Join The Wild Center this summer to awaken your talents in celebration of art and nature in the Adirondacks. Monday mornings in July and August, come explore the natural world with experienced Adirondack artists. In each three-hour class you will grow your art skills and learn new techniques in areas such as watercolor, pastels, and mixed media. Every week features a different focus and offers new skills, so sign up for one or more. Museum admission is not included. Space is limited to twelve people per class, so please register soon. Basic materials are included.

This workshop will offer an introduction to realistic, scientific illustration-style colored pencil drawing, using natural objects as subject matter. Participants will be delighted at how easily a three-dimensional form appears on the paper! Participants will leave the workshop with skills to create realistic drawings that capture the spirit of simple, natural elements.

Lee Ann Sporn has lived in New York State for her entire adult life. She attended the University of Rochester, and received a Ph.D. in Toxicology in 1987. In 1999, Lee Ann moved to the Adirondacks for a change of pace. She began teaching biology at Paul Smith’s College, which got her out of the laboratory and into the woods! Fascinated by the extraordinary visual images of the natural world that surrounded her, and by the emerging artistic talents of her children, she decided to give painting a whirl. She now enjoys colored pencil drawing, painting in oil, and has experimented with encaustics.

Cost: $30 members/$40 non-members (pre-registration required)

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