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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Drawn from Nature: Annual Student Botanical Arts Exhibition
Registration deadline: Monday, July 27, 2015

Students of all levels are welcome. Please review detailed information on requirements, procedures, and submission due dates prior to registration. The exhibition opens in the Joutras Gallery on Saturday, October 3. Click here for more information.

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
Color Mixing 2 Tue., Apr. 21 - 6:00 pm Supply List
Colored Pencil Drawing Course Mon., May. 4 - 6:00 pm Supply List
Open Studio, Spring Session Sun., May. 24 - 9:30 am
Color Pencil on Film Sat., Jun. 20 - 9:00 am
Outdoor Sketching Sat., Jun. 27 - 9:00 am
Close Focus Pastel Sun., Jul. 12 - 9:30 am
Watercolor 1 Tue., Jul. 21 - 6:00 pm
Pen and Ink 1 Thu., Jul. 23 - 6:00 pm
Botanical Drawing 1, Autumn Session Sat., Sep. 5 - 9:30 am
Botany for Botanical Artists Thu., Sep. 10 - 6:00 pm
Pen and Ink 2 Mon., Sep. 21 - 6:00 pm
Open Studio, Fall Session Sun., Oct. 11 - 9:30 am