Classes, Lectures & Workshops

Classes, Lectures & Workshops 2019-05-02T14:22:15+00:00

The learning never stops at Tohono Chul – discover this for yourself in our Classes, Lectures & Workshops!

We’re all about connecting our members and visitors to the amazing world around us, offering them opportunities to make their own discoveries about the nature, art and culture of our region. Read on for our latest listings of classes, lectures and workshops designed to engage and delight!

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Seasonal Yoga in the Outdoors!

Tuesdays | March 26 – May 14 | 8:30-9:30am | Children’s Ramada | $8 members, $8 plus cost of admission for the general public

Before the full heat of summer strikes, enjoy the cool early morning outdoors. Join Barbara Sherman, LifeForce Yoga® practitioner and registered Yoga instructor for an hour of uplifting yoga practice. Enjoy accessible poses and breathing exercises to energize your body and ease your mind. Please bring your own mat. Students pay instructor directly.

Tucson and Las Vegas: Which of these is not like the other?

Saturday, June 1 | 10am | Ed. Ctr. #1 | $6 members | $10 general public

The Old Pueblo and Sin City made it on the map because of available surface water and the surrounding oases which made them ideal stopping places for weary travelers. Other similarities are the impact of the railroad in the 19th century, and the promotion of climate and tourism in the 20th. Local historian Ken Scoville takes a look at what these two towns have in common and what sets them apart. What turned the lights on and made Las Vegas the “City of the Night” while Tucson remained, well, Tucson?

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Whatever did we do before AC came to Tucson?

Saturday, June 15 | 10am | Ed. Ctr. #1 | $6 members | $10 general public

How did anyone live without air conditioning when this truly was the Old Pueblo? Noted local historian and preservationist, Ken Scoville, explains the tricks used by former Tucsonans for evading and enduring the summer heat from adobe architecture and nights sleeping under the stars, to a few other cool escapes that were available. Explore many of the landmarks of Territorial Tucson with commentary provided by George Hand’s infamous Saloon Diary. The past was a distinct way of life; everyone had to come together to get through the summer while having some fun along the way.

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Desert Tortoise

Friday, June 21 | 10am-4pm | Ed. Ctr. #1 | $100 members | $115 general public

Not ready to commit to the care and feeding of a desert tortoise? This glass tiled mosaic tortoise could be the perfect solution and a handsome addition to your garden! In this Mosaic Guys workshop you will be working with a variety of glass tiles to create your own patterns on the ceramic base. Please bring a brown bag lunch.

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Blending iPhone Photos

Saturday, June 22 | 9am-12pm | Ed. Ctr. #1 | $60 members | $75 general public

Blending is not just something you can do with pigments; two or more photos can also be combined into one remarkable composite image. iPhoneographers Peggy Steffens, Ron Shannon and Bill Walther show you that, yes, this IS something you can do with your iPhone camera without the assistance of Photoshop! You can even learn to remove the unwanted from that otherwise great shot, maximizing the photographic potential of your Apple device and putting the fun into creating artistic photographic images. Equipment needed — Apple iPhone 5 or newer and/or Apple iPad 3 or newer running IOS 12. Apps needed — SuperImpose and TouchRetouch ($1.99 each) must be purchased prior to class; app details provided upon registration.

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