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Events: Family And Kids

Sun, 10/5 1:30pm

Included with paid Garden admission. Limited to 20 children.
 

Eating healthy foods and snacks are good for your body! We will be making a yummy salad and some healthy snacks. Part of being healthy is exercise so we will take a walk out to the pumpkin patch to see the giant pumpkins. Bring your cameras! We will also do a book reading.


 

Wed, 10/8 4:00pm

Wednesdays

October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5

Instructors: Megan Pollard and Lee-Jean Lin with Art Experience Studios

Cost: $135 members / $150 nonmembers

$15 Materials Fee (payable to instructor)

A wonderful introductory class for budding artists. Students will learn to observe nature in the garden, experiment with various art media on difference surfaces, and combine drawing and painting skills to create art projects. Both two and three dimensional media will be explored to build skills and self-confidence. They will explore the variety of the art world. including, but not limited to watercolors, acrylics, pastels, color pencils, collage, and printmaking. Lessons include color mixing exercises and observational drawings and paintings. Just come with an open mind and curiosity. No experience required.


 

Thu, 10/9 4:00pm

Ages 10+ years old

Thursdays

October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6

Instructors: Megan Pollard and Lee-Jean Lin with Art Experience Studios

Cost: $135 members / $150 nonmembers

$15 Materials Fee (payable to instructor)

So, you wish you could draw cartoons and comics? Come and discover the secrets for cartoon, comic book, and anime figures in a fun, relaxed classroom atmosphere. Traditional drawing and painting rendering skill is the foundation. Create unforgettable and fun characters by studying cartoon and animation art from Disney, DreamWorks, Japanese animation and more! Children will learn how to design their own characters using traditional media (art pencils, paper, erasers and ink). Previous drawing experience is helpful but not required.


 

Sun, 10/12 9:00am

Designated areas in the Garden

Included with paid Garden admission

Fall marks the transition from summer to winter, the arrival of night becomes noticeably earlier, and nighttime temperatures are cooler. Deciduous trees begin to shed their leaves. The process of photosynthesis comes to an end and stops the production of chlorophyll. The green color fades from the leaves leaving the beautiful browns, reds, and yellows. While there are few trees in our part of southern California that change color, there are some. Visit the Garden and see the different trees that either shed their leaves or change to fall colors. Picnics are not provided, but feel free to bring your own and picnic in the designated areas in the Garden.  


 

Sun, 10/12 2:00pm

Instructors: Megan Pollard and Lee-Jean Lin with Art Experience Studios

Cost: $25 members / $35 nonmembers

$10 Materials Fee (payable to instructor)

If you are looking to make a simple, not-too-messy sculpture (for the first time, or again) with your kids, this is where you start. You will create low-relief sculpture projects with air-dry clay on ceramic tiles, with the option to finish it with a coat of paint. Project theme can be garden related or any of your kid's favorite subjects. The process is easy-to-follow and encourages open-ended exploration. Great way to develop children's eye-hand coordination, fine motor skill and creativity. 


 

Wed, 10/15 4:00pm

Wednesdays

October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5

Instructors: Megan Pollard and Lee-Jean Lin with Art Experience Studios

Cost: $135 members / $150 nonmembers

$15 Materials Fee (payable to instructor)

A wonderful introductory class for budding artists. Students will learn to observe nature in the garden, experiment with various art media on difference surfaces, and combine drawing and painting skills to create art projects. Both two and three dimensional media will be explored to build skills and self-confidence. They will explore the variety of the art world. including, but not limited to watercolors, acrylics, pastels, color pencils, collage, and printmaking. Lessons include color mixing exercises and observational drawings and paintings. Just come with an open mind and curiosity. No experience required.


 

Thu, 10/16 4:00pm

Ages 10+ years old

Thursdays

October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6

Instructors: Megan Pollard and Lee-Jean Lin with Art Experience Studios

Cost: $135 members / $150 nonmembers

$15 Materials Fee (payable to instructor)

So, you wish you could draw cartoons and comics? Come and discover the secrets for cartoon, comic book, and anime figures in a fun, relaxed classroom atmosphere. Traditional drawing and painting rendering skill is the foundation. Create unforgettable and fun characters by studying cartoon and animation art from Disney, DreamWorks, Japanese animation and more! Children will learn how to design their own characters using traditional media (art pencils, paper, erasers and ink). Previous drawing experience is helpful but not required.


 

Sat, 10/18 9:00am

Presented by Kaulana Ka Hale Kula 'O Na Pua 'O Ka 'Aina

Celebrating the diverse culture surrounding the IPU "Gourd"

Upper and Lower Meadows

Included with paid Garden admission

Additional fee applies for food and vendors

Join us for a day of Pacific Islander history, music, dance, and activities. Events to include: Pacific Islander Village, Pacific Islander music and dance, celebration of Makahiki "Hawaiian New Year", games "Pa'ani", demonstrations, food, Village Crafts, and Gift Bazaar. For further information contact Randy Chang at (310) 628-1547.


 

Tue, 10/21 9:30am

 

$10 members / $12 non-members – Prices per Class

Instructor: People’s Place

 

As a perfect way to introduce your friends and loved ones to the Garden, People’s Place has partnered with the Garden to provide a low-cost, fun and beneficial activity for parent and child ages three months to three years on ‘free admission’ days in the summer. This class will explore ways to establish and strengthen bonding and stress reduction through easy to follow stretching and light movement.


 

Wed, 10/22 9:00am

Art Display:

Wednesday – Friday

October 22–24

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Members-only Preview Sale Reception

Friday

October 24

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Sales Event:

Saturday

October 25

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sunday

October 26

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Garden Grounds

Tickets:

Garden Admission plus $5 for Art Display/Sales Event

Free for members

This unique Art installation of glass pumpkins is coming to the South Coast Botanic Garden. Over 1000 works of art by local and regional artists will be on display in our beautiful garden setting. Come and tour the garden and discover the magic of glass art for yourself. This is a child friendly event.


 

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