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Nature Art and Photography

Plants in Watercolor

In this introductory class you will learn how to handle watercolor, which is a classic technique used for botanical illustration at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Wednesdays, May 4-11 and May 25-June 1, 2016, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Nature Journaling

Explore the changing face of spring through specific journaling techniques at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 16, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or (canceled) Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Thornhill Education Center

Mosaic Gifts for Mom’s Garden

Learn to make a personalized mosaic gift perfect for Mother’s Day at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m

Photographing Spring Wildflowers

Learn how to find early spring ephemeral flowers and how to best capture their delicate color at The Morton Arboretum. 2 sections. Dates vary starting May 4, 2016.

Basic Plant ID (Online and in-person)

Get the botany basics you need to identify plants at The Morton Arboretum. Online class begins Thursday, May 5, 2016. In person session meets Saturday, May 14, 2016, 9:30-11:30 a.m. This class can be taken as a component of the Woodland Stewardship Program in natural areas management at the Morton Arboretum.

Smartphone Photography

This class will cover the best ways to use your smartphone to capture attractive images, and recommend a selection of good starter apps for some basic post-processing of your photos at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 30 or May 14, 2016, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Watercolor in Botanical Art: A Library Exploration

Discover the unique art treasures in the Sterling Morton Library collections. Saturday, May 14, 2016, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Visiting Artist Series: The Colors of White

Learn to see and render the many colors in white objects at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 14-Sunday, May 15, 2016, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Arboretum Uncorked: Spring

Enjoy a glass of wine and create a vibrant painting of the spring landscape or work with a local artisan to create a flowering wine bottle planter at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Open Studio

Work with an instructor on learning the basic techniques of a different medium each week at The Morton Arboretum. Choose one or all 4 Mondays, May 2-May 23, 2016 6:30-9:30 p.m.