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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 Mar 10th, 9:30am - 11:30am

  (8 sessions)
$274

8 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 Mar 12th, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$274

8 sessions

Growing Orchids Indoors

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

Learn how easy it is to grow orchids right in your own home! This includes selecting orchids best suited to your growing conditions, how to grow and maintain orchids on windowsills and under artificial lights, how to keep your plants healthy, and how to avoid common mistakes encountered by new growers.  This class is great for beginners and those...

Friday Feb 28th, 10am - 12pm

New Camera Workshop

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

Did you receive a camera as a gift recently? Is your camera still sitting in the box? This workshop will help you set up your camera and cover its basic operations. With hands-on instruction, you’ll learn the basics of camera operation. To get the most out of the class, you should own a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera, mirrorless camera,...

Saturday Mar 14th, 9am - 12pm

  (2 sessions)
$124

2 sessions

Backstage Pass: The Orchid Show

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

For one cold winter month only, the Regenstein Center and the Garden’s Greenhouses are filled with more than 10,000 orchids for our annual Orchid Show. Join Wade Wheatley to learn about the various varieties of orchids, watering and growing techniques, and a behind-the-scenes perspective on how the Orchid Show was created.  A short tour of the...

Saturday Feb 29th, 8:30am - 10am

Propagating Local Bees

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

Learn techniques on how to avoid buying bees for your apiary every spring. We will cover how to select good stock to start your hive, easy ways to make a few queens to propagate stock that winters in your area, and how to make splits from your own bees to increase hive counts or replace dead colonies.

Saturday Feb 29th, 9am - 11am

Swarms and Swarm Traps

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

In this class, we will discuss the ecology and biology of honeybee swarming. We will also cover how to make and use bait-boxes, where to start hunting for feral bees, and how to get them to stay put once you have them.

Saturday Feb 29th, 12pm - 2pm

Drawing Nature Seedpods

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

Capture nature’s pods using graphite and colored pencil. These media can be used alone or together to explore the subtle colors found in a variety of pods. Color theory and composition will be considered to create striking finished drawings.  Some experience in colored pencil preferred.  A supply list will be sent. 

Sunday Mar 1st, 9am - 12pm

  (4 sessions)
$312

4 sessions

Junipers, Arborvitaes, and Yews

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

These stalwarts of the landscape are hardy, easy to care for, and with proper siting and selection, can remain attractive for many years.  Learn about the many options available from this great group of plants. Dress for the weather. 

Tuesday Mar 3rd, 6pm - 8pm

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

Photographing Orchids

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

In conjunction with the Orchid Show, photographer Jack Carlson offers a close-up flower photography class. Learn techniques for macro photography, including tips on focus, lighting, background, and composition. Class includes hands-on shooting sessions at the show before hours, after which we will critique each other’s images. A...

Wednesday Mar 4th, 8am - 11am

  (3 sessions)
$224

3 sessions

Botany 1

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

Why, botanically speaking, is a tomato a fruit? What is the difference between a fern and a moss? Come join us in Botany 1 to learn the answers to these questions and more. We will explore the importance of plants to our lives; plant taxonomy and classification; and the life cycles, distinguishing features, and diversity of plants. Please Note: This...

Monday Mar 23rd, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (10 sessions)
$349

10 sessions

Indoor Farming for Health and Wellness

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

Growing and eating sprouts can present benefits to enhance your immune function and increase your body’s ability to heal. Learn how easy it can be to grow life-giving foods that heal, how to incorporate sprouts into your diet, and taste samples of the indoor harvest.

Wednesday Mar 4th, 6pm - 8pm

Lightroom 2: Realizing Your Vision

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

Build your skills in Lightroom and make images that realize your vision. Learn to fine-tune the look of your images with global and local adjustments. Then learn to print your own images on premium photographic and fine art papers. Use the capabilities of Lightroom to produce your own photobook to showcase your images. A personal laptop with Lightroom...

Thursday Mar 5th, 9:30am - 12pm

  (6 sessions)
$349

6 sessions

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

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