Nature Journaling & Sketching in the Fall Garden with Amanda B. Kimball

  • September 16, 2023 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Webb Deane Stevens Museum

    211 Main Street
    Wethersfield, Connecticut 06109
Ticket Price $35.00-$40.00 This event is now over
Description

When was the last time you let wonder slip into your day? 

Join us for a few hours to slow down and deeply see what is present in the Amy Cogswell Colonial Revival Garden this fall, then translate those impressions to paper during this relaxing workshop. 

We'll start with a brief discussion about seeing/drawing and the calming benefits of not just being in nature, but deeply taking it in. Then we will move into the garden, letting our curiosity lead the way, noting what we are seeing with simple line drawing and watercolor. Techniques for sketching and painting will be covered with an emphasis on creative interpretation. The workshop will take place both in the garden (weather permitting) and inside the Waterman Room of the Holcombe Education Center. 

Participants will learn the techniques of seeing/drawing, a free form, meditative mode of nature journaling. Demonstrations will include techniques for capturing texture, light, and shadow. Attendees will leave the workshop with a journal, art materials, and plenty of inspiration!  All levels are welcome.  Recommended for adults and teens ages 15 and older. Space is limited.

About Amanda

A collector of stones, feathers and all means of natural ephemera, Amanda is an artist and illustrator endlessly inspired by the natural world. She's currently working on a yearlong project documenting the blooming cycles of the wildflowers, plants, and trees along the Brandywine Creek along with the history of land use in the area. Most recently, her writing and illustrations were featured in Delaware Today Magazine. 

Date & Time

Sat, Sep 16, 2023 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Venue Details

Webb Deane Stevens Museum

211 Main Street
Wethersfield, Connecticut 06109 Webb Deane Stevens Museum
Webb Deane Stevens Museum

Nestled in the heart of Connecticut's largest historic district, the Webb Deane Stevens Museum's three historic houses tell important stories of national and statewide significance.