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  • Kid's Club @ South Coast Botanic Garden ** NEW!

    Location: 
    patio

    Kid’s Club @ South Cost Botanic Garden is a new program we are offering!  Kids who love nature and learning about all the fascinating things found in the garden will be in for a treat as we kick this program off this spring!  Kids who become members of the Kid’s Club @ South Coast Botanic Garden can participate in various activities offered.  Activities can include book readings, art activities, planting activities, learning about recycling, and other things that focus on gardening and our planet.  Activities will be scheduled the first Sunday of each month beginning at 1:30 pm and will las

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  • Kid's Club @ South Coast Botanic Garden ** NEW!

    Location: 
    patio

    Kid’s Club @ South Cost Botanic Garden is a new program we are offering!  Kids who love nature and learning about all the fascinating things found in the garden will be in for a treat as we kick this program off this spring!  Kids who become members of the Kid’s Club @ South Coast Botanic Garden can participate in various activities offered.  Activities can include book readings, art activities, planting activities, learning about recycling, and other things that focus on gardening and our planet.  Activities will be scheduled the first Sunday of each month beginning at 1:30 pm and will las

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  • Successful Gardens: Get Inspired!

    Location: 
    classroomb

    $50 Members / $55 non-members - plus $5 material fee (payable to instructor)   

    Instructor: Sharon Ratterree, M. Ed.

    Create your own successful garden. Possible topics of interest to new and experienced gardeners will provide information about current gardening trends, plant selection, maintenance, attracting pollinators, landscape design and more. Bring hats and water since we are likely to explore outside! This instructor is an avid gardener and her backyard was recently featured in the Home & Garden section of the Daily Breeze.  


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  • Oriental Impressionistic Watercolor

    Location: 
    classrooma

    $55 members / $65 non-members

    Instructor:  Hisako Asano, MFA

    Learn to create paintings of nature that capture the softly colored art form that is expressed in the teachings and techniques of instructor Hisako Asano.  You will learn to mix and blend colors and manipulate 3-D values with a single stroke. 

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  • Camera Basics Refresher Course

    Location: 
    classroomb

    $45 members /$65 non-members

    Instructor:  Catherine Balcom

    Students will learn camera operation to properly expose images and strengthen composition, as well as review equipment, formats, and features. Instructor teaches simple icon settings, metering systems, apertures and shutter speeds, film speeds (ISO), and light temperatures (white balance).  PowerPoint presentations are given along with simple take-home learning assignments.  All skill levels, any camera (digital or film, automatic or adjustable) welcome.  Bring camera and manual to first class. 


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  • Photo Field Study ** NEW!

    Location: 
    classroomb

    $40 members / $60 non-members

    Instructor:  Catherine Balcom

    Garden walks sighting spring blooms, foliage, and water fowl.  Easy strolls with photo coaching and suggestions as to choice of subject, composition, available lighting, and camera settings.  Two sessions of outdoor field study with third session in classroom for sharing of  images and guided review.  All skill levels, any camera (digital or film, automatic or adjustable).  Bring camera, manual, and tripod; wear walking shoes.


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  • Basic Drawing

    Location: 
    classrooma

    $50 members / $55 non-members

    Instructor:  Nida Amin

    Learn to draw with basic techniques using several mediums including pencil, colored pencil, ink, charcoal, and pastel.  You will learn extensive lessons in art theory and practice.  Please bring a No. 2 pencil to the first class.  A materials list will also be provided. 


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  • One Stroke Painting Class

    Location: 
    classrooma

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    $30 members / $35 non-members - plus $8 material fee (payable to instructor)

    Instructor:  Theresa Blanchard, Donna Dewberry One Stroke Certified Instructor

    Learn the technique of One-Stroke Painting by Donna Dewberry.  Learn shading, highlighting, blending with one stroke of the brush.  Bring Plaid Value Pack brushes for One Stroke Painting.


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  • One Stroke Painting Class

    Location: 
    classrooma

    Join the fun!    

    $30 members / $35 non-members - plus $8 material fee (payable to instructor)

    Instructor:  Theresa Blanchard, Donna Dewberry One Stroke Certified Instructor

    Learn the technique of One-Stroke Painting by Donna Dewberry.  Learn shading, highlighting, blending with one stroke of the brush.  Bring Plaid Value Pack brushes for One Stroke Painting.


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  • Ikebana Class

    Location: 
    classrooma

    Beginning: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
    $50 members / $60 non-members

    Intermediate: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    $55 members / $65 non-members      

    Advanced:  10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    $60 members / $70 non-members

    ** - $30 material fee payable to instructor

    Instructor: Reiko Kawamura

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