Botanical art and illustration

Botanical art and illustration

Beginner’s Watercolor Workshop: Getting Your Feet Wet with Watercolor (Sold Out)

Spend a morning learning the basics and 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 7 or Sunday November 8, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Color Theory, Colored Pencil

Explore the nature of color and how colors impact each other and the viewer at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Wednesdays, October 14-November 11, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Mosaic Pumpkins for Fall

Create a three-dimensional pumpkin or plaque, perfect for either the Halloween or Thanksgiving holiday at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, October 25, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m

Arboretum Uncorked: Fall

Enjoy a glass of wine and create a colorful expressionistic painting or a charming terrarium with found objects at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, October 8, 2015, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Begin to Draw Nature (sold out)

Learn the basics of drawing in a class designed for true beginners at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Mondays, October 5-November 2, no class Oct 19; 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Art Portfolio Review

Please register for the portfolio review if you have completed your requirements to graduate from the Botanical Art & Illustration Certificate or the Master’s Studio Certificate at The Morton Arboretum. Monday-Friday, October 5-16, 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Create an Altered Book

Altering books is the process of recycling books for another purpose using gesso, pasting, cutting and image altering. Altered books can be used for sketching and journaling. Sunday, September 27, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Mosaics for the Garden: Garden Bench (canceled)

Learn the whimsical art of broken china (pique assiette) mosaic while making an embellished cement garden bench for the yard at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 19, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., and Sunday, September 20, 10:00 a.m.-Noon

Portfolio Seminar

Recommended for new certificate students and graduating students to prepare for the juried portfolio requirement of the Botanical Art and Illustration Certificate at The Morton Arboretum. Monday, September 21, 2015, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Botanical Art & Illustration: Pencil (canceled)

Study and draw the details of living plants to learn the techniques of pencil drawing at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Wednesdays, September 9-30, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.