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!


October

scooping out a butternut squash, photo AndreaDeLaParra/shutterstock 

Cook-Along Online Live Class: Winter Squash Magic

Saturday, October 31, 2020
9-10:30 a.m.

Ann Bercher, Culinary Education Specialist, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Cook along in real time from your own kitchen as you watch and follow live with Ann from her home kitchen. Or choose to simply watch and enjoy the fun program.

Winter Squash season is upon us, let the Arboretum help you expand your repertoire for delicious ways to use squash! Cook along with Ann (or just watch!) as you learn about preparation techniques for using different winter squash varieties in several different recipes. Topics will include 
  • How to select the right squash
  • How to prepare squash for use in salad, soup and pies
  • The best techniques for a simple, yet elegant stuffed squash
  • How to roast squash and creative ways to use in salads, soups and sandwiches
  • Flavor enhancers and ingredient additions

Knowledge and experience gained will increase your confidence in choosing and preparing winter squash in unique ways.Recipes and shopping list will be sent along with confirmation email.

Class Menu

  • Squash Risotto
  • Moroccan Stuffed Squash
  • Roasted Squash with Spinach, onions & Craisins
  • Pumpkin Pancakes

Zoom: Participation in this live online interactive class requires that you use the free Zoom video conferencing service. You may watch and participate through any smart device, such as a smart phone, pad or laptop. To get the best experience, we recommend you install Zoom on the device you plan to use.

*How to Cook Along: If you plan to cook along, be sure to read the recipes thoroughly, and have the ingredients prepped as described, as well as any needed equipment out and ready!

How to register: Registration is per household using the same computer. One registration can cover multiple people cooking together in your household using the same computer. Register using the email address you want to use for communications about this class. If you would like to register multiple different households on different computers, please register them each separately with separate emails. Registered attendees will receive the link needed to join in their initial purchase confirmation by email, including recipes, shopping list and nutritional guidelines. The Arboretum will also send a reminder email with the link 2 days prior to the start date.

Questions? Send class-related questions to the Arboretum virtual host, Ann Bercher, berc0010@umn.edu
Limit 25, Live Webinar on Zoom platform

Register 2 Spots Left!
$20 member household/$25 non-member household
 ("household" may include multiple people cooking together in the same household at the same computer). Includes recipes, shopping list, and a live virtual class experience

November
Webinar Walk with Alan: Bog

Live Webinar: “Virtual Walks” with Alan - Smoky Gold in the Bog

Thursday, November 5
3-4 p.m.

Alan Branhagen, Arboretum Director of Operations and Author of "Native Plants of the Midwest"

Aldo Leopold called the late fall color of the Tamarack trees "smoky gold" so come see our remnant tamarack trees in a walk through and around our native bog. Moving online this season for your safety, join Alan from the comfort of your home computer or device! Alan will share beautiful images along with his unique wit and wisdom, allowing participants to interact and ask questions online in real time: 

  • See the brilliant red fruits of winterberry holly and native highbush cranberry 
  • Discover a unique suite of other native bog plants that shine in late autumn 
  • Be amazed by the diversity of cultivars, colors, textures and shapes in these collections 
  • Gain inspiration and information for your landscape and future Arboretum visits

Zoom: Participation in this live online interactive class requires that you use the free Zoom video conferencing service. You may watch and participate through any smart device, such as a smart phone, pad or laptop. To get the best experience, we recommend you install Zoom on the device you plan to use.

How to register: Registration is per household using the same computer. Register using the email address you want to use for communications about this class. If you would like to register multiple different households on different computers, please register them each separately with separate emails. Registered attendees will receive the link needed to join in their initial purchase confirmation by email. The Arboretum will also send a reminder email with the link approximately 2 days prior to the start date.

Questions? Send class-related questions to the Arboretum virtual host, Laura Vogel, lbvogel@umn.edu

Limit 50, Live Webinar on Zoom platform

register $14 member/$29 non-member, price is per household using the same computer

Nature journal, htree bark theme, Reba Luiken
COUPON
Save up to $20! 
Register for 3 or more Nature Journal Academy sessions (September 10, October 8, November 12, December 10) and save $5 off each session. Use coupon code TAKE5 at checkout or call 612-301-1210. 
Classes must be purchased at the same time in the same order. Not valid on previous purchases or with other discounts. No cash value.

Nature Journal Academy: Tree Bark Art

Thursday, November 12, 2020 10 - 11 a.m.
Virtual live program hosted on Zoom

Suggested for ages 5-12 together with an adult
Join Reba, your Arboretum instructor, for scientific and artistic discoveries inspired by nature! Sessions engage kids (together with an adult) in active learning and outdoor exploration, and include pre-class outdoor activities, a live Zoom program, and after-class activities to continue the learning. Each session can be taken individually, or combined as a series! A great opportunity for Homeschoolers or families to integrate art, science, and language arts skills with nearby nature.

As the air gets cool and trees lose their leaves, November is a great time to cozy up inside with a story. It's still a great time to get outside and connect to the stories of trees too!
In November, we'll:
  • Experience the textures, colors, and patterns of trees in late fall
  • Listen to Native American stories about the natural world and tell or write our own
  • Make beads from birch bark
  • Exchange ideas and experiences as we make new friends with other families
Learning Objectives:
  • Practice regular observation and data collection
  • Make a diagram and identify the parts of a plant
  • Tell stories with a beginning, middle, and end
  • Interpret sources from multiple perspectives
What's Included:
  • Instructions for pre-class outdoor nature observation + nature walk collecting list (approximately 1.5 hours)
  • Supply list of common household items to have ready for the online program
  • Private platform to share your creations with other students
  • At-home extension activities to continue your learning through the whole month

How it works:

  • Reba will email registered participants one week before the session with your instructions and pre-class outdoor nature observation + nature walk collecting list.
  • Click the link Reba provides to join the live program via Zoom.
Limit 15 families, Virtual portion of the program hosted on Zoom. Registered participants will receive a link to join.
register
$20/family using the same computer


Colors of Winter: Watercolor Workshop with Catherine Hearding
Live Online OR In-Person class!

Saturday, November 21, 2020
10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Catherine Hearding, Award-winning painter and in-demand instructor

Level Some watercolor experience preferred: Student is familiar with the medium, but may want more instruction and/or a refresher on fundamental techniques, developing design and composition skills
Supplies Bring-Your-Own: see supply list

Choose your preferred attendance for the class
  1. Attend in-person in the Arboretum's Bee Center with your own work table and ample physical distance spacing, OR
  2. Attend online where you can watch, participate, and interact with the students and instructor just like you're there.

Join us for a fun and relaxing day-long workshop. You will practice watercolor techniques to paint a beautiful light-filled, snow-covered landscape.
  • Work on composing a good landscape beginning with painting a value study
  • Focus on shapes, values and color
  • Find color solutions for your painting, while learning a three-step wash approach to watercolor painting
  • There will be an hour for a lunch break & plenty of time for Q&A with the instructor, whether you are in-person or live online via Zoom
  • Everyone will have access to the recorded session available at no extra charge for a limited tie in order to facilitate "at home" practice

Arboretum class host
Arboretum Art Curator & Program Manager Wendy DePaolis along with Laura Vogel, Adult Education Manager will be facilitating this class live. For technical questions or assistance during class, contact Wendy at depao008@umn.edu or 952-334-4019.

How it works: In-Person Option

  • Arrive at the Bee Center (special Red Barn Arboretum entrance off of 82nd street) between 9:30-10 a.m.
  • Bring your own snacks/lunch/beverages or water bottle
  • Review these safety protocols for attending in-person at the Bee Center
How it works: Live online option
  • Registered participants will be emailed a link to join the class via Zoom, an online interactive platform hosted by Arboretum, which allows interaction, feedback and questions.

 


ONLINE via Zoom
Live online limit 10, zoom link will be emailed to registered participants
Bring-your-own Supplies see supply list
$99 member/$114.00 non-member

waitlist

Sold out. Add your name to the waitlist, we will contact you if a spot opens!
IN-PERSON OPTION
In-Person Limit 12, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - McVay Learning Lab
Bring-your-own Supplies see supply list
$99 member/$114 non-member,
includes Arboretum admission


Photographer silhouette against a full moon, photo SantiPhotoSS/Shutterstock

Live Webinar: Full Moon Photography

Sunday, November 29, 2020
1-3 p.m.

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 over the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum's autumn scenery, or at an ideal location you choose near you. In this workshop you will: 
  • Locate the best times and places to capture that big moon shot
  • Learn the camera settings to get the right night sky exposures
  • Identify the proper lenses for successful moon compositions
  • Discover techniques to ensure detailed, sharp moon pictures
  • Enjoy one-to-one instruction via chat and live Q&A

Required Equipment
All that is needed to attend this live webinar is a computer or pad, an internet connection, and a Web browser such as Safari, Chrome, Firefox, etc. Zoom is required and this webinar works best with Zoom software (free) installed on your device.

Suggested Equipment for Putting What You Learn Into Practice:

  • DSLR or MLIC (mirrorless interchangeable lens camera)
  • Moderate to long focal length lenses in the 100 - 500+ mm range
  • Telephoto lenses for moon close-ups (200 mm and up)
  • A sturdy tripod is essential
  • Cable or wireless remote shutter release
  • Headlamp with a red bulb or small flashlight is important to protect your night vision
  • Spare batteries
  • Operating manual for your camera

Zoom
Participation in this online course requires that you use the free Zoom video conferencing service. You must install Zoom on your computer to experience this webinar. Click here for a tutorial on how to join a Zoom meeting and much more.

How it works
Register 1 person with 1 email at a time (you will be asked which email you want the invitation link sent to at checkout). If you would like to register multiple people, please register them each separately with separate emails. Registered attendees will receive the link needed to join in their initial purchase confirmation by email. The Arboretum will also send a reminder email with the link 2 days prior to the start date.

Webinar Questions?
Send webinar-related questions to the Arboretum webinar host, Frank Meuschke, at meusc008@umn.edu

Limit 25, Live Webinar on Zoom platform

$35 member/$40 non-member

December

Watercolor Painting Workshop: River Birch Tree
Live Online OR In-Person class!

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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

Level Advanced Beginner to Experienced; Some experience with the watercolor medium preferred. 
Supplies Bring-Your-Own see supply list

Choose your preferred attendance for the class

  1. Attend in-person in the Arboretum's Bee Center with your own work table and ample physical distance spacing, OR
  2. Attend online where you can watch, participate, and interact with the students and instructor just like you're there.
The intriguing bark of the river birch enlivens our landscapes all year. Paint a young tree in rich warm color against a crisp Minnesota sky. Leave with a finished painting and the knowledge to take you further in your creative journey.
  • Enjoy live step-by-step demonstrations
  • Learn new painting techniques, from paint handling to composition
  • Develop a deeper understanding of the entire watercolor process
  • Take home reference materials which lead you through the painting process

Arboretum class host
Arboretum Art Curator & Program Manager Wendy DePaolis will be facilitating this class live. For technical questions or assistance during class, contact Wendy at depao008@umn.edu or 952-334-4019.

How it works: In-Person Option

  • Arrive at the Bee Center (special Red Barn Arboretum entrance off of 82nd street) between 9:30-10 a.m.
  • Bring your own snacks/lunch/beverages or water bottle
  • Review these safety protocols for attending in-person class at the Arboretum

How it works: Live online option

  • Registered participants will be emailed a link to join the class via Zoom, an online interactive platform hosted by Arboretum, which allows interaction, feedback and questions.

ONLINE via Zoom
Live online limit 10, zoom link will be emailed to registered participants
$69 member/$84 non-member

IN-PERSON
In-Person Limit 8, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - McVay Learning Lab
$69 member/$84 non-member
, includes Arboretum admission

Endorsing Organizations of the ProHort Course

Minnesota State Horticulture Society

Minnesota Nursery & Landscape Association

Become an Endorsing Organization
Endorsing Organization Guidelines

2021 Extension ProHort Core Course

Registration Deadline: December 1, 2020

Online Class At-Your-Own-Pace starting January 2021 
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!

This course consists of 14 modules that can be completed online, at-your-own-pace. There is a knowledge quiz at the end of each module:

  • Botany & Horticulture
  • Soils, Composting & Fertilizers
  • Herbaceous Plants
  • Woody Plants
  • Lawn Care
  • Weed Management
  • Growing Vegetables
  • Growing Fruit
  • Indoor Plants
  • IPM
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Diagnostics
  • Entomology
  • Living with Wildlife

Optional Introductory Live-Online Meet-and-Greet for Registered Participants
Thursday, January 7, 5-6 p.m.
There will be an optional introductory meet-and-greet with Laura, your teaching assistant, and fellow students! We will go over how to log in, share our burning questions we're hoping to learn from the course, and talk about live learning opportunities along the way. The meeting is optional and will be pre-recorded for those who cannot attend the live session. Please check your email: a link to this optional online meeting was sent in your class registration confirmation.

Optional Live-Online Facilitated Q&A Sessions
6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, January 21 - April 8
You may optionally choose to virtually attend a Q&A session with your classmates and facilitators (and occasional guest experts) online to review the module content. Registered attendees will receive links to attend these sessions if desired.

How it works - online 
Registered participants will receive course login information and details by email from your Course Teaching Assistant, Laura, on or before January 8, 2020. The online course is self-paced, and you will have access to complete all the online information, modules, and quizzes through December 2021. If you have questions or challenges with accessing the online course, Laura will be available to assist you (reference her contact information below)!

Reference manual is included
A reference manual will be mailed to you prior to the course start date, approximately mid-December. Enter your mailing address at checkout, or leave your address blank if you do not want a paper manual (help save a tree!).

Time Commitment 
Expect an average of 40 - 60 hours to complete all the course material and quizzes.

Certificates of Completion 
Earn a Certificate of Completion by passing each of the 14 online knowledge quizzes that are available after each module. 

Cancellation policy 
$50 refund for cancellations on or before December 15, 2020. No refunds after December 20. Course registration is transferable through December 31, 2020. 
Registration Deadline: December 1, 2020

Questions for the ProHort Teaching Assistant?
Contact Laura Vogel at lbvogel@umn.edu

Limit 100

register
$550 Arb member or member of Endorsing Organization/$590 non-member, includes manual and optional Q&A sessions

hands arranging baking ingredients, photo GreenArt/shutterstock 

Cook-Along Online Live Class: Easy, Ethnic Sweets for the Holidays

Saturday, December 5, 2020
9-10:30 a.m.

Ann Bercher, Culinary Education Specialist, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Cook along in real time from your own kitchen as you watch and follow live with Ann from her home kitchen. Or choose to simply watch and enjoy the fun program.

So many ethnic traditions! So many celebrations in December! So little time! Cook along with Ann (or just watch!) during a baking day to create some sweets for your holiday celebrations. No matter your ethnic background, we will explore and bake many traditional and not so traditional holiday sweets from around the world. You will gain a collection of holiday recipes and baking techniques from around the world. Recipes and shopping list will be sent along with your confirmation email.

Class Menu (we'll cover as many as time allows, but you'll get recipes for all)
  • Santa Lucia Day (Sweden) - Hot Cross Buns 
  • Hanukkah - (Jewish) Doughnuts in Cardamom Syrup 
  • Kwanza (African American) - Sweet Potato Pie 
  • Festival of our Lady Guadalupe (Mexico) - Biscochitos Cookies
  • Hmong New Year - (Laos) - Ncuav Sawv (Steamed Rice Cakes)
  • Christmas Day - (USA/Britain) Figgy Pudding Cakes

Zoom: Participation in this live online interactive class requires that you use the free Zoom video conferencing service. You may watch and participate through any smart device, such as a smart phone, pad or laptop. To get the best experience, we recommend you install Zoom on the device you plan to use.

*How to Cook Along: If you plan to cook along, be sure to read the recipes thoroughly, and have the ingredients prepped as described, as well as any needed equipment out and ready!

How to register: Registration is per household using the same computer. One registration can cover multiple people cooking together in your household using the same computer. Register using the email address you want to use for communications about this class. If you would like to register multiple different households on different computers, please register them each separately with separate emails. Registered attendees will receive the link needed to join in their initial purchase confirmation by email, including recipes, shopping list and nutritional guidelines. The Arboretum will also send a reminder email with the link 2 days prior to the start date.

Questions? Send class-related questions to the Arboretum virtual host, Ann Bercher, berc0010@umn.edu
Limit 25, Live Webinar on Zoom platform

Register $20 member household/$25 non-member household ("household" may include multiple people cooking together in the same household at the same computer). Includes recipes, shopping list, and a live virtual class experience

 Nature journal, winter theme, Reba Luiken
COUPON
Save up to $20! 
Register for 3 or more Nature Journal Academy sessions (September 10, October 8, November 12, December 10) and save $5 off each session. Use coupon code TAKE5 at checkout or call 612-301-1210. 
Classes must be purchased at the same time in the same order. Not valid on previous purchases or with other discounts. No cash value.

Nature Journal Academy: Winter Time Snow & Stars

Thursday, December 10, 2020, 10 - 11 a.m.
Virtual live program hosted on Zoom

Suggested for ages 5-12 together with an adult
Join Reba, your Arboretum instructor, for scientific and artistic discoveries inspired by nature! Sessions engage kids (together with an adult) in active learning and outdoor exploration, and include pre-class outdoor activities, a live Zoom program, and after-class activities to continue the learning. Each session can be taken individually, or combined as a series! A great opportunity for Homeschoolers or families to integrate art, science, and language arts skills with nearby nature.

There's a chill in the air, but there is still plenty of nature to explore outdoors.With no leaves on the trees, there are more chances for things that sparkle to catch our eyes, like snow and stars.

In December we'll:

  • Discover the secrets nature hides behind green leaves in the summer
  • Create a snowflake model
  • Learn about the best stars to look for in the night sky and practice finding them
  • Exchange ideas and experiences as we make new friends with other families
Learning Objectives:
  • Practice regular observation and data collection
  • Make a model using symmetry
  • Understand that nature's cycles follow a pattern
What's Included:
  • Instructions for pre-class outdoor nature observation + nature walk collecting list (approximately 1.5 hours)
  • Supply list of common household items to have ready for the online program
  • Private platform to share your creations with other students
  • At-home extension activities to continue your learning through the whole month

How it works:

  • Reba will email registered participants one week before the session with your instructions and pre-class outdoor nature observation + nature walk collecting list.
  • Click the link Reba provides to join the live program via Zoom.
Limit 15 families, Virtual portion of the program hosted on Zoom. Registered participants will receive a link to join.
register
$20/family using the same computer

January
root vegetables, photo FoodPictures/shutterstock 

Cook-Along Online Live Class: Discovering Your Root... Vegetables!

Saturday, January 16, 2021
9-10:30 a.m.

Ann Bercher, Culinary Education Specialist, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Cook along in real time from your own kitchen as you watch and follow live with Ann from her home kitchen. Or choose to simply watch and enjoy the fun program.

Historically, throughout the winter months, people survived on the root vegetables that they were able to store in their root cellars. Today, root vegetables are readily available at grocery stores, but have we overlooked the opportunity to use them in new ways?Cook along with Ann (or just watch!) as we explore easily stored root vegetables such as carrots, rutabaga, beets, potatoes, turnips, onions, and parsnips. Topics will include: 
  • Knife skills for preparation of the roots
  • Cooking techniques including roasting, sautéing, and boiling
  • Flavor combinations and enhancements for root veggies
  • Ways to use roots in soup, salad, side and main dishes
  • Knowledge and experience gained will increase your confidence in choosing and using a variety of root vegetables in new ways. 

Recipes, shopping list and nutritional guidelines will be sent along with confirmation email.

Class Menu
  • Carrot & Ginger Soup
  • Rutabaga Stew
  • Roasted Roots with Maple Glaze
  • Root Vegetable Chips

Zoom: Participation in this live online interactive class requires that you use the free Zoom video conferencing service. You may watch and participate through any smart device, such as a smart phone, pad or laptop. To get the best experience, we recommend you install Zoom on the device you plan to use.

*How to Cook Along: If you plan to cook along, be sure to read the recipes thoroughly, and have the ingredients prepped as described, as well as any needed equipment out and ready!

How to register: Registration is per household using the same computer. One registration can cover multiple people cooking together in your household using the same computer. Register using the email address you want to use for communications about this class. If you would like to register multiple different households on different computers, please register them each separately with separate emails. Registered attendees will receive the link needed to join in their initial purchase confirmation by email, including recipes, shopping list and nutritional guidelines. The Arboretum will also send a reminder email with the link 2 days prior to the start date.

Questions? Send class-related questions to the Arboretum virtual host, Ann Bercher, berc0010@umn.edu
Limit 25, Live Webinar on Zoom platform

Register $20 member household/$25 non-member household ("household" may include multiple people cooking together in the same household at the same computer). Includes recipes, shopping list, and a live virtual class experience

 

Arboretum Inspired Drawing: Cardinal in Colored Pencil
Live Online OR In-Person class!

Saturday, January 16, 2021
10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Aryn Lill, Art instructor, artist who is passionate about helping others on their artistic journey

Level  Beginner to Intermediate
Supplies Bring-Your-Own, see Dick Blick shopping-supply list
Medium 
Colored pencil & white pastel
Techniques Close observation of shape, line weight, color, layering, and blending techniques
Choose your preferred attendance for the class

  1. Attend in-person in the Arboretum's Bee Center with your own work table and ample physical distance spacing, OR
  2. Attend online where you can watch, participate, and interact with the students and instructor just like you're there.

Want to start drawing but don’t know where to begin? Have you done a little drawing but want to grow and learn? This class is designed for you as you draw a red male Cardinal on white snow - a beloved Minnesota sight! Bring a sense of curiosity and adventure and a desire to tap into your creative side!

  • Learn to draw using a 4-step breakdown instructional process. The instructor will guide each step of the way
  • Learn fundamental skills of art including shading, composition, perspective and shape
  • Discover why materials matter
  • Watch live demonstrations with plenty of time for questions and answers
  • Practice skills with a variety of drawing tools supplied in class
  • Take home handouts to assist you in practicing outside of class

Arboretum class host
Arboretum Art Curator & Program Manager Wendy DePaolis will be facilitating this class live. For technical questions or assistance during class, contact Wendy at depao008@umn.edu or 952-334-4019.

How it works: In-Person Option

  • Arrive at the Bee Center (special Red Barn Arboretum entrance off of 82nd street) between 9:30-10 a.m.
  • Bring your own snacks/lunch/beverages or water bottle
  • Review these safety protocols for attending in-person class at the Arboretum

How it works: Live online option

  • Registered participants will be emailed a link to join the class via Zoom, an online interactive platform hosted by Arboretum, which allows interaction, feedback and questions.


ONLINE via Zoom
Live online limit 10, zoom link will be emailed to registered participants
$39 member/$54 non-member

IN-PERSON
In-Person Limit 5, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - McVay Learning Lab
$39 member/$54 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

February
 

Watercolor Workshop: Pretty Primrose
Live Online OR In-Person class!

Thursday, February 11, 2021
10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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

Level Some watercolor experience preferred: Student is familiar with handling of materials and paint, but may want more instruction and/or a refresher fundamental techniques
Supplies Bring-Your-Own See supply list

Choose your preferred attendance for the class

  1. Attend in-person in the Arboretum's Bee Center with your own work table and ample physical distance spacing, OR
  2. Attend online where you can watch, participate, and interact with the students and instructor just like you're there.
Capture the beautiful curvy shapes of the Primrose bloom using a lovely reference image. You'll receive step-by-step instruction and watch helpful demonstrations in class. 
  • Learn how to paint luminous flower petals
  • Practice glazing to build depth and color saturation in our form
  • Carefully observe edges and values to make refinements
  • Take home reference materials which lead you through entire painting process

You'll leave with new confidence in your watercolor skills and inspiration to paint the flowers you love! 

Arboretum class host
Arboretum Art Curator & Program Manager Wendy DePaolis will be facilitating this class live. For technical questions or assistance during class, contact Wendy at depao008@umn.edu or 952-334-4019.

How it works: In-Person Option

  • Arrive at the Bee Center (special Red Barn Arboretum entrance off of 82nd street) between 9:30-10 a.m.
  • Bring your own snacks/lunch/beverages or water bottle
  • Review these safety protocols for attending in-person class at the Arboretum

How it works: Live online option

  • Registered participants will be emailed a link to join the class via Zoom, an online interactive platform hosted by Arboretum, which allows interaction, feedback and questions.

ONLINE via Zoom
Live online limit 10, zoom link will be emailed to registered participants
$69 member/$84 non-member


IN-PERSON
In-Person Limit 5, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - McVay Learning Lab
$69 member/$84 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

ladel of hearty healthy soup in a bowl, photo Miyao/shutterstock 

Cook-Along Online Live Class: Soup du Jour

Saturday, February 20, 2021
9-10:30 a.m.

Ann Bercher, Culinary Education Specialist, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Cook along in real time from your own kitchen as you watch and follow live with Ann from her home kitchen. Or choose to simply watch and enjoy the fun program.

It is so cold out...a great time to make soup! Learn how to make your own homemade stock or broth and then add vegetables, meats, and/or beans. Explore flavor and texture combinations to create amazing and satisfying soups! Cook along with Ann (or just watch!). Topics will include: 
  • The difference between and stock and broth
  • How to make homemade stock and broth
  • Selection of ingredients for texture and flavor
  • Fun embellishments for your finished product

You will gain knowledge and expertise to create your own signature soups. Recipes and shopping list will be sent along with confirmation email.

Class Menu
  • Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • Your Favorite Vegetable Soup
  • The Best Chicken Noodle Soup

Zoom: Participation in this live online interactive class requires that you use the free Zoom video conferencing service. You may watch and participate through any smart device, such as a smart phone, pad or laptop. To get the best experience, we recommend you install Zoom on the device you plan to use.

*How to Cook Along: If you plan to cook along, be sure to read the recipes thoroughly, and have the ingredients prepped as described, as well as any needed equipment out and ready!

How to register: Registration is per household using the same computer. One registration can cover multiple people cooking together in your household using the same computer. Register using the email address you want to use for communications about this class. If you would like to register multiple different households on different computers, please register them each separately with separate emails. Registered attendees will receive the link needed to join in their initial purchase confirmation by email, including recipes, shopping list and nutritional guidelines. The Arboretum will also send a reminder email with the link 2 days prior to the start date.

Questions? Send class-related questions to the Arboretum virtual host, Ann Bercher, berc0010@umn.edu
Limit 25, Live Webinar on Zoom platform

Register $20 member household/$25 non-member household ("household" may include multiple people cooking together in the same household at the same computer). Includes recipes, shopping list, and a live virtual class experience

March
crusty fresh bread, photo TyLim/shutterstock

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

Saturday, March 27, 2021
9-10:30 a.m.

Ann Bercher, Culinary Education Specialist, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Cook along in real time from your own kitchen as you watch and follow live with Ann from her home kitchen. Or choose to simply watch and enjoy the fun program.

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! Topics will include: 
  • Starters including sponges, sourdough starters, and yeast
  • Quick breads versus raised breads
  • Flavor and texture additions
  • Bread machines
  • Ethnic influences

Knowledge and experience gained will increase your confidence to bake your own breads at home for your new favorite sandwich! Recipes and shopping list will be sent along with confirmation email.

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

Zoom: Participation in this live online interactive class requires that you use the free Zoom video conferencing service. You may watch and participate through any smart device, such as a smart phone, pad or laptop. To get the best experience, we recommend you install Zoom on the device you plan to use.

*How to Cook Along: If you plan to cook along, be sure to read the recipes thoroughly, and have the ingredients prepped as described, as well as any needed equipment out and ready!

How to register: Registration is per household using the same computer. One registration can cover multiple people cooking together in your household using the same computer. Register using the email address you want to use for communications about this class. If you would like to register multiple different households on different computers, please register them each separately with separate emails. Registered attendees will receive the link needed to join in their initial purchase confirmation by email, including recipes, shopping list and nutritional guidelines. The Arboretum will also send a reminder email with the link 2 days prior to the start date.

Questions? Send class-related questions to the Arboretum virtual host, Ann Bercher, berc0010@umn.edu
Limit 25, Live Webinar on Zoom platform

Register $20 member household/$25 non-member household ("household" may include multiple people cooking together in the same household at the same computer). Includes recipes, shopping list, and a live virtual class experience
   

 

 


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