Classes

  • Plants for Edible Landscapes

    10/20/2017 10 a.m. to noon

    Landscapes that look (and are) good enough to eat can be a reality in Tucson! Join Jason Isenberg, owner and award-winning designer at REALM, who will help you…

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  • Sketching Birds with Colored Pencils and Pens-Morning

    10/20/2017 9 a.m. to noon

    Learn basic techniques from illustrator and artist, Devon Meyer,  that will help you more accurately draw what you see with.  With colored pencils and pens, we will simplify…

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  • Sketching Birds with Colored Pencils and Pens-Afternoon

    10/20/2017 1 p.m. to 4

    Learn basic techniques from illustrator and artist, Devon Meyer,  that will help you more accurately draw what you see with.  With colored pencils and pens, we will simplify…

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  • Origami: Tradition to Innovation (Traditional Forms)

    10/26/2017 10 a.m. to Noon

    Tucson origami artist, Mary Ellen Palmeri, creates mixed-media pictorials by combining Western art methods with Asian paper techniques and also organizes a local origami folding club.  Explore this…

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  • Living Folds in Molecules: Beautiful Forms and Functions

    10/26/2017 6 to 7:30 p.m.

    Like a single square of paper can be folded into and endless number of shapes, the molecules making up living things are unique in the ways in which…

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  • Arizona Butterflies Part 2: Hairstreaks,Blues, Metalmarks

    10/27/2017 10 a.m. to noon

    The continuation of Jeff Babson’s series on local butterflies focuses on several new species: Hairstreaks and Blues are collectively known as gossamer wings, a group of small, fast…

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  • Habitat at Home

    10/28/2017 1 to 3 p.m.

    Welcome birds into your yard! Tucson Audubon Society’s Habitat at Home program gives you the information you need to transform your yard into safe, sustainable bird habitat. We go…

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  • Mindful Yoga: Thursdays, November 2017

    11/02/2017 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

    Led by certified yoga instructor and massage therapist, Vivianne Uyeda, this series explores moderate hatha yoga, with an emphasis on movement, breath and meditation. All levels welcome. Please…

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  • Tree Biology Parts 1 & 2

    11/02/2017 6 to 8 p.m.

    Elizabeth Davison, ISA Certified Arborist and Founding Director of the University of Arizona Campus Arboretum, will explain the basic form and functions of tree organs and environmental effects…

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  • Tai Chi November: 4-Class Series

    11/03/2017 10:30 am to 11:30 am

    Discover your chi as you become inspired by better balance, renewed strength, confidence, and improved flexibility and reduced stress.  Certified instructor, Harold Crim, will lead you through the…

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  • Watercolor Holiday Cards – Morning

    11/03/2017 9 a.m. to noon

    Create custom painted holiday cards to share with friends and loved ones. Illustrator and artist, Devon Meyer, will help you create small botanically-themed paintings using various watercolor techniques including…

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  • Watercolor Holiday Cards – Afternoon

    11/03/2017 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

    Create custom painted holiday cards to share with friends and loved ones. Illustrator and artist, Devon Meyer, will help you create small botanically-themed paintings using various watercolor techniques including…

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  • Mindful Yoga – Tuesdays, November 2017

    11/07/2017 8 to 9 a.m.

    Led by certified yoga instructor and massage therapist, Vivianne Uyeda, this series explores moderate hatha yoga, with an emphasis on movement, breath and meditation. All levels welcome. Please bring…

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  • Origami: Tradition to Innovation (Butterflies & Flowers)

    11/09/2017 10 a.m. to Noon

    Tucson origami artist, Mary Ellen Palmeri, creates mixed-media pictorials by combining Western art methods with Asian paper techniques and also organizes a local origami folding club. Explore this…

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  • Aromatherapy For Bath & Body

    11/11/2017 10 a.m. to noon

    It’s easy to create a spa atmosphere at home with these aromatherapy recipes. Certified Aromatherapist, Kerry Blank, will show you how to create body scrubs, bath soaks and…

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  • Irrigation Basics

    11/11/2017 1 to 3 p.m.

     Sonya Becker, Design Supervisor with Northwest Landscaping, LLC, will explain the basic components of a drip irrigation system, strategies for upgrading and repairing old systems, and exciting new…

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  • Petscapes

    11/17/2017 10 a.m. to Noon

    Does your pet have a healthy and safe outdoor refuge?  From dog dig pits to tortoise habitats, you can design the perfect space for your four-legged friends in…

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  • Trees of Southern Arizona

    12/01/2017 10 a.m. to noon

    Southern Arizona is home to a plethora of trees, from mesquite and palo verde in desert valleys, to cottonwoods and ash in riparian areas, to oaks and pines…

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  • SketchUp: Getting Started

    12/02/2017 10 a.m. to noon

    Take your landscape designs to the next level with SketchUp, a free 3D modeling computer program. Erin Hutton, Owner of Rocket Garden Landscape Design, will lead you through…

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  • SketchUp: Next Steps

    12/02/2017 1 to 3 p.m.

    Enhance your SketchUp skills by using more advanced settings and tools with Erin Hutton, Owner of Rocket Garden Landscape Design. Topics include creating a base plan by importing…

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  • SketchUp: Getting Started & Next Steps

    12/02/2017 10 to 3 p.m.

    Getting Started: Take your landscape designs to the next level with SketchUp, a free 3D modeling computer program. Erin Hutton, Owner of Rocket Garden Landscape Design, will lead…

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  • Origami: Tradition to Innovation (Holiday Forms)

    12/07/2017 10 a.m. to Noon

    Tucson origami artist, Mary Ellen Palmeri, creates mixed-media pictorials by combining Western art methods with Asian paper techniques and also organizes a local origami folding club. Explore this…

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  • JWST: The Incredible Unfolding Telescope

    12/14/2017 6 to 7:30 p.m.

    The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), NASA’s next generation space observatory, is set to launch in late 2018 on a mission to explore the distant universe, nearby exoplanets,…

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  • Tectonic Origami: Rocks Can Fold Like Paper

    01/25/2018 6 to 7:30 p.m.

    Though geologic formations are, by their very nature, ‘hard as a rock’, in the face of tectonic forces they commonly behave as if they were devoid of any strength.  Sedimentary formations,…

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  • Perception as Prediction: Perceiving Familiar Objects Rendered in Line Drawings and Origami

    02/22/2018 6 to 7:30 p.m.

    Perception entails prediction of which objects are present in a scene rather than simply reception of optical information. For example, object perception often involves predicting three-dimensional shape and structure from geometrical information…

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Education at the Gardens

Preregistration is required for all classes, unless otherwise noted. Payment must be made in advance to reserve a spot.  No refunds will be given for cancellations within seven business days of the class.  People with disabilities should make requests for accommodation as early as possible to allow time to make appropriate arrangements.