Adult Programs

Autumn in Graphite and Watercolor (in person)

Celebrate fall with your paintbrush. In this intermediate watercolor class with The Morton Arboretum, ​​work with graphite and a touch of watercolor.

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Celebrate fall with your paintbrush. In this intermediate watercolor class with The Morton Arboretum, ​​work with graphite and a touch of watercolor. Working with specimens from the grounds of the Morton Arboretum, we will review graphite techniques, then add a touch of watercolor to bring out details and the colors of autumn. Learn about different papers and explore watercolor techniques. The class will include demonstrations and time to practice with support from your instructor. Students will be given a sampler of watercolors and paper to use for the class.

COVID-19 Precautions: Program participants must abide by the Arboretum’s safety guidelines

  • Most supplies (paint, paper) provided. Some brushes, graphite pencils, and erasers are available to borrow, but students are encouraged to bring their own. A short list of additional supplies will be provided.
  • Limit 16

Suzanne Wegener, nature artist

Suzanne Wegener is a freelance artist specializing in natural history illustration and education in pencil, pen and ink, watercolor, and gouache. She has a degree in scientific illustration and teaches regularly in the Chicago area, and she is the president of the American Society of Botanical Artists.

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