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Garden Design Studio

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

In this advanced study of garden design theory and methods, students will utilize their skills in design process, design language, graphics, research and analysis as well as legal and regulatory responsibilities for estimating cost for site design. The coursework develops critical and analytical skills through the interaction between students and instructor-mentors....

$349

10 sessions

Wednesday Sep 27th, 6:30pm

HYBRID COURSE: Hieroglyphica: The History of Egyptology

at The Oriental Institute - Hyde Park
1155 E 58th St, Chicago, Illinois 60637

By the 3rd century BCE, Egypt had already gained an international reputation as the source for wisdom and learning. Pilgrims from across the ancient Mediterranean traveled to Egypt to study ancient texts in its schools and temples. This fascination has continued until the present day and it has been formalized by the academic discipline of Egyptology....

$495

8 sessions

Thursday Oct 5th, 5:30pm

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An Introduction to Ancient Near Eastern Art,Archaeology

at The Oriental Institute - Hyde Park
1155 E 58th St, Chicago, Illinois 60637

A vast corpus of works of art was produced by the peoples of the ancient Near East, the ‘cradle of civilization’, including royal residences, monumental temples, rock reliefs, steles, statues, cylinder seals, carved ivories, and cuneiform tablets. An equally wide-ranging assortment of raw materials was used to create these artifacts and monuments—clay,...

$390

6 sessions

Thursday Oct 5th, 5:30pm

Introduction to Ancient Near Eastern Art & Archaeology

at The Oriental Institute - Hyde Park
1155 E 58th St, Chicago, Illinois 60637

HYBRID COURSE: An Introduction to Ancient Near Eastern Art and Archaeology A vast corpus of works of art was produced by the peoples of the ancient Near East, the ‘cradle of civilization’, including royal residences, monumental temples, rock reliefs, steles, statues, cylinder seals, carved ivories, and cuneiform tablets. An equally wide-ranging...

$390

6 sessions

Thursday Oct 5th, 5:30pm

Literature & Art in the Midwest Metropolis

at The Newberry - Near North Side
60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Liesl Olson, Chicago Renaissance: Literature and Art in the Midwest Metropolis This remarkable cultural history celebrates the great Midwestern city of Chicago for its centrality to the modernist movement. Author Liesl Olson traces Chicago’s cultural development from the 1893 World’s Fair through mid century, illuminating how Chicago writers revolutionized...

Free

Thursday Oct 26th, 6pm

History of Photography

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

Explore the history of photography beginning in 1827 with the first photograph, through the age of Daguerreotype portraits, the photograph’s early development as an art form, the invention of Kodak’s Box Brownie and through to contemporary photography. Along the way we’ll discover some of the great photographers and examine how this relatively...

$119

3 sessions

Wednesday Nov 1st, 6:30pm

A Thousand Gods, a Thousand festivals

at The Oriental Institute - Hyde Park
1155 E 58th St, Chicago, Illinois 60637

The great majority of Hittite texts are scenarios for cultic celebrations for the gods, usually called festival descriptions. These were lively affairs with song, music, dance and offerings much of it in the presence of the king and queen. What was the purpose of these festivals, how many were there, and what did a typical festival look like? Join...

Free

Thursday Nov 2nd, 12:15pm

Sketching with Historical Perspective

at Evanston Art Center

This sketching/drawing class is held at the Art Institute of Chicago. Each session will begin with an art history lesson, looking at certain art from a historical perspective and highlighting various techniques. We will explore Islamic, Greek and Roman, Medieval, Impressionist, landscape, and Renaissance art.  The remainder of the class will...

$205

6 sessions

Friday Oct 27th, 1pm

Second Saturday in October: Music and Stories for Kids

at The Newberry - Near North Side
60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

This is a one time FREE course This month, join in a unique interactive melange of music and story activities, from long ago through today, from the Newberry collection, including selections from Down-adown-Derry: A Book of Fairy Poems; Aliguq/Alega, an Inuit Story; Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland; and Greet the Dawn: The Lakota Way. We’ll close...

Free

Saturday Oct 14th, 10am

Connecting with the Creative Process

at Open Studio Project - Evanston
903 Sherman Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60202

Treat yourself to an exploration of your creative side. In this 6-week class cycle, explore our OSP Process to learn to combine intuitive art-making with thoughtful writing and reflection. Our studio is a safe space, free of any comment or critique, letting you access our inner wisdom and expand your intuition. In this class we use drawing, painting,...

$210

7 sessions

Tuesday Nov 7th, 6:30pm

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Second Saturday in November: Music and Stories for Kids

at The Newberry - Near North Side
60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

This is a one time FREE course This month, join in a unique interactive melange of music and story activities, from long ago through today, from the Newberry collection, including selections from Debussy’s La Boite au Joujoux/The Toybox; The Children’s Book of 100 Pictures; and Down-adown-Derry: A Book of Ferry Poems. We’ll close...

Free

Saturday Nov 11th, 10am

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Shakespeare Project of Chicago: Coriolanus

at The Newberry - Near North Side
60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

This is a one time FREE course “Let me have war, say I: it exceeds peace as far as day does night: it’s sprightly waking, audible, and full of vent. Peace is a very apoplexy, lethargy; mulled, deaf, sleepy, insensible: a getter of more bastard children than war’s a destroyer of men.” An informative talk by a dramaturg begins fifteen minutes...

Free

Saturday Jan 13th, 10am

HYBRID COURSE: Intensive Sahidic Coptic Grammar

at The Oriental Institute - Hyde Park
1155 E 58th St, Chicago, Illinois 60637

This course will provide a complete introduction to the fundamentals of the Sahidic dialect of Coptic, the phase of the ancient Egyptian language written with the Greek alphabet and in use from ca. AD 200-1100, equivalent to one full semester in a university program. During each three-hour on-site session, we will cover two short lessons from the grammar...

$495

16 sessions

Thursday Jan 11th, 6pm

Shakespeare Project of Chicago: Women Beware Women

at The Newberry - Near North Side
60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

This is a one time FREE course. “Never were finer snares for womens’ honesties Than are devis’d in these days; no spider’s web’s Made of a daintier thread, than are now practis’d To catch love’s flesh-fly by the silver wing” An informative talk by a dramaturg begins fifteen minutes before the performance, which is followed by a question-and-answer...

Free

Saturday Feb 24th, 10am

Photographing Chicago-Area Cemeteries

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

Architectural masterpieces, local history, and beauty provided by wooded ravines and vantage points that overlook Lake Michigan: these are the magnets that attract people interested in history to visit cemeteries. We will explore both Lake Forest and Graceland cemeteries. Students should be able to walk at least one mile and must provide their own...

$239

4 sessions

Monday Oct 23rd, 10am

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