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Botanical art and illustration

Botanical Art & Illustration: Pencil (canceled)

Study and draw the details of living plants to learn the techniques of pencil drawing at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Wednesdays, September 9-30, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Plants in Watercolor (sold out)

You will learn how to handle watercolor, which is a classic technique used for botanical illustration at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Wednesdays, September 16-Oct. 14, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m..

Mosaics for the Garden: Garden Bench

Learn the whimsical art of broken china (pique assiette) mosaic while making an embellished cement garden bench for the yard at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 19, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., and Sunday, September 20, 10:00 a.m.-Noon

Local Flora: Fall

Learn the names and characteristics of native and introduced plants flowering in the woodlands, prairies, wetlands, and other areas of the Arboretum during this program. 4 Saturdays, September 19-October 10, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Portfolio Seminar

Recommended for new certificate students and graduating students to prepare for the juried portfolio requirement of the Botanical Art and Illustration Certificate at The Morton Arboretum. Monday, September 21, 2015, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

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. 4 Saturdays, September 26-October 17, 2015, 1:00 –5:00 p.m.

Create an Altered Book

Altering books is the process of recycling books for another purpose using gesso, pasting, cutting and image altering. Altered books can be used for sketching and journaling. Sunday, September 27, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Linoleum Block Printing Workshop-New Dates

Learn to create your own unique collection of linoleum block prints at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Saturdays, October 3 and 24, 10:00 am-3:00 p.m.

Begin to Draw Nature

Learn the basics of drawing in a class designed for true beginners at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Mondays, October 5-November 2, no class Oct 19; 6:30-9:30 p.m.

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.