Arts & Culture

Botanical Soap Making

Saturday, May 4 | 9 am - 12 pm

Liberty Heise will demonstrate the art of soap making using botanicals for color, smell, texture and simple beauty. Participants will receive information on preparation of different foraged botanicals and will cut and take home their own soap.
Fee: $25 ($22.50 for members)

Instructor: Liberty Heise

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Spring Jellymaking with Texas Natives

May 18 | 10 am - 12 pm

Springtime produces some distinctive native Texas fruits and berries. Join Paul Gates in this delicious workshop and learn which Texas natives produce spring fruit, when it can be harvested, and how to turn that fruit into unique jellies. Paul will demonstrate his jelly making technique and each participant will take home a jar of jelly and a booklet of recipes. Sponsored by San Antonio Water System.
Fee: $15 ($13.50 member)

Instructor: Paul Gates, educator, Garden volunteer, and veteran jellymaker

Register for May 18

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CERTIFICATE SERIES Starting in May!

Monthly, Wednesdays | 9:30am-11:30am

Master the Four Elements of Your Exposure (session one)
Wednesday, May 22 | 9:30am-11:30am
Using the four elements of your camera that control exposure has the most potential to affect the quality of your images. But completely leveraging them to create phenomenal imagery is one aspect of photography that eludes many photographers. In this session, participants will explore the four elements of a photographic exposure. Please bring a camera, with fully charged batteries and SD card.
Fee: $35 ($31.50 member)

Macro Photography at the Garden (session two)
Wednesday, June 19 | 9:30am-11:30am
In this class you will be taken through the basics of macro photography, the equipment to use, and some of the techniques needed to get as close up to your subject matter. This class is great for novices and for more experienced macro photographers. Students should bring a camera, the cameras kit lens, a macro lens (optional), fully charged batteries and SD card.Fee: $35 ($31.50 member)

Panorama Photography (session three)
Wednesday, July 17 | 9:30am-11:30am
Panoramic photography is a technique of photography using specialized equipment or software that captures images with horizontally elongated fields of view. In this class, participants will first go out into the Garden and learn how to set up their camera gear to capture images. After capturing images participants will go back into the classroom and learn how to create a panoramic image. Please bring a camera, tripod, cable release, and a formatted SD card with no photos on it.
Fee: $35 ($31.50 member)

HDR Photography (session four)
Wednesday, August 21 | 9:30am-11:30am
HDR is a great, new way to take photos and capture the world around you, reproducing a more dynamic range of luminosity than is possible with standard digital imaging or photographic techniques. If you've been disappointed by photos you've taken because they don't quite capture what you saw, maybe HDR is for you! Please bring camera, tripod, cable release, and a formatted SD card with no photos on it.
Fee: $35 ($31.50 member)

Instructor: Victor Watson of Schertz Photography

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