited so register early!

 

Slow Food Members are welcome to register for the discounted member price of $15, please click on reciprocal member price, no idenification required.

 

Colorado men are we, From the peaks gigantic, from the great sierras and the high plateaus,

From the mine and from the gully, from the hunting trail we come, Pioneers! O pioneers!

~ Walt Whitman

 

With the support of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation and in line with the Gardens’ mission of connecting people with plants, we are excited to bring you our annual speakers’ series starting in June.

 

This year’s series celebrates remarkable home-grown local heroes and covers fascinating topics geared specifically for the Front Range gardener and nature lover. Discover the ins and outs of successful gardening in our unique environment from some of the country’s best experts! Topics include transforming your garden into a habitat for a variety of creatures with David Salman from the famed High Country Gardens and popular garden author Lauren Springer Ogden, as well as working with the challenges (and opportunities!) of gardening in our dry climate with the Gardens’ world-renowned horticulturalists. We are excited to welcome the inspiring nature photographer and publisher John Fielder as he takes us on a photographic journey along Colorado’s Yampa River to discover its history, beauty and the current efforts to keep this 200-mile river wild and strong.

 

A parallel series of intimate workshops accompany the lectures and provide opportunities for hands-on learning with the experts. Join expert seed savers Bill McDorman and Belle Starr for a condensed version of their acclaimed Seed School; gain knowledge on how to easily and cheaply build a greenhouse with the ever-popular Penn and Cord Parmenter or learn about landscape photography and gain a deeper understanding of the visual aspects of nature with John Fielder. The Gardens is excited to also offer related local tours and more distant trips (with some of the Gardens experts leading the way!).

 

Rediscover your own backyard with this year’s Bonfils-Stanton speaker series!

Lecture - Smart Greenhouses: A Guide to Year-Round Rocky Mountain Growing

 

Smart greenhouses offers an exciting and colorful presentation portraying a completely new way of thinking about year round greenhouse growing in the Rocky Mountain West. Without the use of fossil fuel, these greenhouses heat, cool and ventilate themselves for four glorious seasons of green. Starting with their first $150 recycled prototype to large, gorgeous, state-of-the-art greenhouses, to a student project at 11,000 ft., the Parmenters take you on a journey around Colorado to see what their clients and students are growing 365 days a year.

 

Penn and Cord Parmenter

Since 1992, Penn and Cord have been growing food at 8,120 ft in the Wet Mountains of south-central Colorado. After facing the challenges of the wild west for over 20 years, they are now high-altitude food growing teachers and sustainable greenhouse designers.

 

6 p.m. Social hour and tasting hosted by Slow Food Denver (included in price)

7 p.m. Program and lecture

 

All lecture programs: $15 member, $20 non-member. Space is limited so register early!

 

Slow Food Members are welcome to register for the discounted member price of $15, please click on reciprocal member price, no idenification required.

 

Colorado men are we, From the peaks gigantic, from the great sierras and the high plateaus,

From the mine and from the gully, from the hunting trail we come, Pioneers! O pioneers!

~ Walt Whitman

 

With the support of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation and in line with the Gardens’ mission of connecting people with plants, we are excited to bring you our annual speakers’ series starting in June.

 

This year’s series celebrates remarkable home-grown local heroes and covers fascinating topics geared specifically for the Front Range gardener and nature lover. Discover the ins and outs of successful gardening in our unique environment from some of the country’s best experts! Topics include transforming your garden into a habitat for a variety of creatures with David Salman from the famed High Country Gardens and popular garden author Lauren Springer Ogden, as well as working with the challenges (and opportunities!) of gardening in our dry climate with the Gardens’ world-renowned horticulturalists. We are excited to welcome the inspiring nature photographer and publisher John Fielder as he takes us on a photographic journey along Colorado’s Yampa River to discover its history, beauty and the current efforts to keep this 200-mile river wild and strong.

 

A parallel series of intimate workshops accompany the lectures and provide opportunities for hands-on learning with the experts. Join expert seed savers Bill McDorman and Belle Starr for a condensed version of their acclaimed Seed School; gain knowledge on how to easily and cheaply build a greenhouse with the ever-popular Penn and Cord Parmenter or learn about landscape photography and gain a deeper understanding of the visual aspects of nature with John Fielder. The Gardens is excited to also offer related local tours and more distant trips (with some of the Gardens experts leading the way!).

 

Rediscover your own backyard with this year’s Bonfils-Stanton speaker series!

 

Lecture - Steppes: The Plants and Ecology of the World’s Semi-Arid Regions

 

Living and gardening in Denver and the Interior West presents challenges and opportunities that we may think of as unique especially when compared to the world’s wetter habitats. However, much of the human story has been written in exactly these sort of high, dry grasslands and shrub lands, broadly known as the world’s steppe climates. It’s no accident that so many of our best garden plants come to us from these far-off lands. Journey with us from the familiar canyons and prairies of the American West to the vast plains of Mongolia, to the rugged grasslands and Karoo of South Africa and to the windswept peaks and plateaus of Patagonia.

 

Michael Bone, Dan Johnson, Panayoti Kelaidis, Mike Kintgen and Larry G. Vickerman

Guests are treated to a lecture by some of the country’s top horticulturalists. Join Denver Botanic Gardens’ Michael Bone (curator of steppe collection), Dan Johnson (curator of native plants & associate director of horticulture), Panayoti Kelaidis (senior curator and director of outreach), Mike Kintgen (curator of alpine collections) and Larry G. Vickerman (director, Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield).

 

6 p.m. Social hour and tasting hosted by Slow Food Denver (included in price)

7 p.m. Program and lecture

8:30 p.m. Book signing by authors

 

All lecture programs: $15 member, $20 non-member. Space is limited so register early!

 

Slow Food Members are welcome to register for the discounted member price of $15, please click on reciprocal member price, no idenification required.

 

Colorado men are we, From the peaks gigantic, from the great sierras and the high plateaus,

From the mine and from the gully, from the hunting trail we come, Pioneers! O pioneers!

~ Walt Whitman

 

With the support of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation and in line with the Gardens’ mission of connecting people with plants, we are excited to bring you our annual speakers’ series starting in June.

 

This year’s series celebrates remarkable home-grown local heroes and covers fascinating topics geared specifically for the Front Range gardener and nature lover. Discover the ins and outs of successful gardening in our unique environment from some of the country’s best experts! Topics include transforming your garden into a habitat for a variety of creatures with David Salman from the famed High Country Gardens and popular garden author Lauren Springer Ogden, as well as working with the challenges (and opportunities!) of gardening in our dry climate with the Gardens’ world-renowned horticulturalists. We are excited to welcome the inspiring nature photographer and publisher John Fielder as he takes us on a photographic journey along Colorado’s Yampa River to discover its history, beauty and the current efforts to keep this 200-mile river wild and strong.

 

A parallel series of intimate workshops accompany the lectures and provide opportunities for hands-on learning with the experts. Join expert seed savers Bill McDorman and Belle Starr for a condensed version of their acclaimed Seed School; gain knowledge on how to easily and cheaply build a greenhouse with the ever-popular Penn and Cord Parmenter or learn about landscape photography and gain a deeper understanding of the visual aspects of nature with John Fielder. The Gardens is excited to also offer related local tours and more distant trips (with some of the Gardens experts leading the way!).

 

Rediscover your own backyard with this year’s Bonfils-Stanton speaker series!

 

Light and Bright Color: Quick Landscapes

Let’s get together to create small, quick and evocative landscapes. We’ll explore easy ways to create impact right from your first stroke! Working on textured board in small format (8” x10”), you’ll take a look at colors you might not have considered and work with wet and dry techniques using color from pencils or unclad sticks. You’ll experiment with a new board and have time to get comfortable in a studio setting before heading outside to start a small, personal masterpiece. Fee: $230 member, $285 non-member. No prerequisites.

 

• Fri-Sun, Sep. 18-20, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Instructor: Libby Kyer

 

Light on Form

 

Take your drawings from flat to fabulous. The secret to portraying light and shadow on your subjects lies in understanding the scientific method of lighting as it applies to different forms. Beginning with basic geometric shapes, refine your skills in showing light and volume on any subject. The class will work entirely in graphite pencil, but the principles apply to all other media. As you progress from fruits and vegetables to leaves and flowers to entire plants with complex shapes, you will overcome the obstacles in creating three-dimensional drawings. Fee: $230 member, $285 non-member. Prerequisite: Botanical Illustration in Pencil I.

•Tue, July 28, Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25, 6-9 p.m.

Instructor: Constance Sayas

 

• Fri-Sun, Sep. 18-20, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Instructor: Marjorie Leggitt

 

• Thu, Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 1-4 p.m.

Instructor: Susan Rubin

 

• Fri-Sun, Dec. 4-6, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Instructor: Constance Sayas

 

Literature of the Land Book Club - Fall

 

Join us for the fall 2015 session of Literature of the Land, a book club hosted by the Helen Fowler Library. We’ll read 3 books over 3 months, focusing on a specific topic of interest. This fall we’ll examine water and the American West, including the management of it and the various ways it can shape our lives. In October, we’ll begin with Dam Nation: How Water Shaped the West and Will Determine Its Future, examining how water policy and the mitigation of natural resources have shaped the West. In November, we’ll discuss the classic, but surprisingly relevant eco-novel The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey. In December, we’ll conclude with The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History through the Heart of the Grand Canyon by Kevin Fedarko, which recounts the voyage of three river guides and their dory down the flood-swollen Colorado River, including the history of the river, its exploration, and a discussion of the dams.

 

Each session has individual registration, please select all three date options with seperate registration if you would like to attend the entire series.

 

Each meeting is $5 for the public.

 

 

 

Registration is mandatory as attendance will be limited in number to allow for interactive discussion in a friendly group setting.

 

Literature of the Land: Meet the Author - Jack Marshall Maness, Song of the Jawhawk

 

When Congress opened the lands west of the Missouri River to settlement in 1854, it created the conditions that led to the Civil War, abolition of slavery, decline of Native peoples, and ultimately, the success of many Euro-American families. Religious idealists, battle-hardened frontiersmen, savvy entrepreneurs and simple farmers all came to make Kansas, and the West, theirs. They claimed, bartered, sowed, and bled on the land that is now known as the Breadbasket of America.

 

Song of the Jayhawk, the first in a trilogy of historical novels, was inspired by the lives of the author’s great-great grandparents, Irish immigrants and early settlers in Kansas who likely only wanted to farm this rich soil. Come meet the author, discuss the book, hear more about the history of land use on the Plains, and how the dense woods and rolling hills of the Missouri River basin influenced his novels.

 

$10, $8 members

 

 

Living and Looking Young: Herbal Tonics

Discover how the Asian courtesans of days gone by managed to look young and beautiful through the Asian art of herbal tonics. Create your own unique tonics for a healthier body, a more youthful appearance and a more vibrant lifestyle.

Instructor: Sarah Spearman, L. Ac, Diplomate of Oriental Medicine

 

$43 member, $39 member, includes $18 for materials

 

Sarah is a Colorado licensed acupuncturist and a nationally certified Chinese herbalist specializing in treating stress, fatigue, body pain and midlife transitioning. Certified in Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture, Sarah has received extensive training in this natural facial and body rejuvenation system which holistically provides a more youthful appearance without surgery or potentially toxic "non-surgical" facelift procedures. Sarah is the owner/operator of Orange Gate Acupuncture and Holistic Medicine.

 

Make Your Characters Live! - Master Class with Lynne Chapman

The most important element of a picture book illustration is the character design. If the characters in a story are not sufficiently believable or interesting, the reader will not care what happens to them and dramatic tension will be lost. Award-winning illustrator Lynne Chapman will demonstrate simple but effective ways to create a range of characters, and then share a variety of techniques with you which will bring those characters to life. You will learn how an illustrator can tap into social coding to communicate who a character is or to lend specific human personalities to animals.

During this class, you will design characters which are unique individuals with a story to tell and then learn techniques for spinning a narrative around them. Fee: $250 member, $295 non-member. Pre-Requisites: Some drawing ability needed. The workshop works well for those who are developing a portfolio of picture book illustrations, or are in process of finding their feet before showing their work to a publisher. This is also for more experienced illustrators who want to try a new approach.

No refunds for registration cancellations after August 15, 2015, unless your seat can be filled.

 

• Sat-Sun, Sep. 12-13, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Instructor: Lynne Chapman, UK

 

Lynne Chapman is passionate about drawing. She has over 30 published picture books. She works from her attic studio, in her house in Sheffield, UK. Her illustrations fizz with color and humor. Lynne delivers illustration workshops and inspirational lectures all over the UK, working with both adults and children. You can see her works at www.lynnechapman.co.uk and follow her latest projects at http://lynnechapman.blogspot.co.uk

 

 

Making and Using Flower Essences

Flower essences are a form of vibrational healing similar to homeopathy and acupuncture.

 

They are incredibly simple to make and wondrously effective for emotional, psychological, and behavioral problems or traits. They are practical and effective for our pets and children as well.There are no contraindications for flower essences; they can be used with any other form of treatment.

 

Everyone takes home an extensive handout and an all purpose Trauma Remedy and the very popular Fear Remedy, plus a personal pendulum.

 

$63 member, $58 non-member

 

Instructor: Christina Blume

 

Photo: Courtesy of Dan Zen (Flickr)

Matting and Floating Artwork

Preparing your work can be fun and affordable if you know the tricks and techniques. This one-day workshop covers mat-cutting and inexpensive framing options. Start with an overview of equipment, materials and measuring. Learn to float your artwork for an inexpensive alternative to matting. Demonstrations and handouts show you how to measure and cut your own single, double, and multi-opening mats. You’ll go home with two matted pieces ready to be framed. Fee: $55 member, $85 non-member. Open to everybody with no prerequisites.

• Wed, Aug. 12, 1-4 p.m.

Instructor: Susan Rubin

 

 

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