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Botanical art and illustration

Botanical art and illustration

Begin to Draw Nature

Learn the basics of drawing nature in this course designed for true beginners at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Mondays, July 13-August 10, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Local Flora: Spring

Learn the names of the wildflowers covering the forest floor in spring at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Saturdays, April 11-May 2, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Black Ash Basket Make and Take Workshop-Sold Out

Learn how a Black Ash tree is harvested for baskets. See how to split a growth ring and learn the effects of the Emerald Ash Borer on native Black Ash basketry traditions at The Morton arboretum. Saturday, May 2, 2015,12:30-3:00p.m.

Black Ash and Native American Basket Weaving Presentation

Kelly Church will share baskets, old and new, and discuss the effects of the Emerald ash borer on Native basket traditions at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Mosaic Gifts for Mom’s Garden-Canceled

Learn to make a personalized mosaic gift perfect for Mother’s Day at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, May 3, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m

Springtime Papermaking Workshop

Learn to create unique handmade paper that can be incorporated into your artwork or that stands alone as finished art at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, May 3, 2015, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Beginning Pastel: The Spring Palette-Location Changed

You will learn to create value studies in black and white, then translate those to color at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 25 and Sunday April 26, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Watercolor Flowers on Canvas-Canceled

We will work with watercolor on canvas and explore new ways to use composition to enliven your paintings inspired by nature at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Saturdays, March 14 and 21, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Beginning Silverpoint Workshop-Canceled

You will be introduced to the techniques and history of drawing with silver! You will learn how to prepare a ground to work on and then will complete a simple drawing using silver wire at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Saturdays, May 9 and 16, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

The Unfolding Spring: the Garden

Capture the spring season in colored pencil. Sharpen your observation skills as you follow the emergence of blossoms, leaves, and wildflowers throughout the spring season at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Mondays, May 4-May 18, and June 1, 2015, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

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