The act of drawing can offer a new understanding of the world. In this three-hour workshop participants will use drawing as a way to contemplate the sacred art in the Museum’s galleries.
Working with pencils, pens, and simple coloring tecniques, participants will explore how to choose their subjects, simplify the complexity of what they see, and combine drawings with words that will hopefully bring forth fresh insight to these works. No previous art experience is necessary. A beginner’s mind is all that is needed. All materials will be provided.
This program will meet in the Education Center and move to the galleries.
There are a limited number of tickets to this event.
About the Workshop Leader
Barbara Bash is an author, illustrator, calligrapher, and teacher of nature journaling and expressive brush. Her study of dharma art with Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Chinese pictograms with Ed Young contributed to her understanding of Eastern principles as applied to Western forms. She has written and illustrated many award-winning books on natural history for children and adults. Her most recent work, True Nature: An Illustrated Journal of Four Seasons in Solitude, has recently been published in paperback with new drawing exercises.
Image courtesy of Barbara Bash