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Beginner’s Nature Art Workshops

Schedule and location

Saturday, November 9, or Sunday, November 10, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Herbarium Conference Room, Research Building

  • Section A: Saturday, November 9
  • Section B: Sunday, November 10

Fees and Registration

$39.00 member
$46.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course description

Tap into your creative side with an introductory workshop on nature art. No experience necessary! Enjoy light refreshments as you learn the basics under the encouraging guidance of your instructor. A fun and popular program with something new each season.


Fall Leaves in Watercolor (November 9 or 10, 2019)

Mix and blend colors to create a watercolor painting of a delicate fall leaf. After class, stroll through the Nature Artists’ Guild Holiday Exhibit and get inspired to continue honing your new skills!  Instructor: Jill Adzia


Looking Ahead

Winter Foliage in Graphite (January 25 and 26, 2020)
Warm up by the fire and create a drawing of winter foliage using graphite pencils. Instructor: Carrie Carlson

Spring Flowers in Colored Pencil (Spring 2020)
Capture the curves and color of a cheerful spring flower using colored pencils. After class, stroll through the Nature Artists’ Guild Spring Exhibit and get inspired to continue honing your new skills!  Instructor: Kathy Steere

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Jill Adzia

Jill has been teaching a variety of art classes since 2007 and received certification from The Morton Arboretum in Botanical Art & Illustration in 2001. She began blending art & nature study began at a young age, taught by her artist mother, Ruth. She is past president (2010-12) and active board member of the Nature Artists' Guild. Jill continues to exhibit & demonstrate at  shows and events and is represented in private collections throughout the US and Normandy, France.

Course details

  • Note: No experience necessary; all levels welcome. Limit 15
  • Supplies: All supplies included, courtesy of the Nature Artists’ Guild.
Beginner’s Nature Art Workshops