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Gardening & Botanical Crafts

Learn to bring the beauty of one-of-a-kind flowers, floral arrangements and seasonal plants into your home. Phipps offers an ever-changing selection of Gardening & Botanical Crafts classes for beginners and seasoned pros, from indoor bulbs to out of this world holiday wreathes and centerpieces.

Compositional Techniques for Macro Photography

Dates: Wednesday, July 9, 16, 23 and 30
Time: 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Robert Egan
Objective:
Level: N/A
Prerequisites:
Fee: $ 120 members; $160 non-members
Location: Botany Hall at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

In this class, students will review tried-and-true compositional techniques and learn how to apply them to macro (close-up) photography scenarios. The course structure also allows time for Conservatory assignment shoots, during which tripods can be used, as well as group print review. Participants of all experience levels are welcome; however, any cameras used must be able to shoot macro images.

Sign up online or call 412/441-4442 ext. 3925 to register. Call or e-mail with questions.

An Easy Way to Draw Workshop

Dates: Saturday, Aug. 16
Time: 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Instructor: Marianne Pionati-Hilke
Objective:
Level: N/A
Prerequisites: None
Fee: $ 40 members; $50 non-members
Location: Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park

This one- day workshop covers topics such as left versus right brain drawing, negative and positive spacing, and how to render objects in three dimensions. Throughout the day, participants will also develop problem-solving skills and other techniques through a variety of hands-on projects.

Sign up online or call 412/441-4442 ext. 3925 to register. Call or e-mail with questions.