Class listings

Contemporary Nature Art

Learn how to blend oil paints and cold wax to create a nature themed collage at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, February 7, 2016, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Plant Families

Improve your plant identification skills by learning characteristics of plant families at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Sundays, February 7-February 14, 2016, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

After the Ash: What is Next After EAB?

Discover how the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has impacted local ash trees at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

The Biology of Flight

Gain a well-rounded understanding of what makes a bird a bird by discussing how bird anatomy supports flight at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, February 11, 6:30-9:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 13, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Begin to Draw with Colored Pencil

Explore colored pencil and what make it a perfect medium for botanical art at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting January 23, 2016.

Winter Ecology

Discover how the struggle to survive the cold shapes the interactions of plants and animals in Midwestern habitats at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 6, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or Saturday, February 13, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Shrubs for Winter Interest

Learn to identify common shrubs that are highlights of the winter landscape at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.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 Nature Photography

This course is designed for the beginning nature photographer to become confident and focused. You will learn to be familiar with your camera controls, basic composition, transferring and editing your digital images at The Morton Arb2 Tuesdays, February 16-23, 2016, 6:30-9:30 p.m. and Saturday, February 20, 2016, 8:00-11:00 a.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.