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Nature Art and Photography

Botanical art and illustration

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.
We will study the structure of flowers, then using polymer clay we will create a sculpture of a flower to display or wear at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Thursdays, April 24-May 8, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
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.
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. Saturday, March 8, 1:00-3:30 p.m.
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. 6 Mondays, January 13-February 17, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Explore the possibilities of working with cold wax mixed with oil paints at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, March 9, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Learn to use wool as you “paint” to create a felted picture from your drawing or photo at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 22, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Enter a new world as you examine tiny bits of nature under the microscope at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Thursdays, February 6-27, 9:30-12:30 p.m.
Learn how natural history artists traveled the globe with scientific expeditions and made significant contributions to the exploration, discovery, and documentation of plants through the centuries at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 15, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Spend winter afternoons learning about the history and uses of botanical and scientific art from early herbals to today’s contemporary artists at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Saturdays, January 4-25, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

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