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Rejuvenated Jewelry

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

Inspired by the little treasures you save and love, we will cleverly combine old and new elements to create spectacular jewelry. Bring your special and sentimental keepsakes, single earrings, buttons, charms, chains, family photos, and found objects and let Bonnie Arkin inspire your creativity.  You will learn to solder, wire wrap, and string....

$199

8 sessions

Beginning Digital Photography

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

This course will help beginners and enthusiasts grasp the techniques and principles of photography. Participants will explore the basics of photography, including image composition rules, how the camera works, proper exposure, and the functions of lens aperture and shutter speed. Some minimal photo processing will also be covered.  Note: Course...

$239

4 sessions

Monday Sep 24th, 9am

Tai Chi For Beginners: Sun-Style

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

This course will introduce students to Sun-style tai chi chuan with a few Yang-style concepts as well. Sun-style is the most modern form of tai chi and the movements are very gentle in nature. We will focus on basic principles to improve your balance and relaxation, and also increase your range of motion and reduce stress. This class of gentle movements...

$155

8 sessions

Tuesday Sep 25th, 8am

Beginning Watercolor

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

Watercolor is a delightfully fun medium. In this class, you’ll learn a variety of watercolor techniques, including washes and how to make a range of textures on paper, plus some color theory to get you started.  No prior experience is necessary.

$349

8 sessions

Wednesday Oct 10th, 9am

Demonstration Cooking: Whole Grains

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

Cooking with fiber- and vitamin-rich whole grains is a great way amp up the nutrition in everyday meals. The nutty taste and chewy texture of whole grains provide a versatile base that can be enhanced with bold dressings and vibrant add-ins.  At this health-forward cooking class, learn simple whole-grain cooking techniques to use in recipes like: ...

Tuesday Sep 25th, 11:30am

Watercolor Delicate Flowers Lush Leaves

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

Green leaves create the beautiful surroundings during these early fall months, but they can be the most challenging plant component for botanical artists. In this studio class, designed for students with a foundation in drawing and watercolor, the instructor will demonstrate various methods for painting realistic looking leaves. The class will discuss...

$298

6 sessions

Tuesday Sep 25th, 1:30pm

Night Photography: Painting with Light

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

When the sun drops below the horizon, bring the Garden to life by photographing your selected subject with a beam of light. Moving a light source during a long exposure creates a look that can only be obtained by using light as a brush. Students must have a DSLR camera (no phones or tablets, please) and a sturdy tripod. A cable or remote shutter release...

$239

4 sessions

Tuesday Sep 25th, 6pm

Pen and Ink 2

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

This studio class will cover advanced pen-and-ink techniques and composition in botanical documentation and illustration. We will draw advanced plant forms and their parts, developing sound linear and tonal concepts, communicating accurate botanical information, and learning the aesthetics of botanical art. Students will work using a crow quill (dip...

$298

6 sessions

Tuesday Sep 25th, 6pm

Deciduous Trees Walks

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

Learn to identify more than 50 large deciduous trees, gain a greater understanding of the multitude of functions they serve in gardens and the landscape, and discover the wonders they offer year-round. Develop your ability to identify trees using their buds, bark, and habit, in addition to leaf shape and other characteristics.  OPC, PGL 1, PGL...

$337

13 sessions

Tuesday Sep 25th, 6:30pm

Introduction to Design Principles

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

This workshop introduces and reviews the landscape design process of site analysis, conceptual design, and evaluations, based on such landscape-design principles as balance, symmetry, proportion, scale, and unity. Looking at plant combinations and landscape features, you will learn about color, texture, line, form, and methods of creating garden s...

Tuesday Sep 25th, 6:30pm

Tai Chi: Intermediate Sun-Style

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

Further your study of the Sun form of Tai Chi. Consistent practice of Tai Chi helps us to relax from the fast pace of multi-tasking and recognize the moment at hand. The movements help to reconnect us to mind-body awareness and restore harmony and balance into our daily routines. Prerequisites: Tai Chi for Beginners or some tai chi experience.

$155

8 sessions

Wednesday Sep 26th, 8am

Tai Chi: Advanced Yang-Style

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

This course continues with in-depth study of the Yang-style for students who have completed the intermediate class level and feel comfortable advancing. Some qigong exercises, such as the Eight Pieces of Brocade, will also be practiced. In session we will emphasize the ABCs—alignment, breathing, and concentration.

$155

8 sessions

Wednesday Sep 26th, 9:15am

Weaving Studio for Beginners

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

This class is especially designed for beginning students to learn the basics techniques needed to weave a tapestry. We will explore ways of using surface, image, and text within a woven form to create independent projects. Students will be exposed to both contemporary and historical tapestries through weekly visual presentations and will participate...

$329

8 sessions

Wednesday Sep 26th, 1:30pm

Preparing for Fall and Winter Storage

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

In this session, we will discuss the steps necessary to prepare your bonsai trees for the fall and winter seasons. Proper feeding, pruning, and winter storage options for both temperate and tropical bonsai will be covered.  Students are encouraged to bring bonsai trees for late summer to early fall work. A map will be sent with your con...

Wednesday Sep 26th, 6pm

Garden Design Studio

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

In this advanced study of garden design theory and methods, students will use their skills in design process, design language, graphics, research, and analysis as well as legal and regulatory responsibilities for estimating cost for site design. The coursework develops critical and analytical skills through the interaction between students and instructor-mentors....

$689

10 sessions

Wednesday Sep 26th, 6:30pm