Winter Drawing with Natural Materials

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Saturday January 4

1:00 PM  –  3:30 PM

Preregistration required.  Most suitable for adults or interested children ages 10 and up with an adult.

Program participants meet in the Rowe Visitor Center's Pine Room at our Rowe Woods location.

Nature is not only a source of inspiration for art, it can also be a source for artmaking materials. Join us for winter sketching “en plein air” and experiment with using natural materials. Warm up around a fire as you learn how to make your own drawing with charcoal from native plants and how to make ink from black walnuts. Beginners welcome and encouraged.

A portion of this program will take place outdoors so participants should dress accordingly. Some paper, pencils and brushes will be available for use, but participants are encouraged to bring their own paper or sketchbook that can handle charcoal and ink, as well as their own drawing pencils and brushes.

About the Leader:

Maria Jenkins is Public Programs Apprentice at the Cincinnati Nature Center. She previously worked as Learning and Public Programs Coordinator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, where she worked with practicing artists to create engaging experiences for the public. She has a background in the arts, including a BFA in Painting from Kent State University and coursework in Conceptual Art from the University of Leicester in the UK, and is a practicing songwriter and musician. She is interested in ways that art and the environment overlap, and is excited to share the fun of experimenting with natural materials in artmaking.

Members $10; nonmembers $17 (includes daily admission).


*Please note that cancellations must be made at least two weeks in advance of the event. No refunds or transfers of fees will occur if the request is made less than two weeks prior to the event. All programs continue, rain or shine.  

Important Information For All Program Registrants: Please retain your order number, retain an electronic copy of your order, or print off a copy of the email acknowledgement as a receipt.  You may be asked for your order number from your transaction to gain entry at the gate/to attend your program.