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  • Off Site: Torrance Memorial Medical Center Learning Garden - Spring 2013 #1 - Create Your Own Living Lettuce Bowl

    Mondays

    March 11, April 8, 29, May 13

    Columbia Park Community Garden Presentation Area

    $10 per class members / $15 per class non-members

    Instructor:Judith Gerber (judith.gerber@tmmc.com)

    We are pleased to offer this exclusive opportunity through a program at the Torrance Memorial Learning Garden. Participants can learn how to grow an edible garden and actually work in a garden plot. This year-round program features formal classes/lectures, work days, and much more. In addition to these more formal classes, there are ongoing “work” days that include hands-on instruction in topics such as plant selection, soil preparation, fertilizing, natural pest control, irrigation, general garden maintenance, and harvesting/deadheading. Class is limited to six participants.

    #1 - Create Your Own Living Lettuce Bowl (Note: Participants need to bring their own container. Please contact instructor for dimensions/requirements): Monday, March 11, 9 am

    #2 - Seed Starting (Warm Season Edibles): Monday, April 8, 9 am

    #3 - Totally Tomatoes: Monday, April 29, 9 am

    #4 - Preparing the Summer Garden: Monday, May 13, 9 am

    (All classes meet at Columbia Park Community Garden Presentation Area, weather permitting. Instructor will notify participants if there is a change in meeting place. Columbia Park is located at 4045 W. 190th Street in Torrance.)

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  • Off Site: Torrance Memorial Medical Center Learning Garden - Spring 2013 #2 - Seed Starting (Warm Season Edibles)

    Mondays

    March 11, April 8, 29, May 13

    Columbia Park Community Garden Presentation Area

    $10 per class members / $15 per class non-members

    Instructor:Judith Gerber (judith.gerber@tmmc.com)

    We are pleased to offer this exclusive opportunity through a program at the Torrance Memorial Learning Garden. Participants can learn how to grow an edible garden and actually work in a garden plot. This year-round program features formal classes/lectures, work days, and much more. In addition to these more formal classes, there are ongoing “work” days that include hands-on instruction in topics such as plant selection, soil preparation, fertilizing, natural pest control, irrigation, general garden maintenance, and harvesting/deadheading. Class is limited to six participants.

    #1 - Create Your Own Living Lettuce Bowl (Note: Participants need to bring their own container. Please contact instructor for dimensions/requirements): Monday, March 11, 9 am

    #2 - Seed Starting (Warm Season Edibles): Monday, April 8, 9 am

    #3 - Totally Tomatoes: Monday, April 29, 9 am

    #4 - Preparing the Summer Garden: Monday, May 13, 9 am

    (All classes meet at Columbia Park Community Garden Presentation Area, weather permitting. Instructor will notify participants if there is a change in meeting place. Columbia Park is located at 4045 W. 190th Street in Torrance.)

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  • Off Site: Torrance Memorial Medical Center Learning Garden - Spring 2013 #3 - Totally Tomatoes

    Mondays

    March 11, April 8, 29, May 13

    Columbia Park Community Garden Presentation Area

    $10 per class members / $15 per class non-members

    Instructor:Judith Gerber (judith.gerber@tmmc.com)

    We are pleased to offer this exclusive opportunity through a program at the Torrance Memorial Learning Garden. Participants can learn how to grow an edible garden and actually work in a garden plot. This year-round program features formal classes/lectures, work days, and much more. In addition to these more formal classes, there are ongoing “work” days that include hands-on instruction in topics such as plant selection, soil preparation, fertilizing, natural pest control, irrigation, general garden maintenance, and harvesting/deadheading. Class is limited to six participants.

    #1 - Create Your Own Living Lettuce Bowl (Note: Participants need to bring their own container. Please contact instructor for dimensions/requirements): Monday, March 11, 9 am

    #2 - Seed Starting (Warm Season Edibles): Monday, April 8, 9 am

    #3 - Totally Tomatoes: Monday, April 29, 9 am

    #4 - Preparing the Summer Garden: Monday, May 13, 9 am

    (All classes meet at Columbia Park Community Garden Presentation Area, weather permitting. Instructor will notify participants if there is a change in meeting place. Columbia Park is located at 4045 W. 190th Street in Torrance.)

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  • Off Site: Torrance Memorial Medical Center Learning Garden - Spring 2013 #4 - Preparing the Summer Garden

    Mondays

    March 11, April 8, 29, May 13

    Columbia Park Community Garden Presentation Area

    $10 per class members / $15 per class non-members

    Instructor:Judith Gerber (judith.gerber@tmmc.com)

    We are pleased to offer this exclusive opportunity through a program at the Torrance Memorial Learning Garden. Participants can learn how to grow an edible garden and actually work in a garden plot. This year-round program features formal classes/lectures, work days, and much more. In addition to these more formal classes, there are ongoing “work” days that include hands-on instruction in topics such as plant selection, soil preparation, fertilizing, natural pest control, irrigation, general garden maintenance, and harvesting/deadheading. Class is limited to six participants.

    #1 - Create Your Own Living Lettuce Bowl (Note: Participants need to bring their own container. Please contact instructor for dimensions/requirements): Monday, March 11, 9 am

    #2 - Seed Starting (Warm Season Edibles): Monday, April 8, 9 am

    #3 - Totally Tomatoes: Monday, April 29, 9 am

    #4 - Preparing the Summer Garden: Monday, May 13, 9 am

    (All classes meet at Columbia Park Community Garden Presentation Area, weather permitting. Instructor will notify participants if there is a change in meeting place. Columbia Park is located at 4045 W. 190th Street in Torrance.)

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  • Successful Gardens - Spring 2013 (Series Begins Apr. 11)

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    Thursdays

    April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16

    $50 members / $60 non-members

    $5 materials fee (payable to instructor)   

    Instructor: Sharon Ratterree, M. Ed., Certified Landscape Design Consultant

    Get Inspired! Whether you are a novice or an expert, this class will help you create your own beautiful garden!

    New topics each session cover garden basics such as design, sustainability, pollinators and wildlife, plant selection for our area, and maintenance. The instructor is an avid gardener and shares tips from practical experience that will work in your own yard. Bring hats and water as the class may explore outside.

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  • NEW! Easy Herb Gardening in the South Bay - Spring 2013

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    $25 members / $35 non-members

    Instructor: Judith Gerber

    Come and learn how easy it is to grow your own herbs successfully in containers or a garden. The class will provide an overview of organic herb gardening in the South Bay highlighting local seasons, plant selection, basic soil preparation, plant location (including water, sun, and climate requirements), and gardening resources. We will also discuss harvesting, preserving, storing, uses for herbs, and an introduction to culinary herbs.

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  • NEW! Glass Etching Workshop: Create Your Own Beautiful Etched Glass Artwork - Spring 2013

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    $40 members / $50 non-members

    Instructor: Teri Richards, Multi Certified One Stroke Art Instructor, Artistic Machine Quilting Instructor

    Teri Richards, Multiple OSCI Art Instructor, offers a four hour Glass Etching Workshop. Beverages provided. Please bring your own lunch. All materials will be supplied. Students will leave with three beautifully etched projects and a worksheet packet with instructions.

    Please wear comfortable clothing, bring a protective shirt or apron and something in which to carry your beautiful finished work.

    Note: The cost of the class for enrolled One Stroke Painting students is the cost of the glassware.

    Class is limited to 20 participants, so register early to guarantee your space.

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  • One Stroke Painting - Spring 2013 (Series Begins Mar. 7)

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    Thursdays

    March 7, (skip 14), 21, 28, April 4, (skip 11), 18, 25

    $70 members / $80 non-members

    Instructor: Teri Richards, Multi Certified One Stroke Art Instructor, Artistic Machine Quilting Instructor

    No previous painting experience required.Teri's desire is to bring to as many as possible the joy and satisfaction of creating their own objects of art in beautiful color. She instructs students in proper stroke technique to create beautiful, functional items for the home and garden, as well as gifts and items to sell at local fairs and boutiques. Surfaces include canvas, porcelain, wood, metal, glass, and fabrics such as silk, microfiber, cotton canvas, and water color paper. Teri's website is www.strokeandstitchart.com. You can see examples of her work as well as photos of her students’ finished works.

    SUPPLIES LIST FOR ONE STROKE ART CLASS

    • We use only "One Stroke" Enamel, Acrylic, or W' Oils brushes in our classes.
    • All brushes, pallets, water basins, and mediums may be purchased at a reduced rate at class.
    • Bring a tote or small rolling cart to carry your supplies and finished works of art. Paint bottles may be purchased from instructor at instructor's cost to take home. Class paints are supplied.  
    • Bring a ruler, painter's tape, a chalk pencil (General's), small scissors, pencil sharpener, graphite paper, apron or painting shirt, a pen or pencil, and a small screw top container OR small bottle of rubbing alcohol.  
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  • Oriental Impressionistic Watercolor - Spring 2013 (Series Begins Mar. 15)

    Location: 
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    Fridays

    March 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12, (skip 19), 26, May 3, 10

    $50 members / $60 non-members

    Instructor: Hisako Asano

    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. Materials list is available in the Foundation office.

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  • Basic Drawing - Spring 2013 (Series Begins Mar. 20)

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    Wednesdays

    March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17, May 29, June 5, 12

    $50 members / $60 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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