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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
Plein air-style Colored Pencil Drawing in the Greenhouses Sun., Feb. 12 - 8:00 am PDF icon Supply List
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 PDF icon Supply List
Botanical Drawing 2 Sun., Mar. 19 - 1:00 pm PDF icon Supply List
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
Drawing in Carbon Dust Sat., May. 6 - 1:00 pm
Open Studio, Spring Session Sat., Jun. 3 - 9:00 am
Explore Historical Palettes to Discover Your Own Personal Palette Sun., Jun. 4 - 9:30 am
Outdoor Sketching Sat., Jul. 8 - 9:00 am
Pen and Ink 1 Mon., Jul. 10 - 6:00 pm
Watercolor 1 Tue., Jul. 11 - 6:00 pm