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Botanical art and illustration

Botanical art and illustration

Botanical Art with 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. 4 Tuesdays, January 27-February 17, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Arboretum Uncorked: Winter

Enjoy the beauty of winter as you spend the afternoon indulging in your passion. Whether painting, photography or floral arranging you'll cure your cabin fever while indulging your creative muse. Sunday, February 22, 2:00-4:30 p.m.

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, January 13-February 17, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

2015 Visiting Artist Series with Rhonda Nass: Spring Ephemerals with Colored Pencil

Learn to develop a realistic drawing of spring ephemerals with colored pencil on dark backgrounds at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday May 16-Sunday, May 17, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Printing Techniques and the Plant Hunters

Botanical art was an important aid in helping plant hunters describe their latest discoveries. As botanical knowledge and botanical art advanced, so did the technology used to reproduce this information and to share it around the world Saturday, May 16, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Modern Botanical Art

Explore the print collection and learn the techniques modern botanical artists use to record the details of plants at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 9, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Botanical Illustration

A scientific illustration instructs, informs, and documents the structure, form, and identity of a plant. In this course, integrate your understanding of botany and art to produce an accurate and beautiful botanical illustration suitable for publication. 6 Saturdays, March 28 and April 11-May 9, 9:30 am-12:30 pm.

Mosaics Fairy Furniture

Create furniture and accessories fit for a Fairy. Learn the whimsical art of broken china (pique assiette) mosaic at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 7, 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Mosaics Fairy House

Learn the whimsical art of broken china (pique assiette) mosaic while making a decorative fairy house for the yard or to display in the home at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 7, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Fabulous Trees in Fiber

Create a fiber tree wall hanging using free form crochet. Don’t crochet? No problem, you will only need to know one stitch. Learn to use wool as your “paint” and create a tree from your drawing or photo at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 28, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

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