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Nature Art and Photography

Arboretum Uncorked: Summer

Enjoy a glass of wine and create a vibrant painting of a garden that holds a secret or create an arrangement that will light up your summer evenings at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 7:00- to 9:00 p.m. Multiple sections.

Amphibian Art: Frogs Across Forms

Learn how frogs have been interpreted in art at The Morton Arboretum! This class is canceled.

Upcycled Wall Art

Join freelance artist JoAnne Laudolff at The Morton Arboretum and learn how to turn dress pattern paper, old magazine pages, found objects and even some organic objects into a beautiful piece of upcycled mixed media art for your home. Sunday, August 7, 2016, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Adult Coloring Night

Kick back and relax with a night of coloring, complete with a cash bar and cheese and crackers at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, June 16, 2016, or Thursday, August 11, 2016, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Creative Use of Light in Nature Photography

Learn to creatively use light and examine the quantity, color, and quality of light found during the course of the day and the season at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, August 27, and Sunday, August 28, 2016, 8:00 a.m. to noon, and Thursday, September 8, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Botanical Art with Pencil

As you study and draw the details of living plants, you will learn the techniques of pencil drawing, develop your eye-hand coordination, and learn the structures of the plants you draw at The Morton Arboretum. Four Saturdays, August 27 and September 10 through 24, 2016, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Out of the Box: You and Your New Camera

Take a staycation at the Arboretum and learn the basics of how to use your new camera at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to noon

Begin to Draw Nature

Learn the basics of drawing nature in this course designed for true beginners at The Morton Arboretum. Four Saturdays, June 4-25, 2016, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., or four Mondays, September 12-October 3, 2016, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Smartphone Photography

Discover the best ways to use your phone to capture attractive images, a selection of good starter apps, and some basic post-processing of your photos at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, July 9, 2016, or Saturday, September 3, 2016, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Forest Explorers: Art in Nature 18-35 months

Each day we will hike, read stories, play and create a nature art based project. Join us for this 4-week sensory based outdoor adventure at The Morton Arboretum. Four Tuesdays, September 6 through 27, 2016, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. or 12:30 to 1:45