Botanical art and illustration

Botanical art and illustration

Botanical Art with Pen & Ink

Using pen and ink, you will learn to balance and manipulate black and white elements while creating the illusion of value, depth, and texture in your botanical illustration at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Tuesdays, January 12-February 2, 2016, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. or 4 Saturdays, February 6-27, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Begin to Draw with Colored Pencil

Explore colored pencil and what make it a perfect medium for botanical art at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting January 23, 2016.

Bent Willow Sculpture for the Quiet Season (canceled)

Create winter interest in the garden by creating willow sculpture with garden artist Bim Willow at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, November 15, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Arboretum Uncorked: Holiday

Create a seasonal painting or Create a small arrangement to give or keep while you enjoy a glass of wine and goodies at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, November 18 , 2015 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Glass Pumpkin Workshops: Visiting Artist Series (Sold Out)

Work with molten glass to create your own glass pumpkin paperweight at The Morton Arboretum. Monday-Friday, October 12-16, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

2015 Visiting Artist Series Wendy Brockman:Painting Oaks

Well known for her botanicals, Wendy Brockman’s work explores her interests in art and nature. Learn to paint the details of Oaks with award winning artist Wendy Brockman. We will work with watercolor and gouache using specimens from the Morton Arboretum’s oak collections. Friday, October 16-Sunday, October 18, 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Introduction 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. 5 Tuesdays, October 13-27 and November 10-17, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Local Flora: Fall

Learn the names and characteristics of native and introduced plants flowering in the woodlands, prairies, wetlands, and other areas of the Arboretum during this program. 4 Saturdays, September 19-October 10, 2015, 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. 4 Saturdays, September 26-October 17, 2015, 1:00 –5:00 p.m.

Mosaic Holiday Tree

Create a festive holiday tree plaque at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, November 15, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.