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Tue, Jul 10


Local 64

Biomimicry: Using Nature's Genius in Art

Presented by The Workshop at Local 64, a two-day, hands-on exploration of ways to explore nature as an inspiration for art and design. We'll use digital photography, drawing and pattern-making to create originals designs. Ages 11+, $45. Registration info below.

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Biomimicry: Using Nature's Genius in Art
Biomimicry: Using Nature's Genius in Art

Time & Location

Jul 10, 2018, 1:00 PM – Jul 11, 2018, 4:00 PM

Local 64, 43 State Street, Second Floor West, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

About the event

2-day workshop // Tue-Wed, July 10 & 11, 1pm to 4pm

In this hands-on, two-day workshop for teens, we’ll discover some of nature’s signature patterns and learn to use them as inspiration for our own decorative artwork.

Day One

We’ll trek through Hubbard Park to collect evidence of nature’s pattern work in fallen debris. We’ll use a digital camera and sketchbooks to document living patterns. Back at Local 64 we’ll sketch and ink the archetypal shapes that form the basis of uncovered patterns.

Day Two

We’ll continue work on our archetypes, revising and transforming our found patterns into original works. Using a “blow up” technique we’ll learn to isolate favored designs and then, through experimentation on paper, discover what happens to them as patterns when we repeat them, rotate them, and use juxtaposition.

By the end of the workshop, we hope students will be inspired to continue to seek artistic and design inspiration from the archetypal forms and patterns found in nature.

Class Fee: $45; $30 siblings

Materials: Included.

What to Bring: Water bottle, peanut-free snack; a favorite sketchbook if desired.

Ages: 11+

Experience Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Instructor: Lars Hasselblad Torres

NOTE for wheelchair users: We are located in a 19th-century building with only stairs, and no elevator. We regret that our space is not accessible by wheelchair.

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