Biomimicry: Using Nature's Genius in Art
Time & Location
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.
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.
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
What to Bring: Water bottle, peanut-free snack; a favorite sketchbook if desired.
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.