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Botany for Gardeners - ONLINE

Rocky Mountain Gardening Required Course Group I

This class provides an overview of basic plant biology, including structure, development, transpiration, photosynthesis and plant chemistry.

Students will gain essential knowledge for acquiring high-level pruning skills, for designing gardens based on specific plant requirements of the Rocky Mountain region, and for understanding interactions between plants and their microenvironments.

Required Text- Botany for Gardeners by Brian Capon, found online or in most book stores.

This session will be streamed live online through Vimeo. Details on how to join the class will be emailed the day before the program.

 

Price: $255, $213 member

Instructor: Sheridan Samano

 

Jody Guralnick: Virtual Studio Visit & Artist Talk - ONLINE

Join artist Jody Guralnick in her studio for a virtual visit and artist talk to hear about her approach to making art and how she harnesses the power of nature’s details as inspiration. A program complement to the exhibition “Prima Lingua,” which runs December 19, 2020 – March 14, 2021.

Light on Form - ONLINE

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.

Please note this is an Online course.

Prerequisite: Botanical Illustration in Pencil I.

Fee: $265 member, $315 non-member.

Date(s):

Tuesdays October 20, 27, November 10, 17, 24 6-9 p.m.

Wednesdays November 18, 25, December 2, 9, 16, 1-4 p.m.

Friday-Sunday December 3, 4, 5, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nature Writing with Lighthouse - ONLINE

In these informal writing sessions, meet with Lighthouse Writers Workshop instructor Mary Harpin once a month via Zoom. Discuss a theme connected to writing in the outside world and work with writing prompts. For part of the session, head outside to write, then return to share your work. A one-time-use pass to Denver Botanic Gardens is included with each month’s session. As part of this program, you're invited to visit the Gardens and write outdoors. Ditch the screen! See where writing among the flora and fauna takes you.

 

 

Mary Harpin

For more than 20 years, Lighthouse Writers Workshop has provided the Denver area community and beyond with creative support to writers and readers of all levels, ages and backgrounds. Mary Harpin is the author of “Shadowrise,” a poetry collection (Dos Madres Press, 2019). She facilitates Drop in Writing with Denver Botanic Gardens in partnership with Lighthouse Writers Workshop. Mary also taught Picture Me Here, a writing and photography course for refugees, and helped facilitate classes at the Gardens for the Hard Times Writers Workshop. A certified intuitive medium, Mary works as an intuitive development mentor. She also creates content for Fortune 500 medical device companies. You can find her work in Terrain, Fourteen Hills, Tinderbox and elsewhere. Learn more at maryharpin.com.

 

 

Price: $20 public

Instructor: Mary Harpin

Smartphone Photography: Editing with Snapseed for Android and iPhone - ONLINE

Would you like to take your smartphone photos to a new level? Go beyond the basic editing tools on your iPhone or Android and explore one of the most powerful free photo-editing apps available: Snapseed. Learning to use the tools within the Snapseed app will fine tune your photography and editing skills, creating a stronger visual impact for all your photos. We explore the tools within the app and how to properly use them to make the most of your smartphone photography. This class is for anyone with a smartphone, iPhone or Android.

Please download the Snapseed app prior to class.

 

 

Snapseed for Android

Snapseed for iPhone

 

This session will be streamed online. Details on how to join the class and how long it will be accessible online will be emailed the day of the program.

 

Price: $34, $29 member

Instructor: Jeanette Burkle

 

Jeanette Burkle is a commercial and editorial photographer with extensive experience in teaching, lecturing, and consulting. Since 2003, Jeanette has successfully owned and managed Galie Photography, while designing and delivering seminars on a wide range of photography topics. An award winning-photographer, Jeanette combines an engineering background with a strong artistic sense. With the belief that photography is part art and part science, she strives to use her unique background to produce art that is infused with a creative vision and improved by knowledge of the underlying scientific principles of photography. She has worked with many corporate clients including ExxonMobil, George Mason University, American Red Cross, John Marshall Bank, AmeriChoice, Medtronic, Harris Corporation, and Long & Foster Realty. Jeanette’s work has been honored through the Virginia Professional Photographers Association with such recognition as the highly distinguished Fuji Masterpiece Award and the Kodak Gallery Award.

 

Jeanette has been teaching photography since 2005. Her students respond well to her fun, upbeat classes, and Jeanette loves to see this passion be reflected in her students’ increased confidence as photographers.

Smartphone Photography: Photo Editing for the iPhone - ONLINE

Have you ever taken a picture with your iPhone and realized that the photo on your screen doesn’t appear to be exactly how you envisioned it? The iPhone has a built-in photo editing app with the tools necessary for you to achieve your vision. During this class, learn about editing fundamentals, (i.e. exposure, contrast, highlights and brilliance to name a few), and the best way to adjust them in order to manipulate your image. Come away with the understanding of color balance and how to use it to your advantage while editing your photos. We explore the crop tool in conjunction with aspect ratios—very helpful if you print your photos! Using these features for editing will help you unlock your creativity and take your photos in a whole new direction.

 

This session will be streamed online. Details on how to join the class and how long it will be accessible online will be emailed the day of the program.

 

Price: $34, $29 member

Instructor: Jeanette Burkle

 

Jeanette Burkle is a commercial and editorial photographer with extensive experience in teaching, lecturing, and consulting. Since 2003, Jeanette has successfully owned and managed Galie Photography, while designing and delivering seminars on a wide range of photography topics. An award winning-photographer, Jeanette combines an engineering background with a strong artistic sense. With the belief that photography is part art and part science, she strives to use her unique background to produce art that is infused with a creative vision and improved by knowledge of the underlying scientific principles of photography. She has worked with many corporate clients including ExxonMobil, George Mason University, American Red Cross, John Marshall Bank, AmeriChoice, Medtronic, Harris Corporation, and Long & Foster Realty. Jeanette’s work has been honored through the Virginia Professional Photographers Association with such recognition as the highly distinguished Fuji Masterpiece Award and the Kodak Gallery Award.

Jeanette has been teaching photography since 2005. Her students respond well to her fun, upbeat classes, and Jeanette loves to see this passion be reflected in her students’ increased confidence as photographers.

The Classroom and Nature Play - ONLINE

Get an overview of how nature is a useful and diverse tool for your learning space. During this time discussions will include using evidence-based practices to develop classroom materials, curriculum and management techniques. We will draw on individual experiences to help us use our imaginations to support optimal learning environments for our youngest learners.

 

This online webinar is approved by Colorado Shines PDIS and counts towards clock hours.

 

Audience: Pre-K Teachers

 

Program Fee: $20, $15 member

 

Special Instructions: A webinar link will be emailed to registrants 48 hours prior to the scheduled start time of the program.

 

The Garden through Hokusai's Lens - ONLINE

Hokusai, best known for "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji," was a prolific, influential printmaker and painter to the Impressionist and Post-impressionists. He edited his compositions like a director in a film, commanding the eye across the surface in order to tell his version of the "story." Using black ink and water, we will study the Gardens' Bill Hosokawa Bonsai Pavilion and Tea Garden to construct vignettes using sumi-e painting techniques on rice paper. Our final project will be a hanging scroll made from one of our ink sketches.

 

Date(s): December 12, 9 a.m.- Noon

Online

Fee: Member $60, Non Member $70

Instructor: Lori Ann Levy-Holm

 

 

The Rose & Thorn: Story Time for Adults: Winter 2021

Join us online for the winter 2021 session of The Rose & Thorn, a story time for adults series hosted virtually and read by the Helen Fowler Library. One book will be read each month over the course of four sessions, focusing on cozy mysteries with botanical themes.

 

Kate Collins has authored the “A Flower Shop Mystery” series following Abby Knight, a flower shop owner who seems to always get involved with local crime. Stay at home with a glass of wine or craft project while a librarian reads you through this quirky series.

 

The first two books of the series to be read are:

January - “Mum’s the Word”

February - “Slay It with Flowers”

 

Price: $20 public

Instructor: Anna Kongs

Therapeutic Thursdays - ONLINE

Join Denver Botanic Gardens' horticultural therapists from your home or office as we share techniques used in the Therapeutic Horticulture program. Engage your senses as we guide you in how to connect with plants in your everyday life.

All ages and abilities are welcome to participate. Only one registration is needed per streaming device. Advanced registration required.

Details on how to join the program streamed live through Vimeo will be emailed 30 minutes before the start of the program. Program time is 2 p.m. Mountain Time. Sessions are between 15-30 minutes long.

 

December 17: Virtual Meditative Plant Tour of the Gardens

Take a mindful, virtual walk among plants. As we pause, we engage with the images of plants and use our sense memory to connect with nature: imagine the warmth of the sun on your skin, the sounds of birdsong and hum of insects, and the scents of flowers and earthy bark. There is an abundance of life all around us that we are sometimes too busy to notice.

This is also an opportunity to see what is blooming at the Gardens.

 

 

 

Price: Complimentary, advanced registration required.

Instructors: Catharine McCord

Catharine McCord is a program coordinator at the Gardens for adult education programs and the Therapeutic Horticulture Program. She is also the recipient of the 2020 American Horticultural Society’s Great American Gardeners Award for Horticultural Therapy.

 

Tibetan Singing Bowls Concert - ONLINE

 

Join us from the safety and comfort of your home for a Tibetan singing bowls experience. Through this unique opportunity we can virtually join together this holiday season to blanket the Front Range in sound healing.

The concert begins with a Hang Drum, symphonic gong and a Venus gong that are gently played to relax the nervous system. It continues with the singing bowls experience, which includes two sets of bowls tuned to musical notes that correspond to the different chakras of the body to balance our energy. Since we are made up of mostly water, the vibrational effect is like a full body cellular massage.

Tibetan singing bowls have been used for thousands of years as instruments of healing. Relax, close your eyes and drift into an altered state that helps the body to heal. Wear comfy clothes and cuddle up on your couch, bed or use a yoga mat on a soft surface with blankets so that you may lie down and let the bells carry away all that no longer serves you. As the chakras re-align, breathe in peace and enter a profound state of physical, mental and emotional well-being. Feel as if you are 10 pounds lighter as stress, anxiety and fear melt from your system.

Chris Anne and Jason Coviello, yoga instructors and sound healers, have performed large group Tibetan bowls concerts at Denver Botanic Gardens since 2009.

This session will be streamed online through Vimeo. Details on how to join the class will be emailed the day of the program. You do not need a Vimeo account in order to watch the livestream. Simply click on the link and you will be ready to watch!

 

 

Price: $15, $12 member

Instructors: Chris Anne and Jason Coviello

 

 

Tony Ortega: Virtual Studio Visit & Artist Talk - ONLINE

Join artist Tony Ortega in his studio for a virtual visit and artist talk to hear about his approach to making art and his perspective on the Chicano experience in U.S. culture, highlighting the role of place and landscape in connecting community.

A program complement to the exhibition “Raíces y Ramas | Roots and Branches,” which runs November 21, 2020 – February 28, 2021.

Zentangle® - Time to Create - ONLINE

The relaxing Zentangle® drawing method promotes mindfulness through the incorporation of patterns and shapes to create beautiful artworks. Best of all, you don't have to be an artist to learn or enjoy the process! Join Annie Reiser, certified Zentangle® teacher (Botangle.net), for a free 15-minute virtual workshop to learn Zentangle® basics and explore a different pattern each week. Anyone can join, regardless of previous art experience.

 

The Zoom link and suggested materials list will be included in your registration confirmation.

 

Zentangle® - Time to Explore - ONLINE

The relaxing Zentangle® drawing method promotes mindfulness through the incorporation of patterns and shapes to create beautiful artworks. Best of all, you don't have to be an artist to learn or enjoy the process! Join Annie Reiser, certified Zentangle® teacher (Botangle.net), for a free 15-minute virtual workshop to learn Zentangle® basics and explore a different pattern each week. Anyone can join, regardless of previous art experience.

 

The Zoom link and suggested materials list will be included in your registration confirmation.

 

Zentangle® - Time to Reflect - ONLINE

 

The relaxing Zentangle® drawing method promotes mindfulness through the incorporation of patterns and shapes to create beautiful artworks. Best of all, you don't have to be an artist to learn or enjoy the process! Join Annie Reiser, certified Zentangle® teacher (Botangle.net), for a free 15-minute virtual workshop to learn Zentangle® basics and explore a different pattern each week. Anyone can join, regardless of previous art experience.

 

The Zoom link and suggested materials list will be included in your registration confirmation.

 

Zentangle® - Time to Relax - ONLINE

 

 

The relaxing Zentangle® drawing method promotes mindfulness through the incorporation of patterns and shapes to create beautiful artworks. Best of all, you don't have to be an artist to learn or enjoy the process! Join Annie Reiser, certified Zentangle® teacher (Botangle.net), for a free 15-minute virtual workshop to learn Zentangle® basics and explore a different pattern each week. Anyone can join, regardless of previous art experience.

 

The Zoom link and suggested materials list will be included in your registration confirmation

 

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