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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


Date:                                     Topic:

   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.

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