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Nature Art and Photography

Course List

  • Explore the fascinating world of dragonflies and damselflies in this online class with The Morton Arboretum. Join dragonfly monitor Cindy Crosby for two interactive, live sessions, with an independent field study in between. Wednesday, July 8, and Friday, July 10, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to noon
  • Learn about iNaturalist, a community science platform and global network of people like you making observations of their local nature. Thursday, July 9, 2020, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • In this three-part series, learn the identification skills to manage, restore, or simply enjoy prairie habitats. Three Tuesdays, July 14 through July 28, 2020, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Draw the tallgrass prairie, Illinois' most important native habitat. Learn more about this disappearing habitat while practicing your drawing skills under the guidance of a professional artist. Thursday, July 23, August 20, or September 17, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Get the botany basics you need to identify plants. Whether you are a natural resources volunteer or specialist, gardener, naturalist, or artist this class provides the fundamentals you need to get started. Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 12:00 p.m.: Online materials available, or Thursday, September 24, 2020, 12:00 p.m.: Online materials available.
  • Learn the basics of drawing nature in this course designed for true beginners. Four Saturdays, September 12, 19, 26, and October 3, 2020, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Develop your skills as a nature photographer through thoughtful compositions. Learn tools of composition and how to use your camera to make an image that captures the moment, feeling or experience in nature at The Morton Arboretum. Four days: three Thursdays, September 10, 17 and 24, 2020, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and Saturday, September 12, 2020, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.