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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.
  • 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.
  • Explore the world of dragonflies and other insects under the microscope at The Morton Arboretum. Two Thursdays, October 5 and 12, or two Saturdays, October 7 and 14, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Develop your skills as a nature photographer through thoughtful compositions at The Morton Arboretum. Four Saturdays, October 7 through 28, 2017, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Join an expert photographer for golden hour, that magical moment just before sunset when the soft light gives the Arboretum a special, warm glow. Sunday, October 8, 2017, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
  • Marlene Donnelly returns to the Arboretum for this weekend workshop in the use of pastel dust. Saturday and Sunday, November 11 and 12, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Work with molten glass to create your own glass pumpkin paperweight at The Morton Arboretum. Monday through Friday, October 9 through 13, 2017, 8:00 a.m. to noon.
  • Learn to sculpt and create a delicate leaf pendant you can wear this fall at The Morton Arboretum. Two Thursdays, October 19 and 26, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • See the Arboretum through the eyes of an expert photographer. Saturday, October 21, 2017, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Photograph the autumn season in a bold and impactful way through the art of the simplicity in this weekend workshop with photographer Josh Merrill at The Morton Arboretum. Two days: Saturday, October 21, 2017, 1:00 to 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 22, 2017, 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Create a three-dimensional pumpkin or plaque, perfect for either the Halloween or Thanksgiving holiday at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, October 22, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m
  • Grow your nature drawing skills under the guidance of a knowledgeable instructor at The Morton Arboretum. Four Wednesdays, October 25, November 1, 8, and 15, 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Create a ready-to-hang, personal piece of Arboretum art you can display in your home or give as a gift. Four Thursdays; October 26 through November 16, 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Get the botany basics you need to identify plants at The Morton Arboretum. Online components start Thursday, August 31 or Friday, October 20, 2017. Multiple sections.
  • 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 watercolor and create a fall painting at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 4, or Sunday November 5, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Learn the basics of drawing in a class designed for true beginners at The Morton Arboretum. Four Thursdays, September 7 through 28, 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Create set of ten monotype print cards to send to friends and family this season at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 11, 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.
  • Produce high quality, exhibit-worthy photographs with your smartphone at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, December 2, 2017, noon to 3:00 p.m.
  • Learn techniques for painting on a wooden surface using acrylics at at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, December 2, or December 9, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.