Nature Art and Photography

Botanical art and illustration

Make colorful, textured paper using eastern fibers in this Japanese papermaking workshop at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, August 20, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Capture a bit of nature on scratchboard, a form of engraving at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, August 19, or Sunday, August 20, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Learn to use water-soluble colored pencils to create a vibrant painting of the Arboretum. Friday, August 25 through Saturday, August 26, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The botanical world is full of difficult textures to paint. Learn to conquer them in this intensive two-day workshop at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, August 4, or Saturday, August 5, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Day with tea and sweet treats, then plant and decorate your own tea cup planter to take home. Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Learn to simplify a specimen into a few well placed strokes with the minimalist approach of brush painting at The Morton Arboretum. (Sold Out) Sunday, June 11, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Arboretum is home to many wonderful species of rare and endangered trees. Join Kimberly Mullarkey for the chance to study and sketch a different rare tree in this plein air workshop. Select Saturdays, June 10, 17, and 24, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Come explore and learn a new medium and its exciting characteristics with Karen, a natural science illustrator, as she walks you through how she uses acrylics in her work at The Morton Arboretum. Four Thursdays, May 25 through June 15, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Join this small-group photography outing to capture early morning light on the Arboretum grounds with award-winning photographer Bryan Peterson. (Sold Out) Sunday, May 14, 2017, 5:00 a.m. to noon
Join renowned, award-winning photographer Bryan Peterson for an engaging, full-day seminar on nature photography at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 13, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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