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Hanging Basket Workshop

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

Do you admire those fabulous hanging baskets you see at the Chicago Botanic Garden? Learn some tricks of the trade during a discussion of different styles, materials, and plant ideas. Maintenance tips will also be discussed. Each student will plant their own wire and moss hanging basket to enjoy at home. Please bring gloves.

Thursday Jul 25th, 10am - 12pm

Mosaic Workshop

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

Discover the joy and beauty of mosaic art in the pique assiette tradition. Pique assiette, or “broken plates,” incorporates a wonderful blending of color, form, and texture. This mosaic 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. Work under the guidance of Bonnie...

Thursday Aug 8th, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$239

8 sessions

Colored Pencil Drawing II

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

Take your colored pencil work to a new level. Explore in depth the techniques introduced in previous colored pencil courses, working toward finished pieces that emphasize composition as well as mastery of the medium.  Students may work with subject matter introduced by the instructor or on personal projects, providing their own plant material....

Friday Jul 26th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$298

5 sessions

Moon Garden Plant Walk

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

Most of us notice how gorgeous gardens are when the sun is shining, but how often do we see what they look like at night? Take an evening Garden walk to view and discuss night blooming plants and how to add them in your own garden. You might even catch some night pollinators in action.

Friday Jul 26th, 9pm - 10:30pm

Essentials of Perspective Drawing

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

New! Successfully illustrating proper positioning of objects in space is an essential component of drawing. Through sketching structural elements in the Garden and in the classroom setting, you will gain an understanding of linear perspective, shadows, and reflections. Explore how you think about the visual representation of a landscape to improve...

Saturday Jul 27th, 9am - 3pm

Exploring Flower Essences

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

The term “flower essence” is frequently interchanged for “flower remedy”: an unscented, herbal infusion made from the flowering part of a plant. See flowers (and archetypes) in a whole new way, exploring botanical family, form and gesture, color, geometry, fragrance, texture, taste, seasonal and daily cycles, relationship to the environment,...

Sunday Jul 28th, 11am - 4pm

$123.75

Bonsai Show Preparation Workshop

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

This workshop will help you get your tree and display ready to show at the Garden’s August bonsai exhibition. With each stage of development in bonsai, different techniques are needed to increase the refinement of your tree. Focus on detail wiring, refinement, and basics of bonsai display. Bring your tree, stand, scroll, and accent plants to build...

Wednesday Jul 31st, 6pm - 9pm

$52.50

Tropical Bonsai Workshop

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

Summer is the best time to work on your tropical bonsai trees. This comprehensive workshop will cover all aspects of tropical tree care, styles, grafting, air layering, and soil types. Bring your trees in for critique, styling, and repotting, and set a course for the future of your bonsai tree.

Wednesday Aug 21st, 6pm - 9pm

$52.50

Memories Moons and Imagination

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

Join photographer and storyteller Eddie Soloway for an entertaining and inspirational presentation designed to open you up to the beauty right in front of our noses...and deep inside our hearts.

Friday Aug 2nd, 7pm - 8:30pm

Watercolor: Capturing Summer Color

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

Watercolor is a luminous medium perfect for capturing foliage and flowers. Learn how to mix colors such as the bright greens and florescent colors found in the garden. You will work in the traditional English style using dry brush. Watercolors and paper will be provided by the instructor. You will work from live specimens. Prerequisite: Watercolor...

Saturday Aug 3rd, 9:30am - 3:30pm

  (2 sessions)
$286.25

2 sessions

Hands-on Cooking: Fermenting Kraut

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

Learn how to ferment cabbage in a saltwater brine, creating an environment in which probiotics can flourish, to turn it into tasty, tangy sauerkraut. Learn the how and why of lacto-fermentation including salt-to-water ratio, proper fermenting environment, and knowing when your sauerkraut is ready. Prepare your own jar of kraut to bring home and ferment...

Sunday Aug 4th, 11am - 1pm

$68.75

A Natural Eye

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

Eddie Soloway brings his Natural Eye workshop to the Chicago Botanic Garden. In this weekend intensive, Eddie weaves together many of the elements of his Santa Fe-based workshop, including activities designed to change your perspective, sharpen your senses, and fine-tune your techniques. Please note the cancellation policy for this workshop: Withdrawal...

Saturday Aug 3rd, 9:30am - 4:30pm

  (2 sessions)
$869

2 sessions

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 Sep 3rd, 9:30am - 11:30am

  (8 sessions)
$239

8 sessions

Personal Storytelling

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

Define your style and clarify your artistic vision by taking a journey of self-discovery in photography leading to an exhibition-worthy portfolio. Through writing, creativity exercises, and feedback sessions, you will produce a body of work reflecting your inner emotions and thoughts using symbols and metaphors. You will be encouraged to follow your...

Wednesday Aug 7th, 1pm - 4pm

  (6 sessions)
$436.25

6 sessions

Demo Cooking: Savory Summer Pastries

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

Basic pastry doughs serve as a base in both sweet and savory recipes. You will watch how to prepare an assortment of quick doughs for summer meals such as cream cheese dough in corn and ham empanadas, pâte à choux pastry in tomato basil ricotta eclairs, and biscuit dough in herbed biscuits with chorizo gravy.

Saturday Aug 10th, 11am - 1pm

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