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South Fork Natural History Museum
Phone
631-537-9735
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Website
Location

South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton

Next Occurrence

Date

Aug 22 2018

Time

10:30 am

Cost

$15

Age

Adult 16+

Come Draw with Us Art Workshop

COME DRAW WITH US!—Art Workshop: Adults and Teens

Workshop Leader: Muriel Appelbaum. Muriel is a working artist with an MFA in Studio Art from Pratt Institute in NYC. She mostly draws from nature—landscapes, people, and live animals. See her artwork at murielappelbaum.com.

Drawing is another way of tuning into the natural world around us. When we look closely at a landscape or a seascape, we notice more about it. The same thing happens when we look closely at a leaf or at an animal. Notice how very different the shape of a box turtle’s shell is from the shell of a water turtle. Right! I guess that’s why it’s called a box turtle. Once I observed the difference in the shape of the two turtle shells, I could draw the outlines of the two shells. And the more I looked at the turtles, the more I saw. Observing differences is a good way to start tuning in to nature. If I had a dark-blue colored pencil, and one with a lighter blue lead, I could easily show myself the difference between the two colors on a piece of paper. Then I could look at the blue sky and notice it’s a different color near the horizon, compared to straight up. Now I could use the two blue colors in my drawing to show the difference. Shapes, colors, shadows—they tell us more about the natural world. I will be leading a drawing workshop at SoFo on most Wednesdays in July and August and on most weekends starting in September. Join us when you can. We’ll be using our observational skills to draw the natural world around us.

  1. Sunday, July 1— 10:30am
  2. Wednesday, July 18—10:30am
  3. Wednesday, July 25— 10:30am
  4. Wednesday, August 1— 10:30am
  5. Wednesday, August 8— 10:30am
  6. Wednesday, August 15— 10:30am
  7. Wednesday, August 22— 10:30am
  8. Wednesday, August 29— 10:30am
  9. Saturday, September 15— 10:30am
  10. Sunday, September 23— 10:30am
  11. Saturday, September 29— 10:30am

Photo: Drawing by Susan Rubin

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