Watercolor Workshop, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15

Cherokee purple tomatoes and other heirloom tomatoes

Learn a pouring technique and build confidence with masking and brush work. There will be demonstrations and individual instruction. Learn how to bring out the background using negative spaces along with positive rendering. A supply list will be mailed upon registration.

$45/person, $37/member
Register by Aug. 10.
Ellie Behrmann
 
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Astronomy: Treasures of the Triangle, 8:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15

Cherokee purple tomatoes and other heirloom tomatoes

The Summer Triangle is in good position for viewing the Ring Nebula, the Double-Double, the Coat-hanger and two “movie stars”. See if you can spot the very young, very thin moon this evening. You may even catch a few late Perseid meteors. (Evening programs will be cancelled if skies are overcast or rainy.) 

Each session $10/adult, $6/member, $6/child ages 5-12
(Every fourth registrant is free.)
Register by Aug. 13.
Grant Miller & ASKC
 

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Zentangle: River Rock, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 22

Cherokee purple tomatoes and other heirloom tomatoes

Learn how Zentangle can help you focus, expand artistic abilities you didn’t know you had, and create beautiful art in the process. Use a new Zentangle pattern, and combine it with other patterns to create your own unique Zentangle-inspired river rock.

$39/person, $34/member
Register by Aug. 17.
Christine Shuck
 
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Tree Walk: Burr Oak Woods, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23 (Sponsored By Powell Gardens and Grow Native!)

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Burr Oak Woods has arguably the best local diversity of wild native trees. The hike will be more than 2 miles on well-maintained trails. Meet at the parking lot at the west end of the park road as the Burr Oak's visitor center is closed on Sundays. 

Free to members of Powell Gardens, Missouri Prairie Foundation and Grow Native!,
$5/non-members
Register by Aug. 19.
Alan Branhagen
 
This session is full. 

 

 

 September

Floral Photography, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 12

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Discover techniques to turn your average images into spectacular shots. Learn to use composition and lighting for stunning images in both black and white  and color. This workshop includes both in class work and hands-on training in the field. Students need a 35mm SLR camera with full manual settings (film or digital).

$42/person, $35/member
Register by Sept. 7.
DW Johnson
 

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Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging Techniques, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Sept. 19

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Learn about Ikebana, the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging that emphasizes form and balance while learning about Japanese culture. Leave with a reusable vase, a pin frog and fresh flowers for practice at home. Increase your skill by attending more sessions. Bring your own trimming shears. Floral material will be season dependent. (You must purchase a vase and pin frog for the first session you attend. You may reuse these for subsequent sessions.)

$39/person, $35/member (Add $45/vase and pin frog)
Register by Sept. 8.
Meghan Rowswell
 

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Bent Willow Furniture Workshop, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 

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Join Master Furniture Builder Bim Willow and learn how to build a bent willow heirloom. Choose your project when you register. Each project is priced separately and estimated completion times vary per project. All project materials provided, but bring a hammer, pruning shears and work gloves. You will need an appropriately sized vehicle to take your project home. Register by Sept. 7.

Pick One: Bent Willow Loveseat , $369/person, $354 member; Bent Willow Chair, $264/person, $249/member; Garden Bench, $110/person, $96/member; End Table, $69/person, $54/member; Two 60" Trellises $74/person, $59/member
 

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Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging Techniques, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27

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Learn about Ikebana, the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging that emphasizes form and balance while learning about Japanese culture. Leave with a reusable vase, a pin frog and fresh flowers for practice at home. Increase your skill by attending more sessions. Bring your own trimming shears. Floral material will be season dependent. (You must purchase a vase and pin frog for the first session you attend. You may reuse these for subsequent sessions.)

$39/person, $35/member (Add $45/vase and pin frog)
Register by Sept. 14.
Meghan Rowswell
 

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Super-Moon Total-Lunar Eclipse, 6:45-10:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 27

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Two great astronomical events converge into one spectacular evening — a large, super moon and a total lunar eclipse. Either of these events is breathtaking viewed singularlyImagine how special it will be to see both in one evening! Powell Gardens is perfectly located to enjoy this natural sky show of celestial mechanics. This is the last eclipse of the recent ‘tetrad’ of lunar eclipses. 

$10/Adult, $6/members, $6/child ages 5-12(Every fourth registrant is free.)
Register by Sept. 24.
Grant Miller and ASKC
 
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Registration

Powell Gardens takes registrations on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register early to ensure your space in the program. Advance registration is required for all classes. You will receive confirmation of your enrollment via email after you complete your registration.

Four Easy Ways to Register

  1. Online: Sign in to our site and register online with the link included on each class listing. If you do not already have an account with us, create one here (New accounts are processed Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.). MEMBERS: Log in to get your member discount! 
  2. By mail: Print and fill out the registration form for the classes you wish to take and mail the form with a check or money order made payable to Powell Gardens or fill out the credit card number if paying by VISA, American Express, MasterCard or DISCOVER. Please include expiration date on all credit card payments. Mail to Attn: Class Registration, Powell Gardens, 1609 NW US Hwy 50, Kingsville, MO 64061.
  3. By fax: Fill out the registration form, complete the payment section with a VISA, American Express, MasterCard or DISCOVER card number, and fax completed form to 816-697-2619. Please include expiration date on all credit card payments.
  4. By telephone:  Call 816-697-2600 x209. Payment may be made using a VISA, American Express, MasterCard or DISCOVER number. Please have all information on hand when you call. Members need to have your Member ID on hand.  Member ID numbers are located on the back of your membership card.

 Refund policy: A 100 percent refund will be given if the request is made 24 hours before the registration deadline. No refunds will be made after the class takes place or after the enrollment deadline. However, in most instances, your fees can be applied to a future class.

 

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