Have you ever wanted to follow in the footsteps of great naturalists like Thoreau and Darwin to create beautiful botanical and natural history sketches and drawings? Embark on an expedition with art instructor Becca from Stilettos Fine Art Studios and naturalist Chris Audette at the Waterman Center Nature Preserve to discover the beauty of the plant and animal life around us and develop the artist and naturalist within. Participants in this six-part workshop series will be immersed in the fascinating natural history of one species per session during excursions into the preserve as well as through presentations at the interpretive center during the colder months. Following the natural history presentation, participants will hone their observational and artistic skills guided by Becca, while completing a nature sketch journal melding your own original sketches with color washes and scientific notation to create a unique work of art. Workshop attendees are encouraged to bring along children between 10 and 18 years of age to share this experience. Please, only one free child per paying adult participant. You may register additional children at ½ regular price (please confirm with the Waterman Center). Required materials: please provide your own sketchbook, ideally of watercolor paperweight, sturdy footwear, and dress for the elements (at least for the first two sessions). Also please plan to arrive with plenty of creativity and enthusiasm!
Schedule: All Sessions are from 1 - 4 pm
October 20th Bracken Fern
November 10th Beech Tree
December 15th Princess Pine
January 12th Snowy Owl
February 9th Northern Cardinal
March 8th Red-Tailed Hawk
Please note: The Snowy Owl and Red Tail Hawk will be a presentation only
as these animals are not on site.