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Hummingbirds: Living Jewels of the Sky

at UW Botanic Gardens - University District 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, Washington 98195

With their ability to hover in place, fly upside-down or backwards, cross seas without stopping, hummingbirds seem immune to the ordinary laws of physics. Their jewel-tone feathers flash in the sun brighter than rubies or emeralds. Their wings flap faster than the eye can see. Their courtship flights defy gravity. These tiny dynamos of the avian...

Monday Mar 2nd, 7pm - 8:30pm

Vine Pruning

at UW Botanic Gardens - University District 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, Washington 98195

This class covers pruning and management of some of our most common ornamental vines: wisteria, common varieties of clematis, Boston ivy/Virginia creeper, honeysuckle, and trumpet vine. This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Each lecture provides information on tools and techniques for quality pruning with...

Thursday Mar 5th, 9:30am - 11:30am

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Fruit Tree Pruning

at UW Botanic Gardens - University District 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, Washington 98195

Learn the basics of fruit tree pruning. Covers apple, cherry, plum, and pear trees. This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Each lecture provides information on tools and techniques for quality pruning with better long-term results and customer satisfaction.

Thursday Mar 5th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Pruning Art or Pruning Atrocity

at UW Botanic Gardens - University District 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, Washington 98195

This two hour slideshow covers the three main forms of mal-pruning: tree topping, inappropriate shearing of trees and shrubs, and over-thinning. Then we compare and contrast mal-pruning with bona-fide examples of pruning art: pollarding, cloud pruning, topiary, pleaching, and coppicing. The class ends on a humorous note as slides are shown of "The...

Thursday Mar 19th, 9:30am - 11:30am

Rehabilitative Pruning

at UW Botanic Gardens - University District 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, Washington 98195

This slideshow describes the three most common forms of mal-pruning (tree topping, over-thinning of trees and shrubs, and inappropriate shearing) and how to fix trees and shrubs which have been mal-pruned.  This is an advanced course and those attending should already be familiar with principles of selective pruning. Included is discussion of...

Thursday Mar 19th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm

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All About Owls

at UW Botanic Gardens - University District 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, Washington 98195

Mysterious masters of the night, owls live unobtrusively among us, hunting their prey, raising their young, delighting us on the few occasions when they show themselves. Come hear master birder Connie Sidles reveal some of the secrets of these birds' lives. Nesting season is upon us, and the owls will be calling.  

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$22

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Intro to Astronomy

at Urban Elective - Woodinville 14148 NE 190th St A, Woodinville, Washington 98072

There is zero prerequisite knowledge for this course! Astronomy is a subject that a lot of people have misconceptions about; this course will start at the very basics and get as involved as we have time for. As an Introduction to Astronomy, we will cover the basics of many different fields of astrophysics. We will start close to home by investigating...

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$129

6 sessions

WTF Art History Series: Warhol

at Seattle Artist League - Greenwood 10219 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, Washington 98133

Andy Warhol: A conceptually and technically brilliant artist who revolutionized art? Or a bewigged hack with a screen press and a gift for self-promotion? In the most shocking WTF yet, Suzanne Walker will make the case for Warhol as an artist who radically re-invented artistic traditions with classic techniques, not in defiance of them.  You’ll...

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$20

Birds: What Are They Up To Now?

at UW Botanic Gardens - University District 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, Washington 98195

Time's a-wastin' - it's summer and our local birds are very busy with the kids, but they're also getting ready for the big push south in the fall. Join master birder, author, and Seattle Audubon Conservation Chair Constance Sidles to find out exactly what our avian neighbors are doing this summer.

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$20

WTF Lecture: The Art of the Steal

at Seattle Artist League - Greenwood 10219 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, Washington 98133

This is part of our ongoing WTF Art History Lecture Series with the brilliant Suzanne Walker. Rembrandt did it. Picasso did it. Maybe you’ve done it. We did it when we titled this lecture. Artists copy from one another all the time. They incorporate other artists’ ideas, figures, compositions, and even whole works into their own art.  Is...

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$20

WTF Art History Series: Color

at Seattle Artist League - Greenwood 10219 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, Washington 98133

What’s your favorite color? Mark Rothko doesn’t care. Neither does van Gogh. Titian? Greatest Renaissance colorist of all time? He doesn’t even speak English. But I do! In the next WTF, I’ll be talking about how European and American artists have thought about color, how snooty art writers influenced how they used color,...

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$20

WTF Studio: Steal Like An Artist

at Seattle Artist League - Greenwood 10219 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, Washington 98133

This class is about filching. Even the name was stolen. In tandem with Suzanne Walker’s “WTF Art History Lecture: Art of the Steal,” we’re offering this studio workshop of grand theft proportions. For an hour each week Suzanne will present an artist or art movement, then Ruthie and the team of students will attempt to steal their ideas, making...

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$395

8 sessions

Japanese Garden Pruning

at UW Botanic Gardens - University District 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, Washington 98195

This class will cover pruning Japanese upright maples (fan pruning), Japanese laceleaf maples (shell pruning), pruning pines (cloud pruning) and shearing masses of lower story plants. This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Each lecture provides information on tools and techniques for quality pruning with better...

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$35

Shrubs III: The Puzzlers and Consequences

at UW Botanic Gardens - University District 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, Washington 98195

This class teaches us how to prune rhododendron, hydrangea, callicarpa, Viburnum bodnantense and abelia. Included in this two-hour slideshow are basic pruning techniques techniques, common pruning mistakes and corrective pruning. This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Each lecture provides information...

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$35

Rose Pruning

at UW Botanic Gardens - University District 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, Washington 98195

Learn the right way to prune roses: hybrid teas, climbers, & landscape roses. Class will cover the best time of year to prune, the right tools, and techniques for ensuring healthy long lasting roses. This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Each lecture provides information on tools and techniques for quality...

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$35
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