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Botanical art and illustration, Adult programs

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.

Black Ash Basket Make and Take Workshop

Learn how a Black Ash tree is harvested for baskets. See how to split a growth ring and learn the effects of the Emerald Ash Borer on native Black Ash basketry traditions at The Morton arboretum. Saturday, May 2, 2015,12:30-3:00p.m.

Springtime Papermaking Workshop

Learn to create unique handmade paper that can be incorporated into your artwork or that stands alone as finished art at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, May 3, 2015, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Mosaic Gifts for Mom’s Garden

Learn to make a personalized mosaic gift perfect for Mother’s Day at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, May 3, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m

The Unfolding Spring: the Garden

Capture the spring season in colored pencil. Sharpen your observation skills as you follow the emergence of blossoms, leaves, and wildflowers throughout the spring season at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Mondays, May 4-May 18, and June 1, 2015, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Modern Botanical Art

Explore the print collection and learn the techniques modern botanical artists use to record the details of plants at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 9, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Beginning Silverpoint Workshop

You will be introduced to the techniques and history of drawing with silver! You will learn how to prepare a ground to work on and then will complete a simple drawing using silver wire at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Saturdays, May 9 and 16, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Arboretum Uncorked: Spring

Enjoy the beauty of Spring as you spend the evening indulging in your passion. Whether painting, photography or floral arranging you'll cure your cabin fever while indulging your creative muse. Wednesday, May 13, 7:00-9:30 p.m.

Printing Techniques and the Plant Hunters

Botanical art was an important aid in helping plant hunters describe their latest discoveries. As botanical knowledge and botanical art advanced, so did the technology used to reproduce this information and to share it around the world Saturday, May 16, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

2015 Visiting Artist Series with Rhonda Nass: Spring Ephemerals with Colored Pencil-Sold Out

Learn to develop a realistic drawing of spring ephemerals with colored pencil on dark backgrounds at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday May 16-Sunday, May 17, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.