Jim Hoffman, 704-829-1259, firstname.lastname@example.org
GARDEN OFFERS VARIETY IN CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASSES
BELMONT, N.C. This March, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden will offer special continuing education classes that feature photography, horticulture and health & wellness.
Upcoming classes in March include:
Adobe Photoshop for Beginners and Photographers, Saturday, March 3, 9:30 a.m. 4 p.m. This course covers both Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 with discussion of previous versions of both programs. This introductory course emphasizes editing images. Participants may bring their own laptops and work along with the instructor (images will be provided) or simply attend and take notes. Instructed by Dave Kelly, wildlife photographer, Adobe Certified Instructor and owner of DEK Photography, this class is $80 for Garden members and $90 for non-members.
Intuitive Photography I, Saturday, March 10, 9:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Come with an open mind and learn how to see the pictures you want to capture with your camera. This half-day workshop is open to all photography levels and focuses on learning how to create more meaningful and expressive pictures using a variety of proven techniques and field assignments. Participants will shoot, edit, and print in one class. Instructed by Katherine Leonard, M.S., this class costs $50 for Garden members and $56 for non-members, with an additional $15 materials fee.
Intuitive Photography II, Sunday, March 11, 12:30 3:30 p.m. Register for Intuitive I and II to create your own wonderful weekend retreat! Building on the skills learned in the first class, participants will improve their ability to create a better picture by practicing the essential elements of composition led by creative mentor, Katherine Leonard. You will shoot, edit and print your way to a small portfolio of your strongest pictures. Cost is $50 plus a materials fee of $15 for Garden members, and $56 plus a materials fee of $15 for non-members, with an additional $15 materials fee.
Photography for Beginners, Saturday, March 17, 9:30 a.m. noon. This course is for those who have little or no experience and is an excellent introduction to Basic Digital SLR Photography with classroom instruction as well as field practice. The instructor will guide participants through basic camera functions for digital SLR cameras as well as point and shoot cameras. Instructed by Haley Glatzer, this class costs $40 for Garden members and $46 for non-members.
Horticulture and Wildlife
Concrete Creations: Hypertufa Troughs, Saturday, March 24, 10 a.m. noon. Learn to make Hypertufa, a manmade porous rock established using Portland cement with peat moss, and perlite or vermiculite. Learn one technique to make a hypertufa container, and then create your own planter. Techniques to encourage rapid weathering will be presented. Recommended Book: Concrete Garden Projects: Easy & Inexpensive Containers, Furniture, Water Features & More by Malin Nilsson and Camilla Arvidsson. Purchase this book from The Garden Store prior to class and receive a 20% discount on the book. Instructed by Barbara Albritton-Grant, Ed.D., and Sheri Balke, this class costs $25 for Garden members and $30 for non-members, with an additional $20 materials fee.
Health & Wellness
Tai Chi in the Garden, Tuesdays, through March 27, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Register for any nine sessions and receive a tenth one free. Tai Chi is characterized by slow, captivating movements. It is gentle on the joints, muscles and bones, yet gradually increases strength, improves balance and lowers stress levels. This is a great way to improve your fitness while enjoying the ambiance of the Garden. Instructed by Carol Feezell, exercise specialist, B.S., Kinesiology, the cost for this class is $15 for Garden members and $18 for non-members.
For more information or to register for a class, please visit www.DSBG.org or call 704-829-1252.
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, the Carolinas Garden for All Seasons, provides guests a chance to reconnect with nature. Located within 380 acres on the banks of Lake Wylie, spectacular gardens, sparkling fountains, a conservatory dedicated to the display of tropical plants and orchids, a visitor pavilion, gift shop and nature walk await the visitor. HGTV named it one of the nations 20 Great Gardens and USA TODAY says the Garden is one of the nations best places to welcome fall with a flourish. Committed to horticultural excellence, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is a must-see for all ages.
6500 S. New Hope Rd. Belmont, North Carolina 28012
PHONE 704-825-4490 FAX 704-829-1240