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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

Tactile Art: Expanding Access to Information

Ann Cunningham, Matthew Gesualdi and Nicole Johnson

 

Join three leaders in the emerging field of tactile graphics to see how tangible pictures can expand access to information. Explore how your ideas and art could be shared with a wider and more diverse audience!

 

Ann Cunningham teaches art at the Colorado Center for the Blind. Ann has created accessible children’s books and public artwork for institutions across the U.S.

Matthew Gesualdi, holds a B.A. in Industrial Design and an M.A. in Educational Leadership, with expertise in 3D printing. He is currently a member of the Denver Art Museum’s Access Advisory Group.

Nicole Johnson is pursuing a Ph.D. within the ATLAS Institute at the University of Colorado Boulder. She produces tactile graphics for higher education textbooks.

 

Explorations in Botanical Illustration - ONLINE

This is how we do it! This online Zoom class introduces you to the tradition of botanical Illustration for scientific purposes, and the curriculum of Denver Botanic Gardens School of Botanical Art and Illustration. Learn the basic steps for illustration and get introduced to the main media (graphite, ink, colored pencil and watercolor) taught in the School. Carefully explained demonstrations, simple exercises and helpful critiques will show you how to draw what you see botanical world.

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

Dates and Times: Mon, July 13, 20, 27, Aug. 3, 10, 1-4 PM MDT

Instructor: Meredith Feniak

 

Family Virtual Lab- ONLINE

Free online learning for children and families! Join us for our free summer programming and discover new weekly plant topics from the comfort of home! School-age children and families explore plants and connect with the Gardens in this donation-based program. This 30-45 minute live program is held virtually using Zoom.

July 1: Soil Safari

July 8: Painting with Plants

Audience: Families with school-age children

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 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 may be added to accommodate waitlists.

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

 

Finding Inspiration in Photography - ONLINE

Energize your photography and find sources of inspiration all around you. In this course we’ll cover places where you can find inspiration, subjects to inspire your photography and challenges to get you to see the world with fresh eyes.

 

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

 

Price: $26, $22 member

Instructor: John Bosley

 

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.

Guided Meditation: Being Present - ONLINE

In a world of distractions and competing demands, a meditation practice focusing on the present moment enhances respite and repose. Join us as we explore the powerful benefits of practicing mindfulness with our breath and steps amid the serenity of the Gardens.

 

This session will be held online in a Zoom meeting. Details on how to join the class will be emailed the day of the program. Since we cannot meet at the Gardens, the instructor will use guided imagery for this meditation.

 

Price: $10, $8 member

Instructor: Denise Bickel, PhD, MSW, LCSW

 

 

Introduction to Food Systems and Sustainable Agriculture Hybrid ONLINE Course

This course introduces the dual concepts of the global food system and some of the emerging trends in sustainable agriculture. Participants examine the social, economic, environmental and political dimensions of agriculture at multiple scales. Learn how our food system, from growing and processing to transportaion and disposal, is linked to global threats such as climate change, childhood obesity and malnutrition. This is a hybrid course, offered online with an optional visit to the Denver Botanic Gardens. If opting out of the onsite portion, an alternate assignment will be required to receive credit. Appropriate for K - 12 teachers.

ONLINE dates: Monday, July 13th 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. AND Monday, July 20th 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Optional onsite date: Wednesday, July 22nd (time TBD)

Price: $55 member, $65 nonmember

0.5 semester credit hours with $40 tuition fee from Colorado School of Mines

 

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.

 

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

 

July 9: A Seed's Journey

Join Denver Botanic Gardens’ Therapeutic Horticulture Intern Rudi Wimberley from the University of Tennessee Knoxville in learning about the journey of a seed. Seeds are the beginning of almost all plant life. From a seed, plants send out their first roots and sprout their first leaves. For germination to happen, sometimes harsh circumstances are necessary. During this session, learn how seeds germinate and how they relate to the seasons of life we all go through. Rudi will demonstrate how to make seed bombs and teach us how they are used.

 

July 16: Protecting our Pollinators

Pollinators are essential to human life. Flowering plants that are pollinated by insects and animals provide us with food that we eat and clean air that we breathe. In this session learn about some of the unique pollinators that visit Denver Botanic Gardens and their amazing journeys. These magnificent journeys can often teach us about our own stories of transformation or struggle. We discuss tips on how to attract and protect these pollinators in our own backyards.

 

July 23: The Lavender Fields at Chatfield Farms

Meet Zephrine Hanson, a graduate of the Veterans Farm Program and one of the farmers at our Chatfield Farms location, for a behind-the-scenes look at our lavender fields. Zephrine, who now leads the wellness portion of the Veterans Farm Program, shares how her experience with farming has been a therapeutic aspect in her life. She teaches how to harvest and use lavender in a variety of ways.

 

July 30: 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 July 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.

 

Zentagle® Noon - ONLINE

Join Annie Reiser, certified Zentangle® teacher (Botangle.net) for a free 15-minute workshop to learn Zentangle® basics, every week a different pattern. 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!

The Zoom-link to participate will be included in you registration confirmation.

Registration is required.

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