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Winter Glass Mosaic Workshop

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

Enjoy a weekend of fun and meditative discovery. Create a luminous glass mosaic based on flowers, leaves, trees, or any natural element you would like to translate into glass. A great handmade gift for the holidays or to decorate your home for family gatherings.  All materials included in the fee.

Saturday Nov 23rd, 10am - 1pm

  (2 sessions)
$274

2 sessions

Hands-on Cooking: Jewish Rugelach

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

The most beloved cookie in the Jewish baking pantheon, rugelach are classic crescent-shaped cookies made with a cream cheese dough and filled with jam, dried fruit, and nuts. Learn how to make the flaky dough, two ways to shape the rugelach, and how to select the best combination of filling. 

Saturday Nov 23rd, 11am - 1pm

Introduction to Beekeeping

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

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.

Sunday Dec 8th, 9am - 2pm

How to Buy a Camera

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

Have you been thinking about buying a digital camera but find it confusing? Remove the mystery by exploring features, sizes, and price points of many levels and brands of cameras. Whether you haven’t taken a picture since film days or are completely new to the hobby, all are welcome and no camera is required.

Sunday Dec 1st, 9am - 12pm

Winter Containers at the Garden

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

Explore the winter containers at the Garden and learn ways to extend your own containers into the winter season. Then prepare a container with fresh-cut evergreen boughs and berried or brightly colored branches. Please bring gloves and pruners.

Sunday Dec 1st, 10am - 12pm

Holiday Dish Gardens

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

Dish gardens, miniature landscapes grown in shallow containers, can be used as living centerpieces throughout the year. Learn about containers, materials, proper plant selection, seasonal color schemes, and how to incorporate different themes. Then create your own beautiful, functional dish garden.  Please bring an apron, gloves, trowel, and...

Monday Dec 2nd, 6pm - 8pm

Yoga for the Holidays

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

Celebrate the season with relaxing, self-care yoga at the Garden. This special session helps to keep you balanced and centered through the holidays. Bring a yoga mat and we’ll help you find your Zen.  All levels are welcome.

Monday Dec 2nd, 9am - 10am

  (3 sessions)
$75

3 sessions

Deciduous Bonsai Tree Workshop

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

Fall is a great time to work on deciduous bonsai trees. In this class, we will discuss deciduous bonsai care and how it changes from season to season, including feeding, pruning, and repotting. Fall is the time to wire deciduous trees, so be sure to bring your tree to discuss their design.

Tuesday Dec 3rd, 6pm - 9pm

Capturing the Holiday Lights: Beginner

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

December nights are perfect for making outdoor holiday lights come alive. Begin with a review of camera settings and image-framing concepts, then proceed outside to photograph the festive color. Review and discuss the newly captured images. Learn how to transform your photo into holiday cards.  Digital cameras only. A tripod and shutter release...

Tuesday Dec 3rd, 6pm - 9pm

Festive Holiday Wreath

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

Create a custom fresh evergreen wreath accented by seasonal berries, pods, and feathers that will greet your holiday guests and leave a lasting impression.

Wednesday Dec 4th, 10am - 12:30pm

Holiday Cardinal

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

Cardinals bring cheer to the winter landscape. How about making them as ornaments for the holiday? Learn to shape each part with wool, then connect it all and sculpt it to life. We’ll use hand-dyed wool and needle felting techniques, working step by step so even novice crafters will walk away with something fantastic.

Wednesday Dec 4th, 10am - 12pm

Snowman Family

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

Make a family of snowmen bundled up for a cold winters’ day. This 4- x 6-inch figurine is complete with four little snowmen wearing adorable winter accessories. Learn needle felting techniques and how to sculpt wool into fun and imaginative shapes.

Wednesday Dec 4th, 1pm - 4pm

Basic Pruning for Homeowners

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

Winter is the best time to prune most trees and shrubs. Proper pruning is the key to maintaining plant health and shape. Learn techniques for dormant winter pruning, pruning principles for trees and shrubs, and the proper use of tools. A portion of the class will consist of outdoor demonstration and practice. Dress for the weather.

Saturday Dec 7th, 9am - 11:30am

Winter Tree and Shrub Identification

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

Identify some of the common trees and shrubs in the Chicago area after the leaves have fallen. You will learn the different features of twigs, buds, leaf scars, bark, and growth habit.  After the indoor presentation, we will take a walk in the McDonald Woods to solve the mystery of identifying trees and shrubs in the winter. Dress for the weather....

Saturday Dec 7th, 10am - 1pm

Color: In-Depth Nature Studies

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

Delve deeply into the amazing world of nature’s color. Learn how to understand color for use in painting, planting, decorating, and crafts. Color theory and exercises based on nature will help you gain a hands-on understanding about how color, color groupings, harmonies, contrasts, and mixing can be used more effectively.  Water-based paints...

Saturday Dec 7th, 12pm - 3pm

  (2 sessions)
$149

2 sessions

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