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    ROCKLER: The Beauty of Wood Demonstrations

    6 Saturdays / 1:30pm-3:00pm / Gift Shop Patio
    2nd Saturday of Each Month: July 14 – December 8
    Free for Arboretum Members / Free with admission

    Questions? Please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623

    Register Here for December

    Using just a couple of common carpentry tools, Don will show how to cut wood to size and assemble it into an attractive and amazingly comfortable Adirondack style chair.

    Having worked many years in the film industry (with credits in The Shadow (1994), Malice (1993), and Hook (1991); Don now turns his expertise to making his own works of art and teaching others how to do the same, using the materials and inspirations at hand.


    Art Workshop

    Register Here for October

    8 Mondays, 9:30-11:30am / Oak Room
    $40 members / $50 non-members (includes Arboretum Admission)
    Questions? Please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623

    August 27 – October 15
    October 22 – December 10

    This is a self-directed workshop (no official instructor) that provides a supportive, encouraging environment for those who wish to pursue their artistic endeavors in watercolor, graphite, pastels, etc. Both beginning and experienced artists are welcome. It is a wonderful opportunity to develop at your own speed in your own media while being in the company of those with like interests.


    Botanical Art & Illustration

    Register Here for December

    Instructor: Cristina Baltayian
    4 Tuesdays per session per month
    10am-2pm (includes lunch break) / Oak Room
    $275 Arboretum members per month / $295 non-members per month (includes Arboretum Admission)

    Questions? Please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623

    September      NO CLASS
    October           2, 9, 16, 23
    November       6, 13, 20, 27
    December       4, 11, 18 (only 3 classes – $205/$225)

    These classes will be exploring color pencil, graphite, pen and ink, and watercolor on various papers, vellum and other surfaces. The emphasis will be on plant observation, drawing, composition, color theory and matching, and medium techniques. In conjunction with the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California, students will be studying and portraying many of the Arboretum plant introductions from the last 50 years. The goal is to build a collection of paintings that will celebrate and document the invaluable contribution of the Los Angeles Arboretum to the state of California.


    Oil Painting

    Register Here for September Beginner

    Register Here for September Advanced

    Register Here for October Beginner

    Register Here for October Advanced

    The classes are taught by Ron Pettie, Master Artist and Art Coach.  He encourages in bringing out the inner artist in all of us.
    To Register please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623 or pay at the class

    Ron the Art Coach will share with you the keys to painting success, including the Secret-Skin Formula.  You can start a painting with Sketching, the Grid System, or Photo Projection on Canvas.  You can choose your painting subject from our photo library.  A small class allows for individual instruction.  We have weekly, short art seminars and skill handouts to keep. 2-3 paintings can be completed.  All artists from other mediums, including past Oil Painting classes, are welcome.

    Questions? Please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623

    Fun with Oil-H20
    September 8 – October 13 (6 weeks)
    Beginner 9:00am-12:00pm; $69/$79
    Intermediate/Advanced 12:30-3:30pm; $89/$99

    Fun with Oil-H20
    October 27 – December 8 (6 weeks) ***NO CLASS 11/24
    Beginner 9:00am-12:00pm; $69/$79
    Intermediate/Advanced 12:30-3:30pm; $89/$99

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    Phone: 626.821.3222

    301 N. Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA, 91007

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