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Botanical art and illustration

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

The Unfolding Spring: the Garden

Capture the spring season in colored pencil. Sharpen your observation skills as you follow the emergence of blossoms, leaves, and wildflowers throughout the spring season at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Mondays, May 4-May 18, and June 1, 2015, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Beginning Silverpoint Workshop

You will be introduced to the techniques and history of drawing with silver! You will learn how to prepare a ground to work on and then will complete a simple drawing using silver wire at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Saturdays, May 9 and 16, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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.