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Adult programs, Botanical art and illustration

Botanical Art With Colored Pencil

Explore the nature of color and how colors impact each other and the viewer at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Thursdays, February 26-March 26, 6:30-9:30 p.m..

Fabulous Trees in Fiber

Create a fiber tree wall hanging using free form crochet. Don’t crochet? No problem, you will only need to know one stitch. Learn to use wool as your “paint” and create a tree from your drawing or photo at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 28, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Mosaics Fairy House

Learn the whimsical art of broken china (pique assiette) mosaic while making a decorative fairy house for the yard or to display in the home at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 7, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Mosaics Fairy Furniture

Create furniture and accessories fit for a Fairy. Learn the whimsical art of broken china (pique assiette) mosaic at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 7, 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Botanical Illustration

A scientific illustration instructs, informs, and documents the structure, form, and identity of a plant. In this course, integrate your understanding of botany and art to produce an accurate and beautiful botanical illustration suitable for publication. 6 Saturdays, March 28 and April 11-May 9, 9:30 am-12:30 pm.

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.

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.