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Demonstration Cooking: Indian Chickpeas

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

Discover the possibilities of cooking with chickpeas—high in fiber and protein, and gluten-free. In this cooking class, you will learn how to incorporate the vibrant flavors of India in a variety of different gluten-free dishes including chickpea avocado salad and chickpea masala curry served with basmati rice.

Friday Dec 13th, 5pm - 7pm

Backstage Pass: Winter Floral Wonders

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

In the colder months, the Garden’s Greenhouses brim with poinsettias and other holiday plants of many hues. Learn about propagation techniques, greenhouse environmental and computer systems, watering and fertilizing equipment, and how the growing space is managed throughout the year.

Saturday Dec 14th, 9am - 11am

Demonstration Cooking: Hanukkah

at Chicago Botanic Garden

Olive oil is a traditional ingredient in foods for celebrating Hanukkah around the world. In this class, we will learn all about extra virgin olive oil and new ways to use it for Hanukkah, including olive oil ice cream and an Italian olive oil cake.

Sunday Dec 15th, 11am - 1pm

Pop-Up Paper Holiday Card Workshop

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

Get ready for the holidays! Create three lovely botanical pop-up cards, each featuring a seasonal favorite: poinsettia, mistletoe, and an evergreen wreath.  Beginners are welcome, but some of the structures can be challenging if you are new to paper craft. All tools are supplied.

Sunday Dec 15th, 12pm - 3:30pm

How to Upcycle Your Used Christmas Tree

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

Not quite ready to let go of your Christmas tree after the holidays? In this demonstration workshop, learn how to upcycle your tree by breaking it down and creating beautiful containers or window boxes. You will also find out ways to use the branches to spruce up your flower beds in the winter months.

Tuesday Dec 17th, 6pm - 7pm

Fresh Evergreen Garland Workshop

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

Create a centerpiece garland for your holiday table from fresh evergreens, berries, and floral and seasonal elements. Your garland can be up to 4 feet long and you will learn several ideas for styling your holiday table using candles in a variety of sizes. The garland can also be used to adorn a fireplace mantel.

Wednesday Dec 18th, 10am - 12:30pm

Rejuvenated Jewelry

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

Inspired by the little treasures you save and love, we will cleverly combine old and new elements to create spectacular jewelry. Bring your special and sentimental keepsakes, single earrings, buttons, charms, chains, family photos, and found objects and let Bonnie Arkin inspire your creativity.  You will learn to solder, wire wrap, and string....

Tuesday Jan 14th, 9:30am - 11:30am

  (8 sessions)
$274

8 sessions

Beginning Watercolor

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

Watercolor is a delightfully fun medium. In this class, you’ll 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.

Wednesday Jan 15th, 9:30am - 12pm

  (6 sessions)
$299

6 sessions

Tai Chi: Basics

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

Tai chi is a low-impact, slow-motion practice with known health benefits such as increased range of motion, improved balance, and increased energy. Attend this class and explore gentle postures and exercises all designed to improve your well-being. This class may be practiced seated, and may be taken multiple times. Class locations vary and will be...

Wednesday Jan 15th, 10:45am - 11:45am

  (10 sessions)
$195

10 sessions

Mosaic Workshop

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

Pique assiette, or “broken plates,” incorporates a blending of color, form, and texture. This 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. Complete a unique mosaic from shards of china, ceramic, or glass.  A supply list is given at the first class, but...

Thursday Jan 16th, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$274

8 sessions

Pine Bonsai Workshop

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

This class is going to focus on pine care, soil type, feeding, needle pruning, de-candling, wiring of trees and more! Bring in your pines to work on after an in-depth presentation on care.

Tuesday Jan 7th, 6pm - 9pm

Garden Design Implementation

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

You have the design; you have the client; you have the funding—now what? Lectures will focus on the steps necessary to carry a project from a finished design through to a built landscape. Course projects will include the preparation of construction details and documents, technical specifications, and cost estimates.  Prerequisites: Graphics...

Wednesday Jan 8th, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (10 sessions)
$562

10 sessions

Introduction to Professional Practice

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

Gain a working understanding of the initial phases of a landscape design project. Learn to begin and carry the project through conceptual design, including site measurements, base maps, site analysis, programming, functional use diagrams, conceptual design plans, and preliminary cost estimates.  Prerequisite: Graphics should be completed or...

Wednesday Jan 8th, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (13 sessions)
$599

13 sessions

Photographic Artistry with Photoshop

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

Harness the power of Photoshop layers to combine your photographs into new creations. Techniques include combining and blending layers, selecting and masking, and applying adjustment layers. Use your imagination to create new versions of reality, fantastic abstracts, and surreal worlds. A personal laptop with Photoshop CC (preferred) or Photoshop...

Thursday Jan 9th, 9:30am - 12pm

  (6 sessions)
$349

6 sessions

Graphics

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

Come learn the basic principles of landscape design illustration. This balanced and rewarding class provides an exciting introduction to the three basic areas of drawing communication: plans, elevations, and perspectives. Discover how to express your ideas using effective and enriched presentation techniques. Professional time-saving shortcuts, the...

Thursday Jan 9th, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (12 sessions)
$619

12 sessions

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