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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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Botanical Art Certificate Program Autumn Portfolio Review
Monday, October 24 – November 4, 2016

After completing or verging upon completion of all required Botanical Art Certificate coursework, students will prepare and present a portfolio of finished botanical artwork for review. Instructors from the certificate program will be conducting the review of the artwork, and results will be emailed to each student upon completion. Click here for more information on the review process and directions for portfolio dropoff.

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
Pen and Ink 3 Mon., Nov. 7 - 6:00 pm PDF icon Supply List
Botanical Drawing 1 Sat., Jan. 7 - 9:00 am PDF icon Supply List
Botanical Drawing 3 Sun., Jan. 22 - 1:00 pm PDF icon Supply List
Plein air-style Colored Pencil Drawing in the Greenhouses Sun., Feb. 12 - 8:00 am
Botanical Watercolor: Exquisite Orchids Fri., Mar. 3 - 9:00 am PDF icon Supply List
Color Mixing Sat., Mar. 11 - 9:00 am PDF icon Supply List
Expressive Watercolor Sat., Mar. 11 - 1:00 pm
Botanical Drawing 2 Sun., Mar. 19 - 1:00 pm
Innovative Approaches to Pen and Ink Drawings with Watercolor Washes Thu., Apr. 27 - 6:00 pm
Solving Color Challenges in Color Pencil Sat., Apr. 29 - 9:00 am
Colored Pencil Drawing Course Mon., May. 1 - 6:00 pm