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Watercolor Explorations – Flowers

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Watercolor Explorations – 3 Days, 3 Subjects

Nationally recognized botanical artist and teacher Laura Vogel returns to the Sawtooth Botanical Garden for a series of four, intimate 1-day workshops August 19 and 22-24.  Check our calendar for detailed information about each workshop, including Watercolor Techniques offered Saturday, August 19.

A 3-part Watercolor Explorations series will be held Tuesday-Thursday, August 22, 23 and 24.  Enjoy one, two or all three days of this hands on series and learn botanical watercolor techniques.  Each day we will work on the subject listed below. Photographic reference material and, when possible, specimens will be made available.  All levels are welcome.  No previous drawing or painting experience required.  Some supplies will be provided by the instructor.

Watercolor Explorations – Flowers, the third of the series, will be held Thursday, August 24.  Suitable for both beginners and those who wish to refine their techniques, it will be held at the Garden from 10 AM – 3:30 PM.

Day 1: Leaves, 8/22

Day 2: Branches, 8/23

Day 3: Flowers, 8/24

Cost: Flowers: $125 SBG member/$150 nonmember. Sign up for all three workshops in the Watercolor Explorations series for only $300. Preregistration required; payment reserves your spot.

Class limit: 12 students

Instructor: Laura Vogel is an exceptional botanical artist and widely recognized for her ability to teach students of all abilities.  She has been an instructor for the New York Botanical Garden’s Botanical Art & Illustration Program for 21 years.  Ms Vogel received her BA with a major in painting and minor in ceramics. Her interest in plants and art led her to in depth studies in botany at William Paterson University and plant illustration at the New York Botanical Garden. She worked as a freelance botanical illustrator for Dr. Noel Holmgren at NYBG, illustrating over 1300 new drawings for The Illustrated Companion to Gleason & Cronquist’s Vascular Plants of the Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. In 1998, the Illustrated Companion was awarded Top Bioscience Book of the Year by the Association of American Publishers.

Watercolor Explorations – Branches

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Watercolor Explorations – 3 Days, 3 Subjects

Nationally recognized botanical artist and teacher Laura Vogel returns to the Sawtooth Botanical Garden for a series of four, intimate 1-day workshops August 19 and 22-24.  Check our calendar for detailed information about each workshop, including Watercolor Techniques offered Saturday, August 19.

A 3-part Watercolor Explorations series will be held Tuesday-Thursday, August 22, 23 and 24.  Enjoy one, two or all three days in this hands series and learn botanical watercolor techniques.  Each day we will work on the subject listed below. Photographic reference material and, when possible, specimens will be made available.  All levels are welcome.  No previous drawing or painting experience required.  Some supplies will be provided by the instructor.

Watercolor Explorations – Branches, the second of the series, will be held Wednesday, August 23.  Suitable for both beginners and those who wish to refine their techniques, it will be held at the Garden from 10 AM – 3:30 PM.

Day 1: Leaves, 8/22

Day 2: Branches, 8/23

Day 3: Flowers, 8/24

Cost: Branches: $125 SBG member/$150 nonmember. Sign up for all three workshops in the Watercolor Explorations series for only $300. Preregistration required; payment reserves your spot.

Class limit: 12 students

Instructor: Laura Vogel is an exceptional botanical artist and widely recognized for her ability to teach students of all abilities.  She has been an instructor for the New York Botanical Garden’s Botanical Art & Illustration Program for 21 years.  Ms Vogel received her BA with a major in painting and minor in ceramics. Her interest in plants and art led her to in depth studies in botany at William Paterson University and plant illustration at the New York Botanical Garden. She worked as a freelance botanical illustrator for Dr. Noel Holmgren at NYBG, illustrating over 1300 new drawings for The Illustrated Companion to Gleason & Cronquist’s Vascular Plants of the Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. In 1998, the Illustrated Companion was awarded Top Bioscience Book of the Year by the Association of American Publishers.

Watercolor Explorations – Leaves

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Watercolor Explorations – 3 Days, 3 Subjects

Nationally recognized botanical artist and teacher Laura Vogel returns to the Sawtooth Botanical Garden for a series of four, intimate 1-day workshops August 19 and 22-24.  Check our calendar for detailed information about each workshop, including Watercolor Techniques offered Saturday, August 19.

A 3-part Watercolor Explorations series will be held Tuesday-Thursday, August 22, 23 and 24.  Enjoy one, two or all three days of this hands series and learn botanical watercolor techniques.  Each day we will work on the subject listed below. Photographic reference material and, when possible, specimens will be made available.  All levels are welcome.  No previous drawing or painting experience required.  Some supplies will be provided by the instructor.

Watercolor Explorations – Flowers, the third of the series, will be held Thursday, August 24.  Suitable for both beginners and those who wish to refine their techniques, it will be held at the Garden from 10 AM – 3:30 PM.

Day 1: Leaves, 8/22

Day 2: Branches, 8/23

Day 3: Flowers, 8/24

Cost: Leaves: $125 for SBG member/$150 nonmember. Sign up for all three workshops in the Watercolor Explorations series for only $300. Preregistration required; payment reserves your spot.

Class limit: 12 students

Instructor: Laura Vogel is an exceptional botanical artist and widely recognized for her ability to teach students of all abilities. She has been an instructor for the New York Botanical Garden’s Botanical Art & Illustration Program for 21 years.  Ms Vogel received her BA with a major in painting and minor in ceramics. Her interest in plants and art led her to in depth studies in botany at William Paterson University and plant illustration at the New York Botanical Garden. She worked as a freelance botanical illustrator for Dr. Noel Holmgren at NYBG, illustrating over 1300 new drawings for The Illustrated Companion to Gleason & Cronquist’s Vascular Plants of the Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. In 1998, the Illustrated Companion was awarded Top Bioscience Book of the Year by the Association of American Publishers.

Watercolor Techniques

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Nationally recognized botanical artist and teacher Laura Vogel returns to the Sawtooth Botanical Garden for four intimate, 1-day workshops August 19 and 22-24. Check our calendar for detailed information about each workshop.

Watercolor Techniques will be held Saturday, August 19.  Suitable for both beginners and those who wish to refine their techniques, it will be held at the Garden from 10 AM – 4 PM.  Then perhaps you’d like to dive into 3 subjects in 3 days during the Watercolor Explorations series Tuesday-Thursday, August 22, 23 and 24.  Enjoy one, two, three or all four days of hands on watercolor workshops and learn botanical watercolor techniques.

Cost: Techniques: $90 for SBG member/$100 nonmember. Preregistration required; payment reserves your spot.

Class limit: 12 students

Instructor: Laura Vogel is an exceptional botanical artist and widely recognized for her ability to teach students of all abilities.  She has been an instructor for the New York Botanical Garden’s Botanical Art & Illustration Program for 21 years.

Ms Vogel received her BA with a major in painting and minor in ceramics. Her interest in plants and art led her to in depth studies in botany at William Paterson University and plant illustration at the New York Botanical Garden. She worked as a freelance botanical illustrator for Dr. Noel Holmgren at NYBG, illustrating over 1300 new drawings for The Illustrated Companion to Gleason & Cronquist’s Vascular Plants of the Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. In 1998, the Illustrated Companion was awarded Top Bioscience Book of the Year by the Association of American Publishers.

 

Climate Change & the Wood River Valley

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This winter incredible snows overwhelmed the west while withering heat shattered historic February records in the east.  But is this dramatic weather the result of climate change?  Join the Sawtooth Botanical Garden and partners for a talk by National Weather Service climate expert Alex deSmet.  DeSmet will explain climate basics before drilling down to changes scientists observe now.  He’ll discuss potential local implications on temperatures, growing season, precipitation, soils and stream flow. After discussing why climate change matters to our diverse, resource-dependent economies, deSmet will conclude with ways our community can become more climate resilient.

Day/Time: 6:00-7:30 pm; Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Location: The Community Library; 415 Spruce Street; Ketchum, Idaho 83340

Cost: Free

Instructor: Alex deSmet is a meteorologist for the National Weather Service, a division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). He is a native of Southeast Michigan and studied meteorology at Central Michigan University. A lifelong passion for meteorology led him to the National Weather Service regional office in Pocatello, where he serves as a forecaster, with emphasis on climate analysis and cooperative observer program management.

[Image: Departure of surface temperature from average as predicted by the Monday, February 27, 2017 run of the GFS model for 7 pm EST Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Image credit: Climate Reanalyzer™ (http://cci-reanalyzer.org), Climate Change Institute, University of Maine, Orono, Maine.]

 

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For the Birds – Build a Chickadee Birdhouse

 

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Bring your kids to this family friendly workshop and help our feathered friends. You’ll build a birdhouse that’s just right for backyard chickadees, and then take it home.  Materials are provided.

Date: Saturday, April 8, 10:00-noon

Instructors: SBG Education Director Kristin Fletcher and James Stireman are long time bird enthusiasts.

Cost: SBG members: $16 for 1 adult/1 child. Nonmembers: $20. Each additional child is $7. Preregistration required.

Design Your Garden for Water Conservation

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During this 2 hour design workshop, participants will learn about the importance of water conservation, impact of state water adjudication on homeowners and municipalities and ways to address the challenges through savvy garden design. Instructor Kathy Noble, L.A., will give a brief overview of xeriscape and permaculture design approaches to conservation of resources.  Then, starting from the ground up, participants will learn basic soil types, appropriate plant selection and their effect on a homeowner’s water use. Noble will demonstrate a variety of drip irrigation designs, suggest useful tools and clocks, and discuss weather considerations and the importance of mulching. She’ll also cover ways to assess infiltration rates and how to adapt existing irrigation systems (or lack of a system) by using temporary hose bibs to deliver water via drip lines to an area of a garden.

This class is the second in a 2-part series in garden design.  Part One, “Design Your Garden for Year Round Color” will be held March 17 from 6:30-8:30 PM.  You may sign up for both Part 1 and 2 for a reduced rate:  $35 for SBG members/$45 for nonmembers.

Day/Time: March 30, 2017; 6:30-8:30 PM

Cost: $20 for SBG members/$25 for nonmembers

Instructor: Kathy Noble received her Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Idaho. She has lived in the Wood River Valley for 40 years and for 25 years owned Sun Valley Florist. She designs, installs and maintains gardens throughout the Valley and is now the Gardens and Facilities Manager at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden.

Design Your Garden for Year Round Color

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During this 2 hour, hands on design workshop, participants will learn how to create a garden that comes alive every season of the year. Instructor Kathy Noble, L.A., will delve into the mysteries of design, plant selection, hardscapes, microclimates and soils.  Then starting with a base map of existing plants and physical structures, Noble will guide participants as they use tracing paper to visualize bloom sequences from spring through summer and structural interest during the winter. Everyone will leave with a personalized garden design and plant selection ideas that can be implemented as soon as spring arrives.

This class is the first in a 2-part series in garden design.  Part Two “Design Your Garden for Water Conservation” will be held March 30 from 6:30-8:30 PM.  You may sign up for both Part 1 and 2 for a reduced rate:  $35 for SBG members/$45 for nonmembers.  Call 726.9358 or click here to register online.

Day/Time: March 16, 2017; 6:30-8:30 PM

Cost: $20 for SBG members/$25 for nonmembers

Instructor: Kathy Noble received her Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Idaho. She has lived in the Wood River Valley for 40 years and for 25 years owned Sun Valley Florist. She designs, installs and maintains gardens throughout the Valley and is now the Gardens and Facilities Manager at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden.

Make Your Holiday Wreath

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Learn how to create a fabulous holiday wreath or centerpiece using conifer boughs, twigs, moss, ribbons, ornaments and your imagination! This year we’re offering 2 nights (Monday, December 5 or Tuesday, December 6) but this popular class fills quickly.  Pick your night and sign up soon!
Just $20 covers materials and preregistration is required. You’ll choose the size of your door wreath or table centerpiece when registering – either a metal form (18″, 14″, 12″ or 10″) or three 4″ grapevine forms.
Spots are limited!  To reserve yours, call 208-726-9358 or email kristin@sbgarden.org.

Make Your Holiday Wreath

bekins-wreath-success

Learn how to create a fabulous holiday wreath or centerpiece using conifer boughs, twigs, moss, ribbons, ornaments and your imagination! This year we’re offering 2 nights (Monday, December 5 or Tuesday, December 6) but this popular class fills quickly.  Pick your night and sign up soon!
Just $20 covers materials and preregistration is required. You’ll choose the size of your door wreath or table centerpiece when registering – either a metal form (18″, 14″, 12″ or 10″) or three 4″ grapevine forms.
Spots are limited!  To reserve yours, call 208-726-9358 or email kristin@sbgarden.org.