The Morton Arboretum logo

Class listings

Nature Art and Photography

Photograph night scenes at the Arboretum and in downtown Chicago. Five days: Three Thursdays, January 5, 12, and 19, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and two Saturdays, January 7 and 14, 2017, 4:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Explore the world of plants by learning how leaves, flowers, fruit, seeds, and roots relate to water, light, nutrients, and reproduction at The Morton Arboretum. Five Thursdays, January 19 through February 16, 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Learn to mix the multitude of greens that nature offers in this intermediate/advanced watercolor class at The Morton Arboretum. Four Mondays, January 23 through February 13, 2017, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Learn about the photographers who shaped the way we see nature at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, January 26, 2017, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Warm up by the fire and tap into your creative side with an introductory workshop on drawing at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 28 or Sunday, January 29, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of how to use your new camera. Whether a point & shoot or a digital SLR you will be introduced to focus, exposure, histograms, and how to take a picture in the field at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 28, 2017, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Compose dramatic photographs of water in its many forms in this nature photography class for intermediate and advanced photographers at The Morton Arboretum. Three Wednesdays, February 1 through 15, 2017, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Create a nest in a pencil drawing. Observe and capture the essence of nest structures and their intricacies in combination with subtle additions not necessarily present in the specimen at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, February 3, and Saturday, February 4, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Learn about pine cones and conifers and how to capture their details in watercolor at The Morton Arboretum. Four Wednesdays, February 8 through March 1, 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Learn to create your own unique collection of linoleum block prints at The Morton Arboretum. Two Saturdays, February 11 and March 11, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.