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Nature Art and Photography

Botanical art and illustration

Tap into your creativity and let the experts from Chicago Sip & Paint guide you through a step by step tree painting over a glass of wine at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, October 10, 2019, 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Capture curled leaves and seed pods--the perfect textures for graphite at The Morton Arboretum. Four Thursdays, October 31 through November 21, 2019, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Cartier-Bresson first popularized the concept of the “decisive moment:” that sliver of time when all elements of an image align, and the photographer can tell a complete story and fully engage the viewer. In this class, we will apply Bresson’s concepts to nature photography, as plants bloom, the tides come and go, or clouds or reflections enhance a scene at The Morton Arboretum. Five days: Three Wednesdays, October 23 through November 6, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and two Saturdays, October 26 and November 2, 2019, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Join Russian watercolor artist Sasha Viazmensky for an enlightening three-day study on botanical mushroom portraits at The Morton Arboretum. Friday through Sunday, November 15 through 17, 2019, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
See the Arboretum through the eyes of an expert photographer. Learn how to notice your surroundings with attention to light, angle, subject, and creative interpretation. Saturday, October 26, or November 2, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Learn the fundamentals of working with colored pencil to create images of nature at The Morton Arboretum. Four Fridays, October 18 through November 8, 2019, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Use colored glass to recreate the stunning white bark and orange leaves of the birch tree in autumn in your very own mosaic at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, October 13, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Learn to sculpt and create charming pumpkin and gourd pendants you can wear this fall at The Morton Arboretum. Two Thursdays, October 10 and 17, 2019, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Create beautiful abstract images with nature and glass as your muse at The Morton Arboretum. Three days: Wednesday, October 9 and 16, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 12, 2019, 7:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Get the botany basics you need to identify plants. Whether you are a natural resources volunteer or specialist, gardener, naturalist, or artist this class provides the fundamentals you need to get started at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 21, 9:00 to 11:30 a.m., or Saturday, October 12, 2019, 12:30 to 3:00 p.m.

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