Online & At-Home Classes


Enjoy a variety of Arboretum-inspired classes, webinars, workshops, and kids activities from the comfort of your home computer or local nature area!


December

Winter painted scene on an easel with wine. Art: AnnSolyst; photo scene: vectorfusionart/shutterstock

Paint & Sip: Winter at the Arboretum (Online)

Thursday, December 16, 2021, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Central time 
Ann Solyst, Award-winning painter and illustrator

All levels, no painting experience required This fun, interactive online workshop invites you to paint and socialize with your beverage of choice from the comfort of your own home! Attend solo and make new friends, or invite your friends and family from far and wide to register and paint together with you! The Arboretum produces stunning winter scenes which highlight the beauty of Minnesota at this time of year. Discover the joy of acrylic painting, a forgiving medium, as step-by-step instruction guides you to create your own lovely Arboretum winter scene! $39 member/$59 non-member

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Painting & Drawing Classes


January

2022 Extension ProHort Core Course

Online Class At-Your-Own-Pace starting January 6, 2022 
ProHort is for industry professionals, homeowners, educators and anyone looking for comprehensive horticulture foundation education from University of Minnesota Extension. The ProHort Core Course includes the same online classes offered for the Master Gardener Volunteer Core Course. Receive the same instruction at the same time, without the obligation of volunteering or continuing education! $550 Arb member or member of Endorsing Organization/$590 non-member, includes manual and optional Q&A sessions

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ProHort Course 2022

 

Adobe Photoshop on a computer blending layers, photo composite OleksiyMark and OlenaZaskochenko/shutterstock

Image Blending: Photoshop Fundamentals (Online)

Tuesday, January 4, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Central Time
Dr. Mike Shaw, acclaimed Astrophotographer, Author of "The Complete Guide to Landscape Astrophotography" and "Creative Nightscapes"

Intermediate Harness the incredible power of Photoshop to combine multiple images in creative ways. You‘ll learn how to apply image blending techniques to make images appear more realistic, free of defects and blemishes; or to make completely original graphic art -the sky's the limit! $35 member/$40 non-member

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Photography Classes


Adobe Photoshop on a computer using camera RAW feature, photo composite OleksiyMark/shutterstock

Camera Raw Tool: Photoshop Fundamentals (Online)

Thursday, January 6, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Central Time
Dr. Mike Shaw, acclaimed Astrophotographer, Author of "The Complete Guide to Landscape Astrophotography" and "Creative Nightscapes"

Intermediate Explore the full range of editing possibilities with Photoshop's Camera Raw processor. $35 member/$40 non-member

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Photography Classes


photographer in winter taking photos, photo StockSnap/Pixabay

Photographing Winter's Wonders (Online)

Saturday, January 8, 10 a.m.-noon Central Time
Don Tredinnick, professional nature photographer, instructor and owner of Frozen Hiker Photography

All levels Winter can yield surprisingly beautiful images - it's one of Don's favorite seasons for shooting pictures! It does take a little know-how, though. $32 member/$37 non-member

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Photography Classes


Adobe Photoshop on a computer using color manipulation, photo composite OleksiyMark/shutterstock

Color Management: Photoshop Fundamentals (Online)

Tuesday, January 11, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Central Time
Dr. Mike Shaw, acclaimed Astrophotographer, Author of "The Complete Guide to Landscape Astrophotography" and "Creative Nightscapes"

Intermediate Color management is one of the most important aspects of photography. Poor lighting or the wrong color scheme can wreck an otherwise perfect image. This webinar will explore the basic concepts of Photoshop color management so you can reliably create perfect color images and make them POP! $35 member/$40 non-member

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Photography Classes


Adobe Photoshop on a computer making beautiful winter portrait, photo composite OleksiyMark and OlenaZaskochenko/shutterstock

Portrait Magic: Photoshop Fundamentals (Online)

Thursday, January 13, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Central Time
Dr. Mike Shaw, acclaimed Astrophotographer, Author of "The Complete Guide to Landscape Astrophotography" and "Creative Nightscapes"

Intermediate Learn how to "Photoshop" your indoor and outdoor portrait photography into treasured family heirlooms! $35 member/$40 non-member

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Photography Classes


soup stocks and fresh garden ingredients, photo bluebirdprovisions/pixabay

Stock to Soup: Cook-Along Live (Online)

Saturday, January 15, 2022, 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Ann Bercher, Culinary Education Specialist, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Learn how to make your own homemade stock or broth, then explore flavor and texture combinations to transform them into amazing and satisfying soups! Cook along in real time from your own kitchen with Ann as she creates: Basic Chicken Stock, Beef Stock & Vegetable Broth ¦ The Best Potato Soup ¦ Butternut Squash Soup ¦ Beef Bourguignon $20 member household/$25 non-member household

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Cooking Classes


hand editing photo on iphone, photos:EditingMadeEasy (phone), Eric Mueller (image)

iPhone Photo Editing Made Easy: 2-Session Workshop (Online)

Tuesday, January 18 AND Thursday, January 20, 6:30-9:00 p.m. Central Time
Eric Mueller, artist, photographer, and teacher with over 40,000 followers on Instagram instagram.com/ericmueller/

Beginner Shooting photos is the beginning of great photography, but if you want your photos to look their best, you'll also have to edit them! In this beginner-level, two-part class you'll learn how to edit your photos using the amazingly capable (and totally free) app Snapseed -all on your iPhone! $65 member/$70 non-member

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Photography Classes


composition photo by Eric Mueller

Shooting & Composition: Creative iPhone Photography (Online)

Saturday, January 22, 9:00 a.m.-noon Central Time
Eric Mueller, artist, photographer, and teacher with over 40,000 followers on Instagram instagram.com/ericmueller/

Beginner Wish you could take better photos with your iPhone? Are you confused about composition? In this beginner class you'll learn how to make effective, meaningful, and beautiful photographs with your iPhone! After this class, your friends will be clicking "like" on all your photos! $45 member/$50 non-member

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Photography Classes


macro photo of red berries in winter snow, photo Don Treddinick

Winter Macro Photography (Online)

Saturday, January 29, 9:30-11:00 a.m. Central Time
Don Tredinnick, professional nature photographer, instructor and owner of Frozen Hiker Photography

Beginner Explore the wonders of macro photography in a winter setting! You will learn macro photography techniques within the classroom and, with guidance from your instructor, put them into practice in the wintry landscape. $25 member/$30 non-member

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Photography Classes


Focus stacked image of landscape, photo Mike Shaw

Focus Stacking, From Concept to Completion (Online)

Saturday, January 29, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Central Time
Don Tredinnick, professional nature photographer, instructor and owner of Frozen Hiker Photography

Beginner During this webinar we will use landscape and macro subjects like flowers or insects to learn the steps needed to create a focus-stacked image with maximum depth of field. $25 member/$30 non-member

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Photography Classes


February

Acrylic expressive abstract painting by instructor Ann Solyst

Expressive Play Creating Abstracts: Acrylic Painting (Online)

Saturday, February 12, 2022, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Ann Solyst, Award winning painter and illustrator

No experience necessary In this explorative and relaxing class students experience the joy of artistic play by creating a unique abstract acrylic painting. The instructor lead you through detailed demonstrations and help you develop your skills through exercises designed to gently prompt you to develop color schemes, invent compositions, and call forth your personal artistic voice. $49 member/$64 non-member

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Painting & Drawing Classes


bright red cardinal in winter, photo Don Olson, APS

Winter Bird Photography (Online)

Thursday, February 17, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Central Time
Don Tredinnick, professional nature photographer, instructor and owner of Frozen Hiker Photography

Beginner to Intermediate Create amazing photos of birds this winter! With the techniques presented in this webinar, you will be able to photograph birds on snow-covered branches, at the feeder, and in flight. $25 member/$30 non-member

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Photography Classes


bowls of pretty beans for cooking, photo museundo/pixabay

The Versatile Bean, from Dried to Canned: Cook-Along Live (Online)

Saturday, February 19, 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Ann Bercher, Culinary Education Specialist, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Learn cooking techniques and flavor combinations using a variety of healthy, delicious beans. Cook along in real time from your own kitchen as you watch and follow live with Ann as she perpares Black Bean & Sweet Potato Burrito ¦ Red Beans & Rice with Veggies ¦ The Best Vegetarian Chili $20 member household/$25 non-member household

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Cooking Classes


iphone photographer at sunset taking photo of beautiful light, photo Eric Mueller

Understanding Light: Creative iPhone Photography (Online)

Saturday, February 19, 9:00 a.m.-noon Central Time
Eric Mueller, artist, photographer, and teacher with over 40,000 followers on Instagram instagram.com/ericmueller/

Beginner Without light, photography would be impossible. But most of us don't fully understand how light works or how we can use it to make great photos. Using his iPhone photography, Eric will break down lighting concepts and show you techniques for making better photographs, whether you're at the arboretum or at home. $45 member/$50 non-member

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Photography Classes


March

 portrait of a man outside in winter, photo Eric Mueller

Shooting & Editing Portraits: Creative iPhone Photography (Online)

Saturday, March 5, 9:00 a.m.-noon Central Time
Eric Mueller, artist, photographer, and teacher with over 40,000 followers on Instagram instagram.com/ericmueller/

Beginner Without light photography would be impossible, but most of us don't fully understand how light works or how we can use it to make great photos. Using his iPhone photography, Eric will break down lighting concepts and show you techniques for making great smartphone portraits of your friends and family at the Arboretum or anywhere. $45 member/$50 non-member

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Photography Classes


man taking photos outside in nature, photo from Storyblocks

Thursday, March 10, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Central Time
Don Tredinnick, professional nature photographer, instructor and owner of Frozen Hiker Photography

Beginner Today's cameras are packed with great features and the optics have never been better, but you're still shooting in auto mode. In this webinar for budding nature photographers, you will learn how to utilize the full potential of today's cameras so you can capture amazing nature photos. $25 member/$30 non-member

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Photography Classes


colorful Watercolor painting by Sonja Hutchinson

Finding Your Rhythm in Watercolor (Online)

Tuesday, March 15, 2022, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Sonja Hutchinson, Award-winning painter and long time watercolor painting instructor

No experience necessary This live interactive workshop (online) on Zoom will help you understand the relationships between paper, water, paint and brushes in watercolor. $45 member/$65 non-member

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Painting & Drawing Classes


 

 

 


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