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Winter Plant ID

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Learn to identify plants without leaves or flowers. Explore the Schulenberg Prairie and adjacent woodlands to practice identifying native perennials and grasses in winter with a local expert. Notes: Includes winter hiking on dirt trails. Please dress for the weather. Limit 20 Recommended Text:  A Guide to Wildflowers in Winter – Herbaceous...

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$46

Capturing Birds in Watercolor

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Complex and colorful, birds are one of the most common subjects among wildlife artists. Join artist Alex Warnick as she shares the tips and techniques she’s gained over years of painting birds professionally. Participants will develop skills that empower them to express the beauty of birds while learning watercolor techniques that can be applied...

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$162

2 sessions

Skills: Roasted Chicken & Vegetables

at North American Pizza and Culinary Acad. - Lisle 1970 University Ln, Lisle, Illinois 60532

In the skills series we focus on a few crucial techniques that you should know, to be a great cook. This week you will learn the skills for making a perfectly roasted chicken and vegetables.  Such a simple lesson in trussing, time and temperature results in such a delicious outcome. Skills is designed to elevate your cooking techniques – kind...

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$72

Design a Memorable Front Garden

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Design a stunning front garden that integrates seamlessly with your house and neighborhood. Work with an experienced landscape designer to create a custom drawing for your new front garden, and go home with the information you need to successfully transform your landscape. In this class, you will assess sunlight for plant selection, design curves and...

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$46

2 sessions

Date Night: Winter Ravioli

at North American Pizza and Culinary Acad. - Lisle 1970 University Ln, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Winter nights are perfect for fresh pasta and delicious ravioli! Join us for a night of fun with your favorite pasta eating buddy! With a little guidance and the right recipe you will be hand rolling pasta for your friends and family at home in no time! We’ll round out the meal with salad and the perfect sauces! MENU Fresh Pasta Dough Wild Mushroom...

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$79

Begin to Draw Nature

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Learn the basics of drawing nature in this course designed for true beginners. We will discuss everything from how to hold your pencil to what kind of paper to use. You will have time to work on drawing skills in a no-pressure setting. A great confidence builder. Bring a pencil with an eraser and a folder to hold papers. All other supplies will be...

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$162

4 sessions

Floral Design 101

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Learn to make your own bouquets and arrangements in this four-week floral design class. Working under the guidance of a professional florist, you will make four floral designs to take home with you, including corsages, a centerpiece, a hand tied bouquet, and a stunning high-style European design. You’ll practice wiring, taping, gluing, and arranging...

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$210

4 sessions

Writing and Art Nature Retreat

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Spend a day immersed in nature with guided writing and art workshops. Set aside time to disconnect from the day-to-day and focus on connecting with the natural world through writing and art. Morning and afternoon sessions will explore nature journaling, sketching, paying attention, creative writing skills, and more. Choose the sessions that interest...

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$112

Date Night Sicilian Dinner

at North American Pizza and Culinary Acad. - Lisle 1970 University Ln, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Bring your appetite and your favorite cooking companion for a fun and delicious night of cooking a hearty Sicilian dinner. We’ll talk about and cook the ingredients of this region. Menu: Shrimp Marsala Creamy Saffron Risotto Roasted Cauliflower with Currants and Capers Buttermilk Pana Cotta with Strawberries and Lemon What To Expect: Hands On Class...

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$69

Drawing Roots

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Capture the hidden side of trees in this special intermediate/advanced art workshop. Roots allow trees to take in water and nutrients and even communicate with nearby trees. Observe the intricate structures that support life above ground, and work with an experienced art instructor to create a still life in colored pencil, graphite, or another medium...

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$112

3 sessions

Galentine's Day Pasta

at North American Pizza and Culinary Acad. - Lisle 1970 University Ln, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Galentine’s is a night to celebrate our Gal Pal’s – single or not! Get your girls together and enjoy a night of eating, sipping and cooking. Chef Maria will walk you through a delicious evening of homemade orecchiette and tiramisu! Menu Aperol Spritz demo Homemade Farfalle (bow tie) Pasta Vodka Cream sauce with Italian Sausage and peas...

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$65

Lawn-Free Design Workshop

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Take the leap toward a lawn-free yard. Lawns are labor- and resource-intensive. Learn ways to reduce the amount of lawn in your home landscape and replace it with an attractive, more sustainable design that meets your goals. Whether you’re looking for less mowing and maintenance, reducing chemical use, achieving a more informal look, or enriching...

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$109

3 sessions

Expressions of Winter

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Join nature artist Julie Sutter-Blair for a two-day drawing workshop that explores creative expression through drawing with graphite or colored pencil. In this workshop, you will be encouraged to incorporate a message--a feeling beyond the image itself--into your work. We will draw from the Arboretum's resources of dried specimens, trees, and the...

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$209

2 sessions

Intro to Watercolor

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Learn to use watercolor to capture nature in color. In this four-week class, you will learn watercolor techniques such as laying a wash, glazing, and dry brush. Work under the guidance of your instructor to practice techniques with simple exercises, and complete several small pieces throughout the course. All supplies are included, so enjoy the opportunity...

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$162

4 sessions

Diptychs, Triptychs and Montages

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Diptychs, Triptychs and Montages: Nature in Multiple Images Learn to combine multiple images into one presentation to tell a powerful story or show differences between subjects. Multiple images make great wall hangings, and can enhance the viewer’s experience, asking the viewer to answer questions such as “How are these alike?” or “How are...

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$209

5 sessions

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