The Shape of Things: Trees

The Shape of Things: Trees

Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 4-6PM   

(Snow date: March 28, 2018)

Location: Meet in the Main Lobby

Facilitator(s):  Tanya Harsch, Artist and Andrea Curtis, Arts in Education Program Manager

  "Tree"  by Tanya Harsch

"Tree" by Tanya Harsch

Observing the collection, we’ll pay special attention to trees.  How many ways can you paint a tree?  How simple can the shapes be while still explaining the tree to the viewer?  Artist Tanya Harsch will walk us through the observation of tree paintings before returning to the studio to attempt our own.  Studio practice will include color mixing, observing shapes that capture not only the character of the individual tree but also clue us into the species, brushwork, blending, and acrylic painting techniques. 

Classroom Connections:  New England Landscape, Trees, Shape, Agriculture

Arts Vocabulary:  Texture, Value, Primary Color, Secondary Color

Pre-registration Required (Materials provided)

Contact Hour(s): 2

Notice: FAM Educator Cohort Workshops align with RSU#13’s school cancellations in the instance of inclement weather.  Please note the “Snow Date” for this workshop.  To confirm, please email acurtis@farnsworthmuseum.org


 Tanya Harsch  Artist   Photo by Kristin Teig

Tanya Harsch
Artist

Photo by Kristin Teig

 Andrea Curtis  Arts in Education Program Manager   Photo by Michael O'Neil

Andrea Curtis
Arts in Education Program Manager

Photo by Michael O'Neil