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Art in the Park: Nature Inspired Monoprinting

Phil Hardberger Park, Salado Outdoor Classroom 13203 Blanco Road, San Antonio

Meet at the Outdoor Salado Classroom. Once gathered, the group will go out onto the trails for an exercise in artistic observation and documentation! Then we'll return to the outdoor picnic tables to create our artworks. We'll use images of plants and animals, styrofoam plates, and basic techniques to try our hand at this introductoryRead More

Free

Celebrate Cyanotype

Headwaters at the Comal 333 E Klingemann St, New Braunfels, United States

Cyanotype, also known as a blueprint, is considered among the easiest and safest of all the historical printmaking methods. Using pretreated cyanotype flags, exposing using the sun and developing with water we will explore and document the natural vegetation around Headwaters at the Comal. Class will begin with a brief explanation and demo of theRead More

$50

Unplugged Adventure: Night Sky Photography Workshop with Kathy Adams Clark

Matt Cook Memorial Wildlife Viewing Platform 29°58'43.6"N 95°50'50.4"W, Hockley, TX, United States

Join us for this special workshop to photograph the moonrise over Warren Lake. Local nature photographer, Kathy Adams Clark, will host this event as we photograph the sunset, moonrise, and then stars in the night sky. Bring camera with adjustable f/stop and shutter speed, wide angle lens, tripod, and optional telephoto lens. Small flashlight, water,Read More

$99

Dragonfly Photography Workshop with Kathy Adams Clark

Indiangrass Preserve, 31975 Hebert Road, Waller, TX 77484 31975 Hebert Road, Waller, TX, United States

Dragonflies are very easy to photograph if you know a little bit about their behavior. Join esteemed nature photographer, Kathy Adams Clark, for this class at the Indiangrass Preserve. You’ll need a camera with a telephoto lens in the 300-500mm range. Wear appropriate clothing, shoes, a hat, sunscreen, and carry water. Bring a small carryingRead More

$99

Unplugged Adventure: Plein Air Painting Workshop on the Katy Prairie

Indiangrass Preserve, 31975 Hebert Road, Waller, TX 77484 31975 Hebert Road, Waller, TX, United States

Join local artist, Nancy Paris Pruden, for an inspiring day of plein air painting at the Indiangrass Preserve. Fall brings some of the most delightful colors to the prairie, and Nancy's hands-on instruction will help you to bring these colors to life on your canvas. The workshop will begin with a 1-hour color mixing demonstrationRead More

$100

Bat Week Celebration at the Wetland

John Bunker Sands Wetland Center 655 Martin Lane, Combine, TX, United States

Join us for a bat week celebration at the Wetland Center! There will be a presentation about bats, a craft, and a sunset walk on the boardwalk!

$4 – $12

Holiday Open House

Indiangrass Preserve, 31975 Hebert Road, Waller, Texas 77484 31975 Hebert Road, Waller, Texas, United States

Enjoy docent-led hikes and more the Coastal Prairie Conservancy's Holiday Open House at the Indiangrass Preserve on Tuesday, December 19th from 10 AM to 1 PM. December is a great time to look for birds, and birding experts will be on hand to help visitors master the art of sighting and identification. Everyone can dipnetRead More

Free

Art in the Park: Layered Paper Art

Salado Outdoor Classroom 13203 Blanco Road, San Antonio

Meet at the Outdoor Salado Classroom. Once gathered, the group will go on a short nature walk to gain some inspiration for the Layered Paper Art. Then we'll return to the outdoor picnic tables to arrange materials and play with layering and cutting to make our artworks. We'll use images of native plants and basicRead More

Free

Solar Eclipse Watch Party

Headwaters at the Comal 333 E Klingemann St, New Braunfels, United States

Join us for an unforgettable experience at our Solar Eclipse Watch Party on April 8th, 2024! Witness the celestial spectacle as the moon passes between the sun and the Earth, casting a shadow on our planet. Bring a camp chair and your favorite beverage. Solar viewing glasses will be provided. Professor Graybeard will also beRead More

$10

May 2024 Rain Barrel Workshop

Exploration Green Conservancy 16205 Diana Lane, Houston, TX, United States

Join us on Saturday, May 4th from 9 am to 12 pm at Exploration Green (16205 Diana Ln, Houston, TX 77062). The workshop will consist of a supply pickup, hands-on presentation, and Q&A session with Galveston Bay Foundation staff. The presentation will discuss water conservation tools like Water My Yard, the environmental benefits of reducingRead More

$40

The Joys and Challenges of Butterfly Photography

Headwaters at the Comal 333 E Klingemann St, New Braunfels, United States

Join us for an in-depth workshop exploring butterfly photography in the wild. Grace Scalzo will discuss the challenges and suggest solutions to photographing beautiful, flighty butterflies. She will share her thoughts on light, plants, backgrounds, colors, ethics, equipment choices, and creativity, including ideas on how to turn your photos into pleasing art.

$10

Landscaping with Native Plants for Wildlife Photography

Headwaters at the Comal 333 E Klingemann St, New Braunfels, United States

If you're a nature enthusiast looking to create a haven for local fauna or interested in enhancing wildlife photography opportunities in your yard, this class is tailored for you. Discover the beauty and ecological importance of native plants while gaining practical knowledge on selecting the right plants for your landscape, understanding which plants attract specificRead More

$10

Headwaters at the Comal Summer Camp (2 Sessions)

Headwaters at the Comal 333 E Klingemann St, New Braunfels, United States

Looking for some fun, hands-on activities for the kids this summer? Do you know a young scientist who likes to explore outside, follow animal tracks, and see what critters are living in the stream? Headwaters is hosting half-day nature camps the first 2 weeks of June, and we would love for your favorite explorer toRead More

$90
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