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Seedlings: Garden Games

Mordecai Children’s Garden is a perfect place to be active and have fun! Join us for some summertime fun in the Garden.

• Ages 3-6 years: Tuesday, August 18, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

• Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, August 19, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

• Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, August 20, 9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 1 p.m.

• Ages 18-24 months: Friday, August 21, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Seedlings: Gnome Homes

Explore the mystical world of gnomes and search the grounds of Mordecai Children’s Garden for secret gnome homes!

• Ages 3-6 years: Tuesday, August 11, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

• Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, August 12, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

• Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, August 13, 9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 1:00 p.m.

• Ages 18-24 months: Friday, August 14, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Seedlings: Homemade Lemonade

Meet the lemon and explore citrus trees as you learn how to make their tart fruit into a sweet refreshing treat.

• Ages 3-6 years: Tuesday, July 7, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

• Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, July 8, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

• Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, July 9, 9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 1:00 p.m.

• Ages 18-24 months: Friday, July 10, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Seedlings: Life in the Pond

Peek into the depths of Pipsqueak Pond to discover the many animals that call the pond home.

• Ages 3-6 years: Tuesday, July 21, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

• Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, July 22, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

• Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, July 23, 9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 1:00 p.m.

• Ages 18-24 months: Friday, July 24, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Seedlings: Melon Madness

What makes a perfect treat on a hot summer’s day? Watermelon of course! Come with us as we explore watermelon and its related fruit family.

• Ages 3-6 years: Tuesday, June 30, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

• Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, July 1, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

• Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, July 2, 9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 1:00 p.m.

• Ages 18-24 months: Friday, July 3, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Seedlings: Musical Garden

Join us as we explore the sounds of nature and the music of plants!

• Ages 3-6 years: Tuesday, August 6, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

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

• Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, August 8, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m., 1 p.m.

• Ages 18-24 months: Friday, August 9, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Seedlings: Nature's Art

Roll up your sleeves for some garden art fun! We’ll explore the many ways plants inspire art.

• Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, May 27, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

• Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, May 28, 9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 1 p.m.

• Ages 18-24 months: Friday, May 29, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Seedlings: On the Vine

Melons, grapes and beans are a few of the tastes we can find on the vine.

• Ages 3-6 years: Tuesday, June 16, 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.

• Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, June 17, 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.

• Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, June 18, 9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 1 p.m.

• Ages 18-24 months: Friday, June 19, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Seedlings: Pick a Salad

Explore the Gardens with your taste buds and discover how salad is more than lettuce.

• Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, May 20, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

• Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, May 21, 9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 1 p.m.

• Ages 18-24 months: Friday, May 22, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m..

Seedlings: Piece by Piece

Can you build a plant? Learn what pieces a plant needs to grow in the Colorado climate.

• Ages 3-6 years: Tuesday, June 2, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

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

• Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, June 4, 9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 1 p.m.

• Ages 18-24 months: Friday, June 5, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Seedlings: Pollination Exploration

Join us as we celebrate National Pollinators Week. Learn about the critters that help our gardens grow and create a pollinator friendly project to bring home with you.

• Ages 3-6 years: Tuesday, June 23, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

• Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, June 24, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

• Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, June 25, 9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 1 p.m.

• Ages 18-24 months: Friday, June 26, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Seedlings: Teddy Bear Picnic

Bring your favorite stuffed animal to a very special picnic! We have some spring fun and meet lots of soft, furry plants.

• Ages 3-6 years: Tuesday, August 25, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

• Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, August 26, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

• Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, August 27, 9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 1:00 p.m.

• Ages 18-24 months: Friday, August 28, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Seedlings: Wonderful Water Gardens

How are plants that grow in water different from those that grow on land? Let’s explore the similarities and differences together!

• Ages 3-6 years: Tuesday, July 14, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

• Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, July 15, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

• Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, July 16, 9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 1:00 p.m.

• Ages 18-24 months: Friday, July 17, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Seven Principles of Water-Smart Gardening

Rocky Mountain Gardening Required Course Group I

Gardening remains high and dry in the Rocky Mountain region! Water-Smart Gardening is an environmentally friendly way to create a beautiful home landscape that will thrive under low water conditions. Join this class to learn the principles of Water-Smart Gardening and some of the many plants that you can incorporate into your yard.

 

Instructor: David Winger

Price: $62, $55 members

Sip and Stroll

Join Horticulturalist and Herbalist Blake Burger on a walking tour of the gardens featuring medicinal plants. Pour a glass of your favorite summer drink and reconnect with nature as we take a beautiful summer stroll! This informative and practical tour will showcase a few of the many medicinal plants growing throughout the Denver Botanic Gardens. Learn about the healing connection between humans and plants, and how to turn garden grown plants into medicine right in your own home.

Price: $15, $10 members

Instructor: Blake Burger, Denver Botanic Gardens horticulturist, herbalist, and resident yogi.

 

Special Instructions: Please feel free to BYO picnic and drink to enjoy in the Gardens for the stroll.

Participants should meet in the Boettcher Lobby.

Smartphone Photography: Photo Editing for the iPhone

Would you like to take your iPhone photos to a new level? Go beyond the basic editing tools on the iPhone and explore various IOS editing apps available for your iPhone from the App Store. Learning to use these apps and their tools will fine tune your photography and editing skills, creating a stronger visual impact for all your photos.

 

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.

Spines and Shadows: The Magic is in Perspective

Cacti are botanical subjects that present all kinds of fun perspective challenges! In this class, discover how cacti conform to basic geometric forms. Practice building a realistic linear model using the three-step perspective method. Learn about the principles of cast shadows through observing the effects of light falling on spines. Experiment with combining watercolor, graphite and hints of colored pencil to create a colorful composition of a cactus of your choice.

Prerequisites: Color Layering for Colored Pencil, Color Mixing, Perfecting Perspective.

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

Date(s):

Tue, May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2, 1-4 p.m.

Instructor: Marjorie Leggitt

 

Spring Bouquet with Graphite and Watercolor

Challenge your drawing skills and merge them with your watercolor expertise. Your favorite flowers and botanical subjects will be analyzed for the best approach to drawing strategies. Focus on developing a delicate hand with a smooth graphite tone. You will start with a pale pencil underdrawing, or grisaille, which will allow you to tackle a watercolor painting with confidence. You’ll achieve continuous tone both in your graphite and watercolor washes. Demonstrations and individual help will guide you toward a finished work as you discover a set of new skills and tricks ready for use in your future illustrations.

Prerequisite: Botanical Illustration in Watercolor Pencil I.

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

Date(s):

Thu, May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4, 1-4 p.m.

Instructor: Laurence Pierson

 

Spring Flowers in Watercolor with Vincent Jeannerot

This intense three-day watercolor master workshop focuses on spring flowers. Vincent will specifically concentrate on composition, how to approach the green and brown nuances in bright but delicate spring colors and how to tackle the shadows. The workshop will conclude with specific finishing approaches. Individual guidance and demonstrations throughout the workshop will help you to complete your plate.

Prerequisite: Botanical Illustration in Watercolor I or intermediate skills in watercolor.

Fee: $365 member, $410 non-member.

Note: Choose one session only.

Date(s):

Fri-Sun, April 3-5, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Tue-Thu, April 7-9, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Instructor: Vincent Jeannerot, Lyon, France

 

Vincent Jeannerot is an internationally represented botanical artist. In addition to several French exhibitions, he has exhibited in London, Melbourne, Moscow, Seoul and Florence. He is a much sought-after botanical art instructor and has taught workshops in the United States, New Zealand, Italy, Japan, Latvia and South Korea. His gallery, Aquarelles Botaniques, is located in Lyon, France.

 

 

Spring Lilies in Acrylics

Lilies are some of the most loved and cherished plants in our gardens: they are delicate, intricate and perfect for capturing in a transparent medium. Although transparent acrylic looks similar to watercolor, the damp-on-damp technique offers a more controlled and methodical application process. After a guided field trip to see the blooming lily varieties at the Gardens, select a specimen of your choice. Back in the classroom, step-by-step instructions, demonstrations and exercises provide the necessary skills for you to build washes, colors, textures and details for a final lily portrait.

Prerequisites: Color Mixing, Composition for Botanical Illustration, Perfecting Perspective.

Fee: $260 member, $310 non-member.

Date(s):

Tue, May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2, 6-9 p.m.

Instructor: Marjorie Leggitt

 

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