Class listings

Light & Exposure

Learn to creatively use light and examine the quantity, color, and quality of light found during the course of the day and the seasons at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Thursdays, January 14-28, 6:30-9:30 p.m. 2016, and 2 Saturdays, January 16-23, 2016, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Winter Explorers 3-5 years

Join us for this 4-week outdoor adventure among the trees where kids connect with nature in this sensory based winter program at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Thursdays, January 14-February 4, 2016, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Deciduous Trees in Winter

Learn to identify trees without their leaves. Explore the winter identification of trees at the Arboretum and develop the skills to identify trees on your own using clues found in buds, fruits, leaf scars, bark, and branching patterns of winter trees. 5 Sundays, January 17-February 14, 2016, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Sign up for each day a la carte or take all five sessions for a complete introduction to winter trees.

Basic Plant ID

Get the plant and botany basics you need to identify plants at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 16, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Winter Tree Walk

Discover the beauty of winter trees and learn their identification at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 16, 2016, 1:00-3:30 p.m. or Monday, February 15, 2016, 10:00 am-12:30 p.m.

Begin to Draw Nature

Learn the basics of nature drawing in a class designed for true beginners at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Mondays, January 18-February 8, 2016, 6:30 -9:30 p.m.

Botanical Art with Pen & Ink

Using pen and ink, you will learn to balance and manipulate black and white elements while creating the illusion of value, depth, and texture in your botanical illustration at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Tuesdays, January 12-February 2, 2016, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. or 4 Saturdays, February 6-27, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Intro to Botany

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. 5 Tuesdays, January 19-February 16, 2016, 6:30-9:30 pm

Winter Bird Walk

Explore the winter landscape with an expert guide, learn to identify the birds that overwinter in Illinois, and discuss their behaviors and natural history at The Morton Arboretum. Saturdays, January 16 or February 20, 9:00-11:30 a.m.

Winter Pruning

Practice correct pruning techniques and learn which plants to prune now and more importantly, which to prune later at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, January 22, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or Saturday, February 20, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.