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TECHNIQUES IN PREPARING FLORIDA SNAPPER

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 6:00 PM to
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 9:00 PM

 

Let Chef Chris teach you the basics so that you can make the most of our local fresh fish. He will start with how to select the perfect catch, filleting and last but not least, cooking the fish.  He will prepare the fish using a traditional technique like fish in a bag and add a special Asian twist by using sticky rice and Asian vegetables. This fresh and healthy meal will be enjoyed by the entire family.

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PAINTING THE PORTRAIT IN OIL

Thursday, April 26, 2018 10:00 AM to
Thursday, April 26, 2018 12:00 PM

 

For those who aim to take their skill sets in painting farther, this class introduces the student to a step-by-step process that facilitates capturing the portrait from the initial contour to the fully rendered form in oil paint.

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FROM THE GROUND UP: PAINTING THE STILL LIFE IN OIL

Thursday, April 26, 2018 1:00 PM to
Thursday, April 26, 2018 4:00 PM

 

From the novice to the seasoned, this class is designed to give you a leg up on crafting an oil painting from the ground up. Step by step, students will learn to facilitate drawing from observation, dive into theories on value and color, and with a stronger understanding of oil painting techniques, the student will apply their skill set to turn the form, capture the light, and finalize a realistic record of their subject.

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Early-Bird Walks

Saturday, April 28, 2018 7:30 AM to
Saturday, April 28, 2018 9:30 AM

 

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Early-Bird Walks

Sunday, April 29, 2018 7:30 AM to
Sunday, April 29, 2018 9:30 AM

 

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ADVANCED DSLR TECHNIQUES: GETTING MORE OUT OF YOUR DSLR CAMERA AND INTRO TO ADOBE LIGHTROOM

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 6:00 PM to
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 9:00 PM

 

Would you like to learn the more advanced camera features of your DSLR? This class will cover the following advanced functionalities of your DSLR: when to use RAW format vs JPG; how to manage your White Balance Options; how to manage the Auto Focus options; using External Flashes and light modifiers effectively; how to use your camera’s TTL meter to control multiple dedicated external flashes and balance ambient and artificial lights to create professional results.

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Advanced DSLR Techniques: Getting More Out of Your DSLR Camera and Intro to Adobe Lightroom with Carlos Causo

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 6:00 PM to
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 9:00 PM

 

Would you like to learn the more advanced camera features of your DSLR? This class will cover the following advanced functionalities of your DSLR: when to use RAW format vs JPG; how to manage your White Balance Options; how to manage the Auto Focus options; using External Flashes and light modifiers effectively; how to use your camera’s TTL meter to control multiple dedicated external flashes and balance ambient and artificial lights to create professional results. Information on how to use your histogram to maximize your image quality and managing your lens aperture and focal length to accomplish different aesthetic effects will be covered.

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THE JOYS OF SOY CUISINE

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 6:00 PM to
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 9:00 PM

 

No food is more versatile or vital to the cuisine of East Asia than soy. It is eaten fresh, dried, made into milk, pulverized into flour, fermented, and brewed into sauces.

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GROWING THE MINIATURE ORCHIDS OF THE TROPICS

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 6:30 PM to
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 9:00 PM

 

Did you know there are over 30,000 different orchid species in the world, many of them miniature orchid species? Professional orchid collector and American Orchid Society student judge, Guillermo Salazar, will take you on a unique visual adventure to learn about the fascinating world of the most beautiful and unique tropical miniature orchids of the world which are perfect for people that lack a lot of space at home and suitable for our South Florida weather conditions.

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Plant ID Workshop

Friday, May 4, 2018 1:00 PM to
Friday, May 4, 2018 3:00 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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Early-Bird Walks

Saturday, May 5, 2018 7:30 AM to
Saturday, May 5, 2018 9:30 AM

 

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BEGINNER BEEKEEPING FOR THE BACKYARD GARDENER (AT FAIRCHILD FARM)

Saturday, May 5, 2018 9:00 AM to
Saturday, May 5, 2018 12:00 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. Books on the subject, bee hives and bees will be discussed during the class.

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CREATIVE SATURDAYS AT FAIRCHILD WITH HILLARY PARKER: BUILDING BASIC FOUNDATIONS IN DRAWING AND WATERCOLORS

Saturday, May 5, 2018 9:30 AM to
Saturday, May 5, 2018 1:30 PM

 

Whether you are just starting out, or already have taken drawing or watercolors classes, these four-hour Saturday studio classes are fun and informative! Through unique exercises, demonstrations and personal guidance, each student will progress and work independently at their own level, while building a strong foundation of skills in both drawing and watercolors.

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ABSTRACT iPHONEOGRAPHY: CREATING IMPRESSIONIST PHOTOS

Saturday, May 5, 2018 10:00 AM to
Saturday, May 5, 2018 2:00 PM

 

As a class students will venture out into the Garden and take photos of plants, flowers, butterfly specimens or water features creating impressionist photos with Slow Shutter. Then in the classroom students will app those images and learn and how to use the images in composites to create beautiful abstract images.

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Early-Bird Walks

Sunday, May 6, 2018 7:30 AM to
Sunday, May 6, 2018 9:30 AM

 

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Sunday Sounds

Sunday, May 6, 2018 1:00 PM to
Sunday, May 6, 2018 2:00 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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Bird & Wildlife Weekend at Fairchild

Saturday, May 12, 2018 9:30 AM to
Sunday, May 13, 2018 4:30 PM

 

Explore Fairchild and the wildlife that calls the garden home! Take a bird walk, sit in on informative lectures about birds, bees, butterflies, aquatic life and even the lizards in the Garden!

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Tropical Flowering Tree Society Show and Sale

Saturday, May 12, 2018 9:30 AM to
Sunday, May 13, 2018 4:30 PM

 

Tropical Flowering Tree Society's Show and Sale

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Mother's Day Brunch

Sunday, May 13, 2018 11:00 AM to
Sunday, May 13, 2018 2:00 PM

 

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SPRING ACRYLIC STUDIO WORKSHOP

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 10:00 AM to
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 2:00 PM

 

Acrylics artists came and enjoy this special three-session acrylic workshop with artist Dan Bondroff. The workshop will start with a complete beginning to end demonstration of a landscape painting in acrylic paint. Students will learn composition, value, and color mixing.

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ADVANCED TRANSPARENT WATERCOLORS – A STUDIO WORKSHOP

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 9:30 AM to
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 2:00 PM

 

Accomplished artist, Dottie Greene, will instruct a small group of students as they take watercolor painting to a new level with the understanding of color and light. Using transparent watercolor as the medium and working with a limited palette, students will distinguish the behavioral differences of pigments and explore the nuances of color while painting white objects.

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GRAFTING WORKSHOP (AT FAIRCHILD FARM)

Saturday, May 19, 2018 9:00 AM to
Saturday, May 19, 2018 1:00 PM

 

Here is your chance to learn from Dr. Richard Campbell, an expert who was born in South Florida, offer his expert grafting techniques in this hands-on workshop at the Fairchild Farm in Homestead. To the novice, grafting seems like a mysterious and difficult procedure. In truth, it is a precise, straightforward technique that can be learned like any other.

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USING THE HIPSTAMATIC APP ON YOUR iPHONE

Saturday, May 19, 2018 10:00 AM to
Saturday, May 19, 2018 1:00 PM

 

Did you know that the “Hipstamatic Camera App is a world-class photography app and Apple’s original App of the Year”? Having your iPhone ready and available at a moment’s notice can enable you to capture that perfect photo.  With the Hipstamatic camera app you can capture that photo like never before without post processing.

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Tropical Fern and Exotic Plant Society Show and Sale

Saturday, May 26, 2018 10:30 AM to
Sunday, May 27, 2018 5:30 PM

 

Tropical Fern and Exotic Plant Society Show and Sale

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NYMPHAEAS: PHOTOGRAPHING WATER LILIES AND AQUATIC PLANTS IN THE GARDEN

Saturday, May 26, 2018 12:00 PM to
Saturday, May 26, 2018 3:00 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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Plant ID Workshop

Friday, June 1, 2018 1:00 PM to
Friday, June 1, 2018 3:00 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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THE MAGNIFICENT MEDINILLA

Saturday, June 2, 2018 10:00 AM to
Saturday, June 2, 2018 12:30 PM

 

Many admire the unique tropical beauty of the magnificent Medinilla. This class will feature the many varieties of Medinilla that grow well in South Florida. Those attending will leave with essential growing information, as well as care and propagation “know how.”

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GROWING MANGOS IN SOUTH FLORIDA (AT FAIRCHILD FARM)

Saturday, June 9, 2018 9:00 AM to
Saturday, June 9, 2018 12:00 PM

 

This course presents mango cultivation throughout South Florida. We will discuss propagating, pruning, harvesting and handling at both the commercial and home garden level.

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GRAFTING TROPICAL FRUIT TREES (AT FAIRCHILD FARM)

Saturday, June 16, 2018 9:00 AM to
Saturday, June 16, 2018 12:00 PM

 

The 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. The art of grafting is a fascinating subject to learn. Dr. Ledesma, Fairchild curator of tropical fruit, will show participants the process of growing rootstock, to nursery beds and finally in established orchards.

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Grafting Tropical Fruit Trees (at Fairchild Farm) with Dr. Noris Ledesma

Saturday, June 16, 2018 9:00 AM to
Saturday, June 16, 2018 12:00 PM

 

The 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. The art of grafting is a fascinating subject to learn. Dr. Ledesma, Fairchild curator of tropical fruit, will show participants the process of growing rootstock, to nursery beds and finally in established orchards.

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