Classes and Exhibits


 At the Morton Arboretum- 4100 ILLINOIS ROUTE 53, LISLE, IL 60532

Sketching at the Prairie
© 2017 Karen A Johnson

Enjoy a morning of sketching outside, or “en plein air” on the Schulenberg Prairie.  Begin with a short guided walk by naturalist and prairie steward Cindy Crosby, who will help you understand what’s happening on the prairie that morning.  Then artist Karen Johnson will demonstrate how to capture the prairie with your pencil (or other medium of choice).  Enjoy plenty of time to work independently with the support of your instructors.

Course number: A190

Instructor: Karen Johnson, freelance artist, and Cindy Crosby, Schulenberg Prairie Stewardship Leader
Prerequisite: Begin to Draw (A000) or equivalent experience recommended.
Notes: Bring a small chair, sketchpad, and drawing supplies. Some small chairs are available to borrow from the Arboretum. Limit 15

Schedule and Location:

Monday, June 4 or June 11, 2018, 9:00 am to noon  Prairie Visitor Station

Section A: Monday, June 4

Section B: Monday, June 11

Fees and Admission

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum.

$39.00 member
$46.00 nonmember

Registration Information

CALL: 630-719-2468 (or to be waitlisted)
IN PERSON: Stop by Visitor Center during open hours.


The Nature Artists’ Guild Spring Exhibit will be held April 7 & 9, 2018 in the Cudahy Room in the Administration Building of the Morton Arboretum.

Enjoy over 150 works of nature art and demonstrations by Guild members.  Susan Bartlett is the show artist and works in a variety of media, including paper collage.

There will be a reception for Members and Guests on Friday, April 6, from 4:30-8:30 pm.  Hope to see you there!



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