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  • NEW! Designing with Succulents - Spring 2013 (Series Begins Mar. 2)

    Location: 
    classrooma

    Saturdays

    March 2 and 16

    $40 members / $50 non-members

    $5 materials fee (payable to instructor)

    Instructor: Jackie Johnson

    Learn how to create a unique succulent container garden from an instructor who has won numerous awards for her artistic designs with all kinds of plants.

    The first session will cover the basics such as the selection of containers, plants, and accessories, and how to maintain your garden so you can enjoy it for many years.

    In the second session, the instructor will guide you through the process of making your own creative succulent garden. Class is limited to 25 participants. Preregistration is required.

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  • Fuchsias

    Location: 
    classroomb

    Lecture included with paid Garden admission

    Speaker: Peter Olpe

    Peter Olpe will talk about the fuchsia flower history and culture in this interesting lecture. A slideshow accompaniment will provide some beautiful photos. Come learn about fuchsias, and then explore the only remaining public fuchsia garden in Los Angeles County.

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  • Bird Lectures - Spring 2013 (Series Begins Apr. 3)

    Location: 
    classrooma

    Wednesdays

    April 3, 17, May 8, 29

    $23 members / $33 non-members

    Instructors: Eric and Ann Brooks

    Have fun studying and identifying many of the species of birds found in Southern California. Class uses slides, videos, and printed materials. Discussions revolve around birding books, binoculars, and periodicals.

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  • NEW! Peewee Picasso! - Spring 2013 (Series Begins Mar. 6)

    Location: 
    classroomb

    Ages 15 months – 2 years 11 months

    Wednesdays

    March 6, 13, (skip 20), 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8

    9:30 am – 10:20 am

    $98 for members’ children / $108 for non-members’ children

    $10 materials fee per child (payable to instructor)

    Instructor: Art To Grow On Children's Art Center, Inc.

    Attention all 15 month to two year olds! This class is just for you! Students will be exposed to a variety of age-appropriate art activities that build Life Essential Skills: Critical Thinking, Independent Learning, Fine-Motor Development, and Curiosity. From our Paint Walls to our Play Dough Station to our weekly lessons, your child’s self-esteem and imagination will soar! Lessons and projects rotate quarterly. Parent attendance is required. Class is limited to 16 participants.

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  • NEW! Play Dough and Picasso! - Spring 2013 (Series Begins Mar. 6)

    Location: 
    classroomb

    Ages 3-5

    Wednesdays

    March 6, 13, (skip 20), 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8

    $98 for members’ children / $108 for non-members’ children

    $10 materials fee per child (payable to instructor)

    Instructor: Art To Grow On Children's Art Center, Inc.

    Monet, Van Gogh, Picasso, and More! Students will be exposed to a variety of Master Artist lessons along with different weekly projects that build Life Essential Skills: Critical Thinking, Increased Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem, Development of Fine Motor Skills, and Independent Learning. From tempera paint, to tile mosaic, to watercolor and our Paint Walls - Let that imagination soar! Lessons and projects rotate quarterly. Parent attendance is required. Class is limited to 16 participants.

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  • Planting My Own Vegetables, Where, When, ... and Why? - Spring 2013

    Location: 
    patio

    Gardening Class for Children in Grades K-3 (ages 5-8)

    $18 for members’ children / $20 for non-members’ children

    Additional children in same household: $16 for members’ children / $18 for non-members’ children

    Instructor: Diane Pollock, Landscape and Horticulture Teacher, Certified Master Gardener

    Where, when, and why should children plant their own veggie seeds. Children will have coloring sheets plus hands-on activities. Take-homes include coloring pages, a seasons color wheel, and biodegradable pots planted with their seeds (appropriate for the season). Parents will take home seasonal plant sheets plus plant care sheets for follow up with their child. Class is limited to 25 participants. This is not a drop off program and parental attendance is required.

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  • Three Sisters Garden: Corn, Beans, and Squash for the Summer - Spring 2013

    Location: 
    patio

    Gardening Class for Children in Grades 4-7 (ages 9-13)

    $18 for members’ children / $20 for non-members’ children

    Additional children in same household: $16 for members’ children / $18 for non-members’ children

    $5 materials fee per child (payable to instructor)

    Instructor: Diane Pollock, Landscape and Horticulture Teacher, Certified Master Gardener 

    Students will learn the basics of planting plus the wisdom of planting with nature, as the Native Americans practiced. They will read stories from the Three Sisters Lore and understand the questions at the end of the reading. They will put together a seasonal planting wheel. Take home projects include the readings and wheel plus the planting projects: three biodegradable pots with their plantings of heirloom corn, beans, and squash. Parents will receive after-care sheets and a master planting chart for each season. Class is limited to 25 participants. This is not a drop off program and parental attendance is required.

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  • NEW! Camp Picasso! - Summer 2013 Week 1

    Location: 
    classroomb

    Ages 4-8

    Monday – Friday

    Week 1: July 8 – July 12

    Week 2: July 15 – July 19

    Week 3: July 22 – July 26

    Week 4: July 29 – August 2

    9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Please bring a snack)

    $175 per week for members’ children / $185 per week for non-members’ children (May enroll per week or for multiple weeks)

    Instructor: Art To Grow On Children’s Art Center, Inc.

    Creativity! Imagination! Innovation! Let's get ready to have tons of fun! Campers will be Architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, Painters like Van Gogh and Monet, Mosaic Tile Designers like Gaudi, and Sculptors like Degas. Fun-filled days include Play Dough Stations, Drawing and Collage Stations, Manipulatives, Outdoor Studio Time, and more. Every day is filled with new lessons, and each week our Peewee Picasso’s learn about all new Artists! Please call the Foundation Office at (310) 544-1948 to register.

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  • NEW! Camp Picasso! - Summer 2013 Week 2

    Location: 
    classroomb

    Ages 4-8

    Monday – Friday

    Week 1: July 8 – July 12

    Week 2: July 15 – July 19

    Week 3: July 22 – July 26

    Week 4: July 29 – August 2

    9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Please bring a snack)

    $175 per week for members’ children / $185 per week for non-members’ children (May enroll per week or for multiple weeks)

    Instructor: Art To Grow On Children’s Art Center, Inc.

    Creativity! Imagination! Innovation! Let's get ready to have tons of fun! Campers will be Architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, Painters like Van Gogh and Monet, Mosaic Tile Designers like Gaudi, and Sculptors like Degas. Fun-filled days include Play Dough Stations, Drawing and Collage Stations, Manipulatives, Outdoor Studio Time, and more. Every day is filled with new lessons, and each week our Peewee Picasso’s learn about all new Artists! Please call the Foundation Office at (310) 544-1948 to register.

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  • NEW! Camp Picasso! - Summer 2013 Week 3

    Location: 
    classroomb

    Ages 4-8

    Monday – Friday

    Week 1: July 8 – July 12

    Week 2: July 15 – July 19

    Week 3: July 22 – July 26

    Week 4: July 29 – August 2

    9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Please bring a snack)

    $175 per week for members’ children / $185 per week for non-members’ children (May enroll per week or for multiple weeks)

    Instructor: Art To Grow On Children’s Art Center, Inc.

    Creativity! Imagination! Innovation! Let's get ready to have tons of fun! Campers will be Architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, Painters like Van Gogh and Monet, Mosaic Tile Designers like Gaudi, and Sculptors like Degas. Fun-filled days include Play Dough Stations, Drawing and Collage Stations, Manipulatives, Outdoor Studio Time, and more. Every day is filled with new lessons, and each week our Peewee Picasso’s learn about all new Artists! Please call the Foundation Office at (310) 544-1948 to register.

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