Art Forms in Nature: A Series of 3 Workshops


Mar 15, 2017 to Mar 29, 2017
07:00 PM until 09:00 PM

This event occurs weekly, on Wednesday.


This series will focus on art forms in the natural world taught by teaching artist and designer Karen Fuchs. Ms. Fuchs will cover the beauty, design and function of forms such as branching, the spiral (Fibonacci spiral) and star/radial. Participants will observe and learn about these growth patterns, draw from specimens and images, and create an art project based on these concepts. Register for one or all three workshops in this series. Registration Required. Workshop Descriptions: Branching Forms in Nature Wednesday, March 15, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. This workshop will focus on the beauty of branching patterns found in nature, from leaf veins and root systems, to corals, mineral dendrites and a single brain neuron. Participants will observe and sketch from specimens, then create a wire tree sculpture modeled after these concepts. Spiral Forms in Nature Wednesday, March, 22, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. This workshop will focus on spiral forms found in the natural world. From seashells and Fibonacci to DNA molecules and phyllotaxy, participants will learn about the beauty and efficiency of this growth forms, do sketches from specimens, and create sculptural forms with clay. Star/Radial Forms in Nature Wednesday, March, 29, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. This workshop will explore the beauty and symmetry of the star/radial form as found in the natural world. From snowflakes and seed arrangement to plant forms and flowers, participants will study, observe and draw from specimens, then use kirigami and do printmaking using plant material.


$35 for one workshop; $95 for all 3 workshops


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274 Old Short Hills Rd.
Short Hills, NJ, NJ

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