Art classes are appropriate for students 18 years of age or older;
unless noted as a Family Class.

Registered students will be emailed a supply list 5 - 7 days prior to class. 
Refunds (less a 20% service fee) will be made for cancellations received seven days prior to classes and workshops.
No refunds will be given for missed classes. Classes are not interchangeable.
Classes may be canceled if minimum enrollment
is not reached

 



 

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Monday February 25
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Monday ending Monday April 01
Come join us Monday mornings for this popular beginner class on the basics of drawing with Carlos Gallostra. Mastering basic drawing techniques can be a goal in itself or a tool for use in other media, e.g., watercolor, acrylic, or oil. Through in-depth studies of Bargue plates, learn the technical skills needed to translate three-dimensional objects into two-dimensional drawings, which can then be implemented into independent projects.
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$150.00
 
$205.00
 
Monday February 25
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Monday ending Monday April 01
Take your skill sets in drawing to brand new heights with our intermediate drawing class taught by Carlos Gallostra. Exploring different types of media, the course reinforces methods in drawing from observation and also challenges the student to develop their own signature style through independent work.
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Tuesday February 26
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday ending Tuesday March 26
One of nature's wonders, the butterfly will serve as the muse for this workshop in color studies. Using butterfly specimens from Fairchild's Wings of the Tropics collection, the student will develop studies in color pencil (regular or watercolor based) on paper from direct observation. These sustained studies will promote a better understanding in concepts addressing color theory, associative measurement, and composition. These studies will surely complement any other course in visual arts and add to the artist's overall body of work.
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$180.00
 
$255.00
 
Thursday February 28
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Irregular classes scheduled ending Friday March 01
This workshop will teach you how to take your photographs to a new creative level with the ancient art of encaustics. Encaustics is a mixed media technique that involves using a heated beeswax medium which is applied to a surface (here a transferred photograph) and then other materials such as paint, ground pigments and oil pastels are incorporated upon and within the wax. This two-day workshop is open to novice and experienced artists, as well as those who just want to try something different with their photos. Participants will have a hands-on introduction to the techniques of photo encaustic such as guidance towards the types of images that work best for encaustic, creating and building up smooth translucent layers of wax, fusing, creating texture, photo transfer upon waxed surface, application of paints, oil pastels, and pigments. Participants will take home two encaustic pieces that they have created from their own photographs. Students are asked to bring at least three black and white photographs printed on photo copier paper to the workshop. All other supplies will be provided for a fee of $40 payable to the instructor on the first day of the workshop.
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Tuesday March 05
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Irregular classes scheduled ending Tuesday April 16
Students at all levels are welcome to learn the fascinating art of pastels. Discover how to paint in soft pastel, considered by many as the purest of painting media. Soft pastel is bright, colorful, and easy to learn. Award-winning Miami artist, Dan Bondroff, will teach students how to create tropical landscape paintings in soft pastel from concept to completion.
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Thursday March 14
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Irregular classes scheduled ending Thursday May 02
Creating an image with a palette knife is like sculpting with paints. In this class you will be mesmerized by the texture, movement and flow that can only be achieved using a palette knife. Ms. Yap will give basic instruction and frequent demonstrations on how to handle the different knives, mix colors and apply various techniques. In this class students will be using regular oils or water mixable oils. Students already knowledgeable in the use of acrylics are welcome to join this class. 8 No class March 25
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Friday March 15
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Irregular classes scheduled ending Friday April 26
Take that first step and learn to paint from one of Fairchild's own. Ricardo Aberle, artist and grounds supervisor at the Garden, will teach you to explore the many facets of watercolor in a fun and relaxing way. The first two classes are devoted to basic instruction and will give students the foundation for their success in watercolor painting. The class focuses on the principles and elements of design and offers instruction in the various techniques. Students will be encouraged to work at their own pace to develop their unique, creative style. Optional critiques and group interaction will allow students to learn from one another. The majority of the class will be spent painting and receiving one-on-one guidance by the instructor.
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$170.00
 
$210.00
 
Friday March 15
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Irregular classes scheduled ending Friday April 26
For a change of pace, let Ms. Zanetti open your eyes to abstract painting. This class will teach the student how to compose an abstract painting that is focused around nature. Students will bring a photo of a well-composed landscape or plant to use as a base from which to explore. Enjoy the forgiving medium of acrylic paint to develop a natural, organic composition through design, line, form, color, texture and special relationships. One can easily alter colors and shapes or paint only the essence of the chosen subject. All levels of experience are welcome!
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Tuesday March 19
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday ending Tuesday April 16
Painting spring flowers is fun! Explore a bright and fresh seasonal palette with brilliant colors and unique forms! This is an excellent class for all students with previous watercolor experience looking for opportunities to build upon, fine tune, or master their watercolor skills. Students will create delicate studies of seasonal flowers in bloom, layering washes to create form & color, and applying dry brush techniques to show textures and details. A note about your supplies for this class: Supplies will be provided by Hillary Parker for use during class time only for a one-time $30 fee due the first day of class. Hillary's previous students taking this class please plan to bring all of your drawing and watercolor supplies used in her earlier classes.
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$270.00
 
$330.00
 
Monday March 25
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
This interesting and informative one day class brings new understanding about the optimum performance of a watercolor paint brush, which makes all the difference when painting with watercolors! Students will practice various painting exercises to better understand the action and range of their brushes. Join in the fun and explore proper loading techniques, brush etiquette, and learn about the variety of effects that different pressures and angles produce, in order to gain new awareness and more effective results from your brushes. There is a $15 supply fee which covers the cost for all of the different papers, brushes and brands of pigment that will be provided to students to use and test out during this class. This fee is paid directly to the instructor on the day of class.
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$60.00
 
$85.00
 
Thursday March 28
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Irregular classes scheduled ending Thursday May 23
For those who aim to take their skill sets in painting farther, this class introduces the student to a step-by-step process that facilitates capturing the portrait from the initial contour to the fully rendered form in oil paint. Topics discussed will range from ideas on value and color mixing as well as techniques meant to finalize the turn of form as well as the relationship of darkness and light. Through in-depth investigation, the students will employ a signature approach to developing their own independent projects. This class is not for beginners. Students should have prior experience in both drawing and painting.
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$200.00
 
$275.00
 
Thursday March 28
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Irregular classes scheduled ending Thursday May 23
From the novice to the seasoned, this class is designed to give you a leg up on crafting an oil painting from the ground up. Step by step, students will learn to facilitate drawing from observation, dive into theories on value and color, and with a stronger understanding of oil painting techniques, the student will apply their skill set to turn the form, capture the light, and finalize a realistic record of their subject.
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$230.00
 
$290.00
 
Tuesday April 02
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Irregular classes scheduled ending Tuesday May 21
For those who aim to take their skill sets in drawing farther, this class introduces the student to a step-by-step process that facilitates capturing the portrait from the initial contour to the fully rendered form in graphite. Topics discussed will range from ideas on observation, measurement, and value as well as techniques meant to finalize the turn of form as well as the relationship of darkness and lights. Through in depth investigation, the students will employ a signature approach to developing their own independent projects. Artist Carlos Gallostra will tailor this class so both beginners and seasoned students will be able to approach the material effectively.
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$190.00
 
$230.00
 
Tuesday April 02
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Irregular classes scheduled ending Tuesday May 07
One of nature's wonders, the butterfly will serve as the muse for this workshop in color studies. Using butterfly specimens from Fairchild's Wings of the Tropics collection, the student will develop studies in color pencil (regular or watercolor based) on paper from direct observation. These sustained studies will promote a better understanding in concepts addressing color theory, associative measurement, and composition. These studies will surely complement any other course in visual arts and add to the artist's overall body of work.
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Price
$180.00
 
$255.00
 
Wednesday April 03
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday ending Wednesday May 08
Relax and enjoy painting with watercolors. Discover the beauty and power of using color, value, and light to describe your subject. You will learn many tools and techniques during this course, such as the importance of leaving whites and creating shadow to strengthen your composition, considering the selection of the color palette for each painting to create harmony and unity and how to work with and manipulate your reference materials to design and enhance your composition. Participants must bring their chosen subject reference materials to class, such as photographs taken in the Garden, plants, flowers or other objects of interest. Basic knowledge of watercolor painting is required. Materials list will be provided upon registration.
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$195.00
 
$225.00
 
Monday April 08
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Irregular classes scheduled ending Monday May 20
Come join us Monday mornings for this popular beginner class on the basics of drawing with Carlos Gallostra. Mastering basic drawing techniques can be a goal in itself or a tool for use in other media, e.g., watercolor, acrylic, or oil. Through in-depth studies of Bargue plates, learn the technical skills needed to translate three-dimensional objects into two-dimensional drawings, which can then be implemented into independent projects.
Category
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Price
$150.00
 
$205.00
 
Monday April 08
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Irregular classes scheduled ending Monday May 20
Take your skill sets in drawing to brand new heights with our intermediate drawing class taught by Carlos Gallostra. Exploring different types of media, the course reinforces methods in drawing from observation and also challenges the student to develop their own signature style through independent work.
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Quantity
Price
$150.00
 
$205.00
 
Monday April 22
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Mixing and painting neutral colors can be a challenge! Join Hillary in the studio and learn how to create just the right shades of gray to paint the delicate colors and textures of the beautiful dried seed pods, coconut shells, bird nests, dried leaves and branches found throughout the Garden. This class is geared to students with previous basic watercolor experience. A note about your supplies for this class: For those students who have previously taken Hillary's classes please plan to bring all of your drawing and watercolor supplies from her previous painting classes. For new students, all art supplies will be provided for use during class time only, for a fee of $10. This fee is paid directly to the instructor on the day of class.
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$60.00
 
$85.00
 
Tuesday April 23
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday ending Tuesday May 07
Learn to paint South Florida's delicious tropical fruits! This class is for everyone with watercolor experience looking for opportunities to develop, build, and apply their skills and techniques of painting with washes and dry brush, while focusing on form and texture. Students will be inspired by freshly picked and locally grown tropical fruits. Sample some of the fruits as you paint! A note about your supplies for this class: Supplies will be provided by Hillary Parker for use during class time only for a one-time $30 fee due the first day of class. Hillary's previous students taking this class please plan to bring all of your drawing and watercolor supplies used in her earlier classes.
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$160.00
 
$195.00
 
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Event registration summary
The Basics of Drawing: Bargue Studies - Section B with Carlos Gallostra:
Member
0
$150.00
Non-Member
0
$205.00
Capturing the Butterfly in Color Pencil - Section B with Carlos Gallostra:
Member
0
$180.00
Non-Member
0
$255.00
Watercolors - The Basics for the Beginner - Section B with Ricardo Aberle:
Member
0
$170.00
Non-Member
0
$210.00
Painting Springtime Blooms in Watercolors with Hillary Parker:
Member
0
$270.00
Non-Member
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$330.00
Brush Up on Brushwork with Hillary Parker:
Member
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$60.00
Non-Member
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$85.00
Painting the Portrait in Oil - Section B with Carlos Gallostra:
Member
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$200.00
Non-Member
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$275.00
From the Ground Up: Painting the Still Life in Oil - Section B with Carlos Gallostra:
Member
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$230.00
Non-Member
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$290.00
Drawing the Portrait in Graphite - Section B with Carlos Gallostra:
Member
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$190.00
Non-Member
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$230.00
Capturing the Butterfly in Color Pencil - Section C with Carlos Gallostra:
Member
0
$180.00
Non-Member
0
$255.00
Put Your Passion on Paper with Watercolors - Section B with Diane Lary:
Member
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$195.00
Non-Member
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$225.00
The Basics of Drawing: Bargue Studies - Section C with Carlos Gallostra:
Member
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$150.00
Non-Member
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$205.00
Intermediate Drawing: Graphite, Charcoal and Conte - Section C with Carlos Gallostra:
Member
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$150.00
Non-Member
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$205.00
Watercolor Shades of Gray with Hillary Parker:
Member
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$60.00
Non-Member
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$85.00
Painting Delicious Tropical Fruits in Watercolors with Hillary Parker:
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$160.00
Non-Member
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$195.00
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