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September 2017

Botany and Journaling with Lara Call Gastinger: Fall

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 @ 9:30 am - Wednesday, November 15, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

Explore botany and art together. Join botanical artist Lara Call Gastinger to learn how to use a sketchbook to observe the ways plants change each month. Explore strategies to condense the natural world within the pages of your sketchbook. This class meets once a month for three months to document seasonal changes.

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Botanical Cyanotype: Studio Two Three Exhibition

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 @ 9:00 am - Sunday, October 29, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

If you love plants and art, this botanical cyanotype exhibition may be for you! We are proud to partner with Studio Two Three, a  Richmond’s non-profit workspace that provides artists the space, tools and knowledge they need to make their voices heard, in an exciting project to create cyanotypes, or photographic blueprints, of plant materials and botanical matters sourced from Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Cyanotype is a 175-year-old monochrome photographic printing process which gives a distinct cyan-blue color. Anna Atkins, a British scientist, brought the…

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Tuesday Yoga in the Garden: September-October Session

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 @ 9:00 am - Tuesday, October 31, 2017 @ 10:00 am

Learn yoga’s calming rhythms of breathing, movement, and posture in a tranquil Garden setting.  Small class sizes enable instructor Jacqueline Gooding to offer individual pointers and address multiple levels of experience.  Please bring a blanket, yoga mat, water and appropriate layered clothing for the season.  Classes take place in the Garden or inside Garden buildings, depending on weather.

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Basic Floral Design, Part 1: Fall Session

Thursday, September 28, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - Thursday, October 26, 2017 @ 8:30 pm

Learn how to create the basic shapes and styles of floral designs—the building blocks for true creativity.  This course will introduce you to techniques and styles commonly used by professionals.   Learn preparation techniques, how to create basic shapes, and how to prepare flowers for long-lasting arrangements. A section on cut flower care and handling is included, along with a text.  All materials provided; students need to bring sharp floral snips. Instructor: Mimi Cassick.

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October 2017

Wedding Floral Design

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - Tuesday, October 31, 2017 @ 8:30 pm

Make a wedding truly unique by creating your own floral decorations!  Instructor Mimi Cassick will cover the basic types of wedding arrangements from centerpieces to altar pieces, with tips for keeping your creations fresh for the big day.  All floral materials provided.

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Thursday Yoga in the Garden: October-November Session

Thursday, October 5, 2017 @ 10:00 am - Thursday, November 9, 2017 @ 11:00 am

Learn yoga’s calming rhythms of breathing, movement, and posture in a tranquil Garden setting.  Small class sizes enable instructor Jacqueline Gooding to offer individual pointers and address multiple levels of experience.  Please bring a blanket, yoga mat, water and appropriate layered clothing for the season.  Classes take place in the Garden or inside Garden buildings, depending on weather.

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Evening Yoga in the Garden: October-November Session

Thursday, October 5, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - Thursday, November 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

Learn yoga’s calming rhythms of breathing, movement, and posture during this evening offering in a tranquil Garden setting.  Small class sizes enable instructor Jacqueline Gooding to offer individual pointers and address multiple levels of experience.  Please bring a blanket, yoga mat, water and appropriate layered clothing for the season.  Classes take place in the Garden or inside Garden buildings, depending on weather.

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Home Landscape Design for Beginners

Saturday, October 7, 2017 @ 9:00 am - Sunday, October 29, 2017 @ 1:00 pm

Instructor Trevor Buckley guides you in analyzing your property for its landscape potential and acquiring the technical knowledge and creative tools to develop a design. Study sustainable practices for building soil, managing and conserving water, and creating habitats for pollinators and native species. Finish with a design that nurtures plants, wildlife, and people. Home Landscape Design for Beginners includes plenty of hands-on exercises and takeaway information. Tools and techniques learned in this course can be applied to a small urban lot,…

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More Perennials

Thursday, October 12, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - Thursday, October 26, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

More Perennials follows “The Beginner’s Perennial Garden” and focuses on the next wave of tough, high-impact perennial selections.  Instructor Beth Burrell discusses how variety in color, shapes, sizes, textures and cultural needs factor into the overall design.  Discover strategies for season-long pizzazz through foliage impact and long-lasting blooms. Learn how to attract beneficial insects and plan for deer resistance and low maintenance. Beth includes lots of extra tips to ensure success. Pre-requisite: “The Beginner’s Perennial Garden” or equivalent.  Intermediate level.…

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Advanced Watercolor for Botanical Illustration: Fall Session

Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 10:00 am - Tuesday, October 31, 2017 @ 3:30 pm

Williamsburg-based botanical artist Juliet Kirby leads this four-day advanced watercolor workshop for botanical artists.  Participants bring a plant of their own choosing.  Focus is on composition, accuracy, and direction of light.  Students provide materials: a list of recommended materials is sent after registration.  Lunch is on your own each day. Pre-requisites: Introduction to Drawing for Botanical Illustration, Intermediate Drawing for Botanical Illustration, Introduction to Watercolor for Botanical Illustration, Techniques for Watercolor for Botanical Illustration, Botany for Botanical Illustration.  Also open…

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