Autumn Palette: Painting the Flora and Fauna of the North Cascades
|Program Series||Learning Center classes and retreats|
|When||Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:00 AM to Sun Oct 19, 2014 03:00 PM|
|Where||North Cascades Environmental Learning Center|
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"In art, as in any profession, knowledge is power . . . I must know the geology. I must know the rocks and the trees and the atmosphere and the mountain torrents and the birds that fly in the blue ether above me." — Thomas Moran
Hansa yellow, alizarin crimson, yellow ochre, indanthrone blue, carbazole violet: join us for a weekend of art in the North Cascades during the glorious ripening of fall colors! Painters of all levels are welcome to learn techniques for painting our local flora and fauna, including pencil and watercolor sketches, using photographs and plein air and studio painting methods.
Seattle-based artist Molly Hashimoto will teach us how to sketch and paint ferns, firs, larches and pines. We’ll also learn methods for drawing and painting bugs, birds and mammals, taking advantage of the wonderful collection of specimens at the Environmental Learning Center. We'll gather inspiration by exploring the Diablo Lake neighborhood and taking an extended field trip to Washington Pass. Here, beneath the Golden Horn Batholith’s granite, we’ll take a short hike where we can view and paint the glowing larch trees.
When you’re not painting, soak up the autumnal ambiance of the mountains in view of Pyramid and Colonial Peaks, dine on healthful, organic, delicious meals prepared in our lakeside dining hall and rest in comfort at night in our guest lodges.