Nature Art and Photography

Botanical art and illustration

Altering books is the process of recycling books for another purpose using gesso, pasting, cutting and image altering at The Morton Arboretum. (Sold Out) Sunday, March 19, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Capture the beauty of dragonflies and damselflies with your camera at The Morton Arboretum. (CANCELED) Five days: Three Thursdays, July 13 through July 27, 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and two Saturdays, July 15 and 22, 2017, 1:00 to 4:00 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. Summer dates: Saturday, July 15, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m, or Saturday, September 30, 2017, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Fall date: Saturday, December 2, 2017, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Learn the basics of how to use your new camera at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 30, and November 4, 2017, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Paint, draw, color, and sculpt your way through the Arboretum. Dates vary starting June 6, 2016. Multiple sections.
Put on your artist hat. Paint and sculpt squishy frogs, textured turtles, and slippery fish. Learn about these wetland critters and develop artistic skill at The Morton Arboretum. Monday through Friday, July 24 through 28, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to noon
Enjoy a glass of wine and create an arrangement or a painting that celebrates spring colors at The Morton Arboretum. Section C has been canceled. Thursday, May 18, 2017, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Become a nature artist! Use nature as your inspiration to explore texture, color, and dimension at The Morton Arboretum. Monday through Friday, June 12 through 16, or July 10 through 14, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m
How do tadpoles turn into frogs? How do turtles grow up? Together we’ll uncover fun facts, search for croaking frogs and basking turtles, play games, make crafts, and meet live turtles at The Morton Arboretum. Monday through Friday, June 19 through 23, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to noon, or July 31 through August 4, 2017, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
(earn the basics of drawing in a class designed for true beginners at The Morton Arboretum. (Spring) Four Saturdays, June 10 through 24, and July 8 (no class July 1), 2017, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. (Summer) Four Thursdays, September 7 through 28, 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.