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Nature in Colored Pencil

Schedule and Location

Four Tuesdays, April 2 through 23, 2019, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center

Looking for an alternative. You mind be interested in Drawing Tress in Black and White.

Fees and Registration

$138.00 member
$162.00 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

Capture nature in colored pencil. Discover how colors impact each other and the viewer. Learn how to see color in a specimen and recreate it on paper. Add to your sketchbook and finish several colored pencil drawings.

This is the fourth class in the Arboretum’s Nature Artist: Foundational Skills pathway.

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Kimberly Mullarkey, artist

"Kimberly Mullarkey has an MFA in painting and drawing. She is interested in different mediums, but her subject matter is always nature. Kimberly has taught at The Morton Arboretum since 1997 and also teaches at the College of DuPage.

Course Details

  • Notes: Held indoors. Limit 15
  • Prerequisite: Begin to Draw Nature, Nature Drawing II, and Nature in Graphite--or equivalent experience working in pencils required.
  • Supplies: A set of colored pencils will be required, details will be sent to registrants. Supplies available to borrow if you do not wish to purchase your own, courtesy of the Nature Artists’ Guild. 

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Nature in Colored Pencil