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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

Weaving Studio for Beginners

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

This class is especially designed for beginning students to learn the basics techniques needed to weave a tapestry. We will explore ways of using surface, image, and text within a woven form to create independent projects. Students will be exposed to both contemporary and historical tapestries through weekly visual presentations and will participate...

$329

8 sessions

Wednesday Sep 26th, 1:30pm

Preparing for Fall and Winter Storage

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

In this session, we will discuss the steps necessary to prepare your bonsai trees for the fall and winter seasons. Proper feeding, pruning, and winter storage options for both temperate and tropical bonsai will be covered.  Students are encouraged to bring bonsai trees for late summer to early fall work. A map will be sent with your con...

Wednesday Sep 26th, 6pm

Garden Design Studio

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

In this advanced study of garden design theory and methods, students will use their skills in design process, design language, graphics, research, and analysis as well as legal and regulatory responsibilities for estimating cost for site design. The coursework develops critical and analytical skills through the interaction between students and instructor-mentors....

$689

10 sessions

Wednesday Sep 26th, 6:30pm

Advanced Rejuvenated Jewelry

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

This class is for those students who have participated in Rejuvenated Jewelry and are ready to learn more techniques and explore many creative ideas. We create spectacular jewelry from vintage broken jewelry, watches, tin, and china.  Bring your grandma’s jewelry box and collected treasures.  Prerequisite: Rejuvenated Jewelry or consent...

$199

8 sessions

Wednesday Sep 26th, 7pm

Tai Chi: Advanced Beginner Yang-Style

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

This course builds upon the foundations learned in Tai Chi for Beginners: Yang-Style. 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 for advanced...

$155

8 sessions

Thursday Sep 27th, 8am

Tai Chi: Intermediate Yang-Style

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

Further your study of the Yang-style 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. Tai Chi for Beginners or some tai chi experience is recommend...

$155

8 sessions

Thursday Sep 27th, 9:15am

The Magic of Minor Bulbs

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

One of the best and most useful groups of bulbs are minor bulbs, which are often overlooked and underutilized. These small bulbs are excellent in naturalistic gardens, in ground cover plantings and as a blanket of color amid emerging perennials in early spring. This class will discuss many varieties, including those that are resistant to deer.

Thursday Sep 27th, 10am

Tai Chi: Advanced Sun-Style

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

This course continues with in-depth study of the Sun-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 this session we will emphasize the ABCs—alignment, breathing, and concentration.

$155

8 sessions

Friday Sep 28th, 8am

Tai Chi: Advanced Beginner Sun Style

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

This course builds upon the foundations learned in Tai Chi for Beginners: Sun-Style.  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 is recommended...

$155

8 sessions

Friday Sep 28th, 9:15am

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,...

$119

2 sessions

Saturday Sep 29th, 8am

Demonstration Cooking: Green Tomatoes

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

In this demonstration class, Emily Paster will teach you how to use up all those end-of-season green tomatoes before the frost comes. We will make green tomato salsa and pickled green tomatoes and can them.  Participants will learn all aspects of water-bath canning, a safe and easy method of home food preservation, including safety, dos...

Saturday Sep 29th, 9am

A Host of Golden Daffodils and More

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

Daffodils are among the cheeriest signs of spring. Whether you call them daffodils, narcissus, jonquils, or paperwhites, they are all members of the genus Narcissus. Learn how you can incorporate these into your landscape for a fall planting that will bring life to your spring garden next season. 

Saturday Sep 29th, 12:30pm

Backstage: The Garden Wall

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

The Garden Wall and Berm zips by in a flash for drivers on the Edens Expressway. Yet there is so much to see out there, horticulturally speaking. Now you have the opportunity to join a select few to tour this highly visible, yet virtually inaccessible, jewel in the crown of the Chicago Botanic Garden. Did you know that this wall is more than a mile...

Saturday Sep 29th, 1:30pm

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