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From Garden to Vase: Spring Flowers

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

Walk the Garden and learn about plants that work well in cut arrangements. Then, inspired by our walk, create a beautiful flower display to take home and enjoy. Learn and practice basic floral design techniques.  Please bring garden shears/scissors, apron, and garden gloves if desired.

Wednesday Apr 21st, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

Color in the Spring Landscape

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

Study the colors of nature as the Garden comes alive with the emergence of spring. You will explore painting techniques that reveal color in the landscape and review color theory to guide you to create rich, vibrant landscapes. Learn to work from photographic references and, as weather permits, work outside.  All skill levels and media welcome. ...

Thursday Apr 22nd, 1pm - 4pm Central Time

  (5 sessions)
$299

5 sessions

Annuals and Biennials

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

Annuals and biennials have a rich tradition and exciting future. During this course, focus on the most popular cool- and warm-season species along with a selection of the new cultivars and unusual plants, all of which are well-suited to container and in-ground gardening in the Midwest.  Learn plant identification and cultural information and...

Tuesday Apr 27th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Central Time

  (13 sessions)
$400

13 sessions

Living Pansy Wreath Workshop

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

Welcome the arrival of spring with a pansy wreath to brighten your front door. Create a lush, colorful, living wreath by planting a moss-lined wire frame with pansies and ivy. Wreath care options will also be discussed.  Please bring an apron, rubber gloves, and scissors.

Thursday Apr 29th, 6pm - 8:30pm Central Time

Zen & the Art of Photography Workshop

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

Through photo exercises and assignments, learn to deepen your visual awareness while clarifying your approach, making image making both more personal and more meaningful. This workshop provides a unique opportunity to rethink your expectations of what it means to see. We will work on cultivating simplicity and making more powerful photographs, supporting...

Saturday May 1st, 9am - 5pm Central Time

  (2 sessions)
$749

2 sessions

Culminating Project Studio

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

Complete the culminating project for the master track in an open studio format. You will work toward creating a project that includes an artist statement, biography, journal notes, mind maps, a short essay on repeating motifs, subject research, a study of historical artists, and images.  Also included will be group critique and discussion of...

Thursday Jun 3rd, 9:30am - 12pm Central Time

  (7 sessions)
$624

7 sessions

Bonsai Courtyard Tour

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

Enjoy an afternoon learning about bonsai in our two beautiful display courtyards. Explore the collection on a guided tour highlighting some of the best bonsai in the country. Basic care, style design, and display will be discussed.

Sunday Jun 6th, 1pm - 3pm Central Time

Summer Containers at the Garden

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

Enjoy a tour featuring the summer containers at the Garden. Then prepare a warm-season mixed container suitable for a sun or partial shade location. Your container may include annuals, perennials, herbs, and decorative foliage. Please bring gloves.

Tuesday Jun 15th, 10am - 12pm Central Time

Zen & the Art of Photography Lecture

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

Acclaimed photographer Douglas Beasley will talk about how photographs can better reflect our own experiences and beliefs, including spiritual beliefs, rather than be a mere testimony to where we went and what we saw. Through examples from his past work, including images from his book, Earth Meets Spirit, and from his extensive worldwide...

Thursday Apr 29th, 6:30pm - 8pm Central Time

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O'Keeffe Sunflower in Mosaics (Online)

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

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

Using a beautiful Georgia O’Keeffe sunflower painting as a template, broken and cut art glass will be glued to an acrylic panel to form a realistic or abstract version of the sunflower. This process takes into consideration color, shape, and shading using gorgeous transparent glass as the medium. All supplies are included. This class will be taught...

Tuesday Jan 12th, 10am - 12pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$362

6 sessions

STEM: Ecosystems in Terrariums

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

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

Make a terrarium and use the cross-cutting concept: systems and system models to investigate dynamic ecosystems. Through Zoom-delivered lessons and home investigations, you will perform experiments with inexpensive, easy-to-make bottle terrariums as you examine interrelationships, adaptations, and cycles of matter. We will provide live plants and...

No upcoming schedules
$90

New Camera Workshop

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

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

Did you buy a new camera recently? This workshop will help you set up your camera and learn basic operations.  Please have your digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera, mirrorless camera, or advanced point-and-shoot camera on hand. This class will be taught online via Zoom. All registrations must be submitted online two days before your...

Sunday Jul 19th, 12:30pm - 3:30pm Central Time

  (2 sessions)
$124

2 sessions

Watercolor: Painting the Natural World (Online)

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

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

Watercolor is a fresh, beautiful way to express the beauty of a sunset or the reflection of trees and clouds on a pond. You will learn to make expressive marks, mix colors, and apply water mindfully to achieve the sparkling, sensitive effects watercolor offers.  Prerequisite: Beginning Watercolor or similar experience.  A supply list will...

Wednesday Jul 15th, 1pm - 3:30pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$299

6 sessions

Beginning Watercolor (Online)

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

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

Watercolor is a delightfully fun medium. You will learn a variety of watercolor techniques, including washes and how to make a range of textures on paper, plus some color theory to get you started. No prior experience is necessary.  A supply list will be sent. This class will be taught online via Zoom. All registrations must be submitted online...

Wednesday Jul 15th, 9:30am - 12pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$299

6 sessions

Bird Buffet: Top 25 Backyard Birds

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

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

Get to know your feathered outdoor dining guests. Learn about common resident and migratory birds. Bird feeding basics such as feeder and food selection, care, and the importance of offering water will be covered. Bird migration, citizen science, and other tips will be discussed. Note: This class will be taught online via Zoom.  All registrations...

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$30
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