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Let your imagination take flight: art workshop with Rachel Mirus

June 3, 2023 @ 10:30 am12:30 pm

Sliding scale
Illustration of Blue Jay in flight on a green and yellow leafy-textured background.

Join artist Rachel Mirus and let your imagination take flight with bird-inspired creative drawing.

Observing nature has inspired many artistic flights of imagination. In this class, we will look closely at feathers, one of the hallmark traits of birds, and spend time observing birds.

Along the way we will cover field sketching and easy ways to add color to drawings, working primarily in graphite, color pencil, and brush pen.

From this observational foundation we will consider how scientific or fantasy illustrators reinvent vanished animals like feathered dinosaurs or create images of mythical animals like the phoenix.

Class will culminate in project time for students to experiment with their own creative ideas. Come learn ways your appreciation of nature can fuel your imagination!

All materials provided, but participants are encouraged to bring any natural objects they wish to draw or share. You are welcome to bring any materials you prefer. Rachel also provides materials, but sometimes people have preferences and she support students using what they are comfortable with.

Bring a friend! You are welcome to enjoy your lunch here at the museum after the workshop.

Sliding scale fee • Register here or call (802) 434-2167 to pay at the door.

Minimum: 4 participants
Maximum: 15 participants
Ages 13 and up

Rachel Mirus: A light-skinned woman with straight, long brown and red hair, smiles in three-quarter view at camera. She is visible from shoulders up. She is outdoors with golden autumn foliage in background and a blue mountain ridge behind. Image shown with permission.


June 3, 2023
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sliding scale
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