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Adult Opportunities

How to Draw Nature

Learn the foundations of drawing nature.

Content Detail

Begin your journey into nature art with this comprehensive six-week course designed for beginners on the beautiful grounds of The Morton Arboretum. Using natural materials for inspiration, this program will cover:

  • the basic supplies that new artists will find most useful,
  • how to draw what you see,
  • the importance of value and lighting, and
  • an introduction to composition, the color wheel, and other drawing fundamentals.

Each session will include demonstrations, practice time, and one-on-one guidance in a friendly, supportive environment. All supplies are included!

This program meets in person at The Morton Arboretum.

Instructor: Kathy Steere, nature artist

Age: 16 and older


Kathy Steere, nature artist

With a BS in ornamental horticulture and a lifetime of art classes, Kathy Steere was thrilled when she discovered botanical art. She is comfortable with different styles, many mediums, and assorted subject matter. She enjoys sharing her knowledge with others and believes that art should be fun!

What to Know

No experience necessary.

All supplies are included.



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