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San Diego Botanic Garden

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230 Quail Gardens Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024 United States
(760) 436-3036 http://sdbgarden.org/classes.htm

October 2016

Butterflies and Dragonflies for the Garden

October 8, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024 United States
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Laura's Dragonfly

Come enjoy a relaxing day of creating art for your garden with friends. In this beginning mosaic class, you‘ll be creating a butterfly or dragonfly using beautiful stained glass, mirror glass, iridescent glass, beads, and glass gems. You’ll learn about tools and how to use them properly, how to cut glass, which adhesive to use, how to prep the substrate, how to mix grout, and how to hang your piece. A rainbow of glass colors will be available for you…

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January 2017

San Diego Botanic Garden- Beginning Mosaics

January 18, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024 United States
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Mosaic Owl

Come and enjoy two relaxing afternoons creating art for your garden. In this beginning mosaic class, students will create a butterfly, dragonfly, seahorse, owl, or turtle using beautiful stained glass, mirror glass, iridescent glass, beads, and glass gems. Your finished mosaic will be suitable for hanging outdoors or mounting in the garden. All materials and tools will be provided.   THIS IS A TWO SESSION CLASS ON JANUARY 18TH AND JANUARY 25TH

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June 2017

Beginning and Intermediate Mosaics

June 21, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 28, 2017

San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024 United States

Come and enjoy two relaxing afternoons creating art for your garden with friends. Choose your project from a butterfly, dragonfly, seahorse, owl, turtle, elephant, frog, bird or a sun. You’ll be using beautiful stained glass, mirror glass, iridescent glass, beads, and glass gems. All materials and tools will be provided. PLEASE NOTE THIS CLASS MEETS TWO WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS -  5/21 & 5/28  

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Artist’s Reception for San Diego Botanic Garden Sculpture Show

June 25, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024 United States

I am happy to announce that my newest work, sculptural flowers, will be included in the 2017  San Diego Botanic Garden Sculpture show. On Sunday June 25th at 11:00, there will be a reception for the artists. This unique exhibition showcases 53 sculptures from 32 talented artists set against the beautiful backdrop of the Garden’s lush and natural 37 acres. Curator Naomi Nussbaum Art & Design has orchestrated an eclectic exhibition ranging from functional “garden” artwork to large abstract work…

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October 2017

Mosaic Mandalas at the San Diego Botanic Garden

October 11, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024 United States

  I will be teaching this mosaic mandala class two Wednesday afternoons in October at the San Diego Botanic Garden. Class will meet on October 11 and 25 from 12:30-4:00 at the Eske Building. You'll learn glass cutting skills and how to use sticky mesh and wedi board and about the proper adhesive for outdoors. With wedi board as your substrate (base) your creations will be suitable for both indoor or outdoor display. Beautiful stained glass, glass gems, mirror, and…

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February 2018

Mosaics for Your Garden at the San Diego Botanic Garden

February 7, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024 United States

Choose from a turtle, fish, seahorse, dragonfly, butterfly, owl, frog, dolphin, crab, or bird and learn to create a beautiful garden mosaic using glass gems, ceramic tiles, ball chain, stained glass, and mirror.  Skills you will learn include: glass cutting, appropriate substrates and proper adhesives for outside use,  how to use sticky mesh for your mosaics, and how to mount your creation to install it in your garden-either hanging on a wall or mounted on a stake Two Afternoons   …

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June 2018

Mosaic Birds at the San Diego Botanic Garden

June 2, 2018
San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024 United States

June 2 I will be teaching at the San Diego Botanic Garden and we will be learning how to cut glass to create colorful birds. You may choose to make a wall piece or a piece that can be mounted on a stake to put in your garden or in a pot. Register through the Garden's website: https://apm.activecommunities.com/sandiegobotanicgarden/Activity_Search/mosaic-birds/171  

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August 2018

San Diego Botanic Garden August 4th

August 4, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024 United States
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  MOSAICS FOR YOUR GARDEN Choose from a turtle, fish, seahorse, dragonfly, butterfly, owl, frog, dolphin, crab, bird, starfish, or elephant, and learn to create a beautiful garden mosaic using glass gems, ceramic tiles, ball chain, stained glass, mirror and more.  Learn what the appropriate substrate and the proper adhesives are for outside use, and learn how to mount your creation to install it in your garden-either hanging on a wall or mounted on a stake.  This class is great…

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October 2018

San Diego Botanic Garden Oct. 11 12:00-3:00

October 10, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024 United States

  In this three hour class, you will make something that uniquely expresses your one of a kind style. Students will design and complete two mosaic pendants using a variety of beautiful materials such as Italian glass, marble, micro ceramic tiles, beads, and metal. Basic cutting techniques and ideal jewelry adhesives will be covered. Materials and tools are provided.  There will be squares, rectangles, hearts and circles. The bases are silver plate. This is a perfect class to create not…

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November 2018

Mosaic Mandalas at the San Diego Botanic Garden- Nov. 11th, 2018

November 11, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024 United States

    In this class you will be guided to complete a beautiful 12" mosaic mandala from design to grout in one day. Using glass gems, stained glass, mirrored glass, and ceramic tiles, you will become immersed in the symmetry and flow of this circular form. Tools and materials will be provided. No experience is necessary. Class fee is $75 for members. A $60 materials fee is due directly to me on the day of the class. Sign ups begin…

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June 2019

Opening Reception for the San Diego Botanic Garden Sculpture Show

June 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024 United States

  On June 23rd the San Diego Botanic Garden will be holding their opening reception for the 2019 Sculpture in the Garden Show. I will be there with my new cactus sculpture and would love to have you come out to see my work on opening day. It's so much fun for me to have family, friends, and students there. I hope you will join me.

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Jewelry for Your Wall- Tapestry Mirror – San Diego Botanic Garden June 29

June 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024 United States
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  Jewelry for Your Walls- Tapestry Mirrors Join me at the San Diego Botanic Garden, June 29th, for a day of fun making a 9 x 11 mosaic tapestry mirror. I will be demonstrating how to create geometric patterns using glitter glass, mirror glass, smalti, ball chain, beads, copper tubing, metal, and found objects.  You will be provided with the mirror base and all other materials you will need to create a beautiful piece for your wall. Colored adhesive will be…

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August 2019

Mini Totems at the San Diego Botanic Garden

August 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024 United States
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Last year I created a series of totems, including the monarch totem here,  for the San Diego Botanic Garden "Sculpture in the Garden" Show. In addition, I taught classes at Hacienda Mosaico in Puerto Vallarta and at the Austin Mosaic School in Austin, Texas on how to build your own totem. Both classes were very successful and so, I decided to teach a class for creating a mini totem for your garden. This will be very different construction from the…

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