Tag Archives: Arts and Culture

June 18th, 2018

Petal by Petal: Painting A Rose

Saturday, August 18, 10AM-12PM

Capture the exquisite beauty of roses as a subject matter. This class will focus on the techniques and stages used with pastels. We will use color to invigorate the studies of floral blooms. Upon completion, each student will have his/her own unique artwork.
Fee Materials included: $35 (members $31.50)

Instructor: Sasha Nochovka, MFA

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April 20th, 2018

Wildflowers of Texas: Talk and book signing by Michael Eason

Saturday, May 12, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Author Michael Eason will take the audience through his species-selection thought process, as well as dive into details about discoveries of new species, rediscoveries, and the story of how far reaching our flora is. Ticket price includes an author-signed copy of Wildflowers of Texas.
Fee: $30 ($27 members) Signed copy of new wildflower book included!

Instructor: Michael Eason, author and Rare Plant Conservation Specialist

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April 20th, 2018

Color and Photography: How to Boost your use of Color

Saturday, May 12, 9:30am to 12:00 PM

Become familiar with critical terms like luminance, saturation and hue. Gain the understanding of color concepts, how it relates to composition and mood, and how to employ color towards blazing your own visual style with intentional and effective compositional choices. This workshop is open to amateur, advanced, or professional photographers who want to deepen their understanding and implementation of color in their work.

Nancy Cavender Garcia

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February 21st, 2018

FULL CLASS- Live Floral Design

Learn basic floral design with instructor, Francis McLamb, an impressionist artist with almost 40 years of experience as a florist designer. In this workshop students will create a centerpiece to take home. Please bring clippers; all other materials included.
Fee: $45 ($40.50 members)

Instructor: Francis McLamb, local artist


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

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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

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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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