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Educational Classes

  • Square Foot Gardening

    Location: 
    classroomb

    $35 members/$40 non-members

    Instructor: Jennifer Van der Fluit, Certified Square Foot Gardening Instructor

    Learn to maximize your garden space by planting in above-ground grids. This condensed, natural, organic method of gardening will have you reaping the bounty of your garden. Perfect for raised-bed gardening. Method can be applied to veggie gardening as well as annuals and perennials.

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  • Landscape Study Design Program

    Location: 
    classroomb

    For enrollment information and fees please contact Kathy Snider (310) 832-6686 or Alexis Slafer (323) 292-6657.

    Become an accredited NGC Landscape Design Consultant. Hosted by Costa Verde District Garden Club. This is the fourth in a series of four sessions. Class participants will receive a Landscape Design Certificate at the conclusion of the series and after taking tests.

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  • The Incredible Edible- The Art of Edible Landscaping

    Location: 
    classroomb

    $20 members/$25 non-members- plus $5 material fee Instructor: Geri Miller, Certified Master Gardener and Horticulturist

    "The Incredible Edible" - The Art of Edible Landscaping

    A presentation on the emerging aspect of gardening known as edible landscaping and it's design elements. You will receive an overview of the secrets to raising edibles within an edible landscape and touch on topics such as

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  • Ikebana

    Location: 
    classrooma

    Beginning and Intermediate: 1:00pm to 4:00 pm; $45 member/$50 non-member plus $5 material fee (payable to instructor)

    Advanced: 10:00am to 12:00pm; $50 members/$55 non-members plus $5 material fee (payable to instructor)

    Instructor: Reiko Kawamura

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  • Oriental Impressionistic Watercolor

    Location: 
    classrooma

    September 9, 16, 23, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4

    $50 members/$55 non-members

    Instructor: Hisako Asano, MFA

    Learn to create paintings of nature that capture the softly colored art form that is expressed in the teachings and techniques of instructor Hisako Asano. You will learn to mix and blend colors and manipulate 3-D values with a single stroke. Material list is available in the Foundation office.

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  • One-Stroke Painting

    Location: 
    classrooma

    September 15, 22, 29, October 6 and/or October 27, November 3, 10, 17

    $30 members/$35 non-members (each 4 week session) plus $8 material fee (payable to instructor)

    Instructor: Theresa Blanchard, Donna Dewberry One Stroke Certified Instructor

    Learn the technique of One-Stroke Painting by Donna Dewberry. Learn shading, highlighting, blending with one stroke of the brush. Bring Plaid Value Pack brushes for One-Stroke Painting.

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  • Camera Basics

    Location: 
    classroomb

    September 13, 20, 27

    $45 members/$65 non-members

    Instructor: Catherine Balcom

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  • Fall Photo Walk & Critique: Learn to Capture the Moment!

    Location: 
    classroomb

    October 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8

    $50 members/$70 non-members

    Instructor: Catherine Balcom

    Relaxed walks with photo coaching and easy assignments are followed by classroom evaluation and PowerPoint instruction. Class critique includes brief reminders on composition and lighting. All skill levels, any camera (digital or film, automatic or adjustable) are welcome. Bring camera and manual to first class.

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  • Basic Drawing

    Location: 
    classrooma

    September 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9

    $50 members/$55 non-members

    Instructor: Nida Amin

    Learn to draw with basic techniques using several mediums including pencil, colored pencil, ink, charcoal and pastel. You will learn extensive lessons in art theory and practice. Please bring a No. 2 pencil to the first class. A materials list will also be provided.

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  • Environmental Solutions and Water Conservation

    Location: 
    hall

    Class included with paid garden admission

    Instructor: Matt Schiller

    Brought to you by Aqua~Flo, Southern California's leader in intelligent irrigation.  Learn ways to reduce your water bill while saving time, water money, and the environment.  They can also help with organic fertilizer choices and pest control/  Aqua~Flo provides solutions to even the most challenging irrigation and landscape questions.

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