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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....

$199

8 sessions

Tai Chi: Basics

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

This class introduces movements based on tai chi principles to increase your range of motion, improve balance, and increase energy.  Both the Yang- and Sun-style postures will be practiced along with some basic qigong exercises. This class may be practiced seated.

$155

8 sessions

Wednesday Sep 26th, 10:45am

Fine Art Photography Portfolio A

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

The Garden will serve as a natural laboratory as we explore a variety of photographic design techniques to take you from an ordinary snapshot to art. We will study the work of successful contemporary fine art photographers.  Emphasis will be put on finding your own artistic style while advancing your photographic skill set to create your own...

$379

7 sessions

Friday Sep 21st, 12:30pm

Beginning Digital Photography

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

This course will help beginners and enthusiasts grasp the techniques and principles of photography. Participants will explore the basics of photography, including image composition rules, how the camera works, proper exposure, and the functions of lens aperture and shutter speed. Some minimal photo processing will also be covered.  Note: Course...

$239

4 sessions

Monday Sep 24th, 9am

Beginning Watercolor

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

Watercolor is a delightfully fun medium. In this class, you’ll learn a variety of watercolor techniques, including washes and how to make a range of textures on paper, plus some color theory to get you started.  No prior experience is necessary.

$349

8 sessions

Wednesday Oct 10th, 9am

Tai Chi For Beginners: Sun-Style

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

This course will introduce students to Sun-style tai chi chuan with a few Yang-style concepts as well. Sun-style is the most modern form of tai chi and the movements are very gentle in nature. We will focus on basic principles to improve your balance and relaxation, and also increase your range of motion and reduce stress. This class of gentle movements...

$155

8 sessions

Tuesday Sep 25th, 8am

Tai Chi For Beginners: Yang-Style

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

This course will introduce students to Yang-style tai chi chuan with a few Sun-style concepts as well. Tai chi from the Yang family is a beautiful, slow-moving meditation in motion. We will focus on basic principles to improve your balance and relaxation, and also increase your range of motion and reduce stress. This class of gentle movements is recommended...

$155

8 sessions

Tuesday Sep 25th, 9:15am

Demonstration Cooking: Whole Grains

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

Cooking with fiber- and vitamin-rich whole grains is a great way amp up the nutrition in everyday meals. The nutty taste and chewy texture of whole grains provide a versatile base that can be enhanced with bold dressings and vibrant add-ins.  At this health-forward cooking class, learn simple whole-grain cooking techniques to use in recipes like: ...

Tuesday Sep 25th, 11:30am

Watercolor Delicate Flowers Lush Leaves

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

Green leaves create the beautiful surroundings during these early fall months, but they can be the most challenging plant component for botanical artists. In this studio class, designed for students with a foundation in drawing and watercolor, the instructor will demonstrate various methods for painting realistic looking leaves. The class will discuss...

$298

6 sessions

Tuesday Sep 25th, 1:30pm

Night Photography: Painting with Light

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

When the sun drops below the horizon, bring the Garden to life by photographing your selected subject with a beam of light. Moving a light source during a long exposure creates a look that can only be obtained by using light as a brush. Students must have a DSLR camera (no phones or tablets, please) and a sturdy tripod. A cable or remote shutter release...

$239

4 sessions

Tuesday Sep 25th, 6pm

Pen and Ink 2

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

This studio class will cover advanced pen-and-ink techniques and composition in botanical documentation and illustration. We will draw advanced plant forms and their parts, developing sound linear and tonal concepts, communicating accurate botanical information, and learning the aesthetics of botanical art. Students will work using a crow quill (dip...

$298

6 sessions

Tuesday Sep 25th, 6pm

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 Sep 25th, 6:30pm

Deciduous Trees Walks

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

Learn to identify more than 50 large deciduous trees, gain a greater understanding of the multitude of functions they serve in gardens and the landscape, and discover the wonders they offer year-round. Develop your ability to identify trees using their buds, bark, and habit, in addition to leaf shape and other characteristics.  OPC, PGL 1, PGL...

$337

13 sessions

Tuesday Sep 25th, 6:30pm

Tai Chi: Intermediate Sun-Style

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

Further your study of the Sun form of Tai Chi. Consistent practice of Tai Chi helps us to relax from the fast pace of multi-tasking and recognize the moment at hand. The movements help to reconnect us to mind-body awareness and restore harmony and balance into our daily routines. Prerequisites: Tai Chi for Beginners or some tai chi experience.

$155

8 sessions

Wednesday Sep 26th, 8am

Tai Chi: Advanced Yang-Style

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

This course continues with in-depth study of the Yang-style for students who have completed the intermediate class level and feel comfortable advancing. Some qigong exercises, such as the Eight Pieces of Brocade, will also be practiced. In session we will emphasize the ABCs—alignment, breathing, and concentration.

$155

8 sessions

Wednesday Sep 26th, 9:15am

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