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Nature Art and Photography

Botanical art and illustration

Learn to capture the textures and color of fall. Work with graphite to build form and texture, then learn to use watercolor to add a punch of color at The Morton Arboretum. Four Tuesdays, November 6 through 27, 2018, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Study and work in the manner of great artists who have been inspired by nature at The Morton Arboretum. Four Sundays, September 18 through October 16, 2016, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. (no class on October 9)
Explore the summer prairie through the lens of your camera at The Morton Arboretum. Three Thursdays, July 7 through 21, 2016, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and two Saturdays, July 9 through 16, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Photograph frogs in a natural setting at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, June 4, 2016, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Join freelance artist JoAnne Laudolff at The Morton Arboretum and learn how to turn dress pattern paper, old magazine pages, found objects and even some organic objects into a beautiful piece of upcycled mixed media art for your home. Sunday, August 7, 2016, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Kick back and relax with a night of coloring, complete with a cash bar and cheese and crackers at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, June 16, 2016, or Thursday, August 11, 2016, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Apply pastel techniques to the challenging subject of trees in the landscape at The Morton Arboretum. Friday and Saturday, June 17 and 18, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Learn to capture nature with graphite, the perfect medium for textures. at The Morton Arboretum. THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELED. Please call the registrar at 630-719-2468 to receive a refund. Four Wednesdays, July 10 through 31, 2019, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Add to your repertoire of techniques with a new approach to acrylics that will bring nature to life on your canvas at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, March 4-Sunday, March 6, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 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.

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