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Nature Photography: Creating Advanced Compositions

Go beyond basic composition and gain tools to create advanced compositions from nature at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Thursdays, May 28-June 11, 6:30-9:30 p.m. and 2 Saturdays, May 30-June 6, 8-11 am.

Photographing Spring Ephemerals

Learn how to find early spring ephemeral flowers and how to best capture their delicate color at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Tuesdays, May 5-19, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 2 Saturdays, May 9-16, 7:00-1:00 p.m.

Field Ecology: Spring

Explore freshwater ecosystems and consider the various living, climatic, and geological factors that create and maintain our water systems at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Wednesdays, May 6 and 13, 2015, 7:00-9:00 p.m. and 2 Saturdays, May 9 and 16, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Landscape Plants: Late Spring - Canceled

Learn to recognize and grow a variety of small ornamental trees and shrubs, including crabapples, dogwoods, and redbuds, that are at their peak in late spring and are appropriate choices for our regional landscapes at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Wednesdays, May 6-13, 2015, 6:00-9:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 16, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Photographing Trees: Spring-Canceled

Learn to present the different structures, features, and associations of trees in spring artistically and accurately in your photographs at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Thursdays, May 7-14, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and Saturday, May 9, 2015, 7:15-10:15 a.m.

Nature Photography: Composition in Nature

Learn to capture the "physicality" of a scene-its shapes, textures, and forms-through composition, which is a cornerstone of photography at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Thursdays, May 7-21, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and 2 Saturdays, May 9-16, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

The Poetry of Photography

Explore transforming the emotion of photography into words at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Saturdays, May 9-16, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Beginning Silverpoint Workshop

You will be introduced to the techniques and history of drawing with silver! You will learn how to prepare a ground to work on and then will complete a simple drawing using silver wire at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Saturdays, May 9 and 16, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Modern Botanical Art

Explore the print collection and learn the techniques modern botanical artists use to record the details of plants at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 9, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Wildflower Ethnobotany

Discover the cultural and traditional uses of the wildflowers that brighten our spring woodlands at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.