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Field Sketching with Sherrie York

July 1, 2020 @ 9:00 am 12:00 pm

Monday through Friday, June 29 to July 3

Even if you think you can’t draw a straight line, you can keep visual field notes. Field sketching is a valuable tool for gardeners, journalers, artists, scientists—anyone who wants to know more about the world around them. And in our fast-paced, phone-camera-clicking, social-media-sharing world, a handwritten and illustrated journal can help us to slow down, reflect, and experience the world in a more personal and intimate way.

In this workshop, artist Sherrie York will cover several basic drawing and observational skills and techniques, including contour, memory, and gesture drawing. Come explore the Rockland area and fill some blank pages! All abilities welcome.

A suggested materials list will be sent to registrants. You should plan to bring: a sketchbook or journal larger than 7 x 10 inches; pencils, colored pencils, kneaded eraser, and black felt-tip pen; watercolor pencils or a small watercolor set; watercolor brush (size 8 recommended); water and small cup for rinsing brushes; sun and rain gear, drinking water, sunscreen, and insect repellent; a daypack or bag to carry materials; and an optional portable camp stool or chair.

Observation is the core of instructor Sherrie York’s work, whether she is making a watercolor sketch of tidbits collected on a neighborhood hike or carving a complex linocut block of pinecones and leaf litter. A self-taught printmaker and compulsive wanderer of landscapes, Sherrie always has a sketchbook or journal close at hand, frequently one that she herself made. Her work has been presented in national and international exhibitions and is represented in corporate and museum collections across the United States. See examples of her work at sherrieyork.com.

Cost: $270; $240 museum members