Plein Air on the Prairie


A field sketch of prairie plants using watercolors and pencil .Enjoy a morning of sketching outside, or “en plein air” on the Schulenberg Prairie. Begin with a short guided walk by naturalist and prairie steward Cindy Crosby, who will help you understand what’s happening on the prairie that morning. Then artist Karen Johnson will demonstrate how to capture the prairie with your pencil (or other medium of choice). Enjoy plenty of time to work independently with the support of your instructors.

Instructor: Karen Johnson, freelance artist, and Cindy Crosby, Schulenberg Prairie Stewardship Leader
Prerequisite: Begin to Draw (A000) or equivalent experience recommended. 
Notes: Bring a small chair, sketchpad, and drawing supplies. Some small chairs are available to borrow from the Arboretum. Limit 15

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Schedule and Location

Monday, June 4 or June 11, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to noon
Prairie Visitor Station

  • Section A: Monday, June 4 (register below)
  • Section B: Monday, June 11 (canceled)

Fees and Admission

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

$39.00 member
$46.00 nonmember

Registration Information

ONLINE:  REGISTER NOW, opens new tab
CALL: 630-719-2468 (or to be waitlisted)
IN PERSON: Stop by Visitor Center during open hours.