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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. 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 9, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Capture the color, glimmer, and mottling of rocks and minerals using colored pencil at The Morton Arboretum. Three Fridays, January 26 through February 9, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Learn the basics of how to use your new camera at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 27, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to noon
  • Get the botany basics you need to identify plants at The Morton Arboretum. In-person section: Saturday, March 31, 2018, 1:00 to 3:30 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. Four Saturdays, February 3 through 24, 2018, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Create a necklace inspired by the beautiful winterberry bush at The Morton Arboretum. Three Thursdays, Feb 8 through 22, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Learn to create your own unique collection of linoleum block prints at The Morton Arboretum. Two Saturdays, February 10 and March 10, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Develop an eye for form, light and patterns to compose dramatic black and white nature photographs at The Morton Arboretum. Five days: Three Thursdays,, February 15, 22, and March 1, 2018, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and two Saturdays, February 17 and 24, 2018, 7:00 to 10:00 a.m.
  • Tackle nature’s most prickly textures with this watercolor workshop at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 17, and Sunday, February 18, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Tap into your creative side with an introductory workshop on nature art at The Morton Arboretum. Winter Foliage in Graphite on Saturday, February 24, or Sunday, February 25, 2018, 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 Saturdays, March 3 through 24, 2018, 9:00 to noon
  • Join award-winning, prolific photographer Rick Sammon for a full-day seminar that will both entertain and enrich your nature photography skills. Saturday, March 3, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Remember, “the best camera is the one that’s with you.” Whether you are new to photography or new to smartphones, discover techniques for getting great nature images with your phone at The Morton Arboretum.Saturday, March 3, 2018, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • Develop your skills as a nature photographer through thoughtful compositions at The Morton Arboretum. Four Saturdays, March 3 through 24, 2018, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Learn to capture early spring with graphite, the perfect medium for textures. at The Morton Arboretum. Four Thursdays, March 8 through 29, 2018, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Get the botany basics you need to identify plants at The Morton Arboretum. In-person section: Saturday, March 31, 2018, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Learn to creatively use light in your photography. Improve your results by considering the quantity, color, and quality of light found during the course of the day and throughout the seasons at The Morton Arboretum. Four Saturdays, April 7 through 28, 2018, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Tap into your creative side with an introductory workshop on nature art at The Morton Arboretum. Winter Foliage in Graphite on Saturday, February 24, or Sunday, February 25, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.