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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 streamed live online through Vimeo. 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.

Art of Smartphone Photography - ONLINE

This is the class for anyone who uses their smartphone camera to create photographs. Whether you are new to photography or a seasoned pro, there is more to learn about leveraging this accessible digital technology. You will gain insight into the photography skills necessary to make the most out of your images - from shooting to editing. Next, you will also learn the various platforms to share and print your images, and how to keep all of your precious memories safe. Whether you have an iPhone or an Android, join us for a fun-filled class!

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

 

Price: $36, $31 member

 

Instructor: Jeanette Galie 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.

 

Ayurveda and Vinyasa Yoga: Flow Through the Five Elements of Nature in a Movement Meditation ONLINE

 

Ayurveda is a traditional form of medicine in India. There are many ways it can supplement our own wellness journeys and assist us in being more connected with nature and our own true selves. The guiding principle of Ayurveda is that everything in the natural world, including ourselves, is comprised of the five natural elements, earth, water, fire, air and space. By understanding the qualities of these elements and their characteristics, we can begin to see how they are present within us and what we need to balance them and achieve wellness.

This 90-minute class will begin with a presentation on the theories of Ayurveda and what the doshas (mind-body types) are. Then, we will incorporate those principles in a yoga practice. Ayurveda is the sister science of yoga and the two are combined to create an illuminating and slow-moving meditation with yoga postures that can be modified for all levels. By incorporating the Ayurvedic principles of the five elements in the natural world into a yoga practice, this class serves to connect us to our own true nature. View yoga through an Ayurvedic lens and take with you the understanding you need to incorporate Ayurveda into your own daily and seasonal routines.

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: $34, $29 member

Instructor: Farnosh Family
Farnosh was a long time student and teacher of yoga before turning to the sister science of yoga, Ayurveda, for help in healing after the birth of her first child. What she learned in those transformational months led her to a life guided by the principles of Ayurveda for herself and her family. She has studied with many teachers of yoga, ayurveda, and sanskrit including Dr. Vasant Lad, Shiva Rea, Sonia Massoco, Maria Garre, Patricia Wickman, and Dr. Bharat Vaidya. She holds an MA in organic chemistry from UCLA and a BA in environmental chemistry from Columbia University.

Special Instructions: You will need a notebook to take notes, a yoga mat or towel, a yoga block or a couple of books stacked on top of each and a blanket or pillow.

 

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

 

Colorado Ecosystems - ONLINE

Rocky Mountain Gardening Required Course Group II

Study the native ecosystems of Colorado that range from plains grasslands to the alpine tundra, mountain meadows to sub-alpine forests. Learn to gauge your elevation and location by looking at the plant communities around you and explore the complex relationships between the plants and wildlife of Colorado.

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: $88, $78 member

Instructor: Sheridan Samano

 

 

Composition for Botanical Illustration - ONLINE

The arrangement of line, shape and color in artwork is itself an art form. The difference between a pleasant picture and amazing artwork is often found in composition. This course begins with a study of recognized masters and contemporary illustrators. Learn how to use compositional elements and principles in your botanical illustration. Create your own thumbnail compositions and develop insight and expertise to enhance your future illustrations.

No prerequisites.

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

Date(s):

Friday-Sunday, September 25, 26, 27 - ONLINE

 

Conifers for Colorado Landscapes & Gardens - ONLINE

Rocky Mountain Gardening Required Course Group II

Discover the beautiful and easy-care world of conifers in this three-hour online session. We will cover a wide range of species and varieties suitable to our Colorado conditions and climate, including their selection, planting and care. There will be opportunities for questions throughout, and at the end we will tie it all together with a short, interactive review. Our goal is to give each student a new appreciation for the diversity this group of plants can offer to our local gardens and landscapes.

 

Price: $48, $45 member

Instructor: Pat Hayward has spent 40 years in the Colorado horticulture industry, serving on boards of the Colorado Tree Coalition and the Colorado Nursery & Greenhouse Association, and was a two-time winner of the CNGA “Person of the Year.” Most recently she was director of Plant Select, a nonprofit organization working with Colorado State University and Denver Botanic Gardens to trial adaptable and beautiful plants for our high plains and mountain gardening conditions. She has taught the “Conifers for Colorado Gardens and Landscapes” class at the Gardens for 21 years, and lives and gardens in Masonville.

Skill level: A Rocky Mountain Gardening Certificate Group II required course, this program is also intended for landscape designers and nursery professionals.

Derby Days - Floral Hat Design - ONLINE

Design your very own floral hat, the perfect topper for your Derby ensemble.The date may have changed, but the show must go on! Learn to attach floral ribbon, special mementos and silk flowers to keep your hat looking flawless well beyond race day.

 

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

A full material list is provided below, and will be sent to participants again, prior to the program. This way, you can follow along from the safety of your home!

 

Price: $45, $40 member

Instructors: Lisa Weddel and Laura Tonner

 

Supplies:

  • 1 hat, of your choosing - many inexpensive options are available from online retails
  • Large silk flower bloom (at least one)
  • Approximately 3-9 additional smaller silk blooms
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue (or a similar adhesive)

Optional: feathers, baubles, sparkly picks, etc.

 

Lisa Weddel AIFD PFCI has been in the floral industry for over 30 years.  She has been active in all areas of the industry from designer, teacher to owner of several businesses. Lisa has a floriculture degree, is an Iowa Master florist, as well as being an accredited member of the American Institute of Floral Designers organization where she currently holds the position of President of the South-Central Chapter.  In addition, Lisa has served on the Board of Trustees of the Professional Floral Communicators International as Chairman.This is an organization under the umbrella of the Society of American Florists.

Past floral accomplishments include designing at the prestigious Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, CA for over 16 parades as a designer as well as a team leader.  She designed on the floral team for President George W. Bush's 2005 Presidential Inauguration, designed at the 2019 Kentucky Derby and has the same honor this coming May.

 

Laura Tonner has enjoyed working in the floral industry for five years. Her favorite part has been designing for weddings and events, but she has done just about everything in the floral industry. She has experience in retail, deliveries and the day-to-day operations of a small flower shop. All of this has led to her latest endeavor as the co-owner of Designs Inspired by You, the first of its kind floral experience studio.

Laura has a floral certificate from a local design school, won an academic scholarship from FAR (Floral Association of the Rockies) and has attended the Rose Parade as a designer for two years.

Ecology for Gardeners - ONLINE

Rocky Mountain Gardening Required Course Group I

Ecology is the study of interactions in nature. It seeks to understand the relationship between organisms to their environment and to each other. Successful gardening involves understanding and applying these principles. Basic principles of ecology will be explored in relationship to conditions in the Rocky Mountain region. Current environmental issues of the region will also be considered.

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: $91, $81 member

 

Instructor: Sheridan Samano

 

Flavor in Full Bloom - Cooking with Edible Flowers - ONLINE

Join Monica Michelle Manley, the Founder of Sweet Fleur, and learn how to add edible flowers to your culinary creations! Sweet Fleur is the only vegan dessert company where flavor is always in full bloom and each creation is made with the delicious and curative supporting power of flowers. Because Sweet Fleur is on a mission to help educate people on edible flowers and their many benefits, we have decided to create a short course on how you can bring a bit of flower power to your kitchen. Now, you too learn about the different types of edible flowers, their flavor profiles, health benefits, and how to incorporate them into unique and beautiful plant-based dishes that will wow your guests.

 

Price: $45, $40 member

Instructor: Monica Manley

 

**Special Notes**

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

Cost of the program includes a kit with necessary supplies, available for pick-up at Denver Botanic Gardens York Street. Details for the pick-up will be sent to participants at least one week prior to the program.

 

**Registration will close on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.**

 

Monica Michelle Manley is a business leader, and the Founder of Sweet Fleur, an upscale vegan floral confectionery located in Denver, Colorado. With a degree in Business and Communications from Johnson and Wales University, Monica Michelle has made it her mission to create a business that combines her love of food and flowers with her passion for conservation and plant-based living. She hopes to bring more value and education around the many health benefits and creative uses of edible flowers, to people across the United States.

Guided Meditation Walk - The Five Taoist Elements - ONLINE

Experience a transformation in mind, body and chi as we meditate on the Five Taoist Elements and their corresponding emotions of fear, anger, grief, compassion and happiness.

 

**This program will take place ONLINE. Details on how to join the class will be emailed the day of the program.**

 

Price: $18, $15 member

Instructor: Denise Bickel, PhD, MSW, LCSW

How to Plant a Tree: Tree and Shrub Selection and Planting - ONLINE

Rocky Mountain Gardening Elective

Trees and shrubs are one of the greatest property investments and can greatly increase a home’s value. Trees are also expensive, so learn how to determine what species is best for your yard, where and when to plant it plant and how to care for it. Evergreens, deciduous trees and shrubs have varying preferred planting times and care strategies.

This class also shares tips on what to look for when you go to the nursery, how to dig a proper hole to ensure the best root spread in the appropriate amount of time and when and how to prune. Also learn how to properly care for your tree to avoid transplant shock or winter desiccation injury. This class can make homeowners more confident when choosing or planting trees and shrubs or when supervising contractors.

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

 

Price: $44, $39 members

Literature of the Land Book Club - Fall - ONLINE

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

This fall we will be exploring the world alongside the people who brought us our rich cornucopia of food and digging deep into the symbiotic relationships between people and our edible plants. We’ll be asking the questions on how these foods were discovered, why they became staples, and what the future of our food looks like.

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

 

September 16:  "The Food Explorer,"  by Daniel Stone

 

October 14:  "The Fruit Hunters,"  by Adam Leith Gollner

 

November 18:  "Lost Feast,"  by Lenore Newman

 

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 general public

 

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

 

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.

 

The Biggest Little Farm Film – Online Screening and Discussion

92 mins | Rated PG| Documentary
Directed by John Chester
Starring John and Molly Chester

Join Denver Botanic Gardens in a virtual screening of The Biggest Little Farm with a post screening panel discussion with local Colorado Farmers.

 

The Biggest Little Farm chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Through dogged perseverance and embracing the opportunity provided by nature's conflicts, the Chesters unlock and uncover a biodiverse design for living that exists far beyond their farm, its seasons and our wildest imagination. Featuring breathtaking cinematography, captivating animals, and an urgent message to heed Mother Nature's call, The Biggest Little Farm provides us all a vital blueprint for better living and a healthier planet.

 

How it works: Denver Botanic Gardens will provide a password protected link on Wednesday (8/12) at 5 p.m. to stream this film at home. This link will be active for 24-hours. Then join us Thursday (8/13) for a panel discussion moderated by Brien Darby, Manager of Urban Food Programs, talking with our group of panelists about their experiences farming on the Front Range.

 

Price: $15, $12 member

*Only one ticket needed per household

 

 

Brien Darby is Manager of Urban Food Programs at Denver Botanic Gardens. In addition to overseeing the community garden plots at the Gardens, Brien is a member of the Urban Food Initiatives team, which partners with local agencies, such as Denver Housing Authority and Denver Human Services, to provide growing opportunities and farm stands for many residents in the Denver area. Brien also oversees a farmer-in-training program for adult learners interested in starting their own farm businesses.

 

Zephrine Hanson is founder of Hampden Farms, a suburban farming project focused on sustainable farming solutions, organic production and small-batch products made from locally grown and conscientiously sourced natural ingredients. She is a graduate of the Chatfield Farms Veterans Farm Program and is one of the farmers at Chatfield Farms. Zephrine is currently urban farming on a quarter acre with her husband of 21 years and three tweens. She continues to share how her experience with farming has been a therapeutic aspect in her life. She also leads the wellness portion of the Veterans to Farm program and collaborates with food sovereignty organizations to support self-reliance and community resilience from the ground up.

 

Paul Fleisher was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and has a master’s degree in education. Through travel, Paul developed a love for food which turned into Fleisher Family Farm that began as a quarter acre, 10-person CSA where they taught homesteading classes and host farm to table dinners. The farm has flourished into a thriving 2-acre, 90-person CSA full of flowers, chickens, ducks and bees. Paul’s long journey of self-education and learning from others in the field has turned his “side hustle” into his life’s work.

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.

 

August 13: Taking the Tropics Home

Join Conservatory Horticulturist Nicholas Giaquinto for a session focusing on tropical houseplants. Learn about basic care for houseplants, how to repot your overgrown plants, and propagation methods to use at home to expand your collection.

 

August 27: 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 August at our Chatfield Botanic Gardens location.

 

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.

 

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