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Introduction to Professional Practice, Winter Session

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

Apply skills learned in Graphics toward a working understanding of the initial phases of a landscape design project. Lectures will focus on the preliminary steps necessary to begin a landscape design project and carry the project through the conceptual design phase, including site measurements, base maps, site analysis, programming, functional use...

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$599

13 sessions

Garden Design Implementation

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

You have the design; you have the client; you have the funding—now what? Lectures will focus on the steps necessary to carry a project from a finished design through to a built landscape. Course projects will include the preparation of construction details and documents, technical specifications, and cost estimates.  Prerequisites: Graphics...

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$562

10 sessions

Advanced Landscape Photography

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

This class will investigate composition in depth. It assumes a good working knowledge of technical basics—including correct exposure, filtration, and sharpness—and concentrates on the principles of composition and aesthetic design to convey meaning and emotion.  The emphasis is on how technique affects the aesthetics of the image—for example,...

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$289

6 sessions

Composition in Landscape Photography

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

Composition is the photographer’s arrangement of pattern, symmetry, texture, depth of field, and lines. Each week, we will learn ways to include each of these elements. Each class is devoted to one of the elements in depth.

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$299

5 sessions

Hands-on Cooking: Dough Workshop

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

This cooking class features recipes and techniques from the dough chapter of Michael Ruhlman’s Twenty. Learn to mix, knead, roll, and cut yeast, pie, and cookie dough for recipes. Featured recipes: Dutch-oven bread Cinnamon buns Dutch apple custard pie Scottish shortbread Take home overnight cinnamon buns and pie dough. Lunch will be served...

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$87

Hands-on Cooking: Indian Breads

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

Layered with vegetables and butter, breads are the star of an Indian meal.  In this cooking class, make stuffed north Indian flat breads, known as paratha, such as aloo (potato), gobi (cauliflower), paneer (cottage cheese), palak (spinach), and lachha (layered) paratha.  Learn dough preparation and pairing options. Students will make fresh...

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$75

Birds in the Garden

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

Creating and enjoying a bird oasis connects us to nature and helps sustain bird populations. This presentation will showcase a small Chicago bird garden to illustrate how it is possible to attract more than 100 bird species.  Tips include landscape enhancements, practices, and plant selection, with an emphasis on natives/nativars. We will also...

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$39

Holiday Willow Workshop: Reindeer

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

Join Bim Willow and create either a charming rustic reindeer or a holiday tree of willow!  The reindeer has an overall height of 4 to 5 feet from its hooves to the tips of its antlers. The holiday tree is 5 to 6 feet tall, and can be decorated with twinkly lights and more for the holidays, and then used as a vine support for the summer. ...

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$89

Hands-on Cooking: Valentine's Date Night

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

Enjoy a romantic evening learning how to cook French cuisine together. Discover techniques for both roasting and pan searing, practice knife cuts, and make a pan sauce reduction.  Featured recipes include: salmon rillettes mélange of roasted vegetables hasselback potatoes beef au poivre with cognac cream sauce and chocolate-dipped shortbread...

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$112

Watercolor Workshop

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

John Pastoriza-Pinol, an award-winning botanical artist with a doctorate in botany from the University of Vigo, Spain, is coming from Australia to teach a three-day workshop. Learn a technique for achieving the intricacies of fine detail in your paintings. Properly protecting those critical edges in your drawing before laying down your watercolor...

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$449

3 sessions

De-Stress the Holidays: Learn to Relax

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

During this interactive, informative, and relaxing workshop, learn about the many causes of stress during the holiday season; the negative effect long-term stress has on our bodies, minds, and emotions; and methods to control how we respond to difficult situations.  A variety of relaxation techniques will be presented and practiced. Sessions...

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$19

Thanksgiving Tablescape

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

Celebrate the bounty of the season and create a rich, textural setting for your guests using floral as well as edible elements such as figs and grapes.  In this workshop you will take home a lush, seasonally inspired floral centerpiece as well as many ideas for creating a memorable holiday table for your own holiday entertaining.  Are Materials...

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$179

Pine Bonsai Workshop

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

This class is going to focus on pine care, soil type, feeding, needle pruning, de-candling, wiring of trees and more! Bring in your pines to work on after an in-depth presentation on care.

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$49

Hands-on Cooking: Holiday Cookies

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

Learn the basics of pie dough in this cooking class. Then, using seasonal ingredients, watch how to make a savory rustic tomato tart you can serve for brunch as well as a sweet lattice-topped peach pie for dessert. Students will sample the dishes made in this hands class and take home an entire unbaked pie to enjoy later.

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$67

Hands-on Cooking: Knife Skills

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

Practice knife cuts such as mince, dice, julienne, and chiffonade in this hands-on cooking class.  Students will take home a variety of sliced vegetables and recipe ideas such as collard green salad with pickled red onion, vegetable-stuffed braided bread, and chicken and dumplings.

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$65
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