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Sketching From Nature with artist Jen Ferguson

  • Catskill Center 43355 New York 28 Arkville, NY, 12406 United States (map)

The workshop will begin with a brief walk- through of the exhibition currently on view at the Erpf Gallery (works by 2016 artists in residence at the Platte Clove Cabin) and discussion of the different interpretations of nature and setting. Then we’ll take a brief walk outside the Catskill Center and find some subjects to draw and paint in watercolor. Plants, trees, branches and flowers are all good options. There will also be some cut flowers and greenery provided.

Weather permitting, we’ll spend time sketching outside. Then we’ll move to the big tables inside and complete our pieces. Jen will provide tips on drawing, composition and watercolor painting, along with some artist’s secrets on how to draw trees and flowers. Everyone will have a piece of art to take home, and a new perspective on how to interpret the beauty all around us through their own personal art forms.

This program is recommended for all ages - 4 to adult and will run from 10:30 am to noon[. All materials will be provided. A donation of $15 to cover supplies is suggested. Pre-registration is requested in order to provide enough supplies. Register by emailing or call Katie at 845.586-2611.

Jen Ferguson is a Brooklyn based artist who participated in the Artist in Residence Program at Platte Clove Cabin in 2016. She specializes in paintings of landscape, place and architecture. She founded an art studio program for children in Brooklyn in 2006 and continues to teach and share her love of creative thinking and art with her students. You can find out more information about her and her work as well as her teaching philosophy at the links below:

Earlier Event: July 8
Tree ID and Forest History Walk
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Stamford Golf Tournament