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Nature Art and Photography

Botanical art and illustration

We will learn about the Saturnid moths, or great silk moths and sketch them at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Thursdays, June 5-19, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Learn to sketch with watercolor in the style of Beatrix Potter at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, June 28, 10:00 am-2:00 p.m.
Exercise your creativity by making your own illustrated nature journal at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Saturdays, May 3 and 10, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
We will study the structure of flowers, then using polymer clay we will create a sculpture of a flower to display or wear at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Thursdays, April 24-May 8, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Begin the day with gentle stretches and meditation, then create a collage based on nature. Discover your creativity through getting in touch with nature at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, April 25, 9:30 am-3:30 pm.
Recommended for new certificate students and graduating students to prepare for the juried portfolio requirement of the Botanical Art and Illustration Certificate at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 8, 1:00-3:30 p.m.
Explore the world of plants by learning how leaves, flowers, fruit, seeds, and roots relate to water, light, nutrients, and reproduction at The Morton Arboretum. 6 Mondays, January 13-February 17, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Explore the possibilities of working with cold wax mixed with oil paints at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, March 9, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Learn to use wool as you “paint” to create a felted picture from your drawing or photo at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 22, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Enter a new world as you examine tiny bits of nature under the microscope at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Thursdays, February 6-27, 9:30-12:30 p.m.

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