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Nature Art and Photography

Botanical art and illustration

Learn the art of botanical printing and take home one-of-a-kind, fall-inspired creation at The Morton Arboretum.Sunday, October 23, 2016, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Work with molten glass to create your own glass pumpkin paperweight at The Morton Arboretum. Classes start Monday, October 10, 2016, 8:00 a.m. to noon. Multiple sections.
Learn how to apply color to graphite drawings by applying glazes of watercolor at The Morton Arboretum. Four Wednesdays, October 19 through November 9, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Explore the nature of color and how colors impact each other and the viewer at The Morton Arboretum. Four Mondays, October 10 through 31, 2016, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Study and work in the manner of great artists who have been inspired by nature at The Morton Arboretum. Four Sundays, September 18 through October 16, 2016, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. (no class on October 9)
Come to be informed and inspired, as internationally published photographer, author, and humorist, Mike MacDonald, takes you on a virtual journey into Chicago’s wild side - 350 square miles of verdant, untamed natural areas - at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, October 22, 2016, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Create a seasonal painting or a charming terrarium with found objects while you enjoy a glass of wine and goodies at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
After taking a hike through the Children’s Garden to hunt for all of the hiding gnomes, create a keepsake, light-up gnome home of your own at The Morton Arboretum. Weekends November 2016 through March 2017 Times vary between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Family-friendly jack-o'-lantern-lit hike explores the night life of owls, bats, and spiders at The Morton Arboretum. (This event is Sold Out.) Saturdays, October 10 or 17, or Sundays, October 11 or 18, 2016, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
This class will cover the best ways to use your smartphone to capture attractive images, and recommend a selection of good starter apps for some basic post-processing of your photos at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, October 8, OR Saturday, October 29, 2016, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.