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Introduction to Interior Design (Ages 16+)

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

This class will cover the basics of space planning, materials and sources, and color theory. The goal will be to upgrade a room in your home by adding new, purging old, re-using and re-purposing existing. Learn how to add value and transform your space within your scope, schedule and budget.  Online tools such as Pinterest and room designing...

Tuesday Jan 7th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$190

5 sessions

Introduction to Architecture

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 37 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

The built environment -- where we live, work, and entertain privately or in public -- was designed by someone at some time. In this course, students develop an understanding of the architectural design process and its impact on outcome. Topics will cover historical and contemporary architecture, freehand drawing, and representation through mechanical...

Thursday Feb 6th, 6pm - 9pm

  (10 sessions)
$585

10 sessions

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Introduction to Interior Design

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 36 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

This course introduces the skills and insights needed to be a successful interior designer and examines why some designs are more successful than others. More than a style-selection course, you will learn what is required to design and build an interior space, gain a general knowledge of how interior designers work, and examine what it takes to move...

Tuesday Feb 4th, 6pm - 9pm

  (10 sessions)
$585

10 sessions

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

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

Introduction to Design Principles

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

This workshop introduces and reviews the landscape design process of site analysis, conceptual design, and evaluations, based on such landscape-design principles as balance, symmetry, proportion, scale, and unity. Looking at plant combinations and landscape features, you will learn about color, texture, line, form, and methods of creating garden s...

Tuesday Feb 4th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Foundation Planting Design

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

Whether old or new, many homes have foundation plantings that need revamping. Learn the principles of good foundation design and view examples of plants that work well, reduce maintenance, and provide multi-seasonal interest. Good design will improve the curb appeal of your home, thus increasing its value.its value.

Tuesday Feb 11th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Front Yard Design

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

Learn the basics of front yard landscape design by demonstrating how proper planting design can change the way you use and view your property. Your design should respond to your home’s architecture and be aesthetically pleasing. Topics include proper plant types and spacing, focusing and screening views, and creating curb appeal.

Tuesday Feb 18th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Backyard Design

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

Learn to create an enjoyable backyard space that is functional and fun. Explore the design and development of dining and entertaining areas (such as decks and patios), children’s play spaces, and outdoor storage and utility areas. Learn how to screen and focus views to create a sense of enclosure for private areas with comfort and security.

Tuesday Feb 25th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

From the Drawing Board to the Border

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

How do you take your plans from the drawing board to creating the garden without being overwhelmed by the amount of work and money? Learn how to develop a shopping list and timeline to phase the work over several seasons. You’ll receive some useful tips on budgeting, purchasing plants, and working with landscape professionals.

Tuesday Mar 3rd, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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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

Interior Design Studio: Kitchens + Baths

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 36 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

The Interior Design Studio series is designed for intermediate and advanced students with a desire to explore concept development and production skills tied to a specific area of interest or theme. Do you want to learn how to remodel a kitchen or bath? Develop and refine the critical thinking skills necessary to find design solutions for existing...

Wednesday Feb 5th, 6pm - 9pm

  (10 sessions)
$585

10 sessions

Lines, Curves, and Symbols

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

Landscape architects, landscape designers, and gardeners often use a graphic palette and symbols to produce a master landscape plan that conveys their idea. You will enhance your plan development skills and dive into more detail such as drafting, lettering, and freehand drawing when preparing a document for client presentation. A supply list will...

Monday Apr 6th, 6pm - 9pm

  (3 sessions)
$249

3 sessions

Sketchbook Skills in the Greenhouses

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

Sketchbooks are rewarding, personal, and a way to hone drawing skills. You will draw from nature, plein air-style, in the Greenhouses, using various portable media. Give yourself the freedom to sketch unique specimens without the pressure of producing a final plant portrait—instead, creating a record of your artistic journey.  A supply list...

Wednesday Apr 1st, 9am - 12pm

  (6 sessions)
$449

6 sessions

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