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Botanical art and illustration

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.

Botanical Art With Colored Pencil

Explore the nature of color and how colors impact each other and the viewer. Develop the vocabulary to discuss color and practice its application in the medium of colored pencil at The Morton Arboretum.5 Saturdays, April 11-May 9, 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 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.

Beginner’s Nature Drawing Workshop: Colored Pencil

Spend a day learning the basics and create a colored pencil drawing of a spring flower at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday April 18 or Sunday April 19, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Faux Metal Garden Globes

Discover how to make lightweight garden sculpture that looks like metal at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday April 25, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., and Sunday April 26, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Beginning Pastel: The Spring Palette

You will learn to create value studies in black and white, then translate those to color at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 25 and Sunday April 26, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Black Ash and Native American Basket Weaving Presentation

Kelly Church will share baskets, old and new, and discuss the effects of the Emerald ash borer on Native basket traditions at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Black Ash Basket Make and Take Workshop

Learn how a Black Ash tree is harvested for baskets. See how to split a growth ring and learn the effects of the Emerald Ash Borer on native Black Ash basketry traditions at The Morton arboretum. Saturday, May 2, 2015,12:30-3:00p.m.

Springtime Papermaking Workshop

Learn to create unique handmade paper that can be incorporated into your artwork or that stands alone as finished art at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, May 3, 2015, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Mosaic Gifts for Mom’s Garden

Learn to make a personalized mosaic gift perfect for Mother’s Day at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, May 3, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m