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Advanced Photo Editing in Adobe Lightroom - ONLINE

Have you used Adobe Lightroom for basic photo editing but want to get more out of your images? Learn advanced photo editing using one of the most popular and versatile photography programs on the market today, Adobe Lightroom. Gain an understanding of the different develop submodules with a focus on the tone curve, HSL and split toning submodules.

Open to anyone with a good understanding of using Lightroom for basic photo editing. This is a lecture style class with review of images, discussion and a Q&A session.

 

This session will be held online through Zoom. Details on how to join the class will be emailed the day prior to the program.

 

Price: $41, $36 member

Instructor: John Bosley is a wedding and portrait photographer in Denver, CO. He is also a writer for PhotographyLife.com, a top-ranked photography blog, and co-creator of an educational video series about photography.

 

Special Instructions: Students must bring a laptop with a paid version of Adobe Lightroom or Lightroom Classic (Version 6 or higher) installed. The free version (Lightroom CC) will not work for this class. Students can bring their own images, but will also be provided with some images to edit, so they should have an available USB port to download images.

Cafe Botanique - ONLINE

Ernest Thompson Seton: A Legacy of Wildlife Conservation

Join historian David L. Witt to learn about the work and legacy of Ernest Thompson Seton (1860-1946), influential naturalist, author and artist who elevated wild animal preservation to a national cause. A popular educator and wildlife illustrator, Seton helped establish an important foundation for today’s environmentalism.

 

Witt is curator of the Seton Legacy Project at the Academy for the Love of Learning in Santa Fe, where he oversees research, collections, exhibitions, and programs related to Ernest Thompson Seton. He founded the Southwest Art History Conference and was the curator of the University of New Mexico’s Harwood Museum of Art in Taos from 1979-2005.

Fee- $7

 

Contain Those Perennials; But Not Yourself! - ONLINE

Rethink those container gardens! Yes, perennials can be used successfully in containers and provide long lasting color. Learn how to utilize them and which varieties are best suited for container gardening.

 

This session will be held online in a Zoom meeting. Details on how to join the class will be emailed the day before the program.

 

Price: $18, $16 member

Instructor: Debi Borden-Miller

 

Debi Borden-Miller is a University of Vermont graduate with a bachelor’s in plant and soil science.

Since moving to Colorado, she has worked at Fruehauf’s Garden Center, Wilmore Nursery, Little Valley Wholesale Nursery and Welby Gardens Company where she spent a total of 28 years in sales and marketing.

Debi is a board member of the Colorado Garden & Home Show and represents the Colorado Nursery and Greenhouse Association on the management team of ProGreen Expo. She also serves on several CO Nursery and Greenhouse Association committees and is a long-time board member and former president of the Colorado Greenhouse Growers Association and GreenCo.

Cosmic Cosmos Session Four - ONLINE

Immerse yourself in a creative flow and create a vibrant cosmos flower collage. You will be playing with flowing paint to create star-filled watercolor galaxies. After cutting up these paintings you¬l compose cosmos flower collages. You will be guided carefully through the process. The class culminates in a colorful piece that might provide a cosmic inspiration for your next art project.

Each of the 60-minute sessions is separate and requires its own registration. Note: Your supply list for each session is attached to your registration confirmation and includes the information how to join the Zoom session.

Fee: $30/session member, $40/session non-member

No Prerequisites

Dates:

1. Thu, June 11, 11a.m.-Noon MDT

2. Thu, June 18, 11a.m.-Noon MDT

3. Thu, July 9, 11a.m.-Noon MDT

4. Thu, July 16, 11a.m.-Noon MDT

Instructor: Meredith Feniak

 

Cosmic Cosmos Session One - ONLINE

Immerse yourself in a creative flow and create a vibrant cosmos flower collage. You will be playing with flowing paint to create star-filled watercolor galaxies. After cutting up these paintings you’ll compose cosmos flower collages. You will be guided carefully through the process. The class culminates in a colorful piece that might provide a cosmic inspiration for your next art project.

 

Each of the 60-minute sessions is separate and requires its own registration. Note: Your supply list for each session is attached to your registration confirmation and includes the information how to join the Zoom session.

Fee: $30/session member, $40/session non-member

No Prerequisites

 

Dates:

1. Thu, June 11, 11a.m.-Noon MDT

2. Thu, June 18, 11a.m.-Noon MDT

3. Thu, July 9, 11a.m.-Noon MDT

4. Thu, July 16, 11a.m.-Noon MDT

 

Instructor: Meredith Feniak

 

Cosmic Cosmos Session Three - ONLINE

Immerse yourself in a creative flow and create a vibrant cosmos flower collage. You will be playing with flowing paint to create star-filled watercolor galaxies. After cutting up these paintings you'll compose cosmos flower collages. You will be guided carefully through the process. The class culminates in a colorful piece that might provide a cosmic inspiration for your next art project.

Each of the 60-minute sessions is separate and requires its own registration. Note: Your supply list for each session is attached to your registration confirmation and includes the information how to join the Zoom session.

Fee: $30/session member, $40/session non-member

No Prerequisites

Dates:

1. Thu, June 11, 11a.m.-Noon MDT

2. Thu, June 18, 11a.m.-Noon MDT

3. Thu, July 9, 11a.m.-Noon MDT

4. Thu, July 16, 11a.m.-Noon MDT

Instructor: Meredith Feniak

 

Cosmic Cosmos Session Two - ONLINE

Immerse yourself in a creative flow and create a vibrant cosmos flower collage. You will be playing with flowing paint to create star-filled watercolor galaxies. After cutting up these paintings you¬l compose cosmos flower collages. You will be guided carefully through the process. The class culminates in a colorful piece that might provide a cosmic inspiration for your next art project.

Each of the 60-minute sessions is separate and requires its own registration. Note: Your supply list for each session is attached to your registration confirmation and includes the information how to join the Zoom session

Fee: $30/session member, $40/session non-member

No Prerequisites

Dates:

1. Thu, June 11, 11a.m.-Noon MDT

2. Thu, June 18, 11a.m.-Noon MDT

3. Thu, July 9, 11a.m.-Noon MDT

4. Thu, July 16, 11a.m.-Noon MDT

Instructor: Meredith Feniak

 

Creative Oxygen Bubbles: Explore the Color Yellow - ONLINE

Yellow color is present in some of the oldest paintings and it is often seen as a warm color, however some of its symbols are the opposite.

Learn about the history and symbolism of yellow color and then, with wet-on-wet watercolor technique, explore the nuances and variations of this primary color.

Fee $25/session member, $35/session non-member

No Prerequisites

 

Field of Flowers Session One - ONLINE

Create four watercolor postcards guided only by color and motion of the brush! With mindful creativity and Loving Kindness meditative strategies, we will effortlessly paint expressive fields of flowers to mail to loved ones. No watercolor experience is necessary to join us in a relaxing yet invigorating hour to quiet our minds through fun and loose artistry.

 

Each of the 60-minute sessions is separate and requires its own registration. Note: Your supply list for each session is attached to your registration confirmation and includes the information how to join the Zoom session. Fee: $25/session member, $35/session non-member

No Prerequisites

Dates:

1. Thu, June 25, 11a.m. MDT

2. Thu, July 2, 11a.m. MDT

Instructor: Meredith Feniak

 

Field of Flowers Session Two - ONLINE

Create four watercolor postcards guided only by color and motion of the brush! With mindful creativity and Loving Kindness meditative strategies, we will effortlessly paint expressive fields of flowers to mail to loved ones. No watercolor experience is necessary to join us in a relaxing yet invigorating hour to quiet our minds through fun and loose artistry.

 

Each of the 60-minute sessions is separate and requires its own registration. Note: Your supply list for each session is attached to your registration confirmation and includes the information how to join the Zoom session. Fee: $25/session member, $35/session non-member

No Prerequisites

Dates:

1. Thu, June 25, 11a.m. MDT

2. Thu, July 2, 11a.m. MDT

Instructor: Meredith Feniak

 

Literature of the Land: Spring Book Club - ONLINE

Join us for the spring 2020 session of Literature of the Land, a book club series hosted by the Helen Fowler Library. We read three books over three months, focusing on a specific topic of interest.

This spring we read the words of land stewards who have directly felt the changes brought on by colonization and industrialization. The conversation is a global one, but these local and native activists share, through the knowledge of their peoples  ties to the land, what it means to be a true environmentalist in a culture that demands for us to be anything but.  

 

Dates:

April 15: "Unbowed: My Autobiography" by Wangari Maathai

*This session will be held online in a Zoom meeting. Details on how to join the webinar will be emailed on the day of the program.

 

May 13: "The Right to Be Cold" by Sheila Watt-Cloutier

*This session will be held online in a Zoom meeting. Details on how to join the webinar will be emailed on the day of the program.

 

June 17: "As Long as the Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock" by Dina Gilio-Whitaker

 

Registration is mandatory as attendance is limited in number to allow for interactive discussion in a friendly group setting. The cost is $5 per session, $15 for all three sessions.

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

Price: $5 per session

Rocky Mountain Horticulture II - ONLINE

Rocky Mountain Gardening Required Course Group I

Rocky Mountain Horticulture II is an introduction to general information on plant management. Each of these four classes will present an overview by an expert from the Colorado State University Cooperative Extension Service. Topics include the identification and control of lawn and garden weeds, diseases and insects, and integrated pest management.

This session will be held online in a Zoom meeting. Details on how to join the class will be emailed on the first day of the program.

 

Instructor: Thaddeus Gourd attended New Mexico State University where he graduated with a B.S. degree in Pest Management and Horticulture. He earned a Master's Degree with thesis study in Entomology at New Mexico State University and a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology with emphasis on plant parasitic nematodes at North Carolina State University. Thaddeus has worked over 19 years in the private sector of the plant science business and since 2000, has worked at Colorado State University Extension as an Agriculture Agent and Director for Adams County. He has extensive experience of gardening and greenhouse management and has been involved in the practice of Integrated Pest Management for over 30 years.

Price: $161, $135 member

Special instructions: Instructor will provide material and specimens for the participants to examine during this 4 session course.  The class is also encouraged to bring in specimens that can be used for class diagnostics. 

Seedlings Show and Share - ONLINE

Seedlings Show and Share is a remote opportunity for families to connect with each other and nature from the comfort of home! Join Denver Botanic Gardens' Family Program Team to sing songs, listen to stories, and share natural items you find around your home or neighborhood. This 20-30 minute live program is held virtually using Zoom.

 

Audience: Families with children 18 months to 6 years

 

Price: Free, registration is required.

 

Registration Instructions: Only one registration is needed per household. Registration closes at 4:00 p.m. the day before program.

 

The day before the Seedlings Show and Share session you will receive email on how to join the program electronically.

 

If the program is sold out, we encourage you to add your family's name to the waitlist. More program times will be added to accommodate waitlists.

 

Smartphone Photography: Photo Editing for the iPhone - ONLINE

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.

 

This session will be held online through Zoom. Details on how to join the class 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.

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 each week 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 Zoom webinar will be emailed 30 minutes before the start of the program. Program time is 2 p.m. Mountain Time.

 

June 4: Therapeutic Aspects of the Japanese Garden

Join Japanese Garden Curator Ebi Kondo as he demonstrates the practice of seasonal de-candling of the evergreens and shearing of shrubs into semi-spherical shapes, known as tamamono karikomi. Kondo discusses the design concepts of Japanese gardens: nature, seasons, moment and boundaries. Our Japanese Garden is one of our most therapeutic gardens and brings visitors into the present moment with its thoughtful design features.

 

June 11: Wisdom in Weeding

Ralph Waldo Emerson described a weed as a plant whose virtue has not been discovered. When weeds are taking over your garden, it’s hard to see anything positive in them. During this session learn about the common weeds that are in your garden, how to remove them and some of the lessons they can teach us. Weeding can be a mindful experience that can teach us about the “weeds” in our lives and the work it takes to control them.

 

June 18: The Art in Bonsai

Join Bonsai Specialists Larry Jackel as we look at a bonsai tree the way a bonsai artist would. Learn about bonsai styles and pruning to unlock the masterpiece within. Bonsai teach us a great lesson in pruning: removing and letting go of what no longer serves us so we may tap in to our full potential.

 

June 25: Virtual Meditative Plant Walk at the Gardens

Learn to walk mindfully among plants. Pause to engage with plants and connect with different physical sensations, isolating the senses to feel the temperature of the air and the warmth of the sun, tune into sounds and scents, and take in the abundance of life all around that we are sometimes too busy to notice. This is also an opportunity to see what is blooming in June at the Gardens.

 

Price: Complimentary, registration required

Instructors: Angie Andrade and Catharine McCord

 

Angie Andrade, HTR is a senior horticulturalist at the Gardens and manager of the Therapeutic Horticulture Program. Angie is a registered horticultural therapist through the American Horticultural Therapy Association.

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.

 

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