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Adult programs, Botanical art and illustration

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.

Modern Botanical Art

Explore the print collection and learn the techniques modern botanical artists use to record the details of plants at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 9, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Beginning Silverpoint Workshop

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.

Arboretum Uncorked: Spring

Enjoy the beauty of Spring as you spend the evening indulging in your passion. Whether painting, photography or floral arranging you'll cure your cabin fever while indulging your creative muse. Wednesday, May 13, 7:00-9:30 p.m.

Printing Techniques and the Plant Hunters

Botanical art was an important aid in helping plant hunters describe their latest discoveries. As botanical knowledge and botanical art advanced, so did the technology used to reproduce this information and to share it around the world Saturday, May 16, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

2015 Visiting Artist Series with Rhonda Nass: Spring Ephemerals with Colored Pencil-Sold Out

Learn to develop a realistic drawing of spring ephemerals with colored pencil on dark backgrounds at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday May 16-Sunday, May 17, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Linoleum Block Printing Workshop

Learn to create your own unique collection of linoleum block prints at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Saturdays, June 6 & 13, 10:00 am-3:00 p.m.

Dragonflies in Art and Design

Dragonflies and Damselflies are beautiful insects that were used in a variety of artistic styles. We will explore asian art, sculpture, art deco and art nouveau as we study these amazing insects at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Wednesdays, June 10-24, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Botanical Art in Garden Catalogs

Spend a summer afternoon learning about the artists and illustrations used in seed and garden catalogs beginning with the first English flower catalog from 1730 produced by Robert Furber at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, June 12, 2015, 10:00 am-1:00 p.m.

Mixed Media with Natural Objects

In this class we will explore some techniques of Mixed Media: stained tissue paper, image transfer and Gesso resist at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, June 14, 2015, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.