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THE BASICS OF DRAWING: BARGUE STUDIES - Section A

Monday, September 24, 2018 10:00 AM to
Monday, September 24, 2018 12:00 PM

 

Come join us Monday mornings for this popular beginner class on the basics of drawing with Carlos Gallostra. Mastering basic drawing techniques can be a goal in itself or a tool for use in other media, e.g., watercolor, acrylic or oil. Through in-depth studies of Bargue plates, learn the technical skills needed to translate three-dimensional objects into two-dimensional drawings, which can then be implemented into independent projects.

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ABC’s OF DRAWING AND WATERCOLORS

Monday, September 24, 2018 10:00 AM to
Monday, September 24, 2018 1:00 PM

 

Whether you are just getting started, want a review from a previous drawing/painting class or have drawing and watercolor experience and are looking for a fresh new approach, this class is for you.

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INTERMEDIATE DRAWING: GRAPHITE, CHARCOAL AND CONTE - Section A

Monday, September 24, 2018 1:00 PM to
Monday, September 24, 2018 3:00 PM

 

Take your skill sets in drawing to brand new heights with our intermediate drawing class taught by Carlos Gallostra. Exploring different types of media, the course reinforces methods in drawing from observation and also challenges the student to develop their own signature style through independent work.

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BOTANICAL ART FOR EVERYONE – ALL LEVELS WELCOME!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 1:00 PM to
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 3:30 PM

 

This class for the beginner and advanced student focuses on the representation of tropical plants in watercolor and graphite.

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PAINTING THE PORTRAIT IN OIL

Thursday, September 27, 2018 10:00 AM to
Thursday, September 27, 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, September 27, 2018 1:00 PM to
Thursday, September 27, 2018 4:00 PM

 

From the novice to the seasoned artist, this class is designed to give you a leg up on crafting an oil painting from the ground up.

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EASY SEPTEMBER SUPPER

Thursday, September 27, 2018 6:00 PM to
Thursday, September 27, 2018 9:00 PM

 

Wow your guests with a tasty gluten-free meal that you can effortlessly make without spending all your time in a hot kitchen. Chef Maury will put the "easy" into this menu of grilled peaches, blueberries, goat cheese with aerated orange vinaigrette and cod over cauliflower puree with garlic foam and a sweet finish of a cantaloupe sorbet. What a refreshing way to take advantage of summer's endless bounty.

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TREES AND SHRUBS – PROPER TRIMMING TECHNIQUES

Saturday, September 29, 2018 10:00 AM to
Saturday, September 29, 2018 12:00 PM

 

When you trim your trees and shrubs, do you worry you may be trimming too much? Or possibly not trimming enough? After learning about the importance of plant choice (the right tree for the right place) you will learn the basics of trimming, including how to predict the plant's response. A natural look is the goal: this is not a topiary class. Basic tools will be on display and Fairchild's arborist, Nat Cockshutt, will demonstrate proper trimming techniques on specimens in the Garden.

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CREATIVE iPHONEOGRAPHY - Section A

Saturday, September 29, 2018 1:00 PM to
Saturday, September 29, 2018 4:00 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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Meditation for the Mind: learn the principals and methods of meditation for spiritual growth

Sunday, September 30, 2018 11:00 AM to
Sunday, September 30, 2018 12:00 PM

 

Meditation for the Mind: learn the principals and methods of meditation for spiritual growth

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DRAWING THE PORTRAIT IN GRAPHITE - Section A

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 9:30 AM to
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 12:30 PM

 

For those who aim to take their skill sets in drawing 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 graphite.

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DRAWING FOR WATERCOLORS

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 10:00 AM to
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 1:00 PM

 

This drawing class is for all levels of drawing ability as well as a great refresher for those advanced watercolor artists who have not drawn in a while!

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SOFT PASTELS IN THE GARDEN Section A

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 1:00 PM to
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 4:00 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 media. Soft pastel is bright, colorful and easy to learn. Award-winning Miami artist, Dan Bondroff, will teach students how to create tropical landscape paintings in soft pastel from concept to completion.

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CAPTURING THE BUTTERFLY IN COLOR PENCIL - Section A

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 1:30 PM to
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 3:30 PM

 

One of Nature's wonders, the butterfly will serve as the muse for this workshop in color studies. Using butterfly specimens from the Wings of the Tropics collection, the student will develop studies in colored pencil on paper from direct observation. These sustained studies will promote a better understanding in concepts addressing color theory, associative measurement, and composition. These studies will surely compliment any other course in visual arts and add to the artist's overall body of work.

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WATERCOLORS: THE NEXT STEP

Friday, October 5, 2018 10:00 AM to
Friday, October 5, 2018 1:00 PM

 

Now that you know the basics, join Ricardo Aberle as he teaches you to explore the many facets of watercolor in a fun and relaxing way.

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Plant ID Workshop

Friday, October 5, 2018 1:00 PM to
Friday, October 5, 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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Members' Day Plant Sale at Fairchild

Saturday, October 6, 2018 9:30 AM to
Saturday, October 6, 2018 4:30 PM

 

Welcome to the 80th Annual Members' Day Plant Sale and Plant Distribution. This annual celebration of plants grown exclusively by Fairchild for Members promises to be one of the most exciting in our history

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PUT YOUR PASSION ON PAPER WITH WATERCOLORS – Intermediate/Advanced

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 10:00 AM to
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 1:00 PM

 

Relax and enjoy painting with watercolors. Discover the beauty and power of using color, value and light to describe your subject.

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THE CYCAD COLLECTION AT FAIRCHILD: DISTRIBUTION AND HISTORY

Thursday, October 11, 2018 4:30 PM to
Thursday, October 11, 2018 7:30 PM

 

This class is designed to help you better understand cycads and their importance to the Fairchild experience. Of all the plant groups represented at Fairchild the most charismatic and celebrated are the cycads.

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THAI FOOD TRAVELS

Thursday, October 11, 2018 6:00 PM to
Thursday, October 11, 2018 9:00 PM

 

Impress your friends and family with those favorite menu items that you usually order at your much-loved Thai restaurant. Chef Chris will show you how to prepare Thai basil chicken with cashews from Bangkok, and stir fry prawns with tamarind, chives and vegetables from the Phuket southern provinces. Finally, you will learn to make jasmine coconut rice, the staple on any menu, to round out your meal from Thailand.

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HOME GARDENING IN SOUTH FLORIDA (at Fairchild Farm)

Saturday, October 13, 2018 9:00 AM to
Saturday, October 13, 2018 12:00 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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ALLA PRIMA APPROACH: THE PORTRAIT IN OIL

Saturday, October 13, 2018 9:30 AM to
Saturday, October 13, 2018 12:30 PM

 

Designed for advanced and seasoned artists, this intensive portrait workshop positions the participant to explore alla prima-a direct painting approach-aimed to capture an immediate likeness in a short amount of time. Students already versed in color mixing will test and advance their skills. Topics discussed will range from ideas on observation, measurement, and value as well as techniques meant to finalize the turn of form as well as the relationship of darkness and lights.

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HOW TO USE AND MASTER YOUR DIGITAL INTERCHANGEABLE LENS DSLR (SINGLE LENS REFLEX) CAMERA

Monday, October 15, 2018 10:00 AM to
Monday, October 15, 2018 1:00 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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ZONE 10 RAISED BED VEGETABLE GARDENING

Thursday, October 18, 2018 11:00 AM to
Thursday, October 18, 2018 1:00 PM

 

If you like fresh, organic produce, this is the class for you. Topics such as plant lists, pests, fertilizer, soil and troubleshooting will be discussed. This lecture is an introduction for newbies to South Florida gardening and a great refresher for seasoned gardeners. Warning: Attendees tend to have rather abundant lettuce crops.

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BUTTERFLY AND HUMMINGBIRD EARLY MORNING PHOTOGRAPHY - Section A

Saturday, October 20, 2018 8:00 AM to
Saturday, October 20, 2018 10:00 AM

 

Photograph the beauties in Wings of the Tropics, Fairchild’s butterfly conservatory. Pedro Lastra will introduce you to the world of tropical butterflies and will teach you how to use your equipment to capture these beauties of the Garden.

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USING THE HIPSTAMATIC APP ON YOUR iPHONE

Saturday, October 20, 2018 1:00 PM to
Saturday, October 20, 2018 4:00 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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Meditation for the Mind: learn the principals and methods of meditation for spiritual growth

Sunday, October 21, 2018 11:00 AM to
Sunday, October 21, 2018 12:00 PM

 

Meditation for the Mind: learn the principals and methods of meditation for spiritual growth

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PAINTING AUTUMN’S HARVEST IN WATERCOLORS – INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

Monday, October 22, 2018 10:00 AM to
Monday, October 22, 2018 1:00 PM

 

Painting fall fruits, gourds, and colorful leaves from New England is a fun way to explore autumn's gorgeous palette and unique forms! This is an excellent class for all students with previous basic 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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USING iPHONEOGRAPHY TECHNIQUES DURING THE GOLDEN HOUR AND MOONRISE AT FAIRCHILD

Monday, October 22, 2018 5:00 PM to
Monday, October 22, 2018 8:00 PM

 

Don't miss this chance to experience the Garden with its stunning late afternoon glowing landscapes leading into a full moonrise. Ms. Drevich will offer effective techniques to take stunning photos of the fall sunset then leading into the moonrise using your iPhone. Students will then spend time creatively processing their images with a few choice apps in the classroom.

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NATURE MANUSCRIPTS ILLUSTRATED WITH WATERCOLORS AND CALLIGRAPHY

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 10:00 AM to
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 1:00 PM

 

Join Hillary Parker for this new and exciting class combining watercolor illustration and calligraphy. Join us as we explore the old world style of manuscripts and learn some techniques in calligraphy and watercolor illustration.

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HUNTER’S MOON: NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 5:30 PM to
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 8:00 PM

 

As autumn approaches, the South Florida sunsets seem to get richer with color and the moon bigger 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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INTRODUCTION TO PHOTO ENCAUSTIC HOT WAX PAINTING

Thursday, October 25, 2018 10:00 AM to
Thursday, October 25, 2018 2:00 PM

 

This workshop will teach you how to take your photographs to a new creative level with the ancient art of encaustics. Encaustics is a mixed media technique that involves using a heated beeswax medium which is applied to a surface (here a mounted photograph) and then other materials such as paint, ground pigments and collaged elements are incorporated upon and within the wax.

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Friendly Creatures of the Night

Thursday, October 25, 2018 5:00 PM to
Thursday, October 25, 2018 8:00 PM

 

Come to Fairchild for a night of discovery!

An event for the whole family, where you will be learning about the night creatures dwelling in our South Florida backyards.

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PHO: THE CLASSIC VIETNAMESE NOODLE SOUP

Thursday, October 25, 2018 6:00 PM to
Thursday, October 25, 2018 9:00 PM

 

Learn how to make pho, Vietnam's most recognized and beloved beef noodle soup. You will not believe how easy, economical and delicious this dish can be. To accompany your noodle soup, Chef Teh will share some recipes for simple appetizers such as spring rolls and green papaya salad to balance your meal.

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Ghoulish Garden Halloween Bash at Fairchild

Friday, October 26, 2018 8:00 PM to
Friday, October 26, 2018 11:00 PM

 

Kick off your Halloween weekend at Fairchild's adult costume party! 

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SUNRISE-EARLY MORNING PHOTOGRAPHY AT FAIRCHILD - Section A

Saturday, October 27, 2018 7:30 AM to
Saturday, October 27, 2018 10:00 AM

 

Students will experience the sunrise as they photograph Fairchild's spectacular garden landscapes flora and fauna. This course will offer the opportunity to photograph the Garden's lush greenery, dramatically lit by the rising sun. Participants will receive instruction and demonstrations on photographing outdoors in the early morning natural light.

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Bird & Wildlife Weekend at Fairchild

Saturday, October 27, 2018 9:30 AM to
Sunday, October 28, 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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Trunk 'N Treat

Sunday, October 28, 2018 9:30 AM to
Sunday, October 28, 2018 4:30 PM

 

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, and 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

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 9:30 AM to
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 4:30 PM

 

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!

Join us at 1:00 p.m. for a tram ride dedicated to the dogs in costume! 

 

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Plant ID Workshop

Friday, November 2, 2018 1:00 PM to
Friday, November 2, 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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