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Get the botany basics you need to identify plants at The Morton Arboretum. Online components start Thursday, August 31 or Friday, October 20, 2017. Multiple sections.
Add artistry to your nature photography with creative effects at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 9, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
(earn the basics of drawing in a class designed for true beginners at The Morton Arboretum. (Spring) Four Saturdays, June 10 through 24, and July 8 (no class July 1), 2017, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. (Summer) Four Thursdays, September 7 through 28, 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Explore the ways that writing and gardening intertwine with author and speaker, Marta McDowell at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Create field sketches of summer landscapes at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, September 10, or Sunday, September 17, 2017, 12:30 to 4:00 p.m.
Become a nature photographer. Move beyond shooting in automatic; learn how to adjust your camera’s manual settings to get the shot you want at The Morton Arboretum. Three days: Two Thursdays, September 21 and 28, 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and Saturday, September 23, 2017, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
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. Summer dates: Saturday, July 15, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m, or Saturday, September 30, 2017, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Fall date: Saturday, December 2, 2017, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Learn the basics of how to use your new camera at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 30, and November 4, 2017, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Explore the world of dragonflies and other insects under the microscope at The Morton Arboretum. Two Thursdays, October 5 and 12, or two Saturdays, October 7 and 14, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Develop your skills as a nature photographer through thoughtful compositions at The Morton Arboretum. Four Saturdays, October 7 through 28, 2017, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.