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Imagining and Observing Nature: Drawing

March 9, 2024 Midnight

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Drawing is about seeing, wondering and experimenting. It belongs to everyone, at any skill level. The tools for doing it are everywhere, from a stick in the dirt to proper art supplies. And if you’re already a painter, sculptor, or designer of anything, then drawing with fresh eyes and imagination can strengthen your work. With Ann Getsinger as a guide, participants will have the opportunity to work in mixed media on a variety of toned (not white) paper while working from natural forms like pods, cones, grasses, bones, etc, and imagination on Saturday, March 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The goal is to enjoy the process, for each person to experiment in their own way. Note: additional $10 materials fee.

Using traditional realist skill, Ann Getsinger observes various objects of natural history, placing them life-size in landscapes, often of the imagination. Solo exhibits include Dowling Walsh Gallery in Rockland, Maine; Carrie Haddad Gallery in Hudson, N.Y.; and Koussevitzky Art Gallery in Pittsfield, Mass. Her work was recently featured in Orion Magazine and on the Laurel Hill Association’s online series, Artists on Nature. Ann’s  home and studio for the past 33 years is in New Marlborough, Mass. She studied at the San Francisco Art Institute.


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