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Go Figure: Incorporating Life into Art

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

Learn to animate and enliven your watercolor painting by incorporating human or animal figures into the landscape. The figures will provide a focal point that adds interest, storytelling, scale, and perspective to your paintings.  Learn techniques to simplify the figure and gesture in your artwork.  Prerequisite: Previous watercolor coursework...

Tuesday Apr 16th, 5:30pm - 9pm

  (5 sessions)
$349

5 sessions

Hands-on Gardening: Dividing Perennials

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

Do you have areas in your Garden with lots of beautiful perennials? Learn tips and tricks to spread the wealth to other areas by dividing perennials in the spring. Explore the basics, then head outside for a hands-on demonstration. Please bring gloves. Dress for the weather.

Wednesday Apr 17th, 10am - 11am

$23.75

Build a Birdhouse

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

Inviting birds into your garden is a great way to observe and learn about bird behavior, courtship, and nesting. Using a prepared kit, have fun building a birdhouse to take home and hang. Learn which birds in our area use birdhouses, different box shapes, sizes, placement, cleaning, and also habitat tips. All materials included.

Wednesday Apr 17th, 1pm - 3pm

Root Over Rock Bonsai

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

Root over rock is a unique and naturally occurring event in nature. Tree roots attach to rock and continue to grow as the tree ages. In this workshop, we attach a tree to a rock so the roots will take hold. Bring your own tree and rock, or we will provide them for you for an additional fee of $69.  Leave the workshop having taken the first...

Wednesday Apr 17th, 6pm - 9pm

Colored Pencil: A Mixed-Media Approach

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

New! You will learn how colored pencil can be mixed with various mediums—graphite, watercolor, pastel, and ink.  These techniques can speed up the process of colored pencil and create some unique looks.  Prerequisite:  Colored Pencil Workshop Colored Pencil Drawing Course or previous colored pencil coursework. The School’s...

Saturday Apr 20th, 1pm - 4pm

  (4 sessions)
$349

4 sessions

Tai Chi, Xing Yi, and Ba Qua Deep Study

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

Explore an ancient practice of soft, internal, and intentional forms as you focus on single movements. If you have taken the advanced beginner, intermediate, or advanced classes at the Garden, this class is appropriate for you. Dress for the weather.

Saturday Apr 20th, 7:45pm - 8:45pm

  (8 sessions)
$155

8 sessions

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.

Sunday Jun 9th, 2pm - 4pm

Advanced Black and White Photography

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

Black and white photography helps you create stunning images. Learn cover printing on a variety of papers, the use of black and white adjustments in Photoshop, and enhanced tonal variations within the final image.  You will also learn from the work of three iconic twentieth-century photographers.  Prerequisite:  Black & White...

Tuesday Apr 23rd, 1pm - 4pm

  (5 sessions)
$373.75

5 sessions

Elements of Design: Walks and Paths

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

Whether formal or informal, garden walkways create style and overall mood, and are usually a visitor’s first impression of your garden.  Learn the basics of the design and construction of garden walks and paths. Many paving options will be explored, such as concrete pavers, bricks, gravel, and natural stone. Weigh the pros and cons of each...

Tuesday Apr 23rd, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Demonstration Cooking: Rice and Spice

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

New! Differently spiced and flavored rice dishes appear as a staple across many cuisines.  In this cooking class, enjoy calypso rice and beans; Thai fragrant basmati rice; and risotto-stuffed eggplant.

Wednesday Apr 24th, 11am - 12:30pm

Water Garden in a Vase Workshop

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

Learn the proper methods to grow a living plant arrangement in a water-filled vase, including which plants do best growing in water and how to care for them to keep them happy and healthy for a long time. Adding unique elements and features such as rocks, pebbles, sand, or moss can help you create your own special design. All the plants, vase, and...

Wednesday Apr 24th, 6pm - 8pm

Shinrin-Yoku Forest Bathing

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Chicago 19611 W Grass Lake Rd Lake Villa, Chicago, Illinois 60046

Shinrin-yoku, which means forest bathing in Japanese, refers to the practice of immersing or bathing all of your senses in the healing forest. Shinrin-yoku has been shown to reduce stress hormones and to increase immune functioning.  This is an opportunity to slow down in mind and body. Connect with the forest life around you through...

Saturday Apr 27th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

Brambles and Berries for the Beginner

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

Would you love to be able to harvest fresh berries from your own backyard? If so, this class will convince you how easy it is to successfully grow berry fruits. You will learn how to choose the best varieties, select and prepare a site, and use proper planting and pruning techniques, as well as understand other maintenance requirements. Dress for the...

Saturday Apr 27th, 9:30am - 12pm

Meditations in Ink: Iris and Swallow

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

Asian Brush Painting Workshop New! Join a relaxing, meditative exploration into the nature and techniques of painting an iris in the hsieh-i style of brush painting, called sumi-e in Japan. Through demonstrations and hands-on painting, learn to paint this elegant flower and guest bird using hand-ground ink and color. You...

Saturday Apr 27th, 10am - 4pm

Planning for Pollinators

at Chicago Botanic Garden - North Lawndale 3555 Ogden Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60623

Bees & Beyond thematic programming at the Chicago Botanic Garden inspired Windy City Harvest to offer this special course for gardeners to learn about the pollinators in their backyards and gardening techniques to support them.

Saturday Apr 27th, 10:30am - 4:30pm

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