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Watercolor: Painting the Natural World

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

The medium of watercolor delightfully expresses the beauty of nature. Each week, you will focus on a specific technique, such as ways to mix greens or show natural textures, with a goal of a more satisfying painting experience.  Learn how to use composition, color, and focus to create the impression of a beautiful natural place. Additional supplies...

Thursday Sep 19th, 1pm - 3:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$399

8 sessions

Lightroom 1

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

Lightroom 1 is the wonder tool for organizing and editing your images. We will begin by downloading images from your camera, naming your folders, backing up your work, and then importing them into Lightroom in a workflow system that will allow you to locate and develop images into collections for emailing, printing, or other projects.  Required...

Friday Sep 27th, 9:30am - 12pm

  (7 sessions)
$429

7 sessions

Autumn Containers at the Garden

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

Take a Garden walk to view the Garden’s fall containers. Then create a cool-season mixed container with a variety of plants suitable for a full-sun or partial-shade location. Your container may include annuals, perennials, herbs, decorative foliage, cool-season vegetables, ornamental grasses, a decorative vine, and gourds.  Please bring gl...

Tuesday Sep 17th, 10am - 12pm

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...

Thursday Oct 3rd, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$274

8 sessions

Tai Chi: Basics

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

Tai chi is a low-impact, slow-motion practice with health benefits such as increased range of motion, improved balance, and increased energy. Explore gentle postures and exercises designed to improve your well-being. This class may be practiced seated, and may be taken multiple times. Dress for the weather.

Saturday Oct 5th, 9am - 10am

  (7 sessions)
$140

7 sessions

John Pastoriza-Pinol 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...

Friday Oct 11th, 9:30am - 4:30pm

  (3 sessions)
$449

3 sessions

Introduction to Design Principles

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

This workshop introduces and reviews the landscape design process of site analysis, conceptual design, and evaluations, based on such landscape-design principles as balance, symmetry, proportion, scale, and unity. Looking at plant combinations and landscape features, you will learn about color, texture, line, form, and methods of creating garden s...

Tuesday Sep 24th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Bird Walk: Fall Migration

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, 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.

Wednesday Sep 25th, 7:30am - 9am

Harvest Wreath Workshop

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

Celebrate the arrival of autumn by creating a beautiful seasonal wreath to grace your doorway. A grapevine base and a variety of natural materials for accents will be provided.

Wednesday Sep 25th, 1pm - 2:30pm

Preparing Bonsai for Storage

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

Prepare your bonsai trees for the fall and winter seasons. Proper feeding, pruning, and winter storage options for both temperate and tropical bonsai will be covered. Students are encouraged to bring bonsai trees for late summer to early fall work. A map and driving directions will be sent with your confirmation.

Wednesday Sep 25th, 6pm - 9pm

$52.50

The Magic of Minor Bulbs

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

Minor bulbs are among the most useful groups of bulbs because they are excellent in naturalistic gardens and in ground cover plantings, and they provide a blanket of color amid emerging perennials in early spring. You will explore many varieties including those that deer resistant.

Thursday Sep 26th, 10am - 12pm

Nature Photography: Texture and Pattern

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

Develop your artistic vision by using natural and artificial light to discover textures and patterns. With your SLR camera’s flash, flashlights, the sun, and other light sources, create a 3D world showing the rhythm of nature. This intermediate-level class will include an opportunity to use strobe lighting, light tables, and backdrops for the study...

Friday Sep 27th, 12:30pm - 3:30pm

  (7 sessions)
$499

7 sessions

Photographing the Garden

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

With 27 gardens, nine islands, six miles of shoreline, and natural areas spread across 385 acres, the Chicago Botanic Garden is a dream and a challenge for photographers. Discover places and techniques for creating captivating images, review compositional ideas, and explore how to capture the essence of the Garden. Then, put your knowledge to work...

Saturday Sep 28th, 8:30am - 11am

  (2 sessions)
$99

2 sessions

Photographing Trees

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

Both deciduous and evergreen trees are essential to the environment. This class will provide instruction on how best to photograph each type. When photographing evergreens, the emphasis will be on texture and pattern of bark, cones, and needles. For deciduous trees, capturing branches and the changing color of leaves as individual subjects in close-ups...

Saturday Sep 28th, 9am - 12pm

  (5 sessions)
$373.75

5 sessions

Close Focus Pastel

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

Whether painting a single botanical subject or a complex still life, pastel is a perfect medium for expressing the beauty of the subject. Your style can be either loose or detailed. You will explore color, composition, and intention in this class.  Prerequisite: Botanical Drawing 1. A supply list will be sent with your confirmation. ART elective...

Sunday Sep 29th, 12:30pm - 3:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$298

5 sessions

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