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Botanical art and illustration, Adult programs

Gouache Weekend Workshop-Canceled

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-Canceled

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.

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.

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.