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Learn to use water-soluble colored pencils to create a vibrant painting of the Arboretum. New schedule: Two Fridays, August 18 and 25, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Make colorful, textured paper using eastern fibers in this Japanese papermaking workshop at The Morton Arboretum. (CANCELED) Sunday, August 20, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Capture a bit of nature on scratchboard, a form of engraving at The Morton Arboretum. (Spaces Still Available) Saturday, August 19, or (Canceled) Sunday, August 20, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Get the botany basics you need to identify plants at The Morton Arboretum. Dates vary starting Thursday, August 31, 2017. Multiple sections.
Add artistry to your nature photography with creative effects at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 9, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
(earn the basics of drawing in a class designed for true beginners at The Morton Arboretum. (Spring) Four Saturdays, June 10 through 24, and July 8 (no class July 1), 2017, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. (Summer) Four Thursdays, September 7 through 28, 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Explore the ways that writing and gardening intertwine with author and speaker, Marta McDowell at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Create field sketches of summer landscapes at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, September 10, or Sunday, September 17, 2017, 12:30 to 4:00 p.m.
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. Three days: Two Thursdays, September 21 and 28, 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and Saturday, September 23, 2017, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
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. Summer dates: Saturday, July 15, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m, or Saturday, September 30, 2017, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Fall date: Saturday, December 2, 2017, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.