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Advanced Beekeeping Concepts

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Suit up and discover beekeeping skills beyond the basics. Learn what to look for in a hive inspection and how to split a hive. The class will consist of both classroom time and hands-on components working with live hives. Bee suit required.

Saturday Mar 13th, 9am - 2pm Central Time

Winter Break Camp

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Children will stay busy at the Garden during their winter break. Indoor and outdoor activities engage their hands and minds as they investigate weather, explore seasonal adaptations of plants and animals, and make crafts. December 21, 2020, Snow Science December 22, 2020, Winter Art December 23, 2020, Exploring Evergreens December 28, 2020,...

Wednesday Dec 30th, 9:30am - 3pm Central Time

Graphics

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Come learn the basic principles of landscape design illustration. This class provides an introduction to drawing communication, including plans and elevations. Discover how to express your ideas using effective and enriched presentation techniques. Professional time-saving shortcuts, the importance of lettering, and the excitement of color are all...

Thursday Jan 7th, 6:30pm - 9pm Central Time

  (12 sessions)
$619

12 sessions

Botanical Drawing 1

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Strong drawing is the cornerstone of botanical art. In this class, we will work in pencil, covering the fundamentals of proportions, line, tone, dimensionality, and expression. We will work from live specimens, flowers, seeds, and fruit.

Saturday Jan 9th, 9am - 12pm Central Time

  (8 sessions)
$374

8 sessions

Frame Loom Weaving

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Explore ways of using surface, image, and text within woven forms to create an independent project under instructor guidance in this course for intermediate students. Delve into the construction of fabric and apply these skills to your own artistic practice. Weekly presentations on contemporary weavers will complement this studio course. Notes:...

Saturday Jan 9th, 10am - 1pm Central Time

  (10 sessions)
$624

10 sessions

Georgia O'Keeffe Flowers in Mosaics

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Using the beautiful Georgia O’Keeffe flower paintings as a template, broken and cut art glass will be glued to an acrylic panel to form a realistic or abstract version of an O’Keeffe flower. This process takes into consideration color, shape, and shading using gorgeous transparent glass as the medium. All supplies are included.

Tuesday Jan 12th, 10am - 12pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$362

6 sessions

Small Engine Maintenance

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois 60022

Stop hauling your lawn mower, string trimmer, hedge trimmer, leaf blower, and other power equipment to the hardware store for routine maintenance. Learn the basic maintenance routines for 2- and 4-cycle engines to keep them running smoothly, including how to sharpen mower and trimmer blades, clean mufflers, replace pull cords, change oil, clean and...

Saturday Jan 16th, 9am - 11am Central Time

School Day-off Camps: Grades 5-8

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Kids in grades 5-8 will participate in fun learning activities that connect nature to a range of content, including science, art, and conservation. Attire Dress for the weather! Wear clothes that are comfortable for outdoor and indoor activities and hands-on, messy fun. What to bring to camp Water bottle and a nut-free snack daily Nut-free...

Monday Jan 18th, 9:30am - 3pm Central Time

School Day-off Camps: Grades K-4

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Your child might have a day off school, but it is a day “on” at the Garden! Children in grades K to 4 will participate in fun learning activities that connect nature to a range of content, including plants, weather, art, cuisine, and conservation.  This camp will be held outside; please dress for the weather. January 18, 2021: Snow Art...

Monday Jan 18th, 9:30am - 3pm Central Time

Botanical Art: Succulents

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Known for their striking and unusual appearance, succulents can be very challenging for the botanical artist. Using the medium of your choice, work with specimens in an array of diverse shapes, colors, and textures provided by the Chicago Botanic Garden, or bring your own favorite plants. Hone your skills to create finished work that depicts the range...

Tuesday Jan 19th, 9am - 12pm Central Time

  (5 sessions)
$374

5 sessions

Glass Jar Terrarium Workshop

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Terrariums are back. Learn how to create a glass jar terrarium step by step. A glass jar and an assortment of small indoor plants for a variety of light conditions will be provided for you to create your own miniature oasis to enjoy this winter and all year long.  Please bring gloves, an apron if desired, and pruning shears.

Wednesday Jan 20th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

Expressive Watercolor

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Explore the fluid beauty of the watercolor medium and learn watercolor techniques.  Each session will progress to a more controlled “found” finish. There will be a strong emphasis on values and design.  Three class sessions will be taught online via Zoom and three class sessions will be taught at the Chicago Botanic Garden. All registrations...

Saturday Jan 23rd, 1pm - 4pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$298

6 sessions

Culminating Project Studio

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Complete the culminating project for the master track in an open studio format. You will work toward creating a project that includes an artist statement, biography, journal notes, mind maps, a short essay on repeating motifs, subject research, a study of historical artists, and images.  Also included will be group critique and discussion of...

Thursday Feb 4th, 9:30am - 12pm Central Time

  (7 sessions)
$624

7 sessions

Winter Tree and Shrub Identification

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Identify some of the common trees and shrubs in the Chicago area after the leaves have fallen. You will learn the different features of twigs, buds, leaf scars, bark, and growth habit.  After the indoor presentation, we will take a walk in the McDonald Woods to solve the mystery of identifying trees and shrubs in the winter. Dress for the weather....

Saturday Feb 6th, 10am - 1pm Central Time

Winter Bird Walk

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois 60022

Explore the Garden in its winter glory. Discover our winter bird residents and the early migrants of spring. Each walk is approximately one to two hours long. Dress for the weather, and bring binoculars and a field guide, if you have one.

Saturday Feb 27th, 8am - 9:30am Central Time

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