Class listings

Botanical art and illustration

Arboretum Uncorked: Fall

Enjoy a glass of wine and create a colorful expressionistic painting or a charming terrarium with found objects at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, October 8, 2015, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Introduction to Botany

Explore the world of plants by learning how leaves, flowers, fruit, seeds and roots relate to water, light, nutrients and reproduction at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Tuesdays, October 13-27 and November 10-17, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Color Theory, Colored Pencil

Explore the nature of color and how colors impact each other and the viewer at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Wednesdays, October 14-November 11, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

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 5-16, 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

2015 Visiting Artist Series Wendy Brockman:Painting Oaks

Well known for her botanicals, Wendy Brockman’s work explores her interests in art and nature. Learn to paint the details of Oaks with award winning artist Wendy Brockman. We will work with watercolor and gouache using specimens from the Morton Arboretum’s oak collections. Friday, October 16-Sunday, October 18, 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Glass Pumpkin Workshops: Visiting Artist Series (Sold Out)

Work with molten glass to create your own glass pumpkin paperweight at The Morton Arboretum. Monday-Friday, October 12-16, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Mosaic Pumpkins for Fall

Create a three-dimensional pumpkin or plaque, perfect for either the Halloween or Thanksgiving holiday at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, October 25, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m

Beginner’s Watercolor Workshop: Getting Your Feet Wet with Watercolor

Spend a morning learning the basics and of watercolor and create a watercolor painting of an autumn leaf. End the class with a stroll through the Nature Artists’ Guild Holiday Exhibit at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 7 or Sunday November 8, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Mosaic Holiday Tree

Create a festive holiday tree plaque at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, November 15, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Bent Willow Sculpture for the Quiet Season (canceled)

Create winter interest in the garden by creating willow sculpture with garden artist Bim Willow at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, November 15, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 1:00-4:00 p.m.