2017 Classes

Welcome to Cycling Salamander's 2017 Season!
We strive to offer quality classes for children and adults in the fine, performing and healing arts! Check back as more details and classes will be offered throughout the summer.  Is there something you would like but don't see?  We are open to suggestions!
Registration for most classes is one week in advance.  Classes that do not meet minimal enrollment requirements will be canceled. Please register early.  You are not registered until payment is received.
This page is being updated.  The classes below are offered on demand for four or more students.


Fine Art Macro Photography 
with Kim Ritsema
Class limited to 10 People. $50
Take a photo walk through our gardens with Kim Ritsema! This workshop would be intended for anyone, from hobbyist to amateur, looking to further their skill set when photographing detail within nature. We will cover composition and lighting, as well as basic camera functions and equipment needs for shooting better macro photography. The class will include an hour of lecture, and hour of shooting and a casual discussion/question and answer session after.

What to bring:
Your camera! SLR or point-and-shoot cameras are OK!
All available lenses
A trip-pod, if you have one available
Notebook and pen
Sack lunch for discussion/question and answer at the end of class

Hypertufa Trough Making

$50 (includes all materials) Class limited to 6 people.
Custom make your own hypertufa planter.  Named after a type of porous rock called tufa, hypertufa is similar to concrete, but lighter with a primitive, organic appearance.  These containers are wonderful for succulent, lavender and other rock garden type plants. You will make either two small or one large hypertufa planter. Your planter will need to cure at the gallery or at home. Bring a pair of garden gloves and wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty (This is a messy process!)  Note. These toughs are tough! The one pictured (left) has been left outside since 2005! The sedum winters over just fine.

Ongoing classes and Classes on Demand


Shrine Making Class
On Demand
1:00 - 4:00pm
Instructor: Rebecca Glotfelty
$55/ materials provided. Minimum 3 people.
We will begin the afternoon by centering ourselves with a brief meditation and gentle yoga poses followed by an afternoon of opening our hearts to what we hold sacred. Using the materials provided (template, paint, paper etc.) plus any photographs, milagros, or other keepsakes participants bring, we will create a table top shrine like the one pictured. This workshop is available to private parties of three or more.