Fairchild Events


The Basics of Drawing

Monday, September 11, 2017 10:30 AM to
Monday, September 11, 2017 12:30 PM


Our talented Helen Burgos is back for another year teaching this popular beginner class on Monday mornings.

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Creative Pursuits with Your Acrylics

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 11:00 AM to
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 3:00 PM


Here’s your chance to experiment and try different acrylic or oil techniques used by the Masters.

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Botanical Art for All Levels

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 2:00 PM to
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 4:30 PM


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

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Success with Orchid Growing

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 7:00 PM to
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 10:00 PM


Professional orchid collector and American Orchid Society student judge Guillermo Salazar will help you become a successful orchid grower.

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Using Snapseed: Editing Photos with Ease with Your iPhone or Android Camera

Saturday, September 16, 2017 11:00 AM to
Saturday, September 16, 2017 2:00 PM


One of the most powerful editing APPS is Snapseed. By using your iPhone/iPad or Android phone 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. Time will be spent taking pictures with your iPhone or Android device and then editing them in the classroom.

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Nymphaeas: Photographing Water Lilies and Aquatic Plants in The Garden

Saturday, September 16, 2017 1:00 PM to
Saturday, September 16, 2017 4:00 PM


Enjoy capturing the amazing water lily collection in Fairchild’s many pools. In this class, instructor Pedro Lastra will cover the camera settings and modes best suited to this type of photography.

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Home Gardening in South Florida (at Fairchild Farm)

Saturday, September 23, 2017 10:00 AM to
Saturday, September 23, 2017 1:00 PM


Here is your chance to learn from Richard Campbell, an expert who was born in South Florida. While focusing on using fruit, vegetables and ornamentals for every taste, he will teach you the secrets to personalize and care for your own garden.

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Shibori Silk Scarves: Techniques in Painting and Dyeing

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 11:00 AM to
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 2:00 PM


Shibori is having its moment of fame in today’s fashion world. Learn this ancient Japanese technique of fabric dyeing so you too can add a new piece of fashion too your wardrobe.

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How To Use And Master Your Digital Interchangeable Lens DSLR (Single Lens Reflex) Camera

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 7:00 PM to
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 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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Party with Paella

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 7:00 PM to
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 10:00 PM


Chef Chris will take you through the steps of preparing traditional Paella Valenciana. After demonstrating the preparation and while the paella is cooking, we shall mix homemade Sangria along with a delightful salad.

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Designing a Landscape: Natives, Exotics, and Edibles

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 8:00 PM to
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 10:00 PM


This design oriented course is recommended for those landscaping their home or making landscape modifications.  Discover some of the secrets of good design - contrast, texture, proportion, and balance - and which plants will create the desired effect.

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A hurricane wrecked your yard. Now what?

Friday, September 29, 2017

A hurricane wrecked your yard. Now what?

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