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Wednesday, December 11 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga for Beginners
Surrounded by the beauty of nature, you'll find the peace and stillness inherent in the garden. This gentle, relaxing introduction to yoga, led by Janie Helt, is perfect for beginners or practitioners of all levels. Workshops will be held outdoors from April through October (weather permitting) and will be held indoors from November through March. Please bring a mat or towel.

Wednesday, December 11 at 6 p.m.
  
Evening Photography | Colorful Poinsettias
Come learn and expand your knowledge of evening/nighttime photography in the beautiful urban oasis that is Lauritzen Gardens. This after hours exploration will be led and coached by instructor Will Fields. Completion of Photography Level 2 or review of existing work is required. Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by December 9.

Thursday, December 12 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Illustration: Evergreens and Cones for the Season
SESSION FOUR OF FOUR: December 3, 5, 10, and 12 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Learn the mathematics behind drawing cones and the beauty of evergreens. Add interest to holiday cards and increase your drawing potential. No prior drawing experience is necessary. $35 for garden members, $45 for non-members. Materials needed: mechanical or HB pencil, starter set of artist's quality colored pencils.

Saturday, December 14 at 9 a.m.
  
Photography Level 1
THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL. This two-hour class is for beginner and intermediate amateur photographers. So you have this beautiful new camera and you know how to turn it on. Now what?

Saturday, December 14 at 1 p.m.
  
Photography Level 2
This workshop is for upper level beginner to intermediate photographers. Participants will gain an understanding of what makes a great photo and pick up some tips, tricks and techniques that professional photographers use.

Saturday, December 14 at 2 p.m.
  
Winter Garden Wonderland Tour
Many people say "What is there to see in a garden in winter?" Our answer is "Plenty!" Come see winter points of interest in this garden tour. Dress for the weather and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa before we venture out into the garden. Cost is $5 for members and $15 for non-members. Pre-registration is requested.

Saturday, December 14 at 3 p.m.
  
Photography Level 3
In this advanced two-hour class, we will concentrate entirely on photo composition. Following a 30 minute talk about aspects of 2D design, instructor Will Fields will instruct and guide participants through four field exercises designed to cause students to think more about composition before taking photos. Field exercises are followed up with constructive feedback. Students must have attended Photography Level 2 or submit 5 images for review by the instructor (www.willfields.com) Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by December 12.

Sunday, December 15 at 2 p.m.
  
Natural Fabric Dyeing: Holiday Dye Party Surprise
Ashton Page will be taking the best of what he has taught this summer and fall and developing a great fabric dyeing class that you won't want to miss. Come experience the beauty of naturally dyed fabrics, even if you've never attended a class. Pre-registration is required by December 8.

Wednesday, December 18 at 6 p.m.
  
Yin Yoga
This more meditative practice helps to lengthen ligaments, soften joints, and improve flexibility over time. Connect with nature and yourself in these yoga workshops for all levels, led by Suzanne Wright. Workshops will be held outdoors from April through October (weather permitting) and will be held indoors from November through March. Please bring a mat or towel. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Saturday, December 21 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design: Holiday Wreath
In our festive holiday classes, participants will work alongside the instructor to create a themed flower arrangement perfect to enhance their celebration or give as a unique handmade gift. Have fun and celebrate the special days of each season with beautiful blooms. No floral design experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Pre-registration required by December 14.

Saturday, December 21 at noon
  
Botanical Design: Holiday Wreath
In our festive holiday classes, participants will work alongside the instructor to create a themed flower arrangement perfect to enhance their celebration or give as a unique handmade gift. Have fun and celebrate the special days of each season with beautiful blooms. No floral design experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Pre-registration required by December 14.

Monday, December 23 at 6:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Design: Jingle Bells
In our festive holiday classes, participants will work alongside the instructor to create a themed flower arrangement perfect to enhance their celebration or give as a unique handmade gift. Have fun and celebrate the special days of each season with beautiful blooms. No floral design experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Pre-registration required by December 16.

Wednesday, January 8 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga: Flow/Vinyasa
Surrounded by the beauty of nature, you'll find the peace and stillness inherent in the garden. Connect with nature and yourself in these yoga workshops for all levels, led by Suzanne Wright. Workshops will be held outdoors from April through October (weather permitting) and will be held indoors from November through March. Please bring a mat or towel. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Wednesday, January 8 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Drawing for Beginners: Succulents
SESSION ONE OF THREE: January 8, 15, and 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. Explore the beautiful variety of succulent plant forms through drawing! In this class, we will learn techniques for drawing them in graphite and then add color by shading and blending with artist's colored pencils.. No prior drawing experience is necessary. $50 for garden members, $60 for non-members.

Saturday, January 11 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design: Ikebana Design
Make beautiful floral designs to display at home or give as a gift. Each workshop has its own unique theme which allows the participant to enjoy a new experience each time they participate. Learn basic floral design skills that can be used to create all types of arrangements. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Instructed by Cassandra Morton of Stella Was Floral Designs. Pre-registration required by January 4.

Saturday, January 11 at noon
  
Basket Weaving with The Weaving Freak: Fruit Bowl
Basket weaving is an ancient art form that uses botanical materials to create functional pieces that you can enjoy for years to come. Jeannie Sisson of Woven Keepsakes will conduct this workshop, where "fun and friendships intertwine" and participants will create their own fruit bowl. All supplies are provided.

Sunday, January 12 at 2 p.m.
  
Introduction to Herbalism
This session will cover a wide range of topics relating to herbs and their uses in everyday life. Participants will explore different action categories, how herbs work together, and how to choose the right herbs based on herbal philosophy. Learn basic terminology and build a foundation of basic herbal knowledge. Instructed by Lauren A. Domenge, certified clinical herbalist and certified Ayurvedic lifestyle consultant. Pre-registration is required by January 5.

Wednesday, January 15 at 6 p.m.
  
Evening Photography
Come learn and expand your knowledge of evening/nighttime photography in the beautiful urban oasis that is Lauritzen Gardens. This after hours exploration will be led and coached by instructor Will Fields. Join Will for evening sessions that will help you further your camera at different times of the year and in differing light and color. Completion of Photography Level 2 or review of existing work is required. Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by January 13.

January 15 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Drawing for Beginners: Succulents
SESSION TWO OF THREE: January 8, 15, and 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. Explore the beautiful variety of succulent plant forms through drawing! In this class, we will learn techniques for drawing them in graphite and then add color by shading and blending with artist's colored pencils.. No prior drawing experience is necessary. $50 for garden members, $60 for non-members.

Wednesday, January 15 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga for Beginners
Please join us for a calming, free-spirited practice where we slow down, reconnect with our bodies, and take in the beauty that nature has to offer. Perfect for beginners or practitioners of all levels. Workshops will be held outdoors from April through October (weather permitting) and will be held indoors from November through March. Please bring a mat or towel. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Saturday, January 18 at 9 a.m.
  
Special Photography Workshop: "So You Got a New Camera, Now What?"
Cameras are a popular holiday gift, but can be overwhelming to get started with. In this special workshop with Will Fields, get advice to get started with your new camera and advance beyond the automatic settings. By the end of the two hours, participants will understand in simple terms, the hows and whys of operating their camera. Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by January 16.

Saturday, January 18 at 1 p.m.
  
Special Photography Workshop: "So You Got a New Camera, Now What?"
Cameras are a popular holiday gift, but can be overwhelming to get started with. In this special workshop with Will Fields, get advice to get started with your new camera and advance beyond the automatic settings. By the end of the two hours, participants will understand in simple terms, the hows and whys of operating their camera. Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by January 16.

Saturday, January 18 at 3 p.m.
  
Photography Level 2
January 18, 2020 from 3 to 5 p.m. This workshop is for upper level beginner to intermediate photographers. Participants will gain an understanding of what makes a great photo and pick up some tips, tricks and techniques that professional photographers use. The instructor, Will Fields, will provide clear instruction, guidance and feedback throughout four field exercises, as participants begin to develop their own style. Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by January 16.

Monday, January 20 at 6:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Design: Winter in Bloom
Make beautiful floral designs to display at home or give as a gift. Each workshop has its own unique theme which allows the participant to enjoy a new experience each time they participate. Learn basic floral design skills that can be used to create all types of arrangements. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Instructed by Kevin Smith of Kevin Smith Designs. Pre-registration required by January 13.

Wednesday, January 22 at 6 p.m.
  
Yin Yoga
This more meditative practice helps to lengthen ligaments, soften joints, and improve flexibility over time. Connect with nature and yourself in these yoga workshops for all levels, led by Suzanne Wright. Workshops will be held outdoors from April through October (weather permitting) and will be held indoors from November through March. Please bring a mat or towel. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Wednesday, January 22 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Drawing for Beginners: Succulents
SESSION THREE OF THREE: January 8, 15, and 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. Explore the beautiful variety of succulent plant forms through drawing! In this class, we will learn techniques for drawing them in graphite and then add color by shading and blending with artist's colored pencils.. No prior drawing experience is necessary. $50 for garden members, $60 for non-members.

Saturday, January 25 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design: Design with Movement
Make beautiful floral designs to display at home or give as a gift. Each workshop has its own unique theme which allows the participant to enjoy a new experience each time they participate. Learn basic floral design skills that can be used to create all types of arrangements. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Instructed by Cassandra Morton of Stella Was Floral Designs. Pre-registration required by January 18.

Saturday, January 25 at 1 p.m.
  
Tea 101 with The Tea Smith: New to Tea?
Learn all about different types of teas during these 1.5 hour sessions with The Tea Smith. In this session, learn about the rich history and processing of tea. Plus, sample each of the major styles of tea. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Pre-registration is required by January 22.

Wednesday, January 29 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga for Beginners
Please join us for a calming, free-spirited practice where we slow down, reconnect with our bodies, and take in the beauty that nature has to offer. Perfect for beginners or practitioners of all levels. Workshops will be held outdoors from April through October (weather permitting) and will be held indoors from November through March. Please bring a mat or towel. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Wednesday, February 5 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga: Flow/Vinyasa
Surrounded by the beauty of nature, you'll find the peace and stillness inherent in the garden. Connect with nature and yourself in these yoga workshops for all levels, led by Suzanne Wright. Workshops will be held outdoors from April through October (weather permitting) and will be held indoors from November through March. Please bring a mat or towel. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Wednesday, February 5 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Drawing for Beginners: Tropical Plants
SESSION ONE OF THREE SESSIONS: February 5, 12, and 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. Bring some color into your winter days as we draw tropical plants! In this class, we'll explore techniques for drawing plants in graphite. We'll then work from a palette of artist's colored pencils to bring out the plant's beautiful colors. No prior drawing experience is necessary. $50 for garden members, $60 for non-members. Pre-registration is required by January 29.

Saturday, February 8 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design: Valentine's
Make beautiful floral designs to display at home or give as a gift. Each workshop has its own unique theme which allows the participant to enjoy a new experience each time they participate. Learn basic floral design skills that can be used to create all types of arrangements. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Instructed by Cassandra Morton of Stella Was Floral Designs. Pre-registration required by February 1.

Saturday, February 8 at 1 p.m.
  
Succulents with Ticia
If you enjoy the plant collection in the Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory, you'll enjoy learning the basics of succulent care with Ticia Loza, conservatory gardener and lover of houseplants. In this session, arrange your own succulent planter and learn about succulent propagation so you can create additional plants. $59, $49 for garden members. All supplies are provided. Pre-registration required by February 2.

Saturday, February 8 at noon
  
Basket Weaving with The Weaving Freak: Luck of the Irish
Basket weaving is an ancient art form that uses botanical materials to create functional pieces that you can enjoy for years to come. Jeannie Sisson of Woven Keepsakes will conduct this workshop, where "fun and friendships intertwine" and participants will create their own basket, with a bit of the "Luck of the Irish." All supplies are provided.

Sunday, February 9 at 2 p.m.
  
Herbs for Vitality
In this class participants will explore the highly nutritive or "tonic" herbs, which can help to build and sustain healthy energy levels for extended periods of time. Ideal for those who are sensitive to coffee and other energy drinks and who are looking for healthy alternatives. Instructed by Lauren A. Domenge, certified clinical herbalist and certified Ayurvedic lifestyle consultant. Pre-registration is required by February 2.

Sunday, February 12 at 2 p.m.
  
Herbs for Vitality
In this class participants will explore the highly nutritive or "tonic" herbs, which can help to build and sustain healthy energy levels for extended periods of time. Ideal for those who are sensitive to coffee and other energy drinks and who are looking for healthy alternatives. Instructed by Lauren A. Domenge, certified clinical herbalist and certified Ayurvedic lifestyle consultant. Pre-registration is required by February 2.

Wednesday, February 12 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga for Beginners
Please join us for a calming, free-spirited practice where we slow down, reconnect with our bodies, and take in the beauty that nature has to offer. Perfect for beginners or practitioners of all levels. Workshops will be held outdoors from April through October (weather permitting) and will be held indoors from November through March. Please bring a mat or towel. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Wednesday, February 12 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Drawing for Beginners: Tropical Plants
SESSION TWO OF THREE SESSIONS: February 5, 12, and 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. Bring some color into your winter days as we draw tropical plants! In this class, we'll explore techniques for drawing plants in graphite. We'll then work from a palette of artist's colored pencils to bring out the plant's beautiful colors. No prior drawing experience is necessary. $50 for garden members, $60 for non-members. Pre-registration is required by January 29.

Saturday, February 15 at 9 a.m.
  
Photography Level 1
Advance beyond using the automatic settings on your digital SLR camera to learn why and when to use the variations of aperture, shutter speed and lighting. By the end of the two hours, participants will understand in simple terms, the hows and whys of operating their camera. Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by February 13.

Saturday, February 15 at 1 p.m.
  
Photography Level 2
This workshop is for upper level beginner to intermediate photographers. Participants will gain an understanding of what makes a great photo and pick up some tips, tricks and techniques that professional photographers use. The instructor, Will Fields, will provide clear instruction, guidance and feedback throughout four field exercises, as participants begin to develop their own style. Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by February 13.

Saturday, February 15 at 3 p.m.
  
Photography Level 3
February 15, 2020 from 3 to 5 p.m. In this advanced two-hour class, we will concentrate entirely on photo composition. Following a 30 minute talk about aspects of 2D design, instructor Will Fields will instruct and guide participants through four field exercises designed to cause students to think more about composition before taking photos. Field exercises are followed up with constructive feedback. Students must have attended Photography Level 2 or submit 5 images for review by the instructor (www.willfields.com) Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by February 13.

Saturday, February 15 at 1 p.m.
  
Floral and Flowering Teas with The Tea Smith
Learn all about different types of teas during these 1.5 hour sessions with The Tea Smith. Flowers have long been added to tea to enhance its enjoyment. In this session, learn about some of the ways this is done. Plus, enjoy an introduction to flowering teas, which are a delight to the palate and a visual treat as well. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Pre-registration is required by February 12.

Sunday, February 16 at 2 p.m.
  
Gel Press
Join Oracle Art Supply for an art class utilizing a new printmaking method- gel press. Use fallen leaves, petals, and buds from the garden to create one-of-a-kind prints. Cost is $20 for members and $30 for non-members.

Monday, February 17 at 6:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Design: Love and Flowers
Make beautiful floral designs to display at home or give as a gift. Each workshop has its own unique theme which allows the participant to enjoy a new experience each time they participate. Learn basic floral design skills that can be used to create all types of arrangements. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Instructed by Kevin Smith of Kevin Smith Designs. Pre-registration required by February 10.

Wednesday, February 19 at 6 p.m.
  
Yin Yoga
This more meditative practice helps to lengthen ligaments, soften joints, and improve flexibility over time. Connect with nature and yourself in these yoga workshops for all levels, led by Suzanne Wright. Workshops will be held outdoors from April through October (weather permitting) and will be held indoors from November through March. Please bring a mat or towel. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Wednesday, February 19 at 6 p.m.
  
Evening Photography
Come learn and expand your knowledge of evening/nighttime photography in the beautiful urban oasis that is Lauritzen Gardens. This after hours exploration will be led and coached by instructor Will Fields. Join Will for evening sessions that will help you further your camera at different times of the year and in differing light and color. Completion of Photography Level 2 or review of existing work is required. Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by February 17.

Wednesday, February 19 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Drawing for Beginners: Tropical Plants
SESSION THREE OF THREE: February 5, 12, and 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. Bring some color into your winter days as we draw tropical plants! In this class, we'll explore techniques for drawing plants in graphite. We'll then work from a palette of artist's colored pencils to bring out the plant's beautiful colors. No prior drawing experience is necessary. $50 for garden members, $60 for non-members. Pre-registration is required by January 29.

Saturday, February 22 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design: Floral Crowns
Make beautiful floral designs to display at home or give as a gift. Each workshop has its own unique theme which allows the participant to enjoy a new experience each time they participate. Learn basic floral design skills that can be used to create all types of arrangements. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Instructed by Cassandra Morton of Stella Was Floral Designs. Pre-registration required by February 15.

Sunday, February 23 at 2 p.m.
  
Herbal Aromatherapy
In this class, students will learn about the different actions, qualities, and properties of herbs, which are used to create essential oils, and will leave with a basic knowledge and understanding of how to use essential oils safely and effectively. Participants will sample a variety of oils and create a custom blend to take home. Instructed by Lauren A. Domenge, certified clinical herbalist and certified Ayurvedic lifestyle consultant. Pre-registration is required by February 16.

Wednesday, February 26 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga for Beginners
Please join us for a calming, free-spirited practice where we slow down, reconnect with our bodies, and take in the beauty that nature has to offer. Perfect for beginners or practitioners of all levels. Workshops will be held outdoors from April through October (weather permitting) and will be held indoors from November through March. Please bring a mat or towel. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Thursday, March 12 at 7 p.m.
  
Gardenlust: Loveland Garden Club Lecture with Chris Woods
For three years, Chris Woods traveled the world seeking out contemporary gardens and found fifty of the best. With wit and humor, he describes the most arresting features in public parks in exotic locations like New Delhi and Dubai, mission-redefining botanic gardens in Chile and Australia, and the most enviable details of lavish private estates and gemlike city yards. Throughout his lecture, he reveals the fascinating people, plants, and stories that make these gardens so lust-worthy. $15, $10 for garden members (includes a dessert reception).

Saturday, March 21 at 1 p.m.
  
Kokedama with Ticia
If you enjoy the plant collection in the Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory, you'll enjoy learning the basics of succulent care with Ticia Loza, conservatory gardener and lover of houseplants. In this session, you'll create your own Kokedama. Kokedama is a ball of soil, covered with moss, on which an ornamental plant grows. The idea has its origins in Japan, where it is a combination of the nearai bonsai and kusamono planting styles. Today, Kokedama is very popular in Japanese gardens. $59, $49 for garden members. All supplies are provided. Pre-registration required by March 14.
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