Nature Art and Photography

Botanical art and illustration

Hear from Danish artist Thomas Dambo, creator of the Arboretum's summer exhibit Troll Hunt. Dambo will share about his fascinating career making beautiful, fun, and inspirational pieces using reclaimed materials. (SOLD OUT) Thursday, June 14, 2018, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Learn the fundamentals of mammal anatomy and tips for sketching from photos and specimens from the Field Museum collection at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 12, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Remember, “the best camera is the one that’s with you.” Whether you are new to photography or new to smartphones, discover techniques for getting great nature images with your phone at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, December 8, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to noon, or Saturday, January 26, 2019, noon to 3:00 p.m.
Join award-winning, prolific photographer Rick Sammon for a full-day seminar that will both entertain and enrich your nature photography skills. (CANCELED) Saturday, March 3, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Tap into your creative side with an introductory workshop on nature art at The Morton Arboretum. Fall Leaves in Watercolor; Saturday, November 3, or Sunday, November 4, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Develop an eye for form, light and patterns to compose dramatic black and white nature photographs at The Morton Arboretum. Five days: Three Thursdays,, February 15, 22, and March 1, 2018, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and two Saturdays, February 17 and 24, 2018, 7:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Capture the color, glimmer, and mottling of rocks and minerals using colored pencil at The Morton Arboretum. Three Fridays, January 26 through February 9, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Make personalized notecards using watercolor (Section A) or gelli prints (Section B) at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 17, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to noon (watercolor) or 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. (gelli prints)
Make an ornament using air plants and festive decorations at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, December 7, 2017, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Learn techniques for painting on a wooden surface using acrylics at at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, December 9, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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