Classes and Exhibits


Drawing the Prairie

July 23-August 6
© 2019 Karen A Johnson

Schedule and location

Section A: The Prairie Landscape, Thursday, July 23, 2020  (Date changed to August 6, 2020)
Section B: Plants of the Prairie, Thursday, August 20, 2020  sold out
Section C: Prairie Insects and Animals, Thursday, September 17, 2020  Register now

9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Prairie Visitor Station

Morton Arboretum, 4100 ILLINOIS ROUTE 53, LISLE, IL 60532

Fees and Registration

$39.00 member
$46.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)
BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 or to be waitlisted ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course description

Draw the tallgrass prairie, Illinois’ most important native habitat. Learn more about this disappearing habitat while practicing your drawing skills under the guidance of a professional artist.

Each session, we will focus on drawing a different aspect of the prairie, including the landscape, individual plants, and the native animals that live there. Attend all three sessions to watch how the prairie changes throughout the season and to build a prairie portfolio. Or attend single sessions to hone your skill on a particular topic.

Bring your favorite drawing supplies and join the challenge in depicting the prairie in art.

Program participants must comply with current public health guidelines as required by the Governor of Illinois, which include social distancing and the use of face masks when indoors and when social distancing is not possible outdoors. For more information on the Arboretum’s guidelines, please watch the video at

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