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August 2019

Speaker Series: Tiny Beauties with Dr. Anna Edlund & Peggy Macnamara

August 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Some of the most minuscule components in nature are the most beautiful and deserve a closer look! Dr. Anna Edlund of Bethany College and Peggy Macnamara of the Field Museum will speak about their collaboration focusing on the beauty in the natural world at the smallest, even microscopic, scale. Their upcoming book combines breathtaking art and fascinating science to foster a conservation ethic in all of us. Dr. Anna Edlund is the Associate Professor of Biology at Bethany College. Her…

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Art In the Garden

August 25 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Lurie Garden in Millenium Park, Chicago, IL United States

Get ready to capture the beauty of nature and your inspiration through art. Join teaching artist Beth Iska as she shows us new ways to look at and capture the beauty of the garden through art! This series is for families with children between the ages of 2-8 years old. Class meets on the south lawn in Lurie Garden. Drop in or register to get a reminder. Register>> Your support is meaningful to the Lurie Garden’s continued efforts in providing…

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September 2019

Introductory Botanical Drawing: Color Technique

September 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Choral Room, 201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

Botanical artist Heeyoung Kim shows us the basics of botanical drawing and how to maximize the use of color with colored pencils. Come learn how to translate your love of plants into a beautiful work of art! Register>> Your support is meaningful to the Lurie Garden’s continued efforts in providing free nature programs to the public. With your contribution, you help us to continue these free programs. Click here to Support Lurie Garden's Free Nature Programming  

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Stories, Songs, and Circle Games

September 15 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Lurie Garden in Millenium Park, Chicago, IL United States

Enjoy a morning filled with nature-based stories, music and movement with your little ones! Teaching artist Tisa Batchelder will lead you and your child on an interactive musical journey so come fly like a butterfly, sing like a sparrow and explore the beauty of the Lurie Garden. This program is for children ages 4-6. Class meets on the south lawn in Lurie Garden. Drop in or register to get a reminder. Register>> Your support is meaningful to the Lurie Garden’s…

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November 2019

Speaker Series: A Wildflower Painter’s Colorful Documentation: Project 200

November 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Chicago Cultural Center Millennium Park Room, 78 E. Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602 United States

Local award-winning botanical artist and teacher, Heeyoung Kim, visits natural areas of the Midwest and paints native plants of our prairies and woods. The nature of her work has made her more sensitive than most about the effects of climate change on our local native habitat. Less than 1% of the original tallgrass prairie remains - time is running out for plants native to these areas! Throughout time botanical artists have documented plants, carefully observing and recording live specimens. Botanical art…

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