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Nature Art and Photography

  • Learn to mix the multitude of greens that nature offers in this intermediate/advanced watercolor class at The Morton Arboretum. Four Mondays, January 23 through February 13, 2017, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Learn about the photographers who shaped the way we see nature at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, January 26, 2017, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Warm up by the fire and tap into your creative side with an introductory workshop on drawing at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 28 or Sunday, January 29, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Learn the basics of how to use your new camera. Whether a point & shoot or a digital SLR you will be introduced to focus, exposure, histograms, and how to take a picture in the field at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 28, 2017, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Compose dramatic photographs of water in its many forms in this nature photography class for intermediate and advanced photographers at The Morton Arboretum. Three Wednesdays, February 1 through 15, 2017, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Create a nest in a pencil drawing. Observe and capture the essence of nest structures and their intricacies in combination with subtle additions not necessarily present in the specimen at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, February 3, and Saturday, February 4, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Learn about pine cones and conifers and how to capture their details in watercolor at The Morton Arboretum. Four Wednesdays, February 8 through March 1, 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Add artistry to your nature photography with creative effects at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 11, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 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.
  • 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. 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, February 23 and March 2, 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and Saturday, February 25, 2017, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Explore the world of butterflies and moths under the microscope at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, February 23, or Saturday, February 25, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 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. Saturday, February 25, or Saturday, March 25, 2017, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • Approach watercolor as though it were oil paint, and learn to build color and form in a slow deliberate manner at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 4, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.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
  • Explore the nature of color and how colors impact each other and the viewer at The Morton Arboretum. 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. Sunday, March 19, 2017, 11:00 a.m. 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. Saturday, February 25, or Saturday, March 25, 2017, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • Be intentional about the photographs you take by gaining control of your camera settings and developing your eye for photography at The Morton Arboretum. Five days: Three Thursdays, April 6, 13, and 20, 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and Two Saturdays, April 8 and 15, 2017, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.