Wed, Jan 16
8:00am - 9:00am
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Wednesday Jan 16th, 8am - 9am(10 sessions)
This course continues with in-depth study of the Yang style for students who have completed the intermediate class and feel comfortable advancing. Some qigong exercises, such as the Eight Pieces of Brocade, will also be practiced.
Wednesday Jan 16th, 9:15am - 10:15am(10 sessions)
All levels of fitness and experience are welcome in this class, which will include meditative movement and contemplative stillness. We will focus on the breath and relieving stress.
Wednesday Jan 16th, 9:30am - 10:30am(10 sessions)
There are hundreds of photography apps available for iPhones, and many of them have similar features. This class will explore some of the better-known apps along with instruction on how to use them for nature photography. We will go over the basics of iPhone photography along with fieldwork for a portion of the class. We will examine the photos...
Wednesday Jan 16th, 1pm - 4pm(2 sessions)
This is a yoga experience designed to relax and refresh. Mindful movement and conscious breath combine to reduce stress and boost immunity. Appropriate for beginners and experienced students alike.
Wednesday Jan 16th, 5:30pm - 6:30pm(10 sessions)
Thursday Jan 17th, 8am - 9am(10 sessions)
Further your study of the Yang-style 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. Tai Chi for Beginners or some tai chi experience is recommend...
Thursday Jan 17th, 9:15am - 10:15am(10 sessions)
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 Jan 17th, 1:30pm - 3:30pm(8 sessions)
This course continues with in-depth study of the Sun-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 this session we will emphasize the ABCs—alignment, breathing, and concentration.
Friday Jan 18th, 8am - 9am(10 sessions)
This course builds upon the foundations learned in Tai Chi for Beginners: Sun-Style. 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 is recommended...
Friday Jan 18th, 9:15am - 10:15am(10 sessions)
Reed-Turner Woodland is an excellent example of northeastern Illinois woodland groves. The preserve also provides examples of wetland, meadow, prairie, and hedgerow trees. You will learn how to identify trees not only by their leaves, but also by bark, fruit, seed, shape, branching form, and habitat. Part of the class will be spent outside,...
Saturday Jan 19th, 9am - 11am
Don’t stop canning and preserving just because it is winter. In this cooking class, learn to preserve using dried fruits in a dried fig, apple, and raisin jam—a sweet, bright-tasting spread with a chunky texture perfect for stirring into oatmeal, serving with cake, or topping ice cream. The class also covers the basics of water-bath canning,...
Saturday Jan 19th, 11am - 1pm
We will explore different approaches to capture beautiful and accurate botanical detail, frequently using the microscope. We will work primarily in pencil and will experiment with different tools to achieve particular textures and effects. Prerequisite: Botanical Drawing 1 and 2 or equivalent. Please Note: A supply list will be sent with...
Sunday Jan 20th, 1pm - 4pm(6 sessions)
Learn to incorporate a variety of French flavors and spices into vegetable dishes in this cooking class. Enjoy a light lunch of: Green bean potato salad niçoise Celery root with tarragon aioli Summer squash gratin Onion tart
Tuesday Jan 22nd, 11am - 12:30pm
In this ongoing tapestry weaving class, students at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels come together to 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 in skill-building...
Wednesday Jan 23rd, 9am - 1pm(15 sessions)