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!


March
kids learning about tapping syrup at a maple tree, photo sianc/shutterstock

March in the Maples: Sweet Journey from Sap to Syrup (Free Online)

ALL AGES
Available online March 1 - 31, 2021

It all starts with a maple tree! Learn how we turn the sap of our beautiful maple collection into syrup or try it out with a maple tree where you live. Follow along online with activities, videos, and quizzes for:

  • A "sappy" taste test
  • A step-by-step maple tree ID guide
  • A behind the scenes look at turning maple sap into maple syrup

Free, visit z.umn.edu/ArboretumMaple

Journey from Sap to Syrup ONLINE


Schoolyard Gardens Conference 2021 (Online): Nature Heals

Monday-Friday, March 1-5 (Online via Zoom)

Minnesota's schoolyard-gardens community gathers to explore the power of nature to heal communities touched by the events of 2020. Educators, Master Gardener volunteers, Farm to School advocates, and garden coordinators from all four corners of Minnesota will convene to share their love of plants and learn more about the transformative power of nature.

This year's theme, Nature Heals, is dedicated to our hardworking, dedicated schoolyard garden and Ag educators, Master Gardener volunteers, and teachers. The conference goal is to provide opportunities for participants to refuel and recover from this difficult school year. To this end, all presentations will include an activity or technique that offers well-being resources and stress relievers to help teachers finish the school year strong.

The free-to-attend keynote address on the first day is "Re-contextualizing the treatment of trauma through a decolonized lens," by Dana Thompson, co-owner and chief operating officer of Sioux Chef. Dana is also the executive director of NaTIFS - North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems.

Schoolyard Gardens Conference

minnesota plants wildflowers, credit ElenaMedvedeva/shutterstock

Minnesota Plants: A Spring Webinar Series

(13) Sessions: Live every Tuesday, March 2 - May 25, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. CDT

Calling all gardeners, landscapers, and nature enthusiasts- this new weekly webinar series is for you! Join local horticultural experts for a closer look at the plants that grow in Minnesota. You'll get to explore collections, backyards and gardens from your armchair as you learn more about trees, perennials, edible plants, houseplants and more! Each expert will have a unique perspective to share, from ecological to commercial. You'll gain a greater appreciation of the green that makes Minnesota so beautiful, and get tips and tricks for your own garden.

Spring Sessions
  • Houseplant Patrol: Basic Care, Problem Solving and Resources
  • Growing and Repotting Orchids at Home
  • Trading In Turfgrass
  • Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Collections
  • The New Perennial Movement
  • Cold Loving Fruits of Minnesota
  • Creating Habitat for Birds and Butterflies in Your Garden
  • Lilacs for Minnesota
  • Azaleas at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
  • Starting Vegetables from Seed
  • Get Ready for the Gardening Season!
  • Garden Visions: Native Shade Perennials
  • Reimagining the Minnesota Lawn
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farmer holding basket of produce, photo Rawpixel.Com/shutterstock

Delicious Meals From Garden to Kitchen: Live Cooking Demo (Online)

Saturday, March 6, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Beth Jones, Executive Chef, Campus Club at the University of Minnesota and Courtney Tchida, Minnesota State Horticultural Society

Join longtime friends and collaborators Courtney and Beth for an inspiring class that will help you plan your vegetable garden, and learn how to cook from it.
Class menu

  • Rabbit Patch Salad of Spring Greens with Radishes, Eggs, Asparagus & Beets
  • Lemon Vinaigrette
  • Pappardelle Pasta with Heirloom Tomato, Roasted Squash & Winter Greens

$25 member household/$30 non-member household

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Live Webinar: Creative Smartphone Photography -Light and Portraits

Saturday, March 6, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Eric Mueller, artist, photographer, and teacher with over 40,000 followers on Instagram instagram.com/ericmueller/

Level: 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 smartphone 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.
$40 member/$45 non-member

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stuffed ravioli, photo al1962/shutterstock

Stuffed Pastas: Cook-Along Live (Online)

Saturday, March 6, 1-3 p.m.
Joan & David Donatelle, Chefs; Cooking Instructor & Nutrition Coach

So you know the basics of pasta making and are ready to kick it up a notch... why not try your hand at filled pastas? Join cooking experts Joan & David Donatelle as they introduce you to a delicious diversity of filled pastas.
Class Menu

  • Fresh Dough for Stuffed Pasta
  • Quick Tomato Basil Sauce
  • Ricotta Raisin Ravioli
  • Classic Meat Filled Tortellini

$20 member household/$25 non-member household

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Books in the Garden: Nature "Red in Tooth and Claw" (Online)

(6) Wednesdays, noon-1:30 p.m.: March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11, 2021
Toni McNaron, Ph.D., award-winning professor emerita of English, University of Minnesota

Join other lovers of literature for thoughtful discourse facilitated online via Zoom by Toni McNaron. While many of our writers have presented the natural world in lyrical language, others have argued that nature is indifferent to human wishes or feelings. And other writers have depicted just how violent and unrelenting nature can be, no matter what we humans do to try and endure in the face of natural forces completely outside our control.
  • March 10: Voyage of the Sable Venus by Robin Coste Lewis
  • April 14: The Solace of Open Spaces by Gretel Ehrlich
  • May 12: The Open Boat by Steven Crane
  • June 9: Mama Day by Gloria Naylor
  • July 14: As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner 
  • August 11: Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward 

$100 member/$145 non-member

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Book Club


Nature journal, maple theme, Reba Luiken

Nature Journal Academy: Mapping Maple Syrup (Online)

Thursday, March 11, 2021 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Suggested for ages 5-12 together with an adult
Sweet Maple syrup begins its journey to your mouth in March when the weather begins to thaw. Nature journaling can help us keep track of this delicious process! 

$20/family using the same computer

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Family Classes


Watercolor effects and styles, art by Sonja Hutchinson

Finding Your Rhythm in Watercolor (Online)

Friday, March 12, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Sonja Hutchinson, Award-winning painter and long time watercolor painting instructor

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

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Painting Classes


Live 2-Session Webinar: iPhone Photo Editing Made Easy

Select a session
Tuesday March 16, 2021, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Central Time
AND Thursday March 18, 2021, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Central Time
OR
Tuesday March 23, 2021, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Central Time
AND Thursday March 25, 2021, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Central Time

Eric Mueller, artist, photographer, and teacher with over 40,000 followers on Instagram instagram.com/ericmueller/

Level: 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 smartphone photos using the amazingly capable (and totally free) app Snapseed -all on your iPhone!
$40 member/$45 non-member 

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Photography Classes


crusty fresh bread, photo TyLim/shutterstock

Cook-Along Online Live Class: Artisan Bread for Your Inner Artist

Saturday, March 27, 9-10:30 a.m.
Ann Bercher, Culinary Education Specialist, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Make your own artisan bread! Explore different types of breads, grains used and bread-making techniques. From sourdough to baguettes to whole wheat, there is a bread that is easy to make and delightful to use!
Class Menu

  • Focaccia
  • English Muffin Bread
  • Whole Wheat Beer Bread
  • The Best Quick Breads Formula

$20 member household/$25 non-member household

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Live Webinar: Power Planning For Night Sky Photography

Sunday, March 28, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Mike Shaw, renowned astro-photographer, author and workshop leader

Level: Intermediate
Have you ever tried to shoot, but missed, a full moon next to your favorite landmark? How about photographing the Milky Way over a lake, but was way off? After this workshop you will never miss another shot!
$35 member/$40 non-member

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Photography Classes


April
Nature journal, lichen theme, Reba Luiken

Nature Journal Academy: Looking for Lichen (Online)

Thursday, April 8, 2021 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Suggested for ages 5-12 together with an adult
April showers bring...brightly colored lichen in Minnesota! Most trees and flowers haven't started blooming yet, which makes it a great time to look closely at these special creatures. 
$20/family using the same computer

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Family Classes


watercolor of owls, Sonja Hutchinson

Get Whimsical with Owls in Watercolor (Online)

Friday, April 16, 10 a. m. - 1 p.m.
Sonja Hutchinson, Award-winning painter and long time watercolor painting instructor

Level: Beginner
Supplies: Use-your-own, see supply list below

In this live, interactive online class, learn to engage and embrace your own personal style as you capture the distinctive features of North America's great horned owls in a whimsical watercolor portrait.
$49 member/$69 non-member

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Painting Classes


maple syrup cooking, photo Tacar/shutterstock

Maple Syrup Magic: Cook-Along Live (Online)

Saturday, April 17, 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Ann Bercher, Culinary Education Specialist, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

The days are getting warmer and the sap has started to flow... It's maple syrup time! Gain a greater appreciation for this natural sweetener. Ann will demonstrate sweet and savory maple recipes such as: 

  • Maple Syrup Glazed Salmon Salad
  • Maple Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts
  • Maple Granola Bars

$20 member household/$25 non-member household

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Cooking Classes

Arboretum maple syrup is produced on site each spring and available at the Gift and Garden Store, as long as supplies last. 

squirrel in a tree, photo Don Tredinnick

Nature Photography 101 (Online)

Saturday, April 17, 9:00-10:30 a.m. Central Time
Don Tredinnick, professional nature photographer, instructor and owner of Frozen Hiker Photography

Level: Beginner
The Upper Midwest is a fantastic place to photograph natural wonders like scenery, wildlife, plants, and flowers. Join photographer Don Tredinnick as he shares his experiences as a professional nature photographer.
$25 member/$30 non-member

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Photography Classes


Arboretum star trails image, photo Mike Shaw

Landscape Photography Nightscapes (Online)

Wednesday April 21, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Central Time
Dr. Mike Shaw, acclaimed Astrophotographer, Author of "The Complete Guide to Landscape Astrophotography" and "Creative Nightscapes"

Level: Intermediate
Master the popular new field of nightscape photography!
$35 member/$40 non-member

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May
watercolor of apple blossoms, Sonja Hutchinson

First Blush: Apple Blossoms in Watercolor (Online)

Friday, May 7, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sonja Hutchinson, Award-winning painter and long time watercolor painting instructor

Level: Some experience preferred
Supplies: Use-your-own, see supply list
Paint the bright buds and translucent petals of our blushing apple trees as you learn to: map the edges of defining shapes, mix soft neutral colors for subtle shading, create blooming washes for a smooth transition of color, and build a geometric framework to finish your composition.
$49 member/$69 non-member

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Painting Classes


crop of "Swim with Lillies", artist Kim Russell

Exhibiting Artist Talk with Kim Russell: Seeing Birds through the Eyes of an Artist (Online)

Saturday, May 8th 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Join Kim Russell, Reedy Gallery "Birds of a Feather" exhibiting artist, in a free online Zoom discussion about her art, moderated by Wendy DePaolis, Arboretum Curator of Art. "Tour" the exhibit virtually with the artist to view the stylized drawings of native Midwestern species of birds, and learn fascinating facts about them.

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Painting Classes


Nature journal, tree buds theme, Reba Luiken

Nature Journal Academy: Spring Buds (Online)

Thursday, May 13, 2021 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Suggested for ages 5-12 together with an adult
Pay close attention or you might miss Spring in Minnesota. In this class, we'll take a look at how trees use buds to get a jump start on spring.
$20/family using the same computer

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Family Classes


farmer chef holding spring radishes, photo Jukov Studio/Shutterstock

Spring Arrivals to Sample, Sauté & Stir Fry: Cook-Along Live (Online)

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

Things are coming up green in the garden- radishes, lettuce, spinach, and more! But there are only so many lettuce salads you can eat in a week... how can you get creative with these beautiful spring arrivals? 
Class Menu 

  • Sautéed Spring Greens
  • Spring Vegetable Stir-fry with Sauces
  • Dipping Sauces for raw or cooked cooked veggies
  • Spring Veggie Fries

$20 member household/$25 non-member household

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Cooking Classes


Spring tulips, photo Don Olson

Photographing Beautiful Spring Flowers (Online)

Thursday, May 20, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Central Time
Don Tredinnick, professional nature photographer, instructor and owner of Frozen Hiker Photography

Level: Beginner
Have you tried and tried to photograph the beauty of spring flowers, but they always seem to fall flat? In this webinar, Don will show you how to make the most of your equipment, available light, and the flowers we wait for every spring!
$25 member/$30 non-member

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Photography Classes


Photographer silhouette against a full moon, photo SantiPhotoSS/Shutterstock

Full Moon Photography (Online)

Monday, May 24, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Central Time
Dr. Mike Shaw, acclaimed Astrophotographer, Author of "The Complete Guide to Landscape Astrophotography" and "Creative Nightscapes"

Level: Beginner to Intermediate 
Come howl at the full moon! Join us for this webinar to learn Mike's secrets for photographing a full moon rising at any ideal location near you.
$35 member/$40 non-member

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Photography Classes


June
Raptor photography images at the Aboretum, photos by Carlyn Iverson & Sue Isaacson

Raptor Photography: Exclusive Camera Access (Online + In-Person Practicum)

Carlyn Iverson, Professional photographer, Conservationist working in science education for the public, underwritten by the Raptor Center

Live Webinar: Wednesday, June 2, 6-8 p.m. PLUS
In-Person Raptor Photoshoot at the Arboretum: Saturday, June 5
10 a.m.-12:15 p.m. OR 12:45-3 p.m.

Level: All levels
Owls, vultures, and eagles, oh my! Experience this unique opportunity to photograph mighty raptors in controlled, safe natural settings of the Arboretum.

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chef preparing meat in the kitchen, photo Anton27/Shutterstock

A Delicious Approach to Cooking Sustainable Meat: Live Cooking Demo (Online)

Thursday June 3, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Beth Jones, Executive Chef, Campus Club at the University of Minnesota; and Andy Peterson, farmer, Peterson Craftsman Meats

How can meat eaters choose to eat more sustainably, and what does "sustainable" even mean? Take a culinary journey with Beth and Andy to explore unique cuts, delicious global preparations, and sustainable choices that can benefit your bodies and the planet. This class will "beef up" your knowledge and confidence in selecting, preparing, and cooking meat.
Class menu:

  • Cevapcici-Balkan Kebabs (meaty fingerling sausages from southeast Europe - the Balkans)
  • Cumin Spiced Flatiron, Skirt, or Bavette Steaks with Chimichurri
  • Ajvar (Roasted Pepper and Eggplant "Caviar")

$25 member household/$30 non-member household

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Cooking Classes


landscape image, photo Don Tredinnick

Taking Dynamic Landscape Photos (Online)

Thursday, June 3, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Central Time
Don Tredinnick, professional nature photographer, instructor and owner of Frozen Hiker Photography

Level: Beginner
John Muir once said, "In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks." Whether traveling to our National Parks, local, state or county parks, or visiting any of America's wide-open spaces, we try to capture these amazing views only to be disappointed that the resulting photo doesn't reveal the scene as we remember it.
$25 member/$30 non-member

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cormorants (crop of art), credit Emily Donovan

Exhibiting Artist Demonstration with Emily Donovan: Perspectives of an Artist-Birder - Finding Color, Meaning & Connection (Online)

Saturday, June 12th 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Join Emily Donovan, Reedy Gallery "Birds of a Feather" exhibit featured artist, in a free online Zoom art demonstration moderated by Wendy DePaolis, Arboretum Curator of Art. Emily will demonstrate her art process to create wholly original multimedia paintings live from her backyard studio!

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Painting Classes


farmer chef holding cauliflower, photo Jukov Studio/Shutterstock

Late Spring Vegetables to Boil, Braise & Steam: Cook-Along Live (Online)

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

The gardens are starting to really produce now- you may be seeing snap peas, cauliflower and cilantro!
Class Menu (specific veggies will depend on what's ready for harvest... just like in your garden or CSA box!)

  • Summer Vegetable stew
  • Braised Cauliflower with Capers
  • Snap Pea Salad with Herb Vinaigrette

$20 member household/$25 non-member household

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time lapse video of a flower opening, photo Pixabay
Click to view time lapse

Time-Lapse Video Photography (Online)

Tuesday, June 22, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Central Time
Dr. Mike Shaw, acclaimed Astrophotographer, Author of "The Complete Guide to Landscape Astrophotography" and "Creative Nightscapes"

Level: Intermediate
Ever wonder how those amazing time lapse videos of clouds rolling through the sky or a flower opening is made? This fun workshop will have you making time-lapse videos before you know it!
$35 member/$40 non-member

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Photography Classes


July
 
APS photographer Todd Mulvihill in a garden, photo Don Olson

Creative Garden Photography (Online)

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

Level: Experienced Beginner
Have you ever wondered how gardens in magazines always look so good? Photography, of course! In this webinar you will learn how to capture the most amazing photos of gardens.
$25 member/$30 non-member

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Photography Classes


farmer chef holding tomatoes, photo Jukov Studio/Shutterstock

Summer Vegetables to Grill & Broil: Cook-Along Live (Online)

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

July is the month that begs us to get outdoors, as gardens begin to spill over with delicious produce- green beans, tomatoes, corn and more. Move the cooking outdoors, or at least get it cooked fast so the picnic can be served! Cook along* with Ann: 
  • Grilled Corn with Chipotle Aioli
  • Broiled Vegetable Frittata
  • Grilled Leafy Greens

$20 member household/$25 non-member household

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Cooking Classes


Raptor photography images at the Aboretum, photos by Carlyn Iverson & Sue Isaacson

Raptor Photography: Exclusive Camera Access (Online + In-Person Practicum)

Carlyn Iverson, Professional photographer, Conservationist working in science education for the public, underwritten by the Raptor Center

Live Webinar: Wednesday, July 28, 6-8 p.m. PLUS
In-Person Raptor Photoshoot at the Arboretum: Saturday, July 31
10 a.m.-12:15 p.m. OR 12:45-3 p.m.

Level: All levels
Owls, vultures, and eagles, oh my! Experience this unique opportunity to photograph mighty raptors in controlled, safe natural settings of the Arboretum.

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Photography Classes


August
farmer chef holding potatoes, photo Jukov Studio/Shutterstock

Baking & Roasting Late Summer Bounty: Cook-Along Live (Online)

Saturday, August 14, 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Ann Bercher, Culinary Education Specialist, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

The gardens and Farmer's Markets are filled with fruits and vegetables! Use this bounty with more robust cooking methods. Cook along* with Ann:
  • Roasted Fall Vegetables with Feta
  • Baked Vegetable Samosas
  • The Perfect Baked Potato

$20 member household/$25 non-member household

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Cooking Classes


September
Dragonfly perched on a slower, photo Mark MacLennan

Pollinator Photography: Butterflies, Bees & More! (Online)

Thursday, September 9, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Central Time
Don Tredinnick, professional nature photographer, instructor and owner of Frozen Hiker Photography

Level: Experienced Beginner to Intermediate
Catch the buzz...on camera! Join us for this webinar to learn techniques for capturing stunning images of our beneficial insects, without frightening them away!
$25 member/$30 non-member

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Photography Classes


rustic bowl of apples in the kitchen, photo Vlada Tikhonova/shutterstock

All About Apples: Cook-Along Live (Online)

Saturday, September 18, 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Ann Bercher, Culinary Education Specialist, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Minnesota is known for its apples- from Harlson to Honeycrisp... but it hasn't always been that way! Cook along* with Ann as she demonstrates sweet and savory apple recipes such as: 
  • Seared Sausage with Apples & Cabbage
  • Winter Fruit & Apple Salad
  • My Favorite Apple Pie

$20 member household/$25 non-member household

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Cooking Classes

Arboretum-grown apples are available at the Arboreum's Apple House, typically starting in late August through October. 


Computer using photoshop for a garden photo, Photo Oleksiy Mark/Shutterstock, with Photoshop logo

Photoshop Fundamentals Series (Online)

Dr. Mike Shaw, acclaimed Astrophotographer, Author of "The Complete Guide to Landscape Astrophotography" and "Creative Nightscapes"

Level: Intermediate
Interested in Photoshop but not sure where to begin? Here's your chance to finally dive in. This brand new, four-part Photoshop Fundamentals webinar series is designed to give you all the knowledge you need to confidently apply important Photoshop tools to your photography. Each webinar can be taken as a stand-alone class or take the full series for the most impact!
Each session $35 member/$40 non-member

COUPON
Save up to $20! 
Register for 2 different Photoshop Fundamentals series sessions and save $5 off each session.

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Photography Classes

 

Photoshop Fundamentals: Image Blending (Online)

Tuesday, September 14, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Central Time

 
 

Photoshop Fundamentals: Understanding & Using the Camera Raw Tool (Online)

Thursday, September 16, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Central Time

 
 

Photoshop Fundamentals: Color Management (Online)

Tuesday, September 28, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Central Time

 
 

Photoshop Fundamentals: Portrait Magic (Online)

Thursday, September 30, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Central Time


family being photographed outdoors, photo vectorfusionart/shutterstock

Photographing People in Nature (Online)

Thursday, September 16, 8:30-10:00 a.m. Central Time
Don Tredinnick, professional nature photographer, instructor and owner of Frozen Hiker Photography

Level: Beginner
Early autumn offers so many opportunities to spend time with friends and family in the great outdoors. We often want to capture these moments, but taking photos of people in nature reveals harsh shadows, distracting elements, blown out backgrounds and dappled light. Join Don and fellow photography enthusiasts to learn how to overcome these challenges.
$25 member/$30 non-member

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Photography Classes


Sunrise over a landscape, photo Don Tredinnick

Special Access Photography: Shooting the Light- Dusk to Dawn

Friday, September 17, 2021, 5:00-8:00 p.m. 
AND
Saturday, September 18, 2021, 6:00-8:00 a.m.

Don Tredinnick, professional nature photographer, instructor and owner of Frozen Hiker Photography

Level: Intermediate
Morning and evening are the best time to capture light, and the Arboretum is the best place to start "seeing the light." This 2-day workshop unlocks the Arboretum gates for your exclusive outdoor field-practice time with Don - before and after public hours - you will be the only visitors on the grounds! 
$135 member/$165 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

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Photography Classes


Raptor photography images at the Aboretum, photos by Carlyn Iverson & Sue Isaacson

Raptor Photography: Exclusive Camera Access (Online + In-Person Practicum)

Carlyn Iverson, Professional photographer, Conservationist working in science education for the public, underwritten by the Raptor Center

Live Webinar: Wednesday, September 29, 6-8 p.m. PLUS
In-Person Raptor Photoshoot at the Arboretum Saturday, October 2
10 a.m.-12:15 p.m. OR 12:45-3 p.m.

Level: All levels
Owls, vultures, and eagles, oh my! Experience this unique opportunity to photograph mighty raptors in controlled, safe natural settings of the Arboretum.

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Photography Classes

 

 


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