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Adult programs, Botanical art and illustration

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

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 11-25, 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.

Bent Willow Garden Bench Adult-Child Project

Create your own bent willow garden bench with garden artist Bim Willow at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, June 20, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Mosaics for the Garden: Pick Your Project

Learn the whimsical art of broken china (pique assiette) mosaic while making decorative items for the yard or to display in the home at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, June 27, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and/or 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Botanical Art & Illustration: Pencil

As you study and draw the details of living plants, you will learn the techniques of pencil drawing, develop your eye-hand coordination, and learn the structures of the plants you draw at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Tuesdays, June 30-July 21, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Tree ID and Ecology

Enjoy the leafy summer canopy and learn in the shade as you become familiar with the trees common to the woodlands and neighborhoods of the Chicago region at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Sundays, July 12-Aug 9, 2015, 1:00-4:00 p.m.