Beginner’s Nature Art Workshops

students paint leaves in watercolor

Tap into your creative side with an introductory workshop on nature art. No experience necessary! Enjoy light refreshments as you learn the basics under the encouraging guidance of your instructor. A fun and popular program with something new each season.

Fall Leaves in Watercolor (November 3 or 4)

Mix and blend colors to create a watercolor painting of a delicate fall leaf. After class, stroll through the Nature Artists’ Guild Holiday Exhibit and get inspired to continue honing your new skills! Registration opens August 21, 2018.

Instructor: Carrie Carlson
Note: No experience necessary; all levels welcome. Limit 15
Supplies: All supplies included.

Enjoy the Nature Artists' Guild Holiday Exhibit after class.



Winter Foliage in Graphite (Winter 2019)
Warm up by the fire and create a drawing of winter foliage using graphite pencils. Registration opens November 20, 2018. Instructor: Carrie Carlson

Spring Flowers in Colored Pencil (Spring 2019)

Capture the curves and color of a cheerful spring flower using colored pencils. After class, stroll through the Nature Artists’ Guild Spring Exhibit and get inspired to continue honing your new skills!  Registration opens February 19, 2019. Instructor: Kathy Steere


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Schedule and Location

Saturday, November 3, or Sunday, November 4, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Herbarium, Research Building

Section A: Saturday, November 3
Section B: Sunday, November 4

Fees and Admission

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

$39.00 member
$46.00 nonmember

Registration Information

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 (or to be waitlisted, M-F, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
IN PERSON: Stop by Visitor Center during open hours.

Weather Cancellation Hotline
Classes run rain or shine unless there is a threat of server weather. If severe weather is forecast please call 630-719-7979 for updates on weather related cancellations.