Spend winter afternoons learning about the history and uses of botanical and scientific art from early herbals to today’s contemporary artists at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Saturdays, January 4-25, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Botanical art and illustration
Learn the basics of nature drawing in a class designed for true beginners at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Mondays, January 13-February 10, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
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 Mondays, January 13-February 17, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Using pen and ink, you will learn to balance and manipulate black and white elements while creating the illusion of value, depth, and texture in your botanical illustration at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting January 18. Two sections.
Students will use soft pastels to further their exploration of value, color and spatial composition at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Saturdays, January 18-February 8, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
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. 5 Tuesdays, February 4-March 4, 6:30-9:30 p.m.