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Botanical art and illustration

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, 2015 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Mosaics Fairy House (more project choices added)

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.

Watercolor Flowers on Canvas

We will work with watercolor on canvas and explore new ways to use composition to enliven your paintings inspired by nature at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Saturdays, March 14 and 21, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Botanical Art With 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, March 24 and April 7-21, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Gouache Weekend Workshop

Learn the tricks of working with gouache, an opaque watercolor paint at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 28-Sunday March 29, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Botanical Illustration-Sold Out

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.

Begin to Draw Nature

Learn the basics of drawing nature in this course designed for true beginners at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Mondays, March 30-April 27, 2015,6:30-9:30 p.m.

Plants in Watercolor II

We will focus on the use of color glazing, specific brush techniques, and accurate rendition of details at The Morton Arboretum. 6 Wednesdays, April 8-May 6, and May 20, 2015, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Local Flora: Spring

Learn the names of the wildflowers covering the forest floor in spring at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Saturdays, April 11-May 2, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.