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Spring 2014 Class Schedule


Space is limited. Pre-registration is required for all classes. To register, please call 772-794-0601. Classes can be paid for with cash or check. We are unable to accept credit cards for classes.



Palm Weaving


Description:   Back by popular demand! Ruth Hills has made palm weaving her hobby and specializes in unique tiered baskets that remain attached to the hard palm stem. Baskets can be used to hold plants, fruit or even holiday decorations! Participants will complete at least one tier of a two-level basket in class, with written instructions provided to assist them in finishing the project.


Date/Time:   April 26

     10:00 am - 1:00 pm    


Cost:      $35 members, $40 non-members (includes all materials)


Instructor:   Ruth Hills


About the Instructor: Ruth Hills started weaving palm frond baskets in 2007, after seeing the craft demonstrated in Key West. She began teaching herself from books when she returned home and now enjoys sharing her technique with others. Since retiring several years ago, Ruth and her husband have begun touring the country. She often holds impromptu classes on her travels.


Photographing Waterlilies


Description: Just in time for McKee’s annual waterlily photo contest in June, find out how to give your photos a more professional look. Learn to apply concepts such as framing, texture, pattern, light and depth to get your photos looking picture-perfect! Class will begin with an instructional session followed by a photo shoot in the Garden. NOTE: Participants should be comfortable with their camera’s basic functions before taking this class. Bring your camera, manual, an empty memory card and extra batteries.


Date/Time:   May 17

     9:00 am - Noon


Cost:      $20 members, $25 non-members


Instructor:   Pat Rice

About the Instructor: Pat Rice has been a member of the Indian River Photo Club since 2004. He served as the group’s president in 2008 and previously held positions as second and first vice president. Pat also created the Club’s website, now run by his son, and has presented programs on Photoshop, Photodex and low-light photography to members. His passion is not only using his camera, but also teaching others how to use theirs.




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Are you interested in booking a tour of McKee Botanical Garden? If so, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Ro vanDright at 772-794-0601 ext. 113 or by email volunteer@mckeegarden.org.

Remember, your tour is not confirmed until you have spoken with our Volunteer Coordinator.


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