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Developing Your Photographic Style

In this class, explore the creative process by looking at how nature photographers make use of elements like movement, structure, and rhythm to compose images at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Thursdays, March 26-April 23; 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Developing Your Photographic Style

In this class, explore the creative process by looking at how nature photographers make use of elements like movement, structure, and rhythm to compose images at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Thursdays, March 26-April 23; 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Botanical Illustration-Sold Out

A scientific illustration instructs, informs, and documents the structure, form, and identity of a plant. In this course, integrate your understanding of botany and art to produce an accurate and beautiful botanical illustration suitable for publication. 6 Saturdays, March 28 and April 11-May 9, 9:30 am-12:30 pm.

Edible Gardening Workshop: Designing Edible and Ornamental Kitchen Gardens

Get expert insight into designing a garden that is as beautiful as it is productive at The Morton Arboretum. As the garden manager for the Rick Bayless Organic Garden in Chicago where he grows salad greens, herbs, tomatoes and chile peppers for Rick’s restaurants, Bill Shores is an expert at getting the most production out of any space. Saturday, March 28, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Gouache Weekend Workshop

Learn the tricks of working with gouache, an opaque watercolor paint at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 28-Sunday March 29, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Beginning Birdwatching-Sold Out

In this single morning workshop for beginners, learn how to find birds, discuss equipment, what to wear, keeping track of your observations, and more at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 28, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Begin to Draw Nature

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.