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Tai Chi in the Garden

Atlanta

Quarter 3 Schedule:
Saturdays, September 16 - November 18
Beginner, 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. OR Intermediate, 10:15 - 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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Fresh Plates Series

Atlanta

Select Wednesdays
May – October
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Chefs from Atlanta’s favorite neighborhood restaurants provide the rare opportunity to learn how they create their signature dishes.

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Well-Seasoned Chef Series

Atlanta

Select Tuesdays
May - October
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Join Atlanta’s finest farm-to-table chefs for an intimate culinary experience in the Edible Garden Outdoor Kitchen.

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Drawing Orchids in Color

In Colored Pencil

Atlanta

Tuesdays, July 18 - August 15
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 p.m.

Explore the exquisite and varied colorations of the Orchid family. Students start by drawing from color reproductions of orchids for color studies, then move on to work from live orchid stems.

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Practical Beekeeping

A Hands-On Approach

Atlanta

Saturday, August 26
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Early spring is the best time to get started with this very satisfying hobby. Students learn the basics of honeybee biology, beehive maintenance and beekeeping equipment. Learn by working hands-on with the Garden beehives

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Autumn Veggie Garden

Planning Ahead

Atlanta

Thursday, August 24
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

In Georgia, you can have a beautiful and productive vegetable garden well past the summer harvest of tomatoes and squash.

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Healthy Hawaiian Eats & Treats

Atlanta

Wednesday, August 23
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Join Chef Marc and Kimie as they will create a four-plate small course Hawaiian inspired menu. Local and seasonal ingredients will be incorporated into flavorful dishes and our guest chefs will share culinary knowledge and recipes from the Pacific region.

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Art of the Quick Sketch

Botanical Drawing Program

Atlanta

Tuesdays, August 22 - September 19
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 p.m.

The quick sketch is an advance skill built with experience and practice. The seasoned artist makes it look easy. Overtime, s/he has learned how to see clearly in order to capture the essence of the subject with economy and simplicity. The student will gain insight into this process drawing a variety of subjects with skill and speed.

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Moss Dish Garden Workshop

Atlanta

Wednesday, August 23
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Create your own miniature moss landscape at a special hands-on workshop on moss gardening.

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Pastel Painting Workshop

Claude Monet

Gainesville

Saturday, September 9
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Everyone is familiar with Claude Monet’s waterlilies. Claude Monet was the founder of the French Impressionists. This class will use pastels while focusing on the way the light falls and how to capture it with the softness of pastels.

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Beekeeping

Gainesville

Saturday, September 23
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Explore the basics of beekeeping through the life of a beekeeper’s year. Learn where to find materials and when, and how to get started in becoming a beekeeper.

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Fall Appetizers

Atlanta

Saturday, September 30
3:30 - 5 p.m.

It’s never too soon to start thinking about crowd pleasing with appetizers made fresh from the fall garden.

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Chocolate Treats

Atlanta

Sunday, October 1
3:30 - 5 p.m.

Learn about the origins and types of chocolate including a full-spectrum taste test from raw cacao to milk and white chocolate.

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Tai Chi Gainesville

Gainesville

Tuesdays, October 3 - 31
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

The garden is a beautiful and relaxing place to begin your week. Learn this ancient Chinese exercise form, designed to increase flexibility and balance. Cultivate your mental focus and physical strength in an enchanting setting.

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Acrylic Painting Workshop

Vincent Van Gogh

Gainesville

Saturday, November 4
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

This workshop will focus on using Acrylic paint to achieve texture and movement in your paintings, while learning about the life and work of Vincent van Gogh, one of the most influential artists of all time.

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One Foot at a Time

Planning Your Fall Vegetable Garden

Atlanta

Wednesday, Sept. 20
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Design, plan, and grow your own successful fall garden. Bring dimensions of your available planting space (if you have one).

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Fine Pen for Botanical Illustration

Fine Line Pen

Atlanta

Tuesdays, September 26 - October 24
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 p.m.

The ink medium has been traditionally used to illustrate drawings and professional reproductions of plants, especially for books and publications.

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Orchids for Beginners I

Phalaenopsis and Paphiopedilum

Atlanta

Saturday, October 7
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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Photography Basics

Creating Award Winning Photographs

Atlanta

Tuesday, October 10
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Want to get your camera off of automatic and learn how the manual setting works? Professional photographer, Emily Followill, discusses the basics of photography - aperture, shutter speed, ISO, photo composition, and lighting.

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Fall Pruning

Atlanta

Wednesday, October 11
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Now is the time to prepare for fall and winter pruning. Proper pruning ensures your plants will be their healthiest and look their best from season to season. Learn all manner of pruning methods including tree and shrub pruning and fall cut-backs along with the proper timing for these techniques.

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Beekeeping: Getting Started

Atlanta

Saturday, October 14
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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Homemade Pie Making

Atlanta

Sunday, October 29
3:15 - 5:15 p.m.

Learn both the basics and decorative techniques for making beautiful pie crusts and pies.

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Winter Container Gardening

Atlanta

Tuesday, October 17
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

This class will explore container gardening basics including plant selection, soil types, and choosing appropriate containers. Learn about annuals, perennials, trees, and shrubs that do well in pots.

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The Fall Harvest in Colored Pencil

Atlanta

Tuesdays, October 31 - November 28
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

The summer growing season culminates in the fall harvest, when a bounty of fruits and vegetables spill out of the cornucopia, reminding us of what the earth provided.

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Frame Your Art

Professional Matting

Atlanta

Saturday, November 11
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Learn to display your portfolio of black and white and colored pencil artwork beautifully.

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Floral Design

Atlanta

Tuesday, December 5 and Saturday, December 9
10 a.m. - noon

Join us as we explore the world of Contemporary Floral Design. This class will begin with a demonstration of several concepts using flowers and materials in unconventional ways.

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