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Shibori Dyed Scarf

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

Make a tranquil river scene come to life with creative dyeing techniques! Wrap simple objects like sticks and stones into silk, paint with vivid colors, and watch your scarf come to life. You will leave with an exquisite 14 x 72-inch habotai silk scarf to wear or give as a gift.

Thursday Oct 18th, 1pm

Hands-on Cooking: Sauces

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

French culinary techniques identify five foundational sauces. In this hands-on cooking class, prepare and taste classic and contemporary sauces such as dark roux, béarnaise, butter and cream reductions, and discuss variations for recipes such as New Orleans creole chicken, filet of beef au poivre with béarnaise sauce, roasted beets with horseradish...

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...

$449

3 sessions

Friday Oct 19th, 9:30am

Bird Walk: Fall Migration

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

Take a walk in the Garden and learn to identify birds in their sometimes-confusing fall plumage. Earlier bird walks will highlight warblers, vireos, and flycatchers, while later ones will feature ducks, sparrows, and hawks. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them.

Saturday Oct 20th, 7:30am

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Plant Propagation Made Easy

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

At last, a vegetative plant propagation course for the home gardener! Glenn Grosch will give you both the practical knowledge and the confidence needed to add vegetative propagation to your list of gardening skills. Specific areas to be covered include division, layering, leaf and stem cuttings, bulb division, and hardwood and softwood cuttings. Included...

Saturday Oct 20th, 9:30am

WCH: Season Extension I

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Lower West Side
2800 S Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60608

This is a technical training course intended for aspiring urban agriculture entrepreneurs and individuals who are interested in learning best practice season extension techniques.  It will combine classroom and hands-on work to prepare students to effectively utilize season extension in their existing urban agricultural projects. It will involve...

Saturday Oct 20th, 10:30am

End-of-Season Pruning Workshop

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

To cut or not to cut your woody plants? What you cut today affects what the plant will look like and how well it will grow for years to come. After a brief classroom discussion, you will have the opportunity to practice pruning small woody plants. Please dress for the weather and be prepared to get dirty, as most of the class will be spent outside,...

Saturday Oct 20th, 1pm

Open Studio, Fall Session

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

This studio class is open to all levels and will feature a short lecture and demonstration each week illustrating a principle that pertains to all media. Select plant materials will be provided for the session.  The School’s CEUs=15 hours ART elective

$298

5 sessions

Sunday Oct 21st, 1pm

Succulents 101

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

Do you think you lack a green thumb? Do you have trouble keeping plants alive? Justin Schmitz will introduce you to the captivating world of succulents.  He will discuss the needs and care techniques of common succulents and cactus, explain what succulence in plants really means, and give other examples of low-maintenance arid plants.

Monday Oct 22nd, 6pm

Holiday Designs in Mosaics

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

Create a brilliant glass mosaic panel using your favorite holiday design to create a unique gift or home decoration. Bring a design that we will use as a template under an 8 x 9-inch piece of plexiglass and mosaic luminous, colorful glass on top to re-create the design. It's intriguing and fun and you will have a beautiful handmade mosaic piece to...

$279

4 sessions

Tuesday Oct 23rd, 10am

From the Drawing Board to the Border

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

How do you take your plans from the drawing board to creating the garden without being overwhelmed by the amount of work and money? Learn how to develop a shopping list and timeline to phase the work over several seasons. You’ll also receive some useful tips on budgeting, purchasing plants, and working with landscape professionals.

Tuesday Oct 23rd, 6:30pm

iPhone Photography

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

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...

$99

3 sessions

Wednesday Oct 24th, 1pm

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.

Thursday Nov 15th, 6pm

Alternative Garden Themes

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

There are many variables to consider in developing a garden, including low maintenance, drought tolerance, four-season interest, and methods to recycle organic debris and increase sustainability. Discover ideas to address these variables including Mandala gardens and stumperies, recycled materials to build garden structures, composting on-site, and...

Thursday Oct 25th, 6:30pm

Mosaic Workshop

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

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...

$149

6 sessions

Thursday Oct 25th, 7pm