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Moon Garden Plant Walk

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

Most of us notice how gorgeous gardens are when the sun is shining, but how often do we see what they look like at night? Take an evening Garden walk to view and discuss night blooming plants and how to add them in your own garden. You might even catch some night pollinators in action.

Friday Jul 26th, 9pm - 10:30pm

Essentials of Perspective Drawing

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

New! Successfully illustrating proper positioning of objects in space is an essential component of drawing. Through sketching structural elements in the Garden and in the classroom setting, you will gain an understanding of linear perspective, shadows, and reflections. Explore how you think about the visual representation of a landscape to improve...

Saturday Jul 27th, 9am - 3pm

Wise Use of Medicinal Herbs

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

See, touch, smell, and taste common ways to use herbal preparations including dried, capsules, teas, decoctions, infusions, salves, tinctures, syrups, poultices, essential oils, and flower remedies/essences. Learn how “dis-ease” gradually builds and how to reverse it. Make four items for an herbal first-aid kit to take home and receive reference...

Saturday Jul 27th, 10am - 5pm

$173.75

Butterflies of Illinois

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

Join expert entomologists for a unique look at the diversity of butterflies found across Illinois. Explore the status of Illinois butterflies and discover the best places in Illinois to see these remarkable creatures. Their new book, Butterflies of Illinois: A Field Guide, will be available for sale and signing. Please plan to visit the Butterflies...

Saturday Jul 27th, 1pm - 2pm

Exploring Flower Essences

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

The term “flower essence” is frequently interchanged for “flower remedy”: an unscented, herbal infusion made from the flowering part of a plant. See flowers (and archetypes) in a whole new way, exploring botanical family, form and gesture, color, geometry, fragrance, texture, taste, seasonal and daily cycles, relationship to the environment,...

Sunday Jul 28th, 11am - 4pm

$123.75

Bonsai Show Preparation Workshop

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

This workshop will help you get your tree and display ready to show at the Garden’s August bonsai exhibition. With each stage of development in bonsai, different techniques are needed to increase the refinement of your tree. Focus on detail wiring, refinement, and basics of bonsai display. Bring your tree, stand, scroll, and accent plants to build...

Wednesday Jul 31st, 6pm - 9pm

$52.50

Memories Moons and Imagination

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

Join photographer and storyteller Eddie Soloway for an entertaining and inspirational presentation designed to open you up to the beauty right in front of our noses...and deep inside our hearts.

Friday Aug 2nd, 7pm - 8:30pm

Watercolor: Capturing Summer Color

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

Watercolor is a luminous medium perfect for capturing foliage and flowers. Learn how to mix colors such as the bright greens and florescent colors found in the garden. You will work in the traditional English style using dry brush. Watercolors and paper will be provided by the instructor. You will work from live specimens. Prerequisite: Watercolor...

Saturday Aug 3rd, 9:30am - 3:30pm

  (2 sessions)
$286.25

2 sessions

Hands-on Cooking: Fermenting Kraut

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

Learn how to ferment cabbage in a saltwater brine, creating an environment in which probiotics can flourish, to turn it into tasty, tangy sauerkraut. Learn the how and why of lacto-fermentation including salt-to-water ratio, proper fermenting environment, and knowing when your sauerkraut is ready. Prepare your own jar of kraut to bring home and ferment...

Sunday Aug 4th, 11am - 1pm

$68.75

Hands-On Cooking: Stir Fry

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

Stir-fry recipes are an easy way to incorporate lots of different flavors, colors, and textures into meals. Learn knife skills to cut ingredients to the proper, consistent size for quick cooking, and discover strategies to mix and match ingredients for endless variety of main dishes in this cooking class.  Featured recipes include:  Tamari-ginger...

Sunday Aug 4th, 4pm - 6:30pm

A Natural Eye

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

Eddie Soloway brings his Natural Eye workshop to the Chicago Botanic Garden. In this weekend intensive, Eddie weaves together many of the elements of his Santa Fe-based workshop, including activities designed to change your perspective, sharpen your senses, and fine-tune your techniques. Please note the cancellation policy for this workshop: Withdrawal...

Tuesday Aug 6th, 9:30am - 4:30pm

  (2 sessions)
$869

2 sessions

Personal Storytelling

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

Define your style and clarify your artistic vision by taking a journey of self-discovery in photography leading to an exhibition-worthy portfolio. Through writing, creativity exercises, and feedback sessions, you will produce a body of work reflecting your inner emotions and thoughts using symbols and metaphors. You will be encouraged to follow your...

Wednesday Aug 7th, 1pm - 4pm

  (6 sessions)
$436.25

6 sessions

Demo Cooking: Savory Summer Pastries

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

Basic pastry doughs serve as a base in both sweet and savory recipes. You will watch how to prepare an assortment of quick doughs for summer meals such as cream cheese dough in corn and ham empanadas, pâte à choux pastry in tomato basil ricotta eclairs, and biscuit dough in herbed biscuits with chorizo gravy.

Saturday Aug 10th, 11am - 1pm

Energy Medicine Practice for Beginners

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

Energy medicine is an exciting “new” development in self-care, although its roots are ancient. It builds on Western science while drawing heavily from Eastern disciplines such as acupuncture, yoga, and qi gong. Energy medicine empowers you to work with your body’s electromagnetic and subtle energies to improve how you feel and how healthy you...

Tuesday Jun 18th, 9:30am - 10:30am

  (6 sessions)
$120

6 sessions

Japanese Garden Photography

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

Summer offers photographers a unique perspective of Japanese art and landscape architecture. Learn about the Elizabeth Hubert Malott Japanese Garden and its three islands—Keiunto (Island of the Auspicious Cloud), Seifuto (Island of Pure Breezes), and Horaijima (Island of Everlasting Happiness)—as you acquire photographic techniques that capture...

Wednesday Aug 14th, 8am - 11am

  (4 sessions)
$290

4 sessions

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