Nature Art and Photography

Botanical art and illustration

Discover the unique art treasures in the Sterling Morton Library collections. (Canceled) Saturday, May 14, 2016, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Learn to simplify a specimen into a few well placed strokes with the minimalist approach of brush painting at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, March 20, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Create a fiber tree wall hanging using free form crochet at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Learn how to blend oil paints and cold wax to create a nature themed collage at The Morton Arboretum. (sold out) Sunday, February 7, 2016, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Become a nature photographer. Move beyond shooting in automatic; learn how to adjust your camera’s manual settings to get the shot you want at The Morton Arboretum. Four Thursdays, June 6 through 27, 2019, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., or Four Thursdays, July 11 through August 1, 2019, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Create winter interest in the garden by creating willow sculpture with garden artist Bim Willow at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, November 15, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Work with molten glass to create your own glass pumpkin paperweight at The Morton Arboretum. Monday-Friday, October 12-16, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Enjoy a glass of wine and create a colorful expressionistic painting or a charming terrarium with found objects at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, October 8, 2015, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Altering books is the process of recycling books for another purpose using gesso, pasting, cutting and image altering at The Morton Arboretum. (Sold Out) Sunday, March 19, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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. Monday, September 21, 2015, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

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