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The Basics of Drawing

Monday, October 24, 2016 10:00 AM

Our talented Helen Burgos is back for another year teaching this popular beginner class on Monday mornings.  Mastering basic drawing techniques can be a goal in itself or a tool for use in other art mediums, e.g., watercolor or acrylic.

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Intermediate Drawing with Graphite, Charcoal, Ink or Colored Pencils

Monday, October 24, 2016 1:30 PM

This class is intended for students who already have basic drawing experience and wish to work with their own themes and concepts – taking their drawing beyond an assigned class exercise.

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An Indian Vegetarian Feast

Saturday, October 29, 2016 9:30 AM

Vegetables are an integral part of Indian cuisine. Vegetarians and non vegetarians, your taste buds will be tantalized when Chef Billo creates five styles of vegetable curries using okra, eggplant and cauliflower.

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Cars in the Garden

Sunday, October 30, 2016 9:30 AM

Calling all car and costume lovers!

Join us for a day of fall fun as we welcome Cars in the Garden, with a Halloween twist, back to Fairchild!  Trick-or-treat through the cars, see how the cars and their owners dress up, explore the Garden on a Critter Hunt or stay for the car parade at 4:00 p.m. to see the cars parade out of the Garden in their costumes! 


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Howl-o-ween at Fairchild

Monday, October 31, 2016 9:30 AM

At Fairchild’s Howl-o-ween guests can take advantage of a great opportunity to enjoy the Garden with their dogs as they parade through Fairchild’s lush surroundings all the while showing off their Halloween costumes. Guests and their dog can hop on any of the trams, make it a doggie tram ride! Now that's something to wag your tail about!

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Orchid Society of Coral Gables

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 7:30 PM

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Botanical Art for Everyone – All Levels Welcome!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 1:00 PM

This class for the beginner and advanced student focuses on the representation of tropical plants in watercolor and graphite. Students draw and paint using fresh plant material collected at Fairchild (provided).

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Pasta Night at Fairchild – Making Home-Made Ravioli

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 6:00 PM

Get ready to roll your sleeves up as you’ll be introduced to the art of making ravioli from scratch.  YES, pasta night has come to Fairchild and Chef Chris will demonstrate the art of preparing fresh ravioli.

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Watercolor for Beginners and Going Beyond

Friday, November 4, 2016 10:00 AM

If you have always wanted to try watercolor painting but thought it looked too difficult, this is the class for you. This class will explore the many facets of watercolor in a fun and relaxing way.

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Plant ID Workshop

Friday, November 4, 2016 1:00 PM

Do you have a plant in your garden that you aren't familiar with? Or, perhaps are looking to find out its origins and how it came to South Florida? If so, bring your specimen to Fairchild’s Herbarium and let our scientists uncover its secrets! Bring a cutting from your plant to Fairchild’s Herbarium team on the first Friday of every month at 1:00 p.m. and participate in our Plant Identification Workshop.

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