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Botanical art and illustration, Adult programs

Botanical Art with Pencil-Canceled

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, January 27-February 17, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Winter Plants: Graphite on Scratchboard

Scratchboard is a very forgiving medium. Capture the textures of plants in winter by scratching out details such as delicate veins against a dark background at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Thursdays, February 5-19, 9:30-12:30 p.m.

Contemporary Nature Art

You will learn how to blend oil paints and cold wax to create a nature themed collage at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, February 8, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Arboretum Uncorked: Winter

Enjoy the beauty of winter as you spend the afternoon indulging in your passion. Whether painting, photography or floral arranging you'll cure your cabin fever while indulging your creative muse. Sunday, February 22, 2:00-4:30 p.m.

Botany Inspired Mandalas

Visit the Herbarium and design a mandala based on herbarium sheets. The Morton Arboretum herbarium is a wonderful reference tool for artists researching specific plants. 5 Mondays, February 23-March 23, 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 pm.

Botanical Art With Colored Pencil

Explore the nature of color and how colors impact each other and the viewer at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Thursdays, February 26-March 26, 6:30-9:30 p.m..

Fabulous Trees in Fiber

Create a fiber tree wall hanging using free form crochet. Don’t crochet? No problem, you will only need to know one stitch. Learn to use wool as your “paint” and create a tree from your drawing or photo at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 28, 2015 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Mosaics Fairy House

Learn the whimsical art of broken china (pique assiette) mosaic while making a decorative fairy house for the yard or to display in the home at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 7, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Mosaics Fairy Furniture

Create furniture and accessories fit for a Fairy. Learn the whimsical art of broken china (pique assiette) mosaic at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 7, 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Botanical Illustration

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.