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Creative Fine Art Digital Photography for Beginners

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

Have you ever wondered how to capture the wow moments in nature with your new digital camera? Learn the basics of digital photography in this introductory course.  You will practice the tools of the digital camera and how to capture fine art images in nature. Students will learn to see, using the methods of the masters of fine art photography....

Tuesday Mar 5th, 9am - 12pm

  (5 sessions)
$289

5 sessions

Demonstration Cooking:Spanish Vegetables

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

Learn to incorporate a variety of Spanish flavors and spices into vegetable dishes in this cooking class. Enjoy a light lunch of baby greens with manchego-stuffed piquillos, tortilla española, catalan spinach toast, and orange-stuffed olives.

Tuesday Mar 5th, 11am - 12:30pm

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 Mar 5th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Orchid Terrarium Workshop

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

Orchids make great houseplants and offer long blooming in your home or office, and they are even more fantastic if presented in a glass jar or bowl. Join Tim Pollak to learn how to create an orchid jar terrarium from start to finish. A glass jar or bowl, an assortment of small miniature blooming orchids and mosses, and all other materials will be provided...

Thursday Mar 7th, 6pm - 8pm

Colored Pencil: Enchanting Orchids

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

The luscious colors of orchids, combined with the fine detail required to accurately depict their elaborate structures, make them ideal subjects for the medium of colored pencils on paper or Mylar drafting film. With a visit to the Orchid Show for inspiration, the class will draw from live specimens with the goal of producing high quality finished...

Friday Mar 8th, 9am - 4pm

  (3 sessions)
$349

3 sessions

Organic Gardening: A Fresh Approach

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

Are you interested in organic gardening? This fresh approach to organic gardening will focus on fundamental horticultural practices as they apply to a successful organic garden experience. The presentation will cover the “what and why” of organics followed by a detailed discussion of specific horticultural practices both in the area of plant nutrition...

Saturday Mar 9th, 9:30am - 12pm

The Orchid and the Pot

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

Join us for a discussion of orchid cultural requirements, focusing on the orchid root system and the importance of proper potting. Discover what makes a good potting mix, how to pot for different growing conditions and how to troubleshoot poor growth, a lack of flowers, and dying leaves. It’s all in the roots! A tour of the Orchid Show is includ...

Saturday Mar 9th, 10am - 12pm

Perspectives in Photography

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

The purpose of this workshop is to understand more about our personal perspective as photographers and how it fits into the greater world of photography. Students will be asked to do shooting assignments each week, as well as some light reading. In-class assignments will include short field trips to local places. Students will also study the work...

Saturday Mar 9th, 10am - 4pm

  (2 sessions)
$349

2 sessions

Expressive Watercolor: Open Studio

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

The freedom and fluidity of watercolor allow a bolder, larger, looser approach to your work. We will explore wet into wet and wet into dry techniques. This course is designed to build on foundational watercolor techniques with individualized personal instruction.  Prerequisite: Previous watercolor coursework or experience.

Saturday Mar 9th, 1pm - 4pm

  (6 sessions)
$349

6 sessions

Pruning Principles

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

Learning the correct technique for pruning is key to maintaining healthy plants. Tim Johnson will introduce you to the principles of pruning, including proper tool use, techniques for pruning trees and shrubs, and the best time to prune both evergreen and deciduous plants. He will also display a variety of good tools for pruning.

Sunday Mar 10th, 1pm - 3pm

Oaks, Elms, Beeches: A Natural History

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

Oak, elm, and beech once dominated the midwestern forests and our imaginations. From pre-settlement to today, discover the many ways humans, birds, animals, and insects have used and treasured these revered trees. We will examine where they are typically found in nature, their myriad uses over the centuries, folklore and stories, plus faunal partnerships....

Tuesday Mar 12th, 9:30am - 12pm

  (3 sessions)
$149

3 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 Mar 12th, 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 Mar 12th, 10:30am - 11:30am

  (6 sessions)
$119

6 sessions

Deciduous Flowering Shrubs w Sat Walks

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

Study more than 60 different deciduous flowering shrubs (and their cultivars and related species) suitable for commercial landscape and home garden use in the Chicago region. During weekly slide lectures and Garden walks, the identification, cultural information, aesthetic qualities, and landscape uses of both common and more unusual shrubs will be...

Tuesday Mar 12th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (13 sessions)
$399

13 sessions

Deciduous Flowering Shrubs w Thurs Walks

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

Study more than 60 different deciduous flowering shrubs (and their cultivars and related species) suitable for commercial landscape and home garden use in the Chicago area. During weekly slide lectures and garden walks, the identification, cultural information, aesthetic qualities, and landscape uses of both common and more unusual shrubs will be emphasized....

Tuesday Mar 12th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (13 sessions)
$399

13 sessions

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