Class listings

Introduction to Botany

Explore the world of plants by learning how leaves, flowers, fruit, seeds and roots relate to water, light, nutrients and reproduction at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Tuesdays, October 13-27 and November 10-17, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Pumpkins Galore 18-35 months

Touch seeds, explore gourds of all colors, shapes and sizes, then decorate your own pumpkin to take home. Parents and children will enjoy investigating gourds together in this colorful, hands-on sensory based fall program at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, October 7, Thursday, October 8 or Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 9:30-10:45 a.m.

IOS 2015 Pre-Conference Tour

This five-day pre-conference tour for the 8th International Oak Society Conference is sold out. However, registration still is open for the International Oak Society Conference October 18 through 21, 2015, at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois, and for the post-conference tour. See mortonarb.org/ios2015 for details.

Adult Yoga

Improve your health and well-being with yoga. We will practice poses, breathing and meditation in the tranquil setting of the Morton Arboretum. Tuesdays, September 8-October 6, 2015, 6:30-7:30 p.m. or Wednesdays, September 16-October 14, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Color Theory, Colored Pencil

Explore the nature of color and how colors impact each other and the viewer at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Wednesdays, October 14-November 11, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Field Ecology: Fall (canceled)

Explore the natural world of Northern Illinois in the fall session of Field Ecology at the Morton Arboretum. 2 Wednesdays, October 14 and 21, 7:00-9:00 p.m. 2015, and 2 Saturdays, October 17 and 24, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Landscape Plants: Late Fall (canceled)

Learn to identify approximately 30 selected trees and shrubs that are top performers in the Midwest by height, form, leaf texture, and flower at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Wednesdays, October 14-21, 2015, 6:00-9:00 p.m., and Saturday, October 24, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Pumpkins Galore 3-5 years

Parents and children will enjoy investigating gourds together in this colorful, hands-on sensory based fall program at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, October 6, Wednesday, October 14 or Thursday, October 15, 2015, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Art Portfolio Review

Please register for the portfolio review if you have completed your requirements to graduate from the Botanical Art & Illustration Certificate or the Master’s Studio Certificate at The Morton Arboretum. Monday-Friday, October 5-16, 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

2015 Visiting Artist Series Wendy Brockman:Painting Oaks

Well known for her botanicals, Wendy Brockman’s work explores her interests in art and nature. Learn to paint the details of Oaks with award winning artist Wendy Brockman. We will work with watercolor and gouache using specimens from the Morton Arboretum’s oak collections. Friday, October 16-Sunday, October 18, 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.