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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 Jun 19th, 10am - 12pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$287

6 sessions

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 Jul 7th, 9:30am - 12pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$349

6 sessions

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 be sent. This...

Wednesday Jul 7th, 1pm - 3:30pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$349

6 sessions

Pysanky: The Art of Egg Decorating

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

The art of pysanky has been practiced for more than 2,000 years. Learn about the history of this fascinating art form, including its origins and the myths and legends surrounding the craft. Unlock the mysteries of this technique by watching an experienced pysanky teacher demonstrate each step required to create a beautiful, ornate egg. This class will...

Tuesday Jun 22nd, 1pm - 2:30pm Central Time

Troubleshooting Tomatoes

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Harvesting homegrown, vine-ripened tomatoes is one of the most satisfying pleasures for the vegetable gardener. Learn how to improve the quality and yield of your tomato plants with tips on organic growing, troubleshooting pest and disease problems, trellising, and harvesting. This class will be taught online via Zoom. All registrations must be submitted...

Wednesday Jun 23rd, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

More Than Meets The Eye: Online

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Points of Connection Across Bonsai Collections Join North Carolina Arboretum bonsai curator, Arthur Joura, in conversation with Chicago Botanic Garden bonsai curator, Chris Baker, for a look inside two of the most acclaimed bonsai collections in the country.  Each curator combined backgrounds in fine art and horticulture to shape a rare profession...

Thursday Jun 24th, 3pm - 4pm Central Time

Discover Lightroom: Online

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Discover how to use several key tools in Lightroom. We will process two images together to help you build your image editing workflow skills. Learn and understand core editing techniques that you can immediately apply to your images to make them pop. A personal laptop with a current version of Adobe Lightroom Classic (not the cloud version) is required. This...

Friday Jun 25th, 12pm - 3pm Central Time

Photoshop 1

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

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.  A laptop computer with Adobe Photoshop Elements or Adobe Photoshop CS5 installed and a digital camera are required. This class will be taught online...

Monday Jun 28th, 1pm - 3:30pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$436

6 sessions

Capture Nature’s Color with Your Camera

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Vibrant and muted colors combine to allow photography students to capture the essence of nature. Contrast and texture enhance the drama of color intensity. Learn camera settings and adjustments for each color you encounter. Prerequisite: Beginning Digital Photography or equivalent knowledge and skill. Class limited to DSLR cameras. This class will...

Wednesday Jul 7th, 9am - 11am Central Time

  (4 sessions)
$249

4 sessions

Tai Chi Fundamental Yang 24 (Online)

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Tai chi from the Yang style is a beautiful, slow-moving meditation in motion. Move through the 24 forms and some qi gong from your own home during this online class. This class level is best for students new to tai chi or the Yang form, or if you would like to refresh your practice. This class will be taught online via Zoom. All registrations must...

Thursday Jul 8th, 9:30am - 10:30am Central Time

  (7 sessions)
$124

7 sessions

Drawing as Meditation

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

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

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...

Thursday Jul 8th, 1pm - 4pm Central Time

  (3 sessions)
$189

3 sessions

iPhone Photography

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

There are hundreds of photography apps available for iPhones, and many have similar features. Explore some of the better-known apps along with instruction on use for nature photography.  We will go over the basics of iPhone photography along with fieldwork. Examine the photos taken during class and learn how to enhance, manipulate, or alter...

Thursday Jul 8th, 1:30pm - 3:30pm Central Time

  (3 sessions)
$162

3 sessions

A Close Look at Hydrangeas: Online

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Hydrangeas are popular garden shrubs, but not all species grow well in northern Illinois. We will take a closer look at hardy hydrangeas—which are the best, how to grow them, and how to use them in the garden. The Chicago Botanic Garden’s 20-year trial of Hydrangea paniculata cultivars will be highlighted. This class will be taught online via...

Thursday Jul 8th, 6pm - 8pm 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 Jul 9th, 10am - 12:30pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$436

6 sessions

Pen and Ink 1

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Examine pen-and-ink drawing with the study of natural botanical forms and shapes. You will acquire valuable techniques including stipple, cross-hatching, contour-line, and combinations. Achieve successful execution of black-and-white elements to create value, tone, and texture such as leaf venation, stem texture, and shading. You will create positive...

Wednesday Jul 14th, 6pm - 9pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$374

6 sessions

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