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Botany for Botanical Artists

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

Bring realism to your botanical artwork with a focus on identifying the morphological features of plants. Emphasizing specific plant parts in illustrations is critical to the identification of plant species in both scientific floras and identification manuals. Through a combination of lectures and lab/studio time, you will identify key characteristics...

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$374

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Master Class: Enhance Your Plan Graphics

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

A well-developed professional landscape plan is the best tool for portraying your design concept to clients. Bring a completed design plan to work on during class. Focus on elevating, strengthening, and enhancing your plan to create the best product for presentation. Prerequisite: Previous garden design graphics coursework or experience.

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$75

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Orchids and Bromeliads Art Workshop

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

Follow in the steps of intrepid explorer of the Amazon River basin and superb botanical artist, Margaret Mee, by working with her favorite plants—bromeliads and orchids. While they share the same ecosystem, bromeliads are much rarer as specimens for botanical artists. Use artist instruction to accurately and strikingly depict live orchid and bromeliad...

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$449

3 sessions

Open Studio

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

This studio class is open to all levels. You may bring a project of your choice in any medium, or work with plant subjects to create a new art piece. Lectures and demonstrations illustrate principles that pertain to all media. A supply list will be sent. 

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$349

5 sessions

Merry, Berry Wreath

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

In this workshop, you will create your own festive holiday wreath. Fresh evergreens will be used as the base and a variety of seasonal berried branches will be added for color and texture. This wreath will be great for your own home or for holiday gift giving.  Please bring gloves, pruners, and a box for your finished wreath. The fee includes...

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$124

From Design to Reality

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Join Craig Bergmann as he shares how to manage aesthetic expectations alongside the reality of garden maintenance and budget. Determining viable plants for our region, how to select plants and partners for different site conditions, and aesthetic results will be discussed. Profiles of finished projects will be shown to represent their evolution from...

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$30

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...

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$449

3 sessions

Gardens for Midcentury Modern Homes

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

A well-designed midcentury house is a thing of beauty. Open floor plans, large window walls, exposed beams, and projecting eaves are just some of the defining architectural features. Well-defined outdoor space, floor-level patios, abstract geometric lawns, and restrained plantings are characteristic of midcentury landscapes. The overall intent is...

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$40

American Home Garden Design: 1830-Now

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Draw inspiration for your own home, no matter what age or style, as you look at garden design evolution in the Midwest. Learn about design trends, the rise of the suburban lawn, foundation plantings, cottage gardens, moon gardens, and heirloom plants.

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$40

Designing with Edibles

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

We will discuss a variety of innovative ways to incorporate edible plants into your home landscape. Course Description: Make your growing space colorful, attractive, and productive. These include maximizing visual impact in all kinds of growing spaces such as in-ground beds, raised beds, containers, pathways, arbors, and vertical plantings. We will...

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$39

The Witness Tree

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

What can one tree tell us about climate change? Lynda Mapes, author of Witness Tree: Seasons of Change in a Century-old Oak, studied a single 100-year-old oak at the Harvard Forest to find out. Hear what she learned from scientists studying how the seasonal timing of trees is changing because of climate change, as is the photosynthetic process of individual...

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$29

Exploring the Art of Ikebana

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

Join us and learn the general history and meaning of ikebana. Celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Sogetsu School, students will practice a basic upright arrangement and see variations on this style, such as reversed upright, slanting style, and use of a nageire container. You will leave with an introductory knowledge of the meaning of ikebana and...

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$159

Made for the Shade Container Workshop

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

Need some color in the shade? Take a Garden walk to view shade-loving plants, and then create your own container designed with shade in mind. We will use a variety of plants, including perennials and annuals. Please bring gloves.

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$89

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Botanical Art "Learn How" Series

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

This series of classes is for anyone who has an interest in learning how to draw and paint but feels intimidated at the thought. Heeyoung Kim’s step-by-step instruction and guidance will allow you to learn and have fun doing it. Plan to spend the day and register for both sessions at once to receive a ten percent discount.  Learn How to Draw...

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$562

12 sessions

Open Studio, Fall Session

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

This studio class is open to all levels and will feature a short lecture and demonstration each week illustrating a principle that pertains to all media. Select plant materials will be provided for the session.  The School’s CEUs=15 hours ART elective

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$298

5 sessions

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