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Nature Art and Photography

Smartphone Photography

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, October 8, OR Saturday, October 29, 2016, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Golden Hour Photography

Join an expert photographer for golden hour, that magical moment just before sunset when the soft light gives the Arboretum a special, warm glow. Sunday, October 2, 2016, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Color Composition for Fall Photos

Improve your fall photography through thoughtful composition at The Morton Arboretum. Four Wednesdays, October 5 through 26, 2016, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Botanical Art With Colored Pencil

Explore the nature of color and how colors impact each other and the viewer at The Morton Arboretum. Four Mondays, October 10 through 31, 2016, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Glass Pumpkin Workshops

Work with molten glass to create your own glass pumpkin paperweight at The Morton Arboretum. Classes start Monday, October 10, 2016, 8:00 a.m. to noon. Multiple sections.

Fall Photography Walking Tour

See the Arboretum through the eyes of an expert photographer. Saturday, October 15, 2016, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Family Jack-O'-Lantern Hikes

Family-friendly jack-o'-lantern-lit hike explores the night life of owls, bats, and spiders at The Morton Arboretum. (This event is Sold Out.) Saturdays, October 10 or 17, or Sundays, October 11 or 18, 2016, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Graphite and Watercolor

Learn how to apply color to graphite drawings by applying glazes of watercolor at The Morton Arboretum. Four Wednesdays, October 19 through November 9, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

The Candy Garden (18-35 months)

Does candy grow on trees? Come and find out what sweet treats grow on trees and other plants and play fun candy games in this sensory based program at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, October 12 OR Thursday, October 20, 2016, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

My Journey Into the Wilds of Chicago - Performance and Book Signing

Come to be informed and inspired, as internationally published photographer, author, and humorist, Mike MacDonald, takes you on a virtual journey into Chicago’s wild side - 350 square miles of verdant, untamed natural areas - at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, October 22, 2016, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.