Thu, Feb 28
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Meets 7 Times
137 classes have spots left
Discover the joy and beauty of mosaic art in the pique assiette tradition. Pique assiette, or “broken plates,” incorporates a wonderful blending of color, form, and texture. This mosaic folk art can be found in many cultures and is popular today as a way to recycle a favorite piece of china or broken heirloom. Work under the guidance of Bonnie...
Thursday Feb 28th, 7pm - 9pm(7 sessions)
Learn to make mouthwatering Indian street food and chai tea in this cooking class, featuring vegetarian snack recipes that are perfect for parties. Make a delicious platter of vegetable pakoras: tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, and spinach dipped in gram (chickpea) flour to make crunchy fritters. Complete the party spread with masala chai, a must-have...
Friday Mar 1st, 11am - 1:30pm
Learn to incorporate a variety of Mexican flavors and spices into vegetable dishes in this cooking class. Enjoy a light lunch of jicama avocado salad, tamal Azteca, and chayote squash with guajillo dressing.
Tuesday Feb 5th, 11am - 12:30pm
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 Feb 5th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Wednesday Feb 6th, 1pm - 4pm
Learn to mix accurate, exciting color including the vivid, specific hues of flowers, the bright and subdued greens of leaves, and the deep, subtle colors in shadows. We'll make charts for permanent reference and then apply this knowledge to paint flowers and leaves from live specimens. We will work in watercolor, but exercises apply to all media.
Saturday Mar 9th, 9am - 12pm(6 sessions)
Mount your very own staghorn fern onto a rustic wooden board with moss and soil. Staghorn fern mounts are easy to care for and make beautiful and creative additions to your home. Learn the proper methods to mount the dramatic and long-living ferns, named after their long antler-like fronds. Leave class with your completed mount and knowing basic...
Wednesday Feb 6th, 6pm - 8pm
Having learned the basics of digital photography in the introductory course, students are ready to move on to more artistic endeavors. Seeing, thinking, and acting are the next steps in learning to identify, then capture, an impressive image. Students will use lead lines, selective manual focus, and appropriate aperture settings to enhance their...
Saturday Feb 9th, 9am - 12pm(6 sessions)
For those familiar with the use of colored pencil on paper, here is the opportunity to work with the new popular substrate, Mylar film. Colored pencils on film can depict the rich, glowing color of florals, with the potential for adding the illusion of depth and atmospheric fade. Techniques covered include working on both sides of the film,...
Saturday Feb 9th, 9am - 4pm(2 sessions)
In this class, you will learn all the basics needed to start keeping bees. This includes what to expect, how to put together equipment, how to get bees in your hive, finding the queen, feeding, what to look for after the bees are installed, and seasonal chores. There will also be plenty of time for questions at the end.
Saturday Feb 9th, 9am - 2pm
Join us to learn a bit of plant taxonomy and why those beans, squash, and peppers are actually fruit. Or why your tapioca desert is a root. Learn about the different parts of a plant that are edible such as fruit, roots, stems, shoots, seeds, and more, and how these end up on your plate as a nutritious meal.
Saturday Feb 9th, 9am - 11am
Learn how to ferment vegetables in a saltwater brine, creating an environment in which probiotics can flourish, to achieve tasty, tangy vegetable pickles that are good for you too. Instructor Emily Paster will explain the how and why of lacto-fermentation including the necessary salt-to-water ratio, the proper fermenting environment and knowing...
Saturday Feb 9th, 2pm - 4pm
Learn techniques on how to avoid buying bees for your apiary every spring. We will cover how to select good stock to start your hive, easy ways to make a few queens to propagate stock that winters in your area, and how to make splits from your own bees to increase hive counts or replace dead colonies.
Saturday Feb 9th, 3pm - 5pm
Learn how to capture large images of small subjects and keep them in sharp focus with or without a dedicated macro lens. Additional topics include how to add light to a scene and compose in small settings.
Sunday Feb 10th, 12pm - 3pm
The Chicago Botanic Garden’s Greenhouses contain many exotic plants, displayed in facsimiles of their native habitats, which students will use as subjects. Draw from life in the Greenhouses, making studies of the intricate plant structures and colors, then return to the studio to translate studies into compositions. Work in graphite leading to finished...
Thursday Mar 21st, 9am - 12pm(5 sessions)