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Callaway Gardens 2010 winter-spring workshops & hikes

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PINE MOUNTAIN, GA- Connect with nature at Callaway Gardens® and be inspired through a workshop or garden visit.  Callaway Gardens offers a bevy of opportunities to have fun and learn such as digital photography, gardening, painting and more:

 

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY SERIES

Featuring Instructor Jim Henderson

Intro to Digital Photography:  Take Great Photos with Any Digital Camera!

Saturday, January 9, 2010, 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Fee: $75

Photographers Guide to Using the Personal Computer
Sunday, January 10, 2010, 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Fee: $40

 

Photography Series:  Foundations in DSLR

1. A Beginner's Guide to DSLR Photography (what the camera manual doesn't tell you)

Saturday, January 23, 2010, 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Fee: $75

2. Creative Photography Beyond Auto Mode

Saturday, February 6, 2010, 9:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Fee: $75

3. Mastering Focus and Exposure

Saturday, February 20, 2010, 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Fee: $75

3a.SkillBuilder PhotoShoot with Instructor

Sunday, February 21, 2010, 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Fee: $40 (limit 10, must attend Feb 20th workshop)

 

PhotoShop BootCamp: An Introduction to Adobe PhotoShop Elements 7 or 8 or CS4

Saturday – Sunday, February 27 & 28, 2010

Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sunday 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Fee: $115

 

Adventures in DSLR:

1. Mastering Close-up and Macro Photography with emphasis on the Butterfly

Saturday – Sunday, March 6 & 7, 2010

Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. $75

Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $40

(Limit 20, must attend March 6th workshop) 

2. Mastering Landscape Photography with emphasis on the Callaway Azalea Gardens

Saturday, April 10 & 11, 2010

Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. $75

Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $40

(Limit 20, must attend April 10th workshop) 

3. Mastering Flash Photography in Nature and Portraiture

Saturday-Sunday, April 17 & 18, 2010

Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. $75
Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. $40

(Limit 20, must attend April 17th workshop)

4. Mastering Motion with emphasis on the Callaway Birds of Prey

Saturday, May 15, 2010

9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Fee: $75

 

Introducing Adobe Lightroom

Saturday, May 22, 2010, 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Fee: $75

Creating Spectacular Photo Slide Shows using ProShow Gold

Sunday, May 23, 2010, 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Fee: $40

 

CREATIVE HOBBY JEWELRY SCHOOL

Saturday-Sunday, February 6-7, 2010

Sign up for one, two or all three classes and save! This series is designed so you can make several jewelry pieces or combine them all!  $200 for the entire weekend.

1. Fused Glass Pendant Workshop

Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Instructor: Jan Hochreiter

Fee: $65

2. Silver Pendant Workshop

Saturday, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Debra Jackson Quillen, Level 2 Certified PMC Artisan

Fee: $80

3. Beading & Jewelry Design Workshop

Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Instructor: Faith Birkhead
Fee: $70

 

ART AND GARDEN SERIES

Plant Propagation

Saturday, March 6, 2010, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Learn how to start plants from seeds and take cuttings from tropical stock plants – from Callaway Gardens' greenhouses.

Instructor: Brian Kanotz, Callaway Gardens Greenhouse Manager

Fee: $80

 

Stained Glass Garden Art Workshop

Saturday, March 13, 2010, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Create a garden art piece using the "Louis Comfort Tiffany" method. 

Instructor: Patricia Varnon

Fee: $80, includes all supplies

 

Tabletop Garden - Terrarium Workshop

Saturday, March 13, 2010, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Create a garden under glass for a desk or table top.

Instructor: Katie Steinhoff, Education Department

Fee: $50

 

Gourmet Mushroom Cultivation Workshop

Saturday, April 10, 2010, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Learn how to cultivate shitake mushrooms at home. Take home a starter kit.

Instructor: Katharine Geier, GA Mushroom Club

Fee: $50

 

Capturing the Essence in Watercolor

Saturday – Sunday, April 24-25, 2010, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Paint "on location" in the Gardens!

Instructor: Pat Fiorello

Fee: $195

 

Mother's Day Kitchen Herb Basket

Saturday, May 1, 2010, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Create an edible ornamental hanging basket or container complete with herbs.

Instructor: Martha Lopez

Fee: $35 (Sign up for both May 1st workshops for only $65!)

 

Totally Tomatoes!

Saturday, May 1, 2010, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Learn growing tips & take home some of our favorite and hard to find tomato varieties.

Instructor: David Chambers, Manager of Mr. Cason's Vegetable Garden

Fee: $35 (Sign up for both May 1st workshops for only $65!)

 

HIKE SERIES

Guided hikes are great opportunities to learn more about natural history! This series of hikes offers a variety of topics, terrain and time spent on the trails. Hiking trails are not paved; rocky and steep in some sections – appropriate footwear required.   Pack a light lunch or snack and plenty of water for the trail.

 

President's Day Springheads Hike

Monday, February 15, 2010, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Length: 5.5 miles; moderately strenuous; Ages 12 and up.

Fee: $10

 

Winter Night Walk

Saturday, February 20, 2010, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Length: 1.5 miles; easy; Ages 7 and up

Fee: $7

 

Mountain Bike Ride on The Preserve

Saturday, March 13, 2010, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Length: 8 miles; strenuous; Ages 12 and up.

Bring your own mountain bike and helmet

Fee: $12

 

Spring Wildflower Walk

Saturday, April 3, 2010, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Length: 2.5 miles; moderate; Ages 12 and up.

Fee: $7

 

Mountain Laurel Hike

Saturday, May 8, 2010, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Length: 2.5 miles; moderately easy; Ages 10 and up.

Fee: $7

 

National Trails Day Fitness Hike

Saturday, June 5, 2010, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Length: 3.5 miles; strenuous; Ages 12 and up.

Fee: $7

 

Plumleaf Azalea Hike

Wednesday, July 21, 2010, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

AND

Saturday, July 24, 2010, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Length: 2 miles; moderately easy; Ages 10 and up. 

Fee: $7

 

PREMIER HORTICULTURAL EVENTS

24th Annual Southern Gardening Symposium

January 29-31, 2010

Experience the greatest garden program geared toward gardening in the South! Program includes: in-depth workshops; garden tour; topics ranging from design, new plant introductions, best gardening practices and specialty gardens; a silent auction and garden marketplace with several vendors.

 

Annual Plant Fair and Sale

March 25-28, 2010

Don't miss one of peak weekends for spring blooms! A premier horticultural event with over 20 vendors of not-so-common plants and groovy garden nick-knacks.

 

Dinner with the Gardening Experts at the Gardens Restaurant

March 25, 2010, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Join Walter Reeves, Georgia Gardening Guru; Hank Bruno and other gardening professionals for a fun and informative evening of good food and gardening conversation.  Limited seating.  The dinner is $45 per person, inclusive of taxes and gratuities.

 

Gardening School with Walter Reeves

March 26, 2010

Have all your questions answered by Georgia's favorite garden guru, Walter Reeves along with Callaway Gardens' horticulture staff and other gardening experts. Register for two sessions and lunch for $45 per person.

 

BONUS:  Register for the dinner and gardening school for only $85.

 

Detailed descriptions of these programs can be found at www.callawaygardens.com then click on "Education."  Enrollment is limited and preregistration is required for all programs. Programs fill quickly, so register soon.

Workshop fees include admission to Callaway Gardens. To register call the Education Department at 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292), option 5, option 2; 706-663-5153 or email education@callawaygardens.com.

For overnight accommodations for any of these workshops or hikes, ask for the special workshop rate starting at $89 in the Mountain Creek® Inn at 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292).  Based on availability, some restrictions apply.

Callaway Gardens®, is in Pine Mountain, Ga., 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta and 30 minutes north of Columbus.  To experience Mother Nature at its finest, call 1-800-CALLAWAY or visit www.callawaygardens.com <http://www.callawaygardens.com/>.

Source: Callaway Gardens

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