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Japanese Gift Baskets
This highly individualized class will work for all experience levels. Beginning students will complete their first basket, Ajiro, during this session, learning basic techniques and materials. Returning students may choose to expand on the Ajiro style, choosing from new materials, new shapes, and/or color. They may also choose from three smaller, but exquisite designs: the sake basket, the pastry basket, and the flower basket.
Two-day class: Saturday & Sunday September 13-14, 10am-3:00pm
Nature Journaling is a wonderful blend of writing, drawing, watercolor and more. We will practice first to notice, then to translate what we see to paper, in a relaxed way, finding freedom from needing to be literal. Observation and skills will grow as we draw and paint the plants, birds, and other life around us in a nature journal.
Saturday September 20, 10:00am-1:00pm
Create wonderful woven ornaments in a wide range of styles! Styles will include bells, balls, mini-baskets, medallions and more. Special weaving materials and embellishments such as beads, bells, and bows make each student’s ornaments very personal creations.
Saturday series class October 4, 11, 18, 25, 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Children ages 9 – 14 yrs. We will learn to look and really SEE how flowers, leaves, branches, and parts of Mother Nature are constructed. We’ll create a detailed botanical drawing from life using pencil, fine-point drawing pens and any other preferred media on paper.
Sunday October 19, noon-4:00 pm
Explore the world of fungi. We will start with some basic mushroom anatomy and introduce some of the major mushroom genera in our region, then stroll through the Garden to see what is showing and how they live. Come away with some useful identification tips, harvesting and cooking advice, and much more.
Saturday November 15, 9:00 am-1:00 pm
FREE! Provided by East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District. Learn how to design your landscape to reduce water use, decrease storm water runoff and improve habitat for local birds, wildlife, and you! For information, call 503-935-5383 Register online: www.emswcd.org/workshops-events
Friday & Saturday, December 5 & 6, 9:00am - 3:00pm
A great way to support the Garden and kick-off your holiday season. Our festive holiday event includes freshly made wreaths, swags, centerpieces, cut greens, baked goods, and an Artist Market featuring work by local glass, ceramic, metal, and fabric artists!