Nature Art and Photography

Botanical art and illustration

Marlene Donnelly returns to the Arboretum for this weekend workshop in the use of pastel dust. Saturday and Sunday, November 11 and 12, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
(SOLD OUT) Photograph the autumn season in a bold and impactful way through the art of the simplicity in this weekend workshop with photographer Josh Merrill at The Morton Arboretum. Two days: Saturday, October 20, 2018, 1:00 to 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 21, 2018, 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Develop your skills as a nature photographer through thoughtful compositions at The Morton Arboretum. Four days: Three Thursdays, September 20 through October 4, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and (NEW TIME) Saturday, September 22, 2018, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Grow your nature drawing skills under the guidance of a knowledgeable instructor at The Morton Arboretum. Four Thursdays, October 11 through November 1, 2018, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Learn to use water-soluble colored pencils to create a vibrant painting of the Arboretum. New schedule: Two Fridays, August 18 and 25, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Explore the ways that writing and gardening intertwine with author and speaker, Marta McDowell at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Learn to simplify a specimen into a few well placed strokes with the minimalist approach of brush painting at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, June 16, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Join this small-group photography outing to capture early morning light on the Arboretum grounds with award-winning photographer Bryan Peterson. (Sold Out) Sunday, May 14, 2017, 5:00 a.m. to noon
Learn how to capture the natural landscape with your camera at The Morton Arboretum. Three Thursdays, May 17-31, 2018, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Develop a series of images to show a story about the Arboretum and present them as a portfolio. Six days: four Wednesdays, April 26 through May 17, 2017, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and two Saturdays, April 29 and May 6, 2017, 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

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