Sat, Jul 31
9:00am - 12:30pm Central Time
Meets 5 Times
21 classes have spots left
Composing quick studies in the field is an important skill. You will gain the experience to create these sketches, complete with notes on field conditions, colors, plant measurements, and textures, for a complete work-up in the studio. Folding chairs are provided. In case of inclement weather, the class will draw in the Greenhouses. Please...
Saturday Jul 31st, 9am - 12:30pm Central Time(5 sessions)
Immerse yourself in the Garden’s Butterflies & Blooms exhibition surrounded by colorful species from around the world and Illinois. Capturing the cycle of life, draw butterflies and the plants that support them by observing them in this specially designed butterfly habitat. You will have drawing time in the exhibition each morning before...
Friday Aug 6th, 8am - 11am Central Time(4 sessions)
Exercising in “green space” stimulates your mind and body, providing benefits a gym could never surpass. Build endurance, work on postural alignment, gain core strength, increase cardiovascular capacity, and improve balance. Suitable for all fitness levels. Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. Dress for the weather. This class may be taken...
Saturday Aug 14th, 8am - 9am Central Time(5 sessions)
Lightroom Classic is a wonder tool for organizing and developing your digital images to be the best they can be. Learn about importing images from your camera; organizing them into folders and collections; adjusting color, exposure, and detail; and exporting them for a variety of uses. FPC requirement Required Material: A personal laptop...
Thursday Sep 16th, 9:30am - 12pm Central Time(6 sessions)
There are 27 gardens and four natural areas within the 385 acres of the Chicago Botanic Garden. Join our horticulturists for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Garden areas they oversee. Explore plant varieties and combinations, design elements, garden features, and fun stories as you soak up a wealth of knowledge from years of experience working in...
Tuesday Aug 24th, 9am - 10am Central Time
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 Sep 21st, 9:30am - 11:30am Central Time(8 sessions)
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 2nd, 6pm - 8:30pm Central Time(6 sessions)
Thursday Sep 9th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time
Summer offers photographers a unique perspective of Japanese art and landscape architecture. Learn about the Elizabeth Hubert Malott Japanese Garden and its three islands—Keiunto (Island of the Auspicious Cloud), Seifuto (Island of Pure Breezes), and Horaijima (Island of Everlasting Happiness)—as you acquire photographic techniques that...
Sunday Sep 12th, 9am - 12pm Central Time(3 sessions)
Water-bath canning is a safe and easy method of home food preservation. In this cooking class, you will learn the process for making and preserving fruit jams and vegetable pickles, including food safety, dos and don’ts, and the basic equipment needed to get started. You will leave with the confidence to begin preserving the harvest at home.
Sunday Sep 12th, 1pm - 2:55pm Central Time
With more than 81 acres of water at the Garden, these areas and the reflections they create are ideal image subjects. Students will acquire the skills and practice needed to photograph water features with reflection and varied light levels.
Monday Sep 13th, 8am - 11am Central Time(4 sessions)
Explore traditional herbal remedies practiced by different cultures based on cultivating intuition and a relationship with plants. Learn the basics of making tinctures, salves, and infusions with simple recipes, and get suggestions for how to incorporate them into your daily care.
Monday Sep 13th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time
Take a Garden walk to view the Garden’s fall containers. Then create a cool-season mixed container with a variety of plants suitable for a full-sun or partial-shade location. Your container may include annuals, perennials, herbs, decorative foliage, cool-season vegetables, ornamental grasses, a decorative vine, and gourds.
Tuesday Sep 14th, 10am - 12pm Central Time
Discover more than 60 outstanding conifers and broad-leaved evergreens for the Midwest. Students will learn identifying characteristics, cultural requirements, and landscape uses of conifers and broad-leaved evergreens ranging from shrubby dwarfs to towering trees. Prerequisite: Botany 1 Note: Classes are held on Tuesdays at Classroom 1,...
Tuesday Sep 21st, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Central Time(13 sessions)
Apply knowledge and skills developed in previous design courses toward a working understanding of planting design. Weekly discussions and individual projects will focus on basic elements of planting design, including an understanding of color and texture, plant combinations, planting bed layout, installation techniques, and maintenance practices. ...
Thursday Sep 23rd, 6:30pm - 9pm Central Time(11 sessions)
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