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Nature Art and Photography

  • 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.
  • The botanical world is full of difficult textures to paint. Learn to conquer them in this intensive two-day workshop at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, August 4, or Saturday, August 5, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Learn to use water-soluble colored pencils to create a vibrant painting of the Arboretum. New schedule: Two Fridays, August 18 and 25, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Capture a bit of nature on scratchboard, a form of engraving at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, August 19, or Sunday, August 20, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Make colorful, textured paper using eastern fibers in this Japanese papermaking workshop at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, August 20, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Get the botany basics you need to identify plants at The Morton Arboretum. Dates vary starting Thursday, August 31, 2017. Multiple sections.
  • Add artistry to your nature photography with creative effects at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 9, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 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.
  • Explore the ways that writing and gardening intertwine with author and speaker, Marta McDowell at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
  • 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.
  • 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, September 21 and 28, 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and Saturday, September 23, 2017, 8:00 to 11:00 a.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.
  • 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.
  • (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.