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Adult programs, Botanical art and illustration

Plants in Watercolor II

Combine techniques & creativity as you choose your own subject to create a unique & personal watercolor painting at The Morton Arboretum. 6 Wednesdays, April 23-May 21 and June 4, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Spring Flowers in Polymer Clay

We will study the structure of flowers, then using polymer clay we will create a sculpture of a flower to display or wear at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Thursdays, April 24-May 8, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Creative Expression through Art and Yoga-Canceled

Begin the day with gentle stretches and meditation, then create a collage based on nature. Discover your creativity through getting in touch with nature at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, April 25, 9:30 am-3:30 pm.

Bent Willow Furniture for the Garden

Create your own bent willow furniture with garden artist Bim Willow at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 3, 9:00-11:30 a.m. or 12:30-3:00 p.m.

The Illustrated Journal

Exercise your creativity by making your own illustrated nature journal at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Saturdays, May 3 and 10, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Handmade 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. Saturday May 3 and Sunday May 4, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

The Spring Palette

Learn which colors express the spring landscape and how to create “pastel veils” to capture the delicate beauty of this season at The Morton Arboretum. Friday May 9 or Saturday, May 10, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Sketching Moths

We will learn about the Saturnid moths, or great silk moths and sketch them at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Thursdays, June 5-19, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Sketching the Trees of Asia: Graphite & Colored Pencil

Learn about the trees of asia and create several study pages in your choice of graphite or colored pencil at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, June 21-Sunday, June 22, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Tree ID and Ecology

Enjoy the leafy summer canopy and learn in the shade as you become familiar with the trees commonly sighted in the woodlands and neighborhoods of the Chicago region at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Sundays, June 22-29 and July 13-27, 1:00-4:00 p.m.