Fairchild Events


Art at Fairchild Presents Second Nature, by artist Mira Lehr

Saturday, July 23, 2016 10:30 AM to
Monday, October 3, 2016 5:30 PM


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Sunday Sounds

Sunday, October 2, 2016 2:00 PM to
Sunday, October 2, 2016 3:00 PM


Enjoy live music performed by students of University of Miami's Frost School of Music on select Sundays, in the Glasshouse Café. 


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Apples to Pears in Watercolors

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 11:00 AM to
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 2:00 PM


This one-day class is delicious fun for everyone with previous watercolor experience and a great way to focus on creating accurate color and three dimensional form. Gain insight and experience with Hillary’s demonstrations and personal guidance as you apply layered watercolor techniques to successfully paint these beautiful fall fruits.

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Salmon Dishes with Farm Fresh Ingredients

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 7:00 PM to
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 10:00 PM


If you are a lover of salmon, you won’t want to miss this class. High in protein and loaded with the “good” fats, salmon is a highly nutritious food.  Chef Chris of Delicious Catering will demonstrate how to prepare salmon three different ways.

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Abstract Painting Using Acrylics

Friday, October 7, 2016 11:00 AM to
Friday, October 7, 2016 3:00 PM


Are you interested in abstract painting? Join in and let Marcelle open your eyes to abstract painting. This class offering will teach you how to compose an abstract painting that is focused around nature.

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Plant ID Workshop

Friday, October 7, 2016 2:00 PM to
Friday, October 7, 2016 4:00 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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Beginner Beekeeping for the Backyard Gardener (at Fairchild Farm)

Saturday, October 8, 2016 10:00 AM to
Saturday, October 8, 2016 1:00 PM


In this class for the novice beekeeper, you will learn about beekeeping and harvesting honey. Additionally, this class will focus on the horticultural relationship between bees and tropical fruit trees.

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Creative iPhoneography

Saturday, October 8, 2016 11:00 AM to
Saturday, October 8, 2016 2:00 PM


In this class you will explore various ways to capture and process images with your iPhone, and you’ll learn to create stunning results using a variety of apps.

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Saturdays in the Studio: Foundations in Drawing and Watercolors

Saturday, October 8, 2016 11:00 AM to
Saturday, October 8, 2016 2:00 PM


Whether you are just starting out or in the process of learning the fundamentals of drawing and painting with watercolors, this class is for you.

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Creative IPhoneography

Saturday, October 8, 2016 11:00 AM to
Saturday, October 8, 2016 2:00 PM


In this class you will explore various ways to capture and process images with your iPhone, and you’ll learn to create stunning results using a variety of apps. There are over 10,000 photography apps available and you will be introduced to some of the more popular ones.

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Autumn’s Harvest in Watercolors (Watercolors II Level)

Monday, October 10, 2016 2:00 PM to
Monday, October 10, 2016 5:00 PM


Painting pumpkins and gourds is a fun way to explore autumn’s palette and gorgeous and unique forms. This is an excellent class for all students with previous watercolor experience who are looking for opportunities to build upon, fine tune or master their watercolor skills by layering washes and glazes to create accurate color and beautiful, seamless form.

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Tropicolor: Bold + Beautiful Planting Combinations for Subtropical Gardens

Thursday, October 13, 2016 7:30 PM to
Thursday, October 13, 2016 10:00 PM


Join Miami landscape designer, Carlos Somoza, on a journey through subtropical gardens that illustrate stunning plant combinations which can be used in your private gardens and on your balconies. 

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Hunter’s Moon: Night Photography

Monday, October 17, 2016 7:30 PM to
Monday, October 17, 2016 9:30 PM


As autumn approaches, the South Florida sunsets seem to appear richer with color and the moon larger as it begins to rise. In this one-night class, students will photograph the rise of the Hunter’s Moon (October’s full moon).

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Drawing for Watercolors

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:00 AM to
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 2:00 PM


Creating a drawing in preparation for a painting in watercolors is very different than drawing something for any other purpose.  This class is for all levels of drawing ability.

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Soft Pastels in the Garden

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 2:00 PM to
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 5:00 PM


Students at all levels are welcome to learn the fascinating art of pastels. Discover how to paint in Soft Pastel, considered by many as the purest of painting mediums. Soft pastel is bright, colorful and easy to learn.

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How to Use and Master Your Digital Interchangeable Lens DSLR (Single Lens Reflex) Camera

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 7:00 PM to
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 10:00 PM


Now that you have purchased a full-featured advanced DSLR camera, how do you take advantage of its many features? This class will cover which lenses are best suited to your particular needs and how to take full advantage of their use.

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Oodles of Asian Noodles

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 7:00 PM to
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 10:00 PM


Noodles are a fast food that are easy to cook and irresistible to many. Asian cuisine offers so many different types of noodles that the choices can be overwhelming. In this class, Chef Johnson will show how to use soba (Japanese buckwheat noodles), rice vermicelli, and mung bean noodles in fresh and delicious new ways.

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Using Snapseed: Editing Photos with Ease

Thursday, October 20, 2016 11:30 AM to
Thursday, October 20, 2016 2:30 PM


One of the most powerful editing APPS is Snapseed. By using your iPhone or iPad students will learn to edit, apply filters, crop, spot repair and how to use “stacks” to create wonderful expressions in your photos by using Snapseed.

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For Halloween, the creepy side of plants

Friday, October 21, 2016

For Halloween, the creepy side of plants

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Early Morning Macro Life Photography

Saturday, October 22, 2016 8:00 AM to
Saturday, October 22, 2016 11:00 AM


See the beauty of Fairchild up close and personal. The class will explore, discover and photograph the ecosystem at Fairchild by focusing on the small beautiful details in flowers, leaves and insects. Petals, pistils and stamens will be transformed into abstract works of art. Dragonflies, butterflies and caterpillars will become otherworldly sci-fi creatures. Your instructor will teach you how to use your equipment to capture the small wonders of the Garden.

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Grafting Tropical Fruit Trees (at Fairchild Farm)

Saturday, October 22, 2016 10:00 AM to
Saturday, October 22, 2016 1:00 PM


This three hour class will be spent in a practical session of the whip and tongue grafting technique; a challenge to master but has one of the highest rate of success. To many gardeners the art of grafting is a fascinating subject to learn. 

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Growing African Violets: Workshop and Sale

Saturday, October 22, 2016 10:30 AM to
Saturday, October 22, 2016 12:30 PM


These captivating and colorful plants that our Mothers and Grandmothers loved are always a welcome addition to a windowsill or table top. Learn from this talented African Violet society member how to grow and keep your plants alive.

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The Basics of Drawing

Monday, October 24, 2016 11:00 AM to
Monday, October 24, 2016 1:30 PM


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 2:30 PM to
Monday, October 24, 2016 4:30 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 10:30 AM to
Saturday, October 29, 2016 2:30 PM


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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