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The Rhythms of Stone: Garden Sculpture Workshop

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe

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Glencoe, Suburbs
1000 Lake Cook Road
Btwn Edens Exprsswy/Rt 41 & Green Bay Rd
Chicago, Illinois 60022
Room: Classroom 4, Learning Center
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: DJ Garrity

What you'll learn in this sculpture class:

Known for his excellence in teaching, award-winning sculptor DJ Garrity will conduct a stone-carving workshop focusing on carving a face onto stone. This artist resides in the west of Ireland and travels to the Chicago Botanic Garden to teach this workshop whenever his busy schedule allows (which isn’t very often!). He has served three tours of duty as the sculptor-in-residence of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial and established an international reputation with gardeners, artists, and educators who have enjoyed this innovative workshop and the opportunity to create a unique garden sculpture. No previous experience is required to participate and students of all ages have enjoyed the light approach that Garrity brings to the art of stone sculpture. A block of limestone is included in the workshop fee. If you are interested in bringing your own stone, please mention this when registering and the price of the limestone will be deducted from your class fee. Students need to supply their own carving tools. A supply list will be sent.

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Refund requests must be submitted to [email protected] prior to the program’s start date. The registration fee will be refunded less a 10 percent processing charge.

Fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable on and after the program’s start date. We cannot refund fees requested on or after the start date of a program or for sessions missed due to student illness or other personal situations.

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Chicago Botanic Garden

The Chicago Botanic Garden opened a little more than 40 years ago as a beautiful place to visit, and it has matured into one of the world's great living museums and conservation science centers. In 2013, one million people visited the Garden's 26 gardens and four natural areas, uniquely situated on...

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