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Intro to Drawing Black & White

Plants and Natural Objects in Black and White

Atlanta

Tuesdays, January 10 - February 7
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 p.m.

Thursdays, January 12 - February 9
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Drawing is the foundation of visual arts, and anyone can learn its basic principles. Discover composition, proportion, shading and perspective as well as visual elements: line, value, texture, shape, and space. Students work in a variety of black and white mediums (pencil, black pen, black marker and charcoal). This class is part of the Botanical Drawing Program.

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Tai Chi in the Garden

Atlanta

Quarter 1 Schedule:
Saturdays, January 28 - April 1
Beginner: 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. OR Intermediate, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

The Garden is a beautiful and relaxing place to begin your weekend. Learn this ancient Chinese exercise form, designed to increase flexibility and balance.

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Beekeeping

Getting Started in Atlanta

Atlanta

Saturday, January 28
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This is an information-gathering class about the feasibility of beekeeping in the area. Learn about the basics of beekeeping and the beekeeper’s year, where to find materials, and when and how to get started.

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Pruning

Atlanta

Saturday, January 28
10 a.m. – noon

Now is the time to learn how to prune your trees and shrubs properly. A detailed discussion of pruning guidelines and principles will be followed by a demonstration in the Garden.

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Intermediate Drawing in Black & White

Drawing in Black and White

Atlanta

Tuesdays, February 14 - March 14
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 p.m.

Using basic black and white drawing materials the continuing drawing student explores large plant studies, still lifes and landscapes.

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Orchids for Beginners I

Phalaenopsis and Paphiopedilum

Atlanta

Saturday, Feb. 11
10 a.m. - noon

Orchids generally can be divided into two broad groups that dictate cultural requirements. Examine how to grow these plants and their relatives in the typical home environment.

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The Inspired Gardener

Symposium & Silent Auction

Atlanta

Saturday, February 25
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Shake off the winter blues and get in gear for springtime with this full day of garden inspiration. Enjoy the comradery of other enthusiastic gardeners as you pick up new ideas from seasoned experts.

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Art of Pruning

Gainesville

Saturday, Feb 25
10 a.m. - noon

Learn how to prune your plants successfully. This class emphasizes the science of pruning, along with timing, guidelines and principles, followed by a demonstration in the Garden.

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Drawing Birds

Atlanta

Thursdays, March 2 - March 30
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 p.m.

Spring bursting forth brings a variety of colorful bird life. Learn how to draw birds in black and white and in colored pencil.

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Summer Veggie Garden

Plan Ahead

Atlanta

Thursday, March 2
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Learn how to grow and harvest fresh, delicious produce in your home garden. Find out about vegetables and herbs that perform well through Georgia's summer months and learn tips for improving your yields.

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Shade Gardening

Atlanta

Saturday, March 4
10 a.m. - noon

If you have a shaded yard and think your choices are limited, you're in for a big surprise!

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Square-Foot Veggie Gardening

Atlanta

Tuesday, March 7
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

In this beginner class, you will learn to design, plan, and grow your own successful summer garden. Bring dimensions of your available planting space (if you have one).

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Orchids for Beginners II

Dendrobium, Oncidium and Cattleya

Atlanta

Saturday, March 18
10 a.m. - noon

This group of orchid genera is adapted to climates with intermittent rainfall and have specialized organs to store water. These plants require higher light levels than are found in typical homes; however, they can thrive with proper care. Learn the cultural requirements of these orchids and their adaptation to the home environment.

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Gainesville Container Gardening

Gainesville

Saturday, March 18
10 a.m. - noon

Explore the basics of container gardening with a focus on plant selection and design tips. Learn how to create lush containers for any season using a few simple guidelines.

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Intro to Colored Pencil

Atlanta

Tuesdays, March 21 - April 25
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 p.m.

This lively class introduces you to colored pencil drawing using the Garden as your subject. Learn color theory and composition. Explore methods for drawing botanical renderings and still-lifes working from photographs and reproductions.

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Creative Weekend

Weekend Master Class

Atlanta

Saturday - Sunday, April 8 - 9
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Spend an entire 2 -day weekend with Charles Needle, a California based award-winning professional fine art nature photographer, learning special techniques for creating unique, artistic close-up images in a fun, casual but intensive atmosphere.

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Container Gardening

Atlanta

Tuesday, April 18
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Explore container gardening basics including plant selection, soil types and appropriate containers. Learn how to design containers for year-round appeal.

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Flavors of Spring Dinner

Atlanta

Wednesday, April 19
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

As the weather warms and new seasonal produce appears, it’s time to share fresh cooking ideas. Executive Chef Nick Leahy, Saltyard will demonstrate four delicious dishes with preparation tips.

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The Garden in Colored Pencil

Atlanta

Thursdays, April 20 - May 18
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 p.m.

Experience the joy of drawing colorful plant life outdoors at the Garden in early summer.

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Springtime Brunch

Atlanta

Saturday, April 22
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Brunch in the Edible Garden Outdoor Kitchen with renowned Executive Chef Todd Ginsberg from The General Muir. While guests are enjoying a mimosa and sampling flavors fresh from the garden, Chef Todd will demonstrate and share inspiration on his signature dishes from the celebrated brunch spot.

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Garden Brunch

Atlanta

Saturday, April 29
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Join us for a lovely Saturday brunch with Executive Chef de Cuisine John Flagello from the popular Seed Kitchen and Bar. Seasonal and local produce will inspire the menu. Relax and enjoy a lovely meal and mimosa while learning about preparing fresh ingredients.

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Spring Soups

Atlanta

Wednesday, April 26
6:30 - 8 p.m.

Homemade soup is great year round. Join us as Garden Chef Amanda prepares three different spring soups that will taste great in the Edible Garden Outdoor Kitchen.

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Sweet and Savory Tartlettes

Atlanta

Sunday, April 30
2 - 4 p.m.

Enjoy learning about the basics of making tartlettes for delicious treats. This class will cover the crust and fillings for three different tarts (strawberry, savory spring greens and herbed cheese.)

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Intermediate Colored Pencil

Atlanta

Tuesdays, May 2 - June 6
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 p.m.

This class offers the rich and varied colors, shapes and forms of the tropical world. Drawings are large in scale, emphasizing contours and select focal points of concentrated color and detail.

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