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Nature Art and Photography

Botanical Art with Pencil

As you study and draw the details of living plants, you will learn the techniques of pencil drawing, develop your eye-hand coordination, and learn the structures of the plants you draw at The Morton Arboretum. Four Thursdays, June 2 through 16 and June 30, 2016, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., or four Saturdays, August 27 and September 10 through 24, 2016, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Begin to Draw Nature

Learn the basics of drawing nature in this course designed for true beginners at The Morton Arboretum. Four Saturdays, June 4-25, 2016, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., or four Mondays, September 12-October 3, 2016, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Frogs in Frame

Photograph frogs in a natural setting at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, June 4, 2016, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Basic Nature Photography

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. Dates and times vary starting June 7, 2016

Adult Coloring Night

Kick back and relax with a night of coloring, complete with a cash bar and cheese and crackers at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, June 16, 2016, or Thursday, August 11, 2016, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Visiting Artist Series: Drawing Trees in Pastel

Apply pastel techniques to the challenging subject of trees in the landscape at The Morton Arboretum. Friday and Saturday, June 17 and 18, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Field Sketching

Create field sketches of summer landscapes at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, or Saturday, June 25, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Photographing Prairie Scenes: Large & Small

Explore the summer prairie through the lens of your camera at The Morton Arboretum. Three Thursdays, July 7 through 21, 2016, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and two Saturdays, July 9 through 16, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Smartphone Photography

Discover the best ways to use your phone to capture attractive images, a selection of good starter apps, and some basic post-processing of your photos at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, July 9, 2016, or Saturday, September 3, 2016, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

I Went For a Walk Today: Family Theater Workshop

Connect with the outdoors though theatrical play with the cast from Nature at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, July 12, 6:30 to 8:00 pm or Saturday, July 23,10:00 to 11:30 a.m.