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Nature Art and Photography

Botanical art and illustration

Connect with the outdoors though theatrical play with the cast from Nature at The Morton Arboretum. (Canceled) Tuesday, July 12, 6:30 to 8:00 pm or Saturday, July 23,10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
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Enjoy a glass of wine and create a vibrant painting of a garden that holds a secret or create an arrangement that will light up your summer evenings at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 7:00- to 9:00 p.m. Multiple sections.
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Learn how frogs have been interpreted in art at The Morton Arboretum! This class is canceled.
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Join freelance artist JoAnne Laudolff at The Morton Arboretum and learn how to turn dress pattern paper, old magazine pages, found objects and even some organic objects into a beautiful piece of upcycled mixed media art for your home. Sunday, August 7, 2016, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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Kick back and relax with a night of coloring, complete with a cash bar and cheese and crackers at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, June 16, 2016, or Thursday, August 11, 2016, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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As you study and draw the details of living plants, you will learn the techniques of pencil drawing, develop your eye-hand coordination, and learn the structures of the plants you draw at The Morton Arboretum. Four Saturdays, August 27 and September 10 through 24, 2016, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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Learn to creatively use light and examine the quantity, color, and quality of light found during the course of the day and the season at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, August 27, and Sunday, August 28, 2016, 8:00 a.m. to noon, and Thursday, September 8, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
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Learn the basics of drawing nature in this course designed for true beginners at The Morton Arboretum. Four Saturdays, June 4-25, 2016, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., or four Mondays, September 12-October 3, 2016, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
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Discover the best ways to use your phone to capture attractive images, a selection of good starter apps, and some basic post-processing of your photos at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, July 9, 2016, or Saturday, September 3, 2016, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
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Take a staycation at the Arboretum and learn the basics of how to use your new camera at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to noon
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Each day we will hike, read stories, play and create a nature art based project. Join us for this 4-week sensory based outdoor adventure at The Morton Arboretum. Four Tuesdays, September 6 through 27, 2016, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. or 12:30 to 1:45
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Each day we will hike, read stories, play and create a nature art based project. Join us for this 4-week sensory based outdoor adventure at The Morton Arboretum. Four Thursdays, September 8 through 29, 2016, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
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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. Dates and times vary starting June 7, 2016
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Enjoy a glass of wine and create a vibrant painting that harkens nature’s basic elements of wood and water or create an early autumn arrangement in an adorable little pail at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, September 22, 2016, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
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