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Nature Art and Photography

Botanical art and illustration

Create field sketches of summer landscapes at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, September 10, or Sunday, September 17, 2017, 12:30 to 4:00 p.m.
Learn to capture early spring with graphite, the perfect medium for textures. at The Morton Arboretum. Four Tuesdays, March 28 through April 18, 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Get the botany basics you need to identify plants at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: Thursday, August 31, 2017. In person component: Saturday, September 9, 2017, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Learn the basics of drawing nature in this course designed for true beginners at The Morton Arboretum. Four Saturdays, March 11 through April 1, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to noon
Spend a day learning the basics and create a colored pencil drawing of a spring flower at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday April 8, or Sunday April 9, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Use your nature observation skills and get creative with digital photography. Practice composition, subject placement, close-ups, moving targets, and more at The Morton Arboretum. Monday through Friday, June 12 through 16 or August 7 through 11, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Get inspired and create your own nature sculptures. Learn techniques and use tools of contemporary artists to create your own works of art each day at The Morton Arboretum. Dates vary starting June 6, 2016. Multiple sections. Monday through Friday, June 5 through 9 or July 31 through August 4, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Become a mini Monet! Explore the Arboretum for artistic inspiration and use impressionist techniques to create a masterpiece. Monday through Friday, June 26 through 30 or July 31 through August 4, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to noon, or July 10 through 14, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Using pen and ink, you will learn to balance and manipulate black and white elements while creating the illusion of value, depth, and texture in your botanical illustration at The Morton Arboretum. (Canceled) Four Tuesdays, February 21 through March 14, 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Become a nature photographer. Move beyond shooting in automatic; learn how to adjust your camera’s manual settings to get the shot you want at The Morton Arboretum. (Spring) Three days: two Thursdays, June 8 and 15, 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and Saturday, June 10, 2017, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. (Summer) Three days: Two Thursdays, September 21 and 28, 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and Saturday, September 23, 2017, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.

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