Nature Art and Photography

Botanical art and illustration

Follow your subject over the course of several weeks to see how it unfolds throughout the spring at The Morton Arboretum. (Canceled) 3 Thursdays, April 13, 27 (no class May 4), and May 11, 2017, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Join an expert photographer for golden hour, that magical moment just before sunset when the soft light gives the Arboretum a special, warm glow. Thursday, June 7, 2018, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Add artistry to your nature photography with creative effects at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, December 1, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
See the Arboretum through the eyes of an expert photographer. Saturday, April 21, 2018, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Work with molten glass to create your own glass pumpkin paperweight at The Morton Arboretum. (SOLD OUT) Choose one day between, Monday through Friday, October 8 through 12, 2018, 8:00 a.m. to noon
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.
(CANCELED) Produce high quality, exhibit-worthy photographs with your smartphone at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 10, 2018, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Get the botany basics you need to identify plants at The Morton Arboretum. In-person only meets: Online only begins:Tuesday, November 27, 2018. 2019 dates vary starting February 12 through June 9 with online or in-person options available.
Using pen and ink, you will learn to balance and manipulate black and white elements while creating the illusion of value, depth, and texture in your botanical illustration at The Morton Arboretum. (Canceled) Four Tuesdays, February 21 through March 14, 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 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 Saturdays, February 2 through 23, 2019, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.

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