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Owl Prowl at Reed-Turner Woodland Nature Preserve

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Chicago Long Grove Exact Meeting Point TBD, Chicago, Illinois 60047

Join Steve Bailey for a captivating night exploring the mystery of owls at the Reed-Turner Woodland Nature Preserve. He will discuss owl behavior and identification, as well as the places these fascinating birds are most likely to be seen. He may even demonstrate his world-famous Barred Owl call. After the discussion, Steve will lead a walk in the...

Friday Feb 8th, 6:30pm - 9pm

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.

Monday Jan 7th, 9am - 12pm

  (5 sessions)
$299

5 sessions

Advanced Landscape Photography

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, 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,...

Monday Jan 7th, 9:30am - 11:30am

  (6 sessions)
$289

6 sessions

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 Jan 8th, 9:30am - 10:30am

  (6 sessions)
$119

6 sessions

Energy Medicine Practice for Wellness

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 Jan 8th, 10:30am - 11:30am

  (6 sessions)
$119

6 sessions

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...

Wednesday Jan 9th, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (13 sessions)
$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...

Wednesday Jan 9th, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (10 sessions)
$562

10 sessions

Macro Photography in the Greenhouse

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

Get away from the winter blues and come explore the Greenhouses. This class will introduce you to a world of detail often not noticed. The succulents, tropical blooms, and Greenhouse color will serve as our natural laboratory. Each class will consist of learning new macro techniques followed by trips into the Greenhouses to practice new skills and...

Thursday Jan 10th, 9am - 12pm

  (5 sessions)
$299

5 sessions

Black and White Photography

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

Students will explore the creation of photographic images beyond color, looking into the shadows and textures that lay beneath nature’s color spectrum using plants and objects found at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Tonality and dynamic range will be included as well as the potential of depth of field. The Zone System of shooting in black and white...

Thursday Jan 10th, 1pm - 4pm

  (5 sessions)
$299

5 sessions

Graphics

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

Come learn the basic principles of landscape design illustration. This balanced and rewarding class provides an exciting introduction to the three basic areas of drawing communication: plans, elevations, and perspectives. Discover how to express your ideas using effective and enriched presentation techniques. Professional time-saving shortcuts, the...

Thursday Jan 10th, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (12 sessions)
$619

12 sessions

Demonstration Cooking: Instant Pot

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

Learn how to maximize your instant pot, slow cooker, and pressure cooker to cook delicious summer meals while keeping your kitchen cool in this cooking class.  Diverse recipes include: Ming Tsai’s Asian short ribs Cheese and green chili tamales Chickpea salad with lemon, feta, and dill Shrimp and corn chowder Students will sample dishes...

Friday Jan 11th, 11am - 1pm

Espalier Basics

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

In espalier, a woody plant is trained as a vertical trunk with horizontal branches in a single plane. This technique exemplifies the art and science of horticulture, for it is both beautiful and productive.  Topics include espalier history, contemporary applications for fruit trees, and tools and supplies. You will gain experience in identifying...

Saturday Jan 12th, 9am - 12pm

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 12th, 9am - 12pm

  (8 sessions)
$374

8 sessions

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.  Prerequisite:  Watercolor 1 or equivalent.  A supply list will be sent with your confirmation.

Saturday Jan 12th, 1pm - 4pm

  (6 sessions)
$298

6 sessions

Gentle Yoga

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

A series of yoga poses and breathing exercises designed and adapted for a tranquil, relaxing yoga experience. In this course, we will take a gentle, restorative approach to the practice. All students are welcome. Come and enjoy a sense of peace and balance. For all sessions, wear comfortable clothing (sweats, shorts, or yoga pants) with socks or bare...

Monday Jan 14th, 9am - 10am

  (10 sessions)
$194

10 sessions

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