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December 2016

Free Adult Workshop: Homemade Skin Care

December 10 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Choral Room,
201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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Skin care products make great gifts, especially when you make them yourself! This workshop will include learning techniques, making products to take home, and "recipes" to make natural skin care items that are healthy for people and the planet. We may even add a little bit of Lurie Garden to our products! Register

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Free Family Workshop: Basket Weaving for Families

December 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Choral Room,
201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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Join Natalie Boynett of The Chicago Weaving School and learn the basics of weaving, beginning with twining, an essential basket weaving technique. Apply your new skill to weaving a Lurie Garden inspired basket - enjoy weaving these small, expressive baskets with natural rattan reed and various materials from Lurie Garden. Due to a limitation on supplies, registration is limited. One basket per per adult/child group. Natalie Boyett is the owner of The Chicago Weaving School, one of the few places…

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Free Family Workshop: Bookbinding

December 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Choral Room,
201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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In this two-hour workshop, participants will learn basic bookbinding techniques to get started in the book arts. We'll discuss materials, tools, and methods for making variations of pamphlets, stab bindings, and other common non-adhesive bindings. Participants will walk away with 4-5 different books at the end of the session. Register

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Free Adult Workshop: A Different Kind of Garden–Plant Tissue Culture

December 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Choral Room,
201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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Turn your kitchen into an at-home plant tissue culture laboratory! This workshop will teach you the basic skills necessary to start your own sterile plant tissue cultures, grow plants in vitro (in test tubes), acclimatize tissue cultured plants, and use tissue cultured plants in your garden. We will discuss the science, history, and practical application of plant tissue culture in this workshop. Each participant will leave with one established plant tissue culture to start their experimentation. Register

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