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Fall Garden Care

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

Proper garden care in the fall helps ensure healthy plants the next spring. Learn techniques for taking care of your lawn, trees, shrubs, and perennials, including fall fertilizing, mulching, cutting back plants, and protecting plants from winter winds and animal damage. Pointers will be given for fall planting of woody plants and spring-flowering...

Sunday Aug 25th, 1pm - 3pm

Fergus Garrett: The Great Dixter Way

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

Join us for a rare opportunity to hear Fergus Garrett, renowned plantsman and head gardener at Great Dixter, as he discusses how to combine plants, considering sense of place, color, shape, texture, and repetition.  He will show how to contrast plants, how to add punctuation in a border, and how to create intimacy, movement, and balance. Examples...

Tuesday Sep 3rd, 1pm - 3pm

Tapestry Weaving Studio

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

In this ongoing tapestry weaving class, students at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels come together to 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 in skill-building...

Wednesday Sep 4th, 9am - 1pm

  (10 sessions)
$499

10 sessions

Photography Workshop at KCF

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Libertyville 25779 N St. Marys Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60045

Spend a day photographing this magnificent 1929 manor house, gardens, and grounds. Instruction includes suggested photo venues, camera settings, and techniques. During the second class, review and critique images from the first day with the class and instructor. You should have a working knowledge of your camera’s controls and lens settings. A tripod...

Thursday Sep 5th, 10am - 3pm

  (2 sessions)
$185

2 sessions

Botany for Botanical Artists

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

Bring realism to your botanical artwork with a focus on identifying the morphological features of plants. Emphasizing specific plant parts in illustrations is critical to the identification of plant species in both scientific floras and identification manuals. Through a combination of lectures and lab/studio time, you will identify key characteristics...

Thursday Sep 5th, 6pm - 8:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$279

6 sessions

Still Life Photography

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

This unique class will focus on the creation of tabletop still-life images and will challenge your abilities to compose, light, produce, and present a wide array of different still-life styles.  From the ultramodern “flat” look, to deliciously soft, warm lighting, we will examine many different contemporary styles. Knowing the basics will...

Friday Sep 6th, 9am - 1pm

  (4 sessions)
$399

4 sessions

Outdoor Walking Workout Session 4

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

The Chicago Botanic Garden’s outdoor environment is a unique alternative to a health club. Walking for fitness outside provides an experience that simply cannot be duplicated indoors. Stimulate your mind and body with fresh air and scenic vistas that change weekly. Build endurance, gain core strength, and improve your balance and stability as you...

Saturday Sep 7th, 8am - 9am

  (5 sessions)
$90

5 sessions

Botanical Drawing 1

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

Strong drawing is the cornerstone of botanical art. In this class, we will work in pencil, covering the fundamentals of proportions, line, tone, dimensionality, and expression. We will work from live specimens, flowers, seeds, and fruit.

Saturday Sep 7th, 9am - 12pm

  (9 sessions)
$374

9 sessions

Seed Saving

at Chicago Botanic Garden - North Lawndale 3555 Ogden Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60623

Learn the how and why of saving seeds for thrifty gardening and farming, biodiversity preservation, and food sovereignty. In this course, you will receive open-pollinated seeds to take home with you as well as information to help you feel confident saving seeds for future farm and garden seasons.

Saturday Sep 7th, 10:30am - 4:30pm

Bird Walk: Fall Migration

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

Take a walk in the Garden and learn to identify birds in their sometimes-confusing fall plumage. Earlier bird walks will highlight warblers, vireos, and flycatchers, while later ones will feature ducks, sparrows, and hawks. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them.

Saturday Sep 7th, 7:30pm - 9pm

Demonstration Cooking: Pumpkin Challah

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

It is traditional to make round challah at Rosh Hashanah to symbolize the never-ending cycle of years. Pumpkin, a symbolic food for Rosh Hashanah in the Sephardic world, will be used to make challah. Learn techniques for creating a stunning circular braided loaf for the holiday table.

Sunday Sep 8th, 11am - 1pm

$68.75

New Camera Workshop

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

Sunday Sep 8th, 12:30pm - 3:30pm

  (2 sessions)
$119

2 sessions

Photoshop 1

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

The Chicago Botanic Garden is a spectacular place to take photographs. Make your images even better with Adobe Photoshop Elements—a user-friendly photo editor that has the same concepts as the full version of Photoshop. Apply selection tools, layers, and smart brushes. Requirements for the course are a laptop computer with Adobe Photoshop Elements...

Monday Sep 9th, 1pm - 3:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$373.75

6 sessions

Botany 1

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

Why, botanically speaking, is a tomato a fruit? What is the difference between a fern and a moss? Come join us in Botany 1 to learn the answers to these questions and more. We will explore the importance of plants to our lives; plant taxonomy and classification; and the life cycles, distinguishing features, and diversity of plants. Please Note: This...

Monday Sep 9th, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (10 sessions)
$349

10 sessions

Photography Techniques: Filters

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

Filters may be used to control color and time. They may also be used to control reflections. Learn about which filters should always be in your camera bag. Bring any filters you own to this class.

Tuesday Sep 10th, 9am - 12pm

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