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Nature Art and Photography

Botanical art and illustration

Botanical art was an important aid in helping plant hunters describe their latest discoveries. As botanical knowledge and botanical art advanced, so did the technology used to reproduce this information and to share it around the world Saturday, May 16, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
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.
You will learn how to blend oil paints and cold wax to create a nature themed collage at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, February 8, 11:00 a.m.-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, December 7, 9:30 a.m.-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 Tuesdays, October 14-November 18, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Be an explorer as well as an artist as we take to the outdoors to find inspiration for creating interesting letterforms at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday September 13 and Sunday, September 14, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Work with paints and nature printing materials before you invest. Joanne will bring her portable studio allowing you to play with stamps, paints, papers and mediums. Create a frameable work of art at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, September 14, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Learn to creatively use light in your photography. Improve your results by considering the quantity, color, and quality of light found during the course of the day and throughout the seasons at The Morton Arboretum. Four days: three Thursdays, September 5, 12, and 19, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and Saturday, September 7, 2019, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Learning simple faux finishing techniques such as sponging and blending we will create a background for your artwork at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, August 16-Sunday, August 17, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Using leaves from Asia we will create a lovely wreath that will brighten your home. At The Morton ArboretumSunday, August 10, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

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