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Nature Art and Photography

Botanical art and illustration

Develop your nature photography portfolio and hone your personal style in this project-based class at The Morton Arboretum. Five days: Four Thursdays, October 27 through November 17, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and Saturday, November 5, 2016, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Photograph night scenes at the Arboretum and in downtown Chicago. Five days: Three Thursdays, January 5, 12, and 19, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and two Saturdays, January 7 and 14, 2017, 4:00 to 7:30 p.m.
See the Arboretum through the eyes of an expert photographer. Saturday, October 15, 2016, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Improve your fall photography through thoughtful composition at The Morton Arboretum. Four Wednesdays, October 5 through 26, 2016, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
This sensory based program will draw upon the changing season’s themes and fall shapes and colors. Crunchy leaves, tree seeds and a color hunt will be the inspiration for creating your very own work of art to take home at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, November 3; Tuesday, November 8; OR Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Does candy grow on trees? Come and find out what sweet treats grow on trees and other plants and play fun candy games in this sensory based program at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, October 12 OR Thursday, October 20, 2016, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.
Apply direct oil painting techniques to canvas to lend a sensual texture and convey movement to a botanical The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, December 3, 2016, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Spend a morning learning the basics and of watercolor and create a watercolor painting of an autumn leaf at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 12, OR Sunday November 13, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Refresh your holiday decor with a stunning, holiday-themed hanging window mosaic at The Morton Arboretum. Two Days: Saturday, November 5, and Sunday, November 6, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Make personalized notecards using watercolor. Explore your creative side and learn a few things, too at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 5, 2016, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.