Tag Archives: Arts and Culture

January 8th, 2018

Photography Series: Low Light Photography

Low Light Photography (January 13) class participants will learn how to use long exposures to capture cool effects such as light trails, silky water, and multiple fireworks. The Art of the Flash (February 10) introduces new photographers to basic principles of flash photography terms and techniques, such as rear curtain, sync speed, radio trigger, or the Law of Inverse Squares. Data Recovery for Photographers (March 10) is essential for those who have attempted to copy files from a camera memory card, but nothing shows up; participants will learn how photos can usually be recovered and go home with free software. HDR Photography (April 14) is a tutorial on creating High Dynamic Range (HDR) images using three or more photographs of the same scene taken under different exposures.
Fee: $35 per class ($31.50 members); $120 for four-class series ($108 members)

Instructor: Victor Watson, Schertz Photography


January 13 – Low Light Photography, Click here to register

February 10 – The Art of the Flash, Click here to register

March 10 – Data Recovery for Photographers, Click here to register

April 14 – HDR Photography, Click here to register

July 21st, 2017

The Buzz About Water Colors

You’re invited to an all level workshop with local artist, Lesta Frank in which we will create a bee painting on archival watercolor paper with some mixed media layers. The cards are perfect for birthdays and thank you cards. This will be a little treasure for your recipient!
Fee: $50 (includes all supplies)

Instructor: Lesta Frank, local artist

Click here BY AUGUST 24TH to register

July 21st, 2017

Paper Botanicals!

Processing Flower Petals into Paper
Students will learn what types of flower petals are best for inclusions in paper. They will learn how to process the flowers prior to including them in the pulp so the flowers do not leach into the paper. They will experience pulling their own sheets of paper and will be able to take them with them.
Fee: $40 (Members $36) Includes materials fee
Children must be 6 years or older to participate

Instructor: Jo Etta Jupe, Southwest School of Art

Click here BY AUGUST 9TH to register for August 12th

July 21st, 2017

The Art and Science of Pressing Plants

This class will briefly explore the history and reasons to press plants and then guide students through the process of assembling needed materials, selecting and preparing plants for pressing (including ethical considerations), monitoring the drying progress, and preserving and presenting results. No plant press required.
Fee: $25 ($23.50 members)

Instructors: Nancy Ohlenbusch and Carl Lahser

Click here BY AUGUST 9TH to register

May 25th, 2017

Father’s Day Bonsai Workshop

Celebrate Father’s Day with a gift of time and remembrance. This class invites adult/child couples to create a real bonsai while cultivating new skills and new memories. Each pair will work together with an expert member from the San Antonio Bosai Society. Sign up with your little potensai (bonsai in training) today!
Fee: $100 ($90 members) Fee includes bonsai plant specimen & official bonsai container
Workshop is limited to 10 adult/child pairs. Tools will be provided for use during class.

David Whitaker & San Antonio Bonsai Society

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May 12th, 2017

Mid-Summer Succulent Arrangement

Walk the succulent wall with experienced succulent grower, Don Clowe, and learn how to artfully display and successfully maintain containers of succulents. After the outdoor adventure, plant your succulent arrangement with Master Gardener, Stephanie Jones.
Fee: $45 ($40.50 members) includes materials

Register early! Class fills quickly!

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May 12th, 2017

Live Floral Arrangement and Design Workshop

Learn basic floral design with instructor, Francis McLamb. Francis is an impressionist artist with almost 40 years of experience as a florist designer. In this workshop students will create a centerpiece in a terra cotta container to take home.
Fee: $40 includes all materials. ($36 members)
Please bring clippers if you have them

Instructor: Francis McLamb, Artist

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December 21st, 2016

Viva Botanica & Plant Sale

It’s time for our Fiesta event Viva Botanica!  Get your Fiesta week kicked off with some family fun that’s customized to celebrate the world of gardening!
11am – Enjoy Ballet Folklorico performances by Guadalupe Dance Company 
Followed by music from Conjunto Taller in the Fountain Plaza
Visit the plant sale from 10am – 2pm and choose from a variety of specimens, lovingly cared for by our volunteers, that are perfect for the San Antonio area. Members enjoy early entry to the sale at 9AM.
Small native trees for sale include:
Wafer ash (hop tree),
Texas ebony,
Mexican buckeye,
Red buckeye,
Mexican orchid tree (Bauhinia).

Viva Fiesta!  Buy the Garden’s Fiesta medal in our gift shop or at the Fiesta Store on Broadway!  Viva!

December 21st, 2016

Photography in the Garden

Explore Photography Basics

Learn camera settings for plants and wildlife. Return to class for review of photographs to gain insight on the art of photography.

Fee: $30 ($27 members) Bring your own digital camera.

Instructor: Damian Abbott, Photographer

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December 21st, 2016

Fiesta Wreath Making

Get Ready for Fiesta!

Students will learn to tie bows and create colorful wreaths to take home to celebrate spring in San Antonio.

Fee: $40.00 ($36 for members), includes materials

Instructor: Norma Lopez

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