Friday, November 15th 1-5pm
Refine your skills in observational drawing through botanical studies using wet media of your choosing: water color, water color pencils, gouache or acrylic gouache.
We will draw from a variety of botanical sources using observational drawing as well as imagination. Spontaneity and improvisation are the methods of exploration in the creation of mixed media botanical drawings to create unique still life works. Emphasis will be placed on examining specimen up close and in an environment. Students in this course will develop and refine their observational drawing practice through close examination and drawing of a variety of plant specimens. The class will have the opportunity to create studies varying from timed observational contour drawings to fully formed experimentations. In addition to observational drawing techniques, the instructor will introduce a variety of experimental drawing and painting techniques. Botanical drawing is a valuable way to refine a drawing practice, to learn to see with a more focused lens, and to use drawing as a way to explore and learn about the world around.
An email with supply list and details will be sent to registrants prior to the class.
Shannon Brunette is Founder and Management Consultant of Office of Cultural Work, which support arts and cultural producers, from organizations to individuals. In addition, she co-founded The Drawing Project bringing nomadic drawing workshops to communities across the Twin Cities. Shannon is a leader in the field of arts non-profit and philanthropy with a focus on cultural work at the intersection of art and social change.
Brunette was a Jerome Foundation fellow-in-residence at the Anderson Center in Red Wing, MN and her work has been exhibited nationally in New York City, Washington D.C., Alaska, Minneapolis, and internationally in Berlin, Germany. Her professional work has put her in leadership roles at the Penumbra Theatre, Walker Art Center, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Blue Man Group, and Lambent Foundation as well as consultant roles at New York Foundation for the Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The Soap Factory, and Northern Spark Festival.
Brunette’s art practice explores cultural exchange opportunities, from Alaska video artist-in-residence focusing on climate change to a five-week international fellowship in exchange with traditional craftspeople of Orissa, India at Rughurajpur International Arts & Crafts Exchange.
She is a 2017 James P. Shannon Leadership Institute fellow as well as a recipient of the 2017-18 MRAC Next Step Fund individual artist award. Shannon lived and worked in Brooklyn, NY from 1998 to 2014 where she received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts and now lives in her hometown of Saint Paul, MN.
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