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Begin to Draw Nature-Canceled

Learn the basics of drawing nature in this course designed for true beginners at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Mondays, March 30-April 27, 2015,6:30-9:30 p.m.

Perennial Gardening Basics

Take your garden to the next level by learning to select, plant, and care for perennial plants at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Spring Fauna

In the spring, animals emerge from their winter slumber, explore their habitats, and choose their mates. Study the field identification and natural history of reptiles and amphibians and observe patterns of emergence, habitat, mate selection, and migration at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Thursdays, April 2 and April 9, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m. and 3 Saturdays, April 18-May 2, 2015, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Full Moon Tram Tour: Nature at Night

Discover what happens at the Arboretum at night when no one is around. Saturday, April 4, Sunday, May 3, or Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 7:30 p.m-9:30 p.m.

Plants in Watercolor II

We will focus on the use of color glazing, specific brush techniques, and accurate rendition of details at The Morton Arboretum. 6 Wednesdays, April 8-May 6, and May 20, 2015, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Nature Photography: Light & Exposure

Learn to creatively use light and examine the quantity, color, and quality of light found during the course of the day and the seasons at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Wednesdays, April 8-22, 6:30-9:30 p.m. and 2 Saturdays, April 11 & 18; 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Botanical Art With Colored Pencil

Explore the nature of color and how colors impact each other and the viewer. Develop the vocabulary to discuss color and practice its application in the medium of colored pencil at The Morton Arboretum.5 Saturdays, April 11-May 9, 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Plan Your Landscape III: Selecting Plants for Your Plan

Learn planting design and gain confidence in your ability to put trees, shrubs, and perennials together into an attractive composition at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Saturdays, April 11-May 2, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Spring Pruning

Gain an understanding of the plant science behind pruning, practice properly timed pruning techniques, and learn how to select the right equipment for the job in this hands-on class at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 11, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Edible Gardening Workshop: Small is the New Big - Growing More Plants in Surprising Places!

Imagine growing 40 plants in a single square foot area. At this workshop learn creative ways to grow larger quantities of organic herbs and vegetables in small areas at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 11, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.