Ralph Waldo Emerson once noted that “The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn”.
Often the simplest, everyday objects not only have the power to grow, reproduce, and transform in the cycle of the seasons, they also offer themselves as subjects for making art. Walking through the woods, a nearby park or even your own yard provides great inspiration and opportunity for developing your drawing skills. Through pencil, charcoal and other black and white media will we experience the subtle to not so subtle transitions from summer to fall.
We will begin with projects to learn and strengthen our skills as observers and artists. We will review the elements of art that include line, value, shape, space and composition. Students are encouraged to use photos or actual items from your own yard or those that have already “surrendered” themselves to the ground. The more simple, ordinary and every day the better! We will also take inspiration from artwork by well known artists, past and present, that celebrate the many wonders of the natural world.
Beginners as well as those of all levels of skills and/or experience are welcome! This will be an online class which will require familiarity with Zoom.