Botanical art and illustration

Botanical art and illustration

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. Saturday, March 8, 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Botanical Art With Colored Pencil

Explore the nature of color and how colors impact each other and the viewer at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Saturdays, April 19-May 17, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Botanical Art With Pencil (CANCELED)

As you study and draw the details of living plants, you will learn the techniques of pencil drawing at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Tuesdays, April 8-May 6; 6:30 9:30 p.m.

Begin to Draw Nature

Learn the basics of drawing nature in this course designed for true beginners at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Mondays, March 31-April 28, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Beginner’s Nature Drawing Workshop: Colored Pencil-SOLD OUT

Spend a day learning the basics and create a colored pencil drawing of a spring flower at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday April 5 or Sunday April 6, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 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 Mondays, January 13-February 17, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Master’s Studio Series: Contemporary Botanical Art with Charcoal

We will study various artists and artistic styles and then apply what we’ve learned to create an intimate botanical portrait at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Sundays, February 16-March 16, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Visiting Artist Series: Capturing Nature with Colored Pencil

The experience of drawing enhances both our understanding and appreciation of the objects of our natural world at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday and Sunday, February 22 and 23, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

New! Linoleum Block Printing Botanicals

Study linoleum block prints from the Arboretum’s rare print collection, then return to the classroom to sketch designs at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 1, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Nature Oil & Cold Wax Techniques-NEW DATE

Explore the possibilities of working with cold wax mixed with oil paints at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, March 9, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.