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Botanical art and illustration

Botanical art and illustration

Local Flora: Summer

Discover the names of the wildflowers filling the prairies in summer at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Sundays, July 13-August 10, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Tree ID and Ecology

Enjoy the leafy summer canopy and learn in the shade as you become familiar with the trees commonly sighted in the woodlands and neighborhoods of the Chicago region at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Sundays, June 22-29 and July 13-27, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Sketching the Trees of Asia: Graphite & Colored Pencil

Learn about the trees of asia and create several study pages in your choice of graphite or colored pencil at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, June 21-Sunday, June 22, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Faux Finishes as Foundations

Learning simple faux finishing techniques such as sponging and blending we will create a background for your artwork at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, August 16-Sunday, August 17, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Nature Printing an Asian Wreath

Using leaves from Asia we will create a lovely wreath that will brighten your home at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, August 10, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Sketching Moths

We will learn about the Saturnid moths, or great silk moths and sketch them at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Thursdays, June 5-19, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Easy Watercolor Inspired by Beatrix Potter

Learn to sketch with watercolor in the style of Beatrix Potter at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, June 28, 10:00 am-2:00 p.m.

Mosaics for the Garden: Pick Your Project

Learn the whimsical art of broken china (pique assiette) mosaic while making a decorative items for the yard or to display in the home at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, July 26, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and/or 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Plants in Watercolor I

Add to your color illustration skills by learning this traditional medium at The Morton Arboretum. 6 Wednesdays, August 27-September 23 and October 8, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Botanical Art & Illustration: Pencil

As you study and draw the details of living plants, you will learn the techniques of pencil drawing, develop your eye-hand coordination, and learn the structures of the plants you draw at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Wednesdays, July 23-30, and August 13-27, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

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