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Nature Art and 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. Three days:Two Thursdays, February 23 and March 2, 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and Saturday, February 25, 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. Saturday, February 25, or Saturday, March 25, 2017, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Explore the world of butterflies and moths under the microscope at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, February 23, or Saturday, February 25, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Approach watercolor as though it were oil paint, and learn to build color and form in a slow deliberate manner at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 4, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of drawing nature in this course designed for true beginners at The Morton Arboretum. Four Saturdays, March 11 through April 1, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to noon
Explore the nature of color and how colors impact each other and the viewer at The Morton Arboretum. Four Wednesdays, March 15 through April 12 (No class on March 29), 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Altering books is the process of recycling books for another purpose using gesso, pasting, cutting and image altering at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, March 19, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.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. Saturday, February 25, or Saturday, March 25, 2017, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
After taking a hike through the Children’s Garden to hunt for all of the hiding gnomes, create a keepsake, light-up gnome home of your own at The Morton Arboretum. Weekends November 2016 through March 2017, Times vary between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Be intentional about the photographs you take by gaining control of your camera settings and developing your eye for photography at The Morton Arboretum. Five days: Three Thursdays, April 6, 13, and 20, 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and Two Saturdays, April 8 and 15, 2017, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.