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Adult programs

Color Theory, 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 Mondays, October 20-November 17, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Winter programs? Check back soon!

Registration for winter programs will open November 3.

Nature Writing

Explore different types of nature writing and improve your writing skills at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Thursdays, October 23-November 20, 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Developing Creative Images

Learn how to create a more powerful image by creating diptychs of your images at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Saturdays, October 25-November 8, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Begin to Draw Nature

Learn the basics of drawing in a class designed for true beginners. Everything from how to hold your pencil to what kind of paper to use will be discussed at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Mondays, October 27-November 24, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Out of the Box: Learn to Use Your New Digital Camera-Canceled

Learn how to use the basic functions of your new point and shoot camera straight out of the box at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, October 29, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and Saturday, November 1, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Invoking Inspired Images

Learn to apply the photographic concepts you’ve learned in previous classes by exploring different ways to inspire your photos, including paintings, other photographers, poetry, and possibly music at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Wednesdays, October 29-November 19 and December 3, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Habitat History Walk: Trees of the Prairie

Learn how the ‘bruised and battered’ oaks, walnuts, maples and dogwoods survive and thrive on the forest edge of the prairie at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, October 29, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Halloween Tram Tour: Nature at Night-Sold Out

Sold out! Wait list available: call 630-719-2468. Discover nature at night as you ride the tram at The Morton Arboretum this Halloween. Friday, October 31, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

The Curious Naturalist

Learn age-appropriate techniques for connecting children with their environment at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 1, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.