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Adult programs, Botanical art and illustration

Easy Watercolor Inspired by Beatrix Potter

Learn to sketch with watercolor in the style of Beatrix Potter at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, June 28, 10:00 am-2:00 p.m.

Local Flora: Summer

Discover the names of the wildflowers filling the prairies in summer at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Sundays, July 13-August 10, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Begin to Draw Nature

Learn the basics of drawing nature in this course designed for true beginners at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Mondays, July 14-August 11, 6:30-9:30 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. 5 Wednesdays, July 23-30, and August 13-27, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Mosaics for the Garden: Pick Your Project

Learn the whimsical art of broken china (pique assiette) mosaic while making a decorative items for the yard or to display in the home at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, July 26, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and/or 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Nature Printing an Asian Wreath

Using leaves from Asia we will create a lovely wreath that will brighten your home at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, August 10, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Faux Finishes as Foundations

Learning simple faux finishing techniques such as sponging and blending we will create a background for your artwork at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, August 16-Sunday, August 17, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Plants in Watercolor I

Add to your color illustration skills by learning this traditional medium at The Morton Arboretum. 6 Wednesdays, August 27-September 23 and October 8, 6:30-9:30 p.m.