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Botanical art and illustration, Adult programs

Tree ID and Ecology

Learn to identify the trees you see every day in the woodlands and neighborhoods of the Chicago region as you enjoy their brilliant fall colors at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Saturdays, September 6-13. and September 27-October 11, 1:00 –4:00 p.m.

Alphabets Inspired by Nature

Be an explorer as well as an artist as we take to the outdoors to find inspiration for creating interesting letterforms at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday September 13 and Sunday, September 14, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Botanical Art & Illustration: Pencil

Study and draw the details of living plants to learn the techniques of pencil drawing at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Saturdays, September 13-October 11, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Local Flora

Ever wanted to know the names of the wildflowers covering the forest floor in fall? Learn the names and characteristics of native and introduced plants flowering in the woodlands, prairies, wetlands, and other areas of The Morton Arboretum. 4 Saturdays, September 13-October 4, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Nature Printing and Collage

Work with paints and nature printing materials before you invest. Joanne will bring her portable studio allowing you to play with stamps, paints, papers and mediums. Create a frameable work of art at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, September 14, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Painting Nature on Canvas

We will work with watercolor on canvas and explore new ways to use composition to enliven your paintings inspired by nature at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Saturdays, September 20 and 27, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Arboretum Uncorked: Painting

Enjoy a glass of wine and create a colorful expressionistic painting. Work step by step with a skilled instructor and leave with visual memory of The Morton Arboretum.

Art Portfolio Review

Please register for the portfolio review if you have completed your requirements to graduate from the Botanical Art & Illustration Certificate or the Master’s Studio Certificate at the Morton Arboretum. Monday-Friday, October 6-10, 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Autumn Textures with Graphite and Colored Pencil: Visiting Artist Series

Julie Sutter-Blair received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her award winning artwork can be found in numerous art exhibits throughout the Midwest. She has been invited to jury top-ranked Art Festivals, has been artist in residence in schools and has taught previous workshops at The Morton Arboretum.. Friday, October 10-Sunday October 12, 9:00 a.m-4:00 p.m.

Glass Pumpkin Workshops

Work with molten glass to create your own glass pumpkin paperweight at The Morton Arboretum. Monday-Friday, October 13-17, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.