You may be surprised and delighted to learn that Luffa (Loofah) sponges do not come from the sea but are a vegetable in the gourd and cucumber family and can easily be grown in your own home garden. Learn how to start your own seeds and how to care for your plants. You will plant seeds to take home, create a bar of luffa soap, and a jar of soothing luffa sugar scrub and decorate a gift tag or market tote using luffa gourd slices.
Learn the basics of pastel technique from artist Gianne de Genevraye and take inspiration from the garden. This outdoor workshop, in a non-competitive atmosphere, will include practical exercises to understand the technique of pastel painting, understanding light direction and shadow and negative space. We will complete a finished drawing of a simple floral composition from the garden.
Stepping stones are a great addition to the garden, especially if you have a damp spot by the hose or need a shortcut through the garden. Join mosaic artist David... Read More »
Join Valeria Brinkers, from the Sangetsu School, to learn how to make an arrangement using the beautiful style of the Men-Massu (plane and mass) combination, which enhances the leaves' surface and shows the beauty of the volume and grouping of flowers. You will practice observing and learning from nature, in order to be able to create elegant, beautiful, and harmonious... Read More »
Join local artist Erna Van Dyk as she teaches you how to see and paint color and simple subjects. This month Erna takes inspiration from a Southern California Spotted Towhee. Classes are designed for all levels of painter and non-painter. Each participant will take home her/his own charming painting. Fee: Members $35, Non-members $45 Purchase Tickets