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Natural Expressions: Capturing the Landscape in Watercolor

May 11, 2018May 13, 2018

Janet Moore watercolor pond

Discover how to capture and communicate the wonder and awe of nature with the talented artist Janet Moore. This 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 to inspire you and serve as the focus of your practice as you experience it with all of your senses.

Instruction includes creating your own sketchbook 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 instruction and plenty of personal work and reflection time to give you the basic skills needed to create an illustrated journal of your experience. For educators, you will emerge with valuable resources, techniques, and inspiration to help others connect to nature through art.

A basic supply kit needed for the course is included; feel free to bring your own materials as well. Credit or non-credit options available; participant credit is based on additional requirements by the instructor.

Meet Your 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

Date: May 11-13, 2018
: 7 p.m. Friday – 2 p.m. Sunday; 2 nights
Location: Forest Lodge, Cable, WI
Program Type: art and science integration, sketching, watercolor, writing, select reading, relaxation
Meals: breakfast (2), lunch (2), dinner (1)
Meal Options: vegetarian and gluten free options; specify at registration for dietary concerns
Price: $255 residential (Friday dinner not included)
$530 residential+1-credit (must compete pre/post credit requirements)
$225 commuter

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Registration closes May 1 or when the session fills.

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May 11, 2018
May 13, 2018