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Introduction to Design Principles

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

This workshop introduces and reviews the landscape design process of site analysis, conceptual design, and evaluations, based on principles of balance, symmetry, proportion, scale, and unity. Through plant combinations and landscape features, you will learn about color, texture, line, form, and methods of creating garden spaces. This class will be...

Tuesday Feb 9th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Central Time

Winter Landscape Painting: Color & Light

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Move beyond basic white to create rich, glowing paintings as we explore techniques that reveal color in the winter landscape. Under-painting, glazing, broken-brushstroke, and a review of color theory will guide you to rich and vibrant winter scenes. Review composition, gesture, and examples from art history.  A supply list will be sent. This...

Thursday Jan 28th, 3pm - 4:30pm Central Time

  (5 sessions)
$199

5 sessions

Succulents 101

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Do you think you lack a green thumb? Do you have trouble keeping plants alive? Explore the captivating world of succulents. We will discuss needs and care techniques of common succulents and cactus, what succulence in plants really means, and other examples of low-maintenance arid plants. This class will be taught online via Zoom. All registrations...

Saturday Feb 20th, 12pm - 2pm Central Time

Oaks, Elms, Beeches: A Natural History

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Oak, elm, and beech once dominated midwestern forests. Discover ways humans, birds, animals, and insects have used and treasured these revered trees. Explore native habitat, historic uses, appearance in folklore, and contemporary species and cultivars available in the Chicago area today. This class will be taught online via Zoom. All registrations...

Tuesday Feb 2nd, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Central Time

  (3 sessions)
$124

3 sessions

Get to Know Your Backyard Birds

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Get ready for this year’s Great Backyard Bird Count, February 12 – 15! Learn about the event, how to participate, and all about the birds in your backyard. Find out which birds live in your neighborhood year-round and which ones come to nest during the summer. Discover identification techniques, bird behaviors, and tips to attract more birds to...

Wednesday Feb 3rd, 7pm - 8:30pm Central Time

Visual Poetry (Online)

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Photographic vision requires an aptitude for discovering beauty in what others see but ignore. Photographers create new work by making new visual decisions as they engage with the world. Like poetry, this encourages a viewer's mind to wander, imagine, and create prehistory or post-history for the images. This extensive course is designed for advanced...

Friday Feb 5th, 10am - 1pm Central Time

  (8 sessions)
$724

8 sessions

Growing Greens Indoors

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Explore the foundational tools needed to grow greens indoors. We will discuss materials needed (and alternatives) as well as ideal crop varieties, the benefits and drawbacks of direct sowing versus transplanting, and optimal conditions for successfully growing greens indoors. This class will be taught online via Zoom. All registrations must be submitted...

Saturday Feb 6th, 9am - 11am Central Time

Drawing as Meditation

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Practice drawing and color techniques as a form of meditation. Slow down the art-making process, creating a peaceful and healing experience. Use intuition to connect to natural, creative forces. Through this meditative practice, enjoy calming, observational drawing of plants or flowers from your own home. Explore using tone and color to create a serene...

Saturday Feb 6th, 10am - 12pm Central Time

  (2 sessions)
$74

2 sessions

Small-space Gardening

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Learn how to make the most out of your small space. A small garden plot, outdoor deck space, or a windowsill can all be maximized, so you have a successful garden. Microclimates, soils, and season extension will also be discussed. This class will be taught online via Zoom. All registrations must be submitted online two days before your class starts....

Saturday Feb 6th, 12pm - 2pm Central Time

Drawing Board to the Border (Online)

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

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

Tuesday Mar 9th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Central Time

Beginning Watercolor (Online)

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Watercolor is a delightfully fun medium. You will 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.  A supply list will be sent. This class will be taught online via Zoom. All registrations must be submitted online...

Wednesday Mar 10th, 9:30am - 12pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$349

6 sessions

Watercolor: Painting the Natural World (Online)

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Watercolor is a fresh, beautiful way to express the beauty of a sunset or the reflection of trees and clouds on a pond. You will learn to make expressive marks, mix colors, and apply water mindfully to achieve the sparkling, sensitive effects watercolor offers.  Prerequisite: Beginning Watercolor or similar experience.  A supply list will...

Wednesday Mar 10th, 1pm - 3:30pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$349

6 sessions

Macro Photography in the Home

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Rediscover the details of your home by photographing objects close-up. Each week, we will focus on different aspects of the home environment and explore the ways you can open up the world by using depth of field, lighting, camera angle, and, most of all, your imagination. Find out what your home environment looks like through a macro lens. This class...

Tuesday Feb 9th, 9:30am - 12pm Central Time

  (5 sessions)
$374

5 sessions

Front Yard Design

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

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. This class will...

Tuesday Feb 23rd, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Central Time

Watercolor - Beyond the Basics

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

After you complete Introduction to Watercolor, continue to learn various techniques and color theory while exploring different ways to combine light, color, and textures in watercolor painting.  A supply list will be sent. This class will be taught online via Zoom. All registrations must be submitted online two days before your class starts....

Saturday Feb 13th, 10am - 12pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$287

6 sessions

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