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Botanical art and illustration

Intro to Botany

Explore the world of plants by learning how leaves, flowers, fruit, seeds, and roots relate to water, light, nutrients, and reproduction at The Morton Arboretum. 6 Tuesdays, October 14-November 18, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Silverpoint Workshop

Learn the historic technique of silverpoint, drawing with silver on a prepared ground. We will work with autumn leaves to create a simple composition at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Saturdays, October 18-25, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Mosaic Pumpkins for Fall

Create a three-dimensional pumpkin or plaque, perfect for either the Halloween or Thanksgiving holiday at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, October 19, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Color Theory, 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 Mondays, October 20-November 17, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Begin to Draw Nature

Learn the basics of drawing in a class designed for true beginners. Everything from how to hold your pencil to what kind of paper to use will be discussed at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Mondays, October 27-November 24, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Beginner’s Watercolor Workshop: Getting Your Feet Wet with Watercolor

Spend a morning learning the basics of watercolor and create a watercolor painting of an autumn leaf. End the class with a stroll through the Nature Artists’ Guild Holiday Exhibit at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 8 or Sunday November 9, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Mosaic Holiday Tree

Create a festive holiday tree plaque at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, November 16, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

The History of Botanical Art and Illustration

Spend winter afternoons learning about the history and uses of botanical and scientific art from early herbals to old masters at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Saturdays, January 10 and 17, 1:00-4:00 p.m.