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Expressions in Art Workshops


Infusing the beauty and uniqueness of the garden with various artistic methods such as painting and photography.  These fun and fulfilling workshops are designed for beginner and the experienced. Registration information is listed at the bottom of the page.
 

  

CRAFTY CREATIONS 

 

Create a different and colorful garden-themed craft in this series of workshops geared towards beginners and intermediates. Each workshop will be led by a friendly and talented instructor from "The Potting Shed." Crafts focused on painting may involve pre-drawn designs.  

 

  

Painting Designs On A Wine Glass 

Adult workshop 

Saturday, June 24; 10 a.m. to noon.  

Instructor: The Potting Shed 

$25/members of Lauritzen Gardens, $29/non-member 

  

Mosaic Color on Glass 

Adult workshop 

Saturday, July 8; 10 a.m. to noon.  

Instructor: The Potting Shed 

$25/members of Lauritzen Gardens, $29/non-member 

  

Paper Flowers Abloom 

Adult workshop 

Saturday, August 5; 10 a.m. to noon.  

Instructor: The Potting Shed 

$29/members of Lauritzen Gardens, $39/non-member 

  

 

  

  

  

  

PHOTOGRAPHY 

 

Photography Workshops with Will Fields 

Adult workshop 

 

Photography Level 1  

Photography workshop  

This two-hour class is for beginner and intermediate amateur photographers. So you have this beautiful new camera and you know how to turn it on. Now what? Advance beyond using the automatic settings on your digital SLR camera to learn why and when to use the variations of aperture, shutter speed and lighting. By the end of the two hours, participants will understand in simple terms, the hows and whys of operating their camera. Instructor: Will Fields 

  

THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT Saturday, July 8; 9 to 11 a.m  

$15/member, $19/non-member 

  

Saturday, August 5; 9 to 11 a.m 

$15/member, $19/non-member 

 

Saturday, September 9; 9 to 11 a.m 

$15/member, $19/non-member 

 

Saturday, October 14; 9 to 11 a.m 

$15/member, $19/non-member 

 

Saturday, November 4; 9 to 11 a.m 

$15/member, $19/non-member 

 

Saturday, December 2; 9 to 11 a.m 

$15/member, $19/non-member 

 

 

 

 

          Photography Level 2 

Photography workshop  

This workshop is for upper level beginner to intermediate photographers. The point of this two-hour field class is not to replicate a few beautiful images, but rather to learn techniques to transform photography. Participants will gain an understanding of what makes a great photo, learn the techniques required, and pick up some tips and tricks that professional photographers use. The instructor will provide clear instruction, guidance, and feedback throughout four field exercises, as participants begin to develop their own style within photography. Instructor: Will Fields 

  

 

Saturday, July 8; 1 to 3 p.m. 

$15/member, $19/non-member 

 

Saturday, August 5; 1 to 3 p.m. 

$15/member, $19/non-member 

 

Saturday, September 9; 1 to 3 p.m. 

$15/member, $19/non-member 

 

Saturday, October 14; 1 to 3 p.m. 

$15/member, $19/non-member 

 

Saturday, November 4; 1 to 3 p.m. 

$15/member, $19/non-member 

 

Saturday, December 2; 1 to 3 p.m. 

$15/member, $19/non-member 

 

 

Better Photos with Your Phone 

Photography workshop  

As the quality and sophistication of smart phones improves, more and more people are relying almost exclusively on their phone as their primary camera. Smart phone cameras and their apps are great, but with a stronger understanding of the basics of photography, your phone pics can become much better. If you love the camera in your phone but want even better results, this is the class for you. With tips and tricks, we'll have you shooting like a pro. Instructor: Will Fields 

  

Saturday, July 8 10; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m 

$10/member, $15/non-member 

Saturday, August 5; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m 

$10/member, $15/non-member 

Saturday, September 9; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m 

$10/member, $15/non-member 

 

Saturday, October 14; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m 

$10/member, $15/non-member 

 

Saturday, November 4; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m 

$10/member, $15/non-member 

Saturday, December 2; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m 

$10/member, $15/non-member 

 

 

About the instructor: Will Fields is a commercial photographer and teacher who was based in Chicago for most of his 30 year career. His use of wit, humor and incorporation of the platonic question make him a natural, effective and popular teacher. Will now lives in Omaha, Nebraska, but works and teaches around the country. A partial list of Will's commercial clients include: Sears (catalog and corporate), Cadillac, Haworth, GE, Motorola, Allstate, Anheuser-Busch, Coldwell Banker and many others.  

  

  

Registration and Cancellation Information 

Click here to register.  Programs fill quickly and classes are subject to minimum and maximum enrollment. Registration must be completed at least one week in advance of the class. For more information, please contact Gabrielle Domenge-Geiger at g.geiger@omahabotanicalgardens.org or (402) 346-4002, ext. 263.   
 


After Registration
 
Participants should dress accordingly for all outdoor programs. No rain or snow dates are planned. It is recommended that registrants arrive 15 minutes before the start of the program, doors or gates may be locked once a registrant is more than 15 minutes late. Upon arrival at the garden, participants should check in at the admission desk. Program registration includes admission to the garden for the entire day of the program. Children or guests not properly registered will not be allowed into the program or garden without proper payment. All supplies are included for each program, unless otherwise indicated.
   

   

Refunds and Cancellations 
If a registration for a program must be canceled, registration fees will be refunded if notice is received at least one week before the program. Refunds will not be provided for cancelations within one week of the start of the program or for participants that are late to a program. Programs with insufficient registrations are sometimes canceled. If a program is canceled, phone or email notification will be made as early as possible. Full refunds are given for classes canceled due to insufficient registration. In case of severe weather, participants should call (402) 346-4002, ext. 201 to check the status of the program.
 

  

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