With guidance from botanical artist Helen Byers, work in your choice of media pencil, colored pencil, ink, and/or watercolor to record your close observations in detail. Helen will explain and demonstrate techniques involved in keeping a botanical notebook that’s personal, artful, and informative.
LIMITED SPACE REMAINS FOR THIS CLASS. PLEASE CALL 508-869-6111 EXT 120 TO REGISTER.
Instructor: Laura Hacker
Learn how to use plants to create a color palette of natural dyes and use indigo to make a beautiful Shibori scarf.
Laura has a BFA in Fiber Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has been working with natural dyes for 15 years. She recently exhibited in the Strands and Stems exhibit at Tower Hill.
If you own a digital camera and a computer, but are challenged by the basic activities of transferring, storing, and manipulating images, then this workshop is for you. Bring your camera, manual, and a laptop if you have one.
This workshop with internationally recognized and award-winner nature artist Barry Van Dusen will focus on his process for creating art in the field and studio, particularly in his recent two-year residency with Mass Audubon. Barry will then lead students through basic drawing, tone and color exercises to help them get started with creating their own record of outdoor observations.
This project will focus on such techniques as preserving the white of the paper, learning to mix interesting and appropriate grays, and exploring the effective use of negative space. A materials list will be sent upon registration.