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Nature Art and Photography

Develop your nature photography portfolio and hone your personal style in this project-based class at The Morton Arboretum. Five days: Four Thursdays, October 27 through November 17, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and Saturday, November 5, 2016, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Make personalized notecards using watercolor. Explore your creative side and learn a few things, too at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 5, 2016, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Refresh your holiday decor with a stunning, holiday-themed hanging window mosaic at The Morton Arboretum. Two Days: Saturday, November 5, and Sunday, November 6, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
This sensory based program will draw upon the changing season’s themes and fall shapes and colors. Crunchy leaves, tree seeds and a color hunt will be the inspiration for creating your very own work of art to take home at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, November 3; Tuesday, November 8; OR Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Spend a morning learning the basics and of watercolor and create a watercolor painting of an autumn leaf at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 12, OR Sunday November 13, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Create a seasonal painting or a charming terrarium with found objects while you enjoy a glass of wine and goodies at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
After taking a hike through the Children’s Garden to hunt for all of the hiding gnomes, create a keepsake, light-up gnome home of your own at The Morton Arboretum. Weekends November 2016 through March 2017 Times vary between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Apply direct oil painting techniques to canvas to lend a sensual texture and convey movement to a botanical The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, December 3, 2016, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Photograph night scenes at the Arboretum and in downtown Chicago. Five days: Three Thursdays, January 5, 12, and 19, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and two Saturdays, January 7 and 14, 2017, 4:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of how to use your new camera. Whether a point & shoot or a digital SLR you will be introduced to focus, exposure, histograms, and how to take a picture in the field at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 28, 2017, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.