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Nature Art and Photography

Botanical art and illustration

Join biologist and nature photographer Jack Shouba for an outing to Bliss Woods in Sugar Grove, Illinois. (CANCELED) Saturday, May 5, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 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. Register now for Spring; Saturday April 13, or June 15, 2019, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. Summer registration opens May 21; Saturday, July 13 or September 14, 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.
(Registration opens February 19) Tap into your creative side with an introductory workshop on nature art at The Morton Arboretum. Spring Flowers in Colored Pencil; Capture the curves and color of a cheerful spring flower using colored pencils. Saturday, April 6, or Sunday, April 7, 2019, 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.
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.

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