Nature Art and Photography

Botanical art and illustration

Kick back and relax with a night of coloring, complete with a cash bar and cheese and crackers. The theme of the night is trolls, celebrating the six larger-than-life trolls, built from reclaimed materials by Danish artist Thomas Dambo, that have moved into the Arboretum this summer. Thursday, July 12, 2018, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Hear from Danish artist Thomas Dambo, creator of the Arboretum's summer exhibit Troll Hunt. Dambo will share about his fascinating career making beautiful, fun, and inspirational pieces using reclaimed materials. Thursday, June 14, 2018, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
This is the story of an artist's love affair with a piece of land, and the birds, animals, and plants that inhabit it. Join us at The Morton Arboretum on Friday June 8, 2018, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Join artist, author, and field biologist Julie Zickefoose for a two-day exploration of nature through art and writing at The Morton Arboretum. (SOLD OUT) Friday and Saturday, June 8 and 9, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Enjoy a morning of sketching outside, or “en plein air” on the Schulenberg Prairie at The Morton Arboretum. Monday, June 4, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to noon.
Learn the fundamentals of mammal anatomy and tips for sketching from photos and specimens from the Field Museum collection at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 12, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Join biologist and nature photographer Jack Shouba for an outing to Bliss Woods in Sugar Grove, Illinois. (CANCELED) Saturday, May 5, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Study the portfolio of renowned nature photographer Eliot Porter. Discuss his artistic choices and techniques, then create your own images in his style at The Morton Arboretum. Five days: Three Wednesdays, May 2, 9, and 16, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and Two Saturdays, May 5, and 12, 2018, 7:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Create a one-of-a-kind piece of art for your garden at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, April 15, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Learn the art of abstract photography with nature as your inspiration at The Morton Arboretum. Two Saturdays, April 14 and 21, 2018, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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