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Botanical art and illustration

Begin to Draw with Colored Pencil

Explore colored pencil and what make it a perfect medium for botanical art at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting January 23, 2016.

Botany Inspired Mandalas

Visit the Herbarium and design a mandala based on herbarium sheets. 4 Mondays, February 22-March 21, 2016, 6:30- 9:30 pm.

Botanical Art With Colored Pencil

Explore the nature of color and how colors impact each other and the viewer at The Morton Arboretum.4 Wednesdays, February 24-March 16, 2016, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Fabulous Trees in Fiber

Create a fiber tree wall hanging using free form crochet at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Visiting Artist Series Acrylic Stroke-Free: A New Watercolor

Add to your repertoire of techniques with a new approach to acrylics that will bring nature to life on your canvas at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, March 4-Sunday, March 6, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Recycled Mosaic Windows

Upcycle glass objects and create a unique mosaic work of art at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 5 and Sunday March 6, 2016, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Chinese Brush Painting Workshop: Landscapes

Learn to simplify a specimen into a few well placed strokes with the minimalist approach of brush painting at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, March 20, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Plants in Watercolor II: Advanced Watermedia techniques

We will work on advanced techniques such as dry brush and background techniques used in botanical illustration at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Wednesdays, March 30-April 6, and April 20-27, 2016, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Open Studio

Work with an instructor on learning the basic techniques of a different medium each week at The Morton Arboretum. Choose one or all 4 Mondays, May 2-May 23, 2016 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Open Studio

Work with an instructor on learning the basic techniques of a different medium each week at The Morton Arboretum. Choose one or all 4 Mondays, May 2-May 23, 2016 6:30-9:30 p.m.