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Botanical art and illustration

Botanical art and illustration

The History of Botanical Art and Illustration

Spend winter afternoons learning about the history and uses of botanical and scientific art from early herbals to old masters at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Saturdays, January 10 and 17, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Silverpoint Workshop-Canceled

Learn the historic technique of silverpoint, drawing with silver on a prepared ground. We will work with autumn leaves to create a simple composition at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Saturdays, October 18-25, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Beginner’s Watercolor Workshop: Getting Your Feet Wet with Watercolor

Spend a morning learning the basics 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 8 or Sunday November 9, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 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 6-10, 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Nature Printing and Collage-Canceled

Work with paints and nature printing materials before you invest. Joanne will bring her portable studio allowing you to play with stamps, paints, papers and mediums. Create a frameable work of art at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, September 14, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Arboretum Uncorked: Painting-New Section Added

Enjoy a glass of wine and create a colorful expressionistic painting. Work step by step with a skilled instructor and leave with visual memory of The Morton Arboretum.

Painting Nature on Canvas

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, September 20 and 27, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Color Theory, Colored Pencil

Explore the nature of color and how colors impact each other and the viewer. Develop the vocabulary to discuss color and practice its application in the medium of colored pencil at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Mondays, October 20-November 17, 6:30-9:30 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. 5 Saturdays, September 13-October 11, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The Unfolding Spring-Canceled

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. 5 Mondays, May 5-June 2, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

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