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Botanical art and illustration

Creative Expression through Art and Yoga-Canceled

Begin the day with gentle stretches and meditation, then create a collage based on nature. Discover your creativity through getting in touch with nature at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, April 25, 9:30 am-3:30 pm.

The Illustrated Journal-Canceled

Exercise your creativity by making your own illustrated nature journal at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Saturdays, May 3 and 10, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Handmade Papermaking Workshop-Canceled

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

Bent Willow Furniture for the Garden

Create your own bent willow furniture with garden artist Bim Willow at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 3, 9:00-11:30 a.m. or 12:30-3:00 p.m.

The Unfolding Spring

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. 5 Mondays, May 5-June 2, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

The Spring Palette

Learn which colors express the spring landscape and how to create “pastel veils” to capture the delicate beauty of this season at The Morton Arboretum. Friday May 9 or Saturday, May 10, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Sketching Moths

We will learn about the Saturnid moths, or great silk moths and sketch them at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Thursdays, June 5-19, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Sketching the Trees of Asia: Graphite & Colored Pencil

Learn about the trees of asia and create several study pages in your choice of graphite or colored pencil at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, June 21-Sunday, June 22, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Tree ID and Ecology

Enjoy the leafy summer canopy and learn in the shade as you become familiar with the trees commonly sighted in the woodlands and neighborhoods of the Chicago region at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Sundays, June 22-29 and July 13-27, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Easy Watercolor Inspired by Beatrix Potter

Learn to sketch with watercolor in the style of Beatrix Potter at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, June 28, 10:00 am-2:00 p.m.