Join the talented artist Janet Moore and discover how to capture and communicate the wonder of your experiences in nature and the magic of late fall in the north woods. This autumn workshop takes place at Forest Lodge, a unique and historic estate nestled among 872 acres of majestic forest in the heart of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and situated along the pristine shores of Lake Namekagon. The old forest and serene water is sure inspire you and serve as the focus of your practice as you experience the changing of the seasons with all of your senses.
Art-making instruction includes creating your own sketchbook/journal with simple bookbinding techniques, basic field drawing in pencil, pen and ink, and plein aire watercolor painting. Selected readings along with guided writing exercises are combined with onsite field art instruction and plenty of personal work and reflection time to give you the basic skills needed to create an illustrated journal of this and many adventures to come. For educators, you will emerge with valuable resources, techniques and inspiration to help others connect to nature through art.
A field kit of basic supplies needed for the course activities will be provided; participants are free to bring their own materials as well. Credit or non-credit options available; participant credit is based on additional requirements by the instructor.
Janet Moore has been painting botanical subjects and landscapes in watercolor for over twenty years. She earned a BS in art as well as a BS in environmental studies at UW-Madison, and finds her combined training and experience in both fields enhances and informs her work. Janet’s environmental education degree was focused on researching the value of drawing as a learning tool in science. She has worked as an educator for the UW-Madison Arboretum’s Earth Partnerships for Schools program, the LEAF k-12 School Forestry Program, and as an independent presenter, teacher, and consultant for art, nature, and science integration. janetmooreart.com
Dates: October 26-28, 2018
Duration: 7 p.m. Friday – 2 p.m. Sunday; 2 nights
Location: Forest Lodge, Cable, WI
Program Type: art & science integration; sketching; watercolor; writing; select reading; relaxation
Meals: breakfast (2), lunch (2), dinner (1)
Meal Options: vegetarian & gluten free options; specify at registration for dietary concerns
Price: $245 new participant
$215 returning participant
Registration closes October 16 or when the session fills.