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Botanical art and illustration, Adult programs

Dragonflies in Art and Design

Dragonflies and Damselflies are beautiful insects that were used in a variety of artistic styles. We will explore asian art, sculpture, art deco and art nouveau as we study these amazing insects at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Wednesdays, June 10-24, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Botanical Art in Garden Catalogs

Spend a summer afternoon learning about the artists and illustrations used in seed and garden catalogs beginning with the first English flower catalog from 1730 produced by Robert Furber at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, June 12, 2015, 10:00 am-1:00 p.m.

Mixed Media with Natural Objects

In this class we will explore some techniques of Mixed Media: stained tissue paper, image transfer and Gesso resist at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, June 14, 2015, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Bent Willow Garden Bench Adult-Child Project

Create your own bent willow garden bench with garden artist Bim Willow at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, June 20, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Mosaics for the Garden: Pick Your Project

Learn the whimsical art of broken china (pique assiette) mosaic while making decorative items for the yard or to display in the home at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, June 27, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and/or 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Botanical Art & Illustration: Pencil

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. 4 Tuesdays, June 30-July 21, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Local Flora: Summer

Discover the names of the wildflowers filling the prairies in summer at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Sundays, July 12-August 9, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Tree ID and Ecology

Enjoy the leafy summer canopy and learn in the shade as you become familiar with the trees common to the woodlands and neighborhoods of the Chicago region at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Sundays, July 12-Aug 9, 2015, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Begin to Draw Nature

Learn the basics of drawing nature in this course designed for true beginners at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Mondays, July 13-August 10, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Arboretum Uncorked: Summer

Enjoy a glass of wine and learn how to compose a stunning nature portrait of the Morton Arboretum.Wednesday, July 22, 7:00-9:30 p.m.