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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 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: $36, $31 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.

 

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

 

Color Layering for Colored Pencil Session Two- ONLINE

Colored pencil presents a special challenge: mixing color directly on your drawing! Learn to use a simple color-mixing method adapted to the application of colored pencils. Two-, three- and four-color mixing will get you to the gorgeous greens, radiant reds and luscious lilacs you have been missing. Learn to determine shadow colors for vibrant results. Practice color matching with a variety of plant material as you create your own extensive color workbook to speed color selection and application for all future colored pencil drawings.

ONLINE Zoom-session

No prerequisites.

Fee: $370 member, $420 non-member. Fee includes supplies (specified in the supply list).

Date(s):

 

Fri-Sun, Sep. 25-27, 9 a.m.  2:30 p.m. - ONLINE

Instructor: Susan DiMarchi

Denver Arts Weekend 2020: Día de los Muertos Collaboration - ONLINE

 

Mexican Cultural Center and Denver Botanic Gardens

What is papel picado? In this hands-on workshop, discover the importance this colorful Mexican folk art to Día de los Muertos and learn how to create your own papel picado using simple materials.

Día de los Muertos is a celebration that holds great significance within Mexico and for its people. In 2003, UNESCO declared Día de los Muertos an intangible cultural heritage of humanity. Rather than grieving over the loss of a beloved family or friend, this celebration commemorates the lives of the dearly departed and welcomes the return of their spirts.

When: Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 11 a.m.

 

 

Dia de Mole Negro - ONLINE

**Registration will close on Wednesday, October 28 at noon**

 

Bring the essence of Día de los Muertos into the kitchen by balancing the bitter with the sweet.

Día de los Muertos celebrates loved ones who have passed. An important part of this celebration is the creation of altars, filled with ofrendas that feature the loved ones’ favorite earthly treats, such as sweets, fine cigars, chocolate, mezcal, beer and favorite foods.

Mole, a traditional food of Día de los Muertos, originated in the town of Oaxaca, Mexico, where it is still a huge part of the culture, and recipes are passed down throughout generations. Oaxaca’s population is nearly 50% indigenous and its celebration of Día de los Muertos is renowned.

As loved ones make their way into the afterlife, those who are left behind remember them by cooking their favorite variation of a perfectly balanced mole. The secret to mole is to balance sweet and savory while incorporating flavors preferred by the person cooking the dish. Chef Sandoval’s version of mole uses Latin American chocolate, spices and ripe plantains.

 

Menu:

Chicken Mole Negro - inspired by a classic mole poblano, with a Honduran twist

Turmeric rice with aromatics

Cabbage slaw with citrus vinaigrette

Red bean puree with cilantro and olive oil

 

**Special Notes**

The cost of this program includes a take-home kit with the necessary ingredients, available for pick-up at Denver Botanic Gardens York Street location. Kit pick-up details will be sent to participants at least one week prior to the program.

The pick-up date is Sunday, November 1, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m..

 

Each kit includes enough supplies for two individuals.

 

This program takes place entirely online. Details on how to join the class will be emailed the day of the program.

 

Price: $120, $110 member

Instructor: Chef Edwin Sandoval

 

Honduras-born and Colorado-raised, Edwin Sandoval is a modern multicultural creator of food. Chef Sandoval spent the past 13 years moving through the ranks of professional kitchens in famed restaurants such as Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar, Spuntino, Beatrice & Woodsley, and Telegraph Bistro.

Recently, Chef Sandoval launched Xatrucho with the vision to become one of the premier private cooking concepts in Denver. With XATRUCHO, Chef Sandoval creates experiences allowing guests from different walks of life to come together through food.

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

 

Handmade Nature Journals: A field Guide to Autumn at Home - ONLINE

In this class we will learn how to create beautiful pages for a nature journal to document autumn in our neighborhoods at this unique moment in time. Start with a directed nature walk to explore the environment around your home—whether you live in an urban area, on the plains, or deep in the mountains, there is nature worth documenting everywhere around you. From our notes, drawings, and photographs we will translate your discoveries into beautiful pages of artwork, and bind them into a handmade field guide that you can keep for years to come.

Date(s): November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 1:00- 2:30 p.m.

Online

Fee: Member $200, Non Member $240

Instructor: Sarah Pedry

Improve Your Handwriting- ONLINE

Handwriting is becoming a lost art since email and text messaging are now our primary written communication methods. Researchers suggest that developing writing skills will aid in the visual identification of graphic shapes. This workshop will teach you how to develop and improve your handwriting skills using simple methods. With practice, you will be able to make neater writing a habit.

No prerequisites.

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

Date(s):

Mon, Nov. 16, 23, 30, Dec.7, 14, 9 a.m. - noon

Instructor: Renee Jorgensen

 

It All Begins Here with Darrell Anderson

Celebrate Denver Arts Week(end) and get creative at lunch! Join acclaimed artist Darrell Anderson for 30 minutes of exploring form and the joy of creating. Whether you have been drawing for years or never held a pencil before, Darrel will challenge you to think, move, see, feel and experience the world in new ways. Challenge yourself and discover what you can create with a simple pencil and sheet of paper. It all begins here.

Date(s): November 6, 2020, Noon - 12:30 p.m.

Fee: Free - one registration per streaming device required

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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 Garden through Rousseau's Lens - ONLINE

Rousseau told his friends that he traveled to Mexico in order to execute his jungles paintings. Actually, he visited the botanic gardens in Paris and used their plantings as the basis for this series. The animals he incorporated into these paintings were either observed at the zoo or drawn from library books. In this workshop we will explore the flora and fauna of our Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory to create a collage that would reflect Rousseau's exaggerated landscapes.

Date(s): November 21, 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.

 

October 29: The Restorative and Reflective Nature of Water

Join us for this very special co-produced episode with The One World One Water Center. Together with OWOW’s Co-Director Jennifer Riley-Chetwynd, we discuss the history of the waterways at Denver Botanic Gardens and explore the therapeutic aspects of water. Joining us is Ken Wright, founder of Wright Water Engineers, and Alexandra Smith, our landscape operations specialist, who shares with us a little about maintaining all of the Gardens’ waterways.

 

November 19: Traditional Uses of Infused Vinegars

Infusing vinegar is a great way to use homegrown or store-bought herbs and make thoughtful gifts. In this session we are joined by clinical herbalist Shelley Torgove, founder of Denver’s Artemisia & Rue, who shares with us how to use fresh and dried herbs to infuse vinegars. Learn to make delicious dressings for salads or roasted veggies. Discover the health benefits and history of fire cider, a traditional remedy to combat colds and support the respiratory system.

 

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.

 

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.

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