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FLOWER ARRANGING 

Celebrate the seasons with floral expressions from the Arboretum. Ashley Fox Designs provides the flowers and materials, the instruction, and the inspiration. YOU create the masterpiece to take home! Advance registration strongly suggested, these workshops sell out. With Ashley Fox, in-demand floral designer and former horticulture educator at the Arboretum


 Citrus

Citrus in Floral Arrangements: A Spring Break for the Senses (100-02-21-15)
Saturday, February 21, 2015, 9:30 a.m. - Noon
Ashley Fox, in-demand floral designer and former horticulture educator at the Arboretum

Drink in bright spots of citrus and sherbet colored flowers and fruit in the middle of winter. Just as your spirits are flagging, you enter the room to meet the fresh fragrance of oranges, limes, lemons and kumquats on the branch and armfuls of fresh flowers from which to choose to create a floral arrangement that will perk up your senses. With acclaimed floral designer Ashley Fox, you will spend a few hours in floral play creating a spirit-brightening design that will serve as a fragrant reminder of the warmer seasons to come. Ashley will offer up design tips through three samples of luscious arrangements and then you will get to choose which one you will create yourself. You'll head home refreshed and invigorated. Your finished arrangement will have a florist value around $75. All materials provided. Limit 24, Learning Center

Register $69 member/$81 non-member, includes Arboretum admission, vase, flowers and all supplies 

 Creating

Creating Breathtaking Flower Designs from Your Corner Market Kiosk (100-03-14-15)
Saturday, March 14, 2015, 9:30 a.m. - Noon
Ashley Fox, in-demand floral designer and former horticulture educator at the Arboretum

You'll feel as if you've entered acclaimed floral designer Ashley Fox's personal design studio in this class focused on taking the ordinary and turning it into the extraordinary. You will learn the FUN-damentals of floral design as only Ashley can present them. You'll receive your own clipper that is her personal favorite, along with countless tips on how to use easily obtained "supplies" from your grocery store, household plant cuttings, and those sleeves (bunches) of supermarket flowers. Bring along a favorite dish, footed pedestal candy dish, low ceramic bowl, vase, or antique find that measures about 9" tall and 7" wide. Ashley will supply the rest---including a pair of her favorite clippers to take home along with your amazing creation! Limit 24, Learning Center

Register  $69 member/$81 member, includes Arboretum admission, flowers and a new take-home pair of florist clippers

Spring/Summer 2015 classes will be available for registration in mid- January. Please check back!

BOOKS


Spring/Summer 2015 classes will be available for registration in mid- January. Please check back!
SCULPTURE GARDEN TOURS

 Sculpture Garden

The Sculpture Garden in Magical Winter
Saturday, January 10, 2015, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (100-01-10-15)
Saturday, February 7, 2015, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (100-02-07-15)

Susan Thurston-Hamerski, author, adult education manager and curator of sculpture at the Arboretum

Grab a pair of snowshoes and join the curator of sculpture for a winter-wonderland walk to the Harrison Sculpture Garden. You'll be dazzled by the world-class sculpture collection that includes work by Louise Nevelson, Barbara Hepworth, and Mimo Paladino. Winter adds her own embellishments to the amazing sculptures created out of materials including a variety of stone and metal. With the addition of three sculptures in the autumn, this collection is now complete and promises to change how you view nature and sculpture. When you return, head up to the café for a warm beverage and the chance to discuss the works with fellow art-lovers. Limit 24, Meet at the Main Desk of the Visitors Center

Register Saturday, January 10, 2015, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (100-01-10-15)
$29 member/$39 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and beverage voucher. Bring your own snowshoes or rent a pair for a nominal fee at the Main Desk
Register Saturday, February 7, 2015, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (100-02-07-15)
$29 member/$39 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and beverage voucher. Bring your own snowshoes or rent a pair for a nominal fee at the Main Desk

ART
 Field Sketching

Field Sketching: From Colored Pencil to Carbon Dust (100-03-28-15)
Saturday, March 28, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Carlyn Iverson, professional photographer and illustrator for more than 200 textbooks and publications

This hands-on intensive workshop for artists of all experience levels will bring details of nature into breathtaking focus in your work. You'll be inspired by the "tricks" demonstrated by accomplished artist and illustrator Carlyn Iverson. She'll show you how to capture the dimensions and textures of botanical specimens as you learn how to create field sketches...from the tropical warmth of our lush conservatory! You'll spend some rejuvenating time in our blooming and green interior collections for the "field" portion of the class, and use colored pencils to sketch your impressions. Then return to the classroom and immerse yourself in the magic of carbon dust illustration. This technique of using graphite and charcoal as you paint is unequaled and wonderful for rendering detail and three dimensional form! Learn additional details about the process, materials, and the tools needed to create a work of art in the medium of carbon dust. Pack a lunch (or purchase on own in the cafe) to make certain you will waste not a second of time. Limit 20, Visitors Center
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Register  $99 members/$115 non-members, includes Arboretum admission

Spring/Summer 2015 classes will be available for registration in mid-January. Please check back!

To Register for Class

To register online, click on the "Register" button listed with the class. Or call 612-301-1210 to register by phone. You can also download the Fall/Winter 2014-2015 Classes Catalog  to see the full class offerings and use the registration form.

Questions?
Call 612-301-1210
or email: ArbEdu@umn.edu

Cancellation Policy: Registration cancellations must be made two weeks prior to class date in order to receive refund. A $5 processing fee will apply.

Art Exhibit and Sale: All 2014 Arboretum Fine Art and Photography class participants are invited to participate in the Arboretum Student Exhibit and Sale scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, December 6 & 7, 2014. Details and registration.