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Jan
26
Sat
SOLD OUT: Woodland Animal Felting Workshop @ Descanso Gardens
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Please note that the Woodland Animal Felting Workshop is sold out.

Join instructor Coco Howard for a fun introduction to needle felting. Learn beginning hand sewing and needle felting techniques to create little felted woodland animals and perfect woolen pockets pals.

Ages 5 and older. Children under 14 require an accompanying adult. Cost includes materials for one project per child. $40 members; $45 nonmembers. Advanced registration required.

Feb
1
Fri
Garden Sprouts @ Descanso Gardens
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am

Four Fridays from February 1–22. Meets in the Harvest Garden.

Garden Sprouts is a grownup and child (ages 2-4) class where the seeds of love for nature are planted and nurtured. Children and adults participate in story time, songs, hands-on nature, science, art, and gardening activities, as well as prepare a healthy snack together. All activities are designed specifically for children’s fine and gross motor skills and social development.   

$40 members; $48 nonmembers; Pre-registration required. Register online here, in person at the Descanso Gardens Visitor Center or by phone at (818) 949-7980.

Toddler Treks

Feb
2
Sat
Sketching on Location @ Descanso Gardens
Feb 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Meets on four Saturdays from February 2–23 at Minka in the Japanese Garden.

Join artist Virginia Hein in this four-week series where you’ll learn to sketch the varied landscapes of Descanso using a variety of media.

$90 members, $120 nonmembers. Registration required, register here.

Image: © Virginia Hein

Feb
23
Sat
{SOLD OUT} iPhone Photography Workshop @ Descanso Gardens
Feb 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Please note that the iPhone Photography Workshop is sold out.

Learn iPhone photography techniques from Adrienne Gunde in the beautiful afternoon light. The class will practice taking pictures in the Gardens.

All levels welcome. Bring your own iPhone. $35 members; $40 nonmembers. Advance registration required.

Mar
9
Sat
Origami Workshop @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

The Origami Workshop meets at 11am and 2pm on March 9. 

Get expert instruction in the art of Japanese paper folding. All levels welcome. Prior experience with origami not necessary, but children 12 and under should be assisted by an adult.

$10 members; $20 nonmembers. Advance registration required, register here. Please note that this program is non-refundable.

Origami Workshop @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Get expert instruction in the art of Japanese paper folding at 2pm on March 9. All levels welcome. Prior experience with origami not necessary, but children 12 and under should be assisted by an adult.

$10 members; $20 nonmembers. Advance registration required, register here.

Mar
30
Sat
{FULL} Drawing Nature @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Please note that this class is full.

Join artist R. Jay Ewing and learn the foundations of drawing in this nature-based class for beginning and intermediate students. 

Four Saturdays from March 30–April 20. $90 members, $120 nonmembers. Students will be emailed a materials list after registration. Advance registration required.

Please note that this program is non-refundable.

May
3
Fri
{FULL} Garden Sprouts @ Descanso Gardens
May 3 @ 10:00 am

Please note: Garden Sprouts is full.

Four Fridays from May 3–24. Meets in the Harvest Garden.

Garden Sprouts is a grownup and child (ages 2-4) class where the seeds of love for nature are planted and nurtured. Children and adults participate in story time, songs, hands-on nature, science, art, and gardening activities, as well as prepare a healthy snack together. All activities are designed specifically for children’s fine and gross motor skills and social development.   

$40 members; $48 nonmembers; Pre-registration required. 

Toddler Treks

Jun
17
Mon
Descanso Discoveries Summer Camp @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 17 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Descanso Discoveries Summer Camp runs from 9am–3pm, Monday–Friday, June 17–21.

To see the June 24–28 session, click here.

Descanso will once again partner with the Child Educational Center to present two fun and adventurous weeks of summer camp for children entering grades 1–7. Join us for discovery and adventure in Descanso’s beautiful outdoor setting. Each day children will explore the garden, investigate the bountiful environments of plant and animal life, and discover the wonders of our natural world through hands-on art, science-based activities, group games and more.

Extended care, including transportation, is available at no extra charge, from 7am–6pm. $544 per week. For more information or to register, please call (818) 354-3418 or visit https://www.ceconline.org/summer/

Jun
24
Mon
Descanso Discoveries Summer Camp @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Descanso Discoveries Summer Camp runs from 9am–3pm, Monday–Friday, June 24–28.

Descanso will once again partner with the Child Educational Center to present two fun and adventurous weeks of summer camp for children entering grades 1–7. Join us for discovery and adventure in Descanso’s beautiful outdoor setting. Each day children will explore the garden, investigate the bountiful environments of plant and animal life, and discover the wonders of our natural world through hands-on art, science-based activities, group games and more.

Extended care, including transportation, is available at no extra charge, from 7am–6pm. $544 per week. For more information or to register, please call (818) 354-3418 or visit https://www.ceconline.org/summer/