Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Photography Workshop with Ray Pfortner 2021



This workshop focuses on low-light and full moon photography. Learn tips and techniques during the first session, then put them into practice at the Seattle Chinese Garden, including a rare chance to be inside the Knowing the Spring Courtyard after dark. 

This workshop is open to all experience levels and digital cameras—including smart phones!

PREPARATORY SESSION: August 14th, 7-10 pm – Chan Center Classroom & Garden

LOCATION SHOOT: August 21, 7-10om – Shooting in the garden

SHARING SESSION: August 31, 6-9 pm

TUITION: $185 per person

PARTICIPANTS: Limited to 16, minimum age is 14

REGISTRATION: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ray-pfortner-photo-workshop-tickets-162575225877

LOCATION: Seattle Chinese Garden 6000 16th Ave. S.W

   South Seattle College north entrance

Visit us online at: https://www.seattlechinesegarden.org

Ray Pfortner is an educator and professional photographer whose work focuses on nature, landscapes, environmental issues, and gardens, especially Asian gardens. With a special interest in coaching new talent, Ray teaches workshops in partnership with colleges, art centers, artist stores, and organizations regionally and nationally.  

To learn more about Ray and his work: raypfortner.com  

For questions about the workshop: raypfortner@gmail.com

Thursday, July 8, 2021

SJG Garden Party - Tickets on Sale Now

 Seattle Japanese Garden - Garden Party

Aug 12 from 6-9pm at the garden

Tickets are first come first serve and a sell-out is expected.

Click her to purchase your tickets now.

Saturday, July 3, 2021

Update on Covid Safety Procedures at the Seattle Japanese Garden

Photo courtesy of David Rosen/SlickPix Photography & the Arboretum Foundation

From the Garden Staff and the Arboretum Foundation:  rules governing visitors to the Seattle Japanese Garden will be changing over the coming weeks.  To find out more, please see the Japanese Garden Website at An Update Regarding Covid-19 Safety Procedures — Seattle Japanese Garden.

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Upcoming Garden Events

 July 7, 2021 Virtual Tanabata - Star Festival

 July 15, 2021 Virtual Kaleidoscope Series: Chanoyu - Way of Tea - Urasenke Style

August 12, 2021 Garden Party Fundraiser in the Garden

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Unit 86 Reminder - June 15th - Stone Objects Preview

 Dewey Webster will preview his updated booklet about the Stone Objects in the Seattle Japanese Garden.  This event is for Unit 86 members, who will receive a Zoom link email soon.

Monday, May 10, 2021

Upcoming Events:

May 17, 5pm - Okan Arts Chat - Patricia Belyea chatting with Amy Katoh about  Japanese folk textiles—indigo, kasuri, boro and more.  Click here for more info & to Register.

May 18 - Bruce Williams on "The History and Art of Bonsai."  Info email will be forthcoming.

May 22 - Ikebana International Annual Exhibition online, plus demonstrations.  Click here to see and scroll down on the Home page.

from Unit 86 Continuing Ed Chair:  Jeanne Peterson