Arts & Culture

Onderdonk in the Open Air

Saturday, March 25, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m

Like many impressionists, Julian Onderdonk often painted en plein air: in the open air. Immerse yourself in the beautiful Texan landscapes at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens and produce your own Onderdonk-inspired paintings with hands-on guidance from professional watercolorist, Soomin Jung.

No artistic experience required! Come, learn, and enjoy the fresh spring air!
Fee: $45

This special presentation is offered in conjunction with the San Antonio Museum of Art.

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Sunday, March 26th 1:00pm to 3:00 pm

Get ready for Fiesta with wreath making at the San Antonio Botanical Garden! Students will learn to tie bows and create colorful wreaths to take home to celebrate spring in San Antonio!
Class fee $20.00 ($18 for members)
Plus $20 materials fee

Instructor: Norma Lopez

Photography In The Garden

Sunday, April 2 9:30 am to 12 noon

Explore photography basics and learn camera settings for plants and wildlife. Return to class for review of photographs to gain insight on the art of photography. $30 ($27 members). Bring your own digital camera with fully charged batteries.

Instructor: Damian Abbott, Photographer

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From a Bug’s Eye-View: Exploring Macro Photography

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 9:30-11:30AM

Join instructor Victor Watson for a beautiful photo walk here at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens photographing plants and flowers with an emphasis on macro photography. During this walk we will work on use of color, close up/macro photography, use of tripods, depth of field, exposure and use of reflectors/diffusers. Don't have a macro lens no problem during the walk you will be exposed to a number of ways to shoot macro without a macro lens.
The gardens offers a wide variety of plants and flowers, including orchids, cactus, and more, year round on the grounds and in their spacious greenhouses. This walk offers both excellent subject matter and an optimal environment in which to photograph— warm, and indoors, but with outdoor lighting! This walk is an excellent chance to fine-tune your skills working with macro–creating effective composition, focus and exposure. Bring your own digital camera with fully charged batteries.
Fee: $30 ($27 members)

Instructor: Victor Watson, Schertz Photography School

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Mother’s Day Cards in Watercolor

Sunday, April 30, 2 PM - 4:30 PM

You’re invited to an all level watercolor workshop. Lesta will demonstrate how to paint a rose layered with some stamping and mixed media glitz. A mom in your life will enjoy receiving this gift as much as you will love creating it!
Fee: $50 (members $45) Includes all supplies

Instructor: Lesta Frank, local artist

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