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Botanical art and illustration

Botanical art and illustration

Intro to Botany

Explore the world of plants by learning how leaves, flowers, fruit, seeds, and roots relate to water, light, nutrients, and reproduction at The Morton Arboretum. 6 Tuesdays, October 14-November 18, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Local Flora

Ever wanted to know the names of the wildflowers covering the forest floor in fall? Learn the names and characteristics of native and introduced plants flowering in the woodlands, prairies, wetlands, and other areas of The Morton Arboretum. 4 Saturdays, September 13-October 4, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Tree ID and Ecology

Learn to identify the trees you see every day in the woodlands and neighborhoods of the Chicago region as you enjoy their brilliant fall colors at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Saturdays, September 6-13. and September 27-October 11, 1:00 –4:00 p.m.

Alphabets Inspired by Nature

Be an explorer as well as an artist as we take to the outdoors to find inspiration for creating interesting letterforms at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday September 13 and Sunday, September 14, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Autumn Textures with Graphite and Colored Pencil: Visiting Artist Series

Julie Sutter-Blair received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her award winning artwork can be found in numerous art exhibits throughout the Midwest. She has been invited to jury top-ranked Art Festivals, has been artist in residence in schools and has taught previous workshops at The Morton Arboretum.. Friday, October 10-Sunday October 12, 9:00 a.m-4:00 p.m.

Glass Pumpkin Workshops

Work with molten glass to create your own glass pumpkin paperweight at The Morton Arboretum. Monday-Friday, October 13-17, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Mosaic Holiday Tree

Create a festive holiday tree plaque at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, November 16, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

The History of Botanical Art and Illustration

Spend winter afternoons learning about the history and uses of botanical and scientific art from early herbals to old masters at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Saturdays, January 10 and 17, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Silverpoint Workshop

Learn the historic technique of silverpoint, drawing with silver on a prepared ground. We will work with autumn leaves to create a simple composition at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Saturdays, October 18-25, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Beginner’s Watercolor Workshop: Getting Your Feet Wet with Watercolor

Spend a morning learning the basics of watercolor and create a watercolor painting of an autumn leaf. End the class with a stroll through the Nature Artists’ Guild Holiday Exhibit at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 8 or Sunday November 9, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

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