Jim Hoffman, 704-829-1259, email@example.com
Garden Offers Variety in Continuing Education Classes
BELMONT, N.C. This August, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden will offer special continuing education classes that feature a variety of topics including: art, beekeeping and Tai Chi.
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Upcoming classes in August include:
Garden Art & Design
Watercolor at DSBG, instructed by Janis Schneider Saturday, Aug. 11, 18, 25 and Sept. 1, 10 a.m. 2 p.m. (four-session class) Paint the flowers you love using traditional watercolor techniques. If interested, explore other media such as watercolor pencils, watercolor crayons and texture. Also try your hand at creating a Greeting or Thank You card that can be digitally printed. Appropriate for beginners as well as more advanced artists. A list of additional supplies will be posted online and sent with registration confirmation. This class is $125 for Garden members and $150 for non-members.
Plants on Silk: The Art of Silk Painting, instructed by Tina Alberni, Ciel Gallery of Charlotte
Saturday, Aug. 25, noon 4 p.m. Learn the elegant art of silk painting and create a gorgeous 10x10 silk painting inspired by the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. A resist will be applied to stretched habotai using the serti technique and then painted with an extensive palette of silk dyes. Finished works can hang as window appliqus so the light shines through. All materials supplied and no experience needed. This class is $75 for Garden members and $90 for non-members.
Horticulture & Wildlife
Butterfly Gardening, instructed by Ranelle Maddrey, The Butterfly Whisperer Aug. 11, 1 3 p.m. This comprehensive workshop, will prepare participants to create butterfly gardens that will attract butterflies throughout their life cycle. Participants will learn how to establish and maintain a home-based hatchery, and will receive a custom-made hatchery to use in rearing butterflies at their own home. This class is $30 for Garden members and $36 for non-members, and requires a $25 materials fee.
Preparing to be a Beekeeper, instructed by Robert and Debbie Hinkle, Hinkles Hives Saturday, Aug. 18, 10 a.m. 3 p.m. Beekeeping is growing in popularity, and the hobby enables you to have fresh, high quality honey. It also helps to ensure that bees continue to thrive. The Garden is proud to partner with the Gaston County Beekeepers Association to present this introductory class. This class will not provide full training to become a beekeeper, but rather will help participants decide if they would like to pursue the full course of training, such as that offered by the Gaston County Beekeepers Association. Please bring a bag lunch to eat during class. This class is $40 for Garden members and $50 for non-members.
Health & Wellness
T'ai Chi in the Garden, instructed by Carol Feezell, Exercise Specialist, B.S., Kinesiology Tuesdays, through Sept. 18, 9:30 10:30 a.m. (no class July 24) and Thursday evenings through Aug. 30, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. (no class July 25 ). T'ai 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. A great class to improve fitness while enjoying the Garden. Each class is $15 for Garden members and $18 for non-members. Register for any nine classes and receive the 10th free.
Herbal Pleasures: Herbal Medicine Cabinet, instructed by Barbara Swierszcz of Serenity Acres Farm Saturday, Aug. 11, 10 a.m. noon. Learn what to grow in your garden, and how to use it to create your own healing remedies just when you need them most for skin irritants like sunburn and insect bites. Preparations will include topically applied wraps, poultices and tinctures. This class is $22 for Garden members and $28 for non-members, and requires a $15 materials fee.
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
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