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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
$20 members / $25 non-members
Instructors: Eric & Ann Brooks
Have fun studying and identifying many of the species of birds found in Southern California. Class uses slides, videos, printed materials. Discussions revolved around birding books, binoculars, and periodicals.
$50 Members / $55 non-members - plus $5 material fee (payable to instructor)
Instructor: Sharon Ratterree, M. Ed.
Create your own successful garden. Possible topics of interest to new and experienced gardeners will provide information about current gardening trends, plant selection, maintenance, attracting pollinators, landscape design and more. Bring hats and water since we are likely to explore outside! This instructor is an avid gardener and her backyard was recently featured in the Home & Garden section of the Daily Breeze.
$20 members / $25 non-members - plus $5 material fee (payable to instructor)
Instructors: Geri Miller – Certified Master Gardener, Horticulturist
Matt Schiller – Aqua~Flo
Stop fighting Mother Nature in your garden. Master Gardener and South Bay restaurant grower, Geri Miller’s lecture and workshop will make ‘Dirt Nerds’ and ‘Water Geeks’ out of you! Hands-on element: working with the components of drip irrigation.