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Natural Perfume Blending

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Crown Heights 1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11225

Examine the art of natural perfumery. Gain a basic understanding of the sense of smell, the history of perfume, the advent of synthetic ingredients, and the return to naturals. Explore perfume ingredients and formulation, and leave with two bottles of your own bespoke perfume. All materials provided; please bring something to write with. Notes: ...

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$128

Flower Arranging (Beginners)

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Crown Heights 1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11225

Work with flowers, make arrangements, learn essential techniques, and have fun in this two-session course. Get expert guidance in the basics of creating beautiful arrangements that will impress your family and friends.  Material you need to bring to class : Please bring a floral toolbox containing the following: ARS 130 pruner  Snapper...

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$220

2 sessions

Multiplying Plants: Propagation 101

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Crown Heights 1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11225

Propagating your own plants is one of the most satisfying and low-cost projects for home gardeners. In this course you will learn the basics of asexual propagation and build your houseplant collection by growing herbaceous plants from stem and leaf cuttings. After a crash course in propagation participants will practice techniques and take home a...

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$50

DIY Fertilizers and Soil for House Plants - On-Site

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Crown Heights 1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11225

You’ve heard that eggshells are good for your plant, but do you know how to make the calcium soluble? In this class, we’ll go over fertilizer additions and what they provide, as well as how to create your own potting mixes. Each student will leave with a freshly potted plant, a mortar and pestle, a coffee bag of soil, and a small container of...

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$56

Herbal Salves and Creams for Natural Skincare

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Crown Heights 1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11225

Winter weather and its cooling dry seasonal air can leave skin feeling dehydrated and lacking moisture. In this class you will learn which herbs can give you a winter glow and leave you feeling replenished and ready for the elements. We'll discuss how to make herbal oils with hydrating and skin nourishing herbs, as well as how to use these herbs in...

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$53

Winter Wonderland with Flowers

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Crown Heights 1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11225

Learn to make beautiful arrangements with seasonal flowers. See what flowers are blooming in December, what flowers are long-lasting, and how to make them last even longer—or use dry flowers in combination with freshly cut. We start with basic design principles, from choreography and Japanese floral practice. Please bring your own shears, and we...

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$68

Putting your Garden to Bed for Winter

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Crown Heights 1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11225

Learn the basics of getting your garden in shape as we near the end of the growing season. This workshop will take place in the historic Children’s Garden, where we will learn hands-on by practicing late-season tasks such as cutting back perennials (or not!), planting spring-flowering bulbs, mulching, and cover cropping. Participants should dress...

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$45

Beginning Birding

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Crown Heights 1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11225

Learn how to find and identify birds, from year-round residents to migrants passing through on their way to and from the tropics. Each class will consist of 30 minutes of classroom instruction followed by 90 minutes of instruction and field birding on the Garden grounds. Note: Please bring this confirmation for Garden admission. The Security...

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$156

6 sessions

Composition in Photography

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Crown Heights 1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11225

The Garden is a wonderful place to explore a wide variety of plant species, open spaces, even architecture. Sometimes, more is not better. In this class we will narrow our focus. Looking at and photographing one or two subjects in depth will allow us to explore the infinite ways of seeing through the camera. We will meet at BBG—one week photographing,...

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$206

4 sessions

Walking Meditation: Thich Nhat Hanh's Love Letter

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Crown Heights 1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11225

Walking Meditation: Tribute to Thich Nhat Hanh's Love Letter to the Earth Embody peace and equanimity during walking meditation, sensing our interconnectedness with nature. We will continue with an experiential activity and surrender to awe with the natural world as our inspiration. Please bring a journal or small notebook and pen or pencil. This...

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$26

Drawing and Painting Waterfowl in the Fall Landscape

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Crown Heights 1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11225

Fall is an exciting time to observe and sketch resident and migratory waterfowl in Brooklyn’s ponds, streams, and reservoirs. The anatomy, gestures, and behavioral habits of waterfowl will be covered as well as techniques for painting their vivid plumage and iridescent colors. Composition and light on form will be emphasized as well as approaches...

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$258

5 sessions

Walking Meditation: Deep Listening in the Garden

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Crown Heights 1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11225

Attune to the sounds and sights of birds in the garden while practicing walking meditation and deep listening. No previous experience with meditation necessary. Class meets rain or shine. This program is open to participants 12+.All participants must be registered to take part.

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$26

Collage: Image and Object

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Crown Heights 1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11225

With an emphasis on recycling paper ephemera and natural materials, this class will explore a combination of traditional and unusual materials to make collages. Learn a variety of collage techniques, compositions, and concepts, and how to repurpose and recycle images and objects into artworks. Students are welcome to bring some of their own collage...

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$61

Where Female Birds Meet Fall Migration

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Crown Heights 1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11225

Female birds have spent too long out of the limelight, overlooked as people focused on the flashier males. What’s more: During fall migration, many young male birds lack that flashy adult plumage, making identification something of a challenge. In this class you’ll learn about many of the different ways you can identify the female birds that make...

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$48

Watercolor Painting: A Bouquet of Flowers (Online)

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Online Online Class , Online, New York 00000

In this course, we will look at combining loose impressions of a grouping of flowers and leaves with more detailed elements. We will juxtapose these different focal points while experimenting with color combinations and variations of tonal intensity. We will also discuss how to paint stems through a glass vase and how to approach those abstract distortions....

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$54
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