MAKING ART OF THE ASPEN GROVE
October 6 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm$55
Students will begin this course at Vesper Meadow by receiving an introduction to many facets of the aspen tree as we view an aspen grove with Jeanine Moy, manager of the Vesper Meadow Education Program (vespermeadow.org). Following the discussion with Jeanine, students will receive an introduction from Deb Van Poolen about drawing and painting the landscape outdoors and in the studio. Deb will demonstrate and teach students how to use a tool called the “viewfinder” as an aid in the process of creating compositions. Students will sketch and photograph the aspen grove at Vesper Meadow and then work further on their drawings and/or paintings at the Green Springs Clearing. Students will be invited to work in pencil, watercolor or acrylic. Deb’s instruction in basic composition will apply to all three mediums.The focus of this course will be for students to create simple compositions which communicate the uplifting feel of an abundantly golden aspen grove. See Deb’s watercolor painting of aspen on the left.