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Silverpoint Workshop

Learn the historic technique of silverpoint, drawing with silver on a prepared ground. We will work with autumn leaves to create a simple composition at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Saturdays, October 18-25, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Fall Bird Walks

Search the woods, fields, and edges of The Morton Arboretum for fall birds. Saturdays, September 20, October 18 and November 15, 8:00-10:30 a.m.

Mosaic Pumpkins for Fall

Create a three-dimensional pumpkin or plaque, perfect for either the Halloween or Thanksgiving holiday at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, October 19, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Family Jack O’Lantern Hikes

Join us on family-friendly jack o’ lantern lit hike to explore the night life of owls, bats and spiders at The Morton Arboretum. Saturdays, October 11 or 18, or Sundays, October 12 or 19, 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Color Theory, Colored Pencil

Explore the nature of color and how colors impact each other and the viewer. Develop the vocabulary to discuss color and practice its application in the medium of colored pencil at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Mondays, October 20-November 17, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Nature Writing

Explore different types of nature writing and improve your writing skills at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Thursdays, October 23-November 20, 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Developing Creative Images

Learn how to create a more powerful image by creating diptychs of your images at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Saturdays, October 25-November 8, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Begin to Draw Nature

Learn the basics of drawing in a class designed for true beginners. Everything from how to hold your pencil to what kind of paper to use will be discussed at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Mondays, October 27-November 24, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Out of the Box: Learn to Use Your New Digital Camera

Learn how to use the basic functions of your new point and shoot camera straight out of the box at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, October 29, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and Saturday, November 1, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Habitat History Walk: Trees of the Prairie

Learn how the ‘bruised and battered’ oaks, walnuts, maples and dogwoods survive and thrive on the forest edge of the prairie at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, October 29, 9:30-11:30 a.m.