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Hands-on Cooking: Knife Skills

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

Improve your knife skills by practicing mince, dice, julienne, and chiffonade cuts in this cooking class.  You will cut up vegetables for a classic rice pilaf, and watch how to prepare, cook, and carve a classic roast chicken. Take home a portion of prepped, uncooked vegetables.

Wednesday Mar 18th, 6pm - 8pm

Orchid Dish Garden Workshop

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

Orchids are great houseplants with long bloom times, and they are even more fantastic when presented as part of a miniature landscape in a shallow container. Create your own “tropical” oasis to enjoy this winter and all year long. Please bring gloves, an apron, and pruning shears. Alcohol will be served in this class; participants must be 21 years...

Thursday Mar 5th, 6pm - 8pm

Botanical Art Orchid Workshop

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

Learn about the orchid’s beautiful, unique, and diverse morphological features, flower structure, and habitat. Apply this botanical knowledge and artist instruction to accurately and strikingly depict live specimens in the media of your choice. You will explore the Orchid Show for inspiration.  A supply list will be sent. Prerequisites: Botanical...

Friday Mar 6th, 9am - 4pm

  (3 sessions)
$449

3 sessions

Mindful Photography

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

Many of the great masters talk about photography as awareness of the present moment in which we forget ourselves.  We let go of goals, desires, expectations, techniques, and anxieties to more fully immerse ourselves into the experience of seeing. You will gain a new perspective through meditative photo exercises, discussions, and weekly reviews. ...

Friday Mar 6th, 10am - 3pm

  (4 sessions)
$479

4 sessions

Drawing as Meditation

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

Practice drawing and color techniques as a form of meditation. Slow down the art-making process, creating a peaceful and healing experience. Use intuition to connect to natural, creative forces. Through this meditative practice, enjoy calming, observational drawing of plants. Explore using tone and color to create a serene mood with colored pencils...

Saturday Mar 7th, 9:30am - 12pm

  (2 sessions)
$99

2 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 7th, 9:30am - 12pm

Orchids for Beginners

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

In this beginner’s course, you will learn how to select easy-to-grow orchids suitable for your home. Basic orchid physiology and general cultural information such as light, temperature, humidity, repotting, and media requirements will be discussed. Popular orchid species and cultivars will be reviewed, and local sources for orchids and supplies will...

Saturday Mar 7th, 10am - 12pm

The Orchid and the Pot

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, 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 7th, 1pm - 3pm

Nature Landscape Photography Portfolio B

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

Examine the compositional techniques of today’s contemporary nature and landscape photographers to help you find your photographic voice. Apply these ideas to your work through weekly class projects. Display your photographic vision through a portfolio created during the workshop.  This course is designed for intermediate photographers....

Sunday Mar 8th, 12pm - 3pm

  (6 sessions)
$436

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 8th, 1pm - 3pm

Composition in Landscape Photography

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

Composition is the photographer’s arrangement of pattern, symmetry, texture, depth of field, and lines. Each week, we will learn ways to include each of these elements. Each class is devoted to one of the elements in depth.

Monday Mar 9th, 9am - 12pm

  (5 sessions)
$374

5 sessions

Demo Cooking: Mexican Vegetables

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

Learn to incorporate a variety of Mexican flavors and spices into vegetable dishes in this cooking class. Enjoy a light lunch of jicama avocado salad, tamal Azteca, and chayote squash with guajillo dressing.

Tuesday Mar 10th, 11am - 12:30pm

Personal Storytelling

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

Define your style and clarify your artistic vision by taking a journey of self-discovery in photography leading to an exhibition-worthy portfolio. Through writing, creativity exercises, and feedback sessions, you will produce a body of work reflecting your inner emotions and thoughts using symbols and metaphors. You will be encouraged to follow your...

Tuesday Mar 10th, 1pm - 4pm

  (7 sessions)
$499

7 sessions

Elements of the Garden: Patios

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

The patio is a place to enjoy meals, to entertain, to relax, and to spend time with family and friends. It is, in effect, your outdoor living room. Style, size, shape, and material are design elements that need to be considered when designing a patio.  In addition to these elements, we will explore various paving materials such as brick, bluestone,...

Tuesday Mar 10th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Fiber Arts: Happy Hedgehog

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

Create an adorable hedgehog, made out of wool. Learn needle felting techniques in this easy, fun class. The hedgehog's shy smile and flower bouquet make him hard to resist.

Wednesday Mar 11th, 10am - 12pm

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