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Owl Prowl at Reed-Turner Woodland Nature Preserve

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Chicago Long Grove Exact Meeting Point TBD, Chicago, Illinois 60047

Join Steve Bailey for a captivating night exploring the mystery of owls at the Reed-Turner Woodland Nature Preserve. He will discuss owl behavior and identification, as well as the places these fascinating birds are most likely to be seen. He may even demonstrate his world-famous Barred Owl call. After the discussion, Steve will lead a walk in the...

Friday Feb 8th, 6:30pm - 9pm

Hands-on Cooking: Greek Party

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

Explore Greek flavors and ingredients in this fun cooking class. Prepare and enjoy vegetarian moussaka, country salad, lamb meatballs with tzatziki, and swordfish skewers with ouzo bbq sauce. Learn to work with phyllo dough and make an apple baklava. Alcohol will be served in this class; participants must be 21 years of age or older.

Wednesday Jan 30th, 6pm - 8:30pm

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 Feb 26th, 7pm - 9pm

  (8 sessions)
$239

8 sessions

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 Feb 28th, 7pm - 9pm

  (7 sessions)
$199

7 sessions

Beginning Digital Photography

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Rd, 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...

Friday Feb 1st, 9am - 12pm

  (4 sessions)
$239

4 sessions

Hands-on Cooking: Indian High Tea

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

Learn to make mouthwatering Indian street food and chai tea in this cooking class, featuring vegetarian snack recipes that are perfect for parties.  Make a delicious platter of vegetable pakoras: tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, and spinach dipped in gram (chickpea) flour to make crunchy fritters. Complete the party spread with masala chai, a must-have...

Friday Mar 1st, 11am - 1:30pm

Welcome to your Midwest Garden

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

If you are new to gardening or new to the Midwest, join us for a discussion on how our climate and the change of seasons can affect your garden. We'll examine how each season presents gardeners with ongoing challenges (temperature and moisture extremes, soil problems, and wind). Then we'll consider some ways to meet those challenges and have a successful...

Saturday Feb 2nd, 10am - 12pm

Houseplants 101

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

Learn all there is to know about houseplants. In this class, we will discuss how to select the right plant for a particular space, determine the right lighting levels, learn the principles of watering, and when to repot and prune your houseplants. We’ll also talk about Phalaenopsis orchids, bonsai, and recent trends in houseplants, such as terrariums...

Saturday Feb 2nd, 1pm - 3pm

Color Mixing

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

Learn to mix accurate, exciting color including the vivid, specific hues of flowers, the bright and subdued greens of leaves, and the deep, subtle colors in shadows. We'll make charts for permanent reference and then apply this knowledge to paint flowers and leaves from live specimens. We will work in watercolor, but exercises apply to all media.

Saturday Mar 9th, 9am - 12pm

  (6 sessions)
$298

6 sessions

Demo Cooking: Mexican Vegetables

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

Learn to incorporate a variety of Mexican flavors and spices into vegetable dishes in this cooking class. Enjoy a light lunch of jicama avocado salad, tamal Azteca, and chayote squash with guajillo dressing.

Tuesday Feb 5th, 11am - 12:30pm

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 Feb 5th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Advanced iPhone Photography Workshop

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

Take iPhone Photography to the next level with updated and new Apps, plus a look at updated iPhone features.   Prerequisite: iPhone Photography.

Wednesday Feb 6th, 1pm - 4pm

Mounted Staghorn Fern Workshop

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

Mount your very own staghorn fern onto a rustic wooden board with moss and soil. Staghorn fern mounts are easy to care for and make beautiful and creative additions to your home.  Learn the proper methods to mount the dramatic and long-living ferns, named after their long antler-like fronds. Leave class with your completed mount and knowing basic...

Wednesday Feb 6th, 6pm - 8pm

Colored Pencil: Exotic Plants

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

The Chicago Botanic Garden’s Greenhouses contain many exotic plants, displayed in facsimiles of their native habitats, which students will use as subjects. Draw from life in the Greenhouses, making studies of the intricate plant structures and colors, then return to the studio to translate studies into compositions. Work in graphite leading to finished...

Thursday Mar 21st, 9am - 12pm

  (5 sessions)
$298

5 sessions

Introduction to Beekeeping

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

In this class, you will learn all the basics needed to start keeping bees. This includes what to expect, how to put together equipment, how to get bees in your hive, finding the queen, feeding, what to look for after the bees are installed, and seasonal chores. There will also be plenty of time for questions at the end.

Saturday Feb 9th, 9am - 2pm

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