Nature Art and Photography

Botanical art and illustration

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 24 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. 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.
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.
Explore the nature of color and how colors impact each other and the viewer at The Morton Arboretum. (Canceled) Four Wednesdays, March 15 through April 12 (No class on March 29), 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
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.
Learn to create your own unique collection of linoleum block prints at The Morton Arboretum. Two Saturdays, February 11 and March 11, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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