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Botanical Art Certificate Program

Engage your senses, discover hidden talents, and explore a more personal relationship with plants and the environment in this studio art program. Courses in drawing, painting, and color theory will help you develop your technical skills and further your understanding of art and the creative process.

Who should participate? People wanting to nurture their creativity, improve their artistic skill, and experience plants, nature, and our shared environment in new ways. No prior art experience is needed.

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Current Courses

Online registration is unavailable 24 hours prior to the class start date. You may still register by calling (847) 835-8261.

Class Title Start Date Supply List
Colored Pencil Drawing Course Mon., May. 2 - 6:00 pm Supply List
Composition Tue., May. 3 - 6:00 pm Supply List
John Pastoriza-Pinol, Watercolor Workshop Sat., May. 21 - 9:30 am Supply List
Pastel Dust Sat., Jun. 4 - 9:30 am Supply List
Open Studio, Spring Session Sun., Jun. 5 - 9:30 am Supply List
Presenting Your Artwork: Art Exhibitions Tue., Jun. 21 - 6:00 pm
Oil Painting en Plein Air Sat., Jul. 9 - 1:00 pm
Pen and Ink 1 Mon., Jul. 11 - 6:00 pm Supply List
Watercolor 1 Tue., Jul. 19 - 6:00 pm
The Landscape in Pastel Sun., Aug. 7 - 9:30 am
English Watercolor Techniques Tue., Sep. 6 - 6:00 pm
Botanical Drawing 1, Autumn Session Sat., Sep. 10 - 9:00 am
Pen and Ink 2 Mon., Sep. 12 - 6:00 pm
Botany for Botanical Artists Thu., Sep. 15 - 6:00 pm
Open Studio, Fall Session Sun., Oct. 2 - 1:00 pm
Botanical Drawing 2, Autumn Session Sat., Nov. 5 - 9:00 am
Pen and Ink 3 Mon., Nov. 7 - 6:00 pm