A day-long workshop that includes connecting with nature and our sketchbooks, looking for the leafy, flowery and organic patterns we find as we explore the surrounding woods and gardens in a quiet, contemplative manner. The day will begin with gathering indoors and a brief introduction to pattern sketching as it applies to nature. We'll incorporate a variety of techniques, from Zentangle pattern drawing to pen and watercolor sketching and simple pencil sketching. Then we'll go outdoors on our walks, in small groups and take photos, collect samples if appropriate, and look at the myriad of repetitive patterns found in nature. We'll have time for sketching what we see, and also looking closer for hidden patterns.
After lunch, we'll gather and look closer at our photos and finds as a group, share any surprises and end with some quiet art journaling time.
10:30-4:30pm Fee: $75 with lunch, $65 without. Pre-registration is required.
Leader: Sadelle Wiltshire