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An Environmental Art Class

An Environmental Art ClassStrawberry Plains Audubon Center

Jul. 12th, 2011

This program will take place over 4 sessions

Tuesday, July 12th, from 6 - 9 p.m.

Saturday, July 16, 23, 30, from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Cost: $120/person. Enrollment is limited, so register early
Location: Strawberry Plains Audubon Center (click here for directions)
Instructor: Hilary Maslon

This class is for all ages that do not require supervision.

In the 1960’s, a handful of artists such as Robert Smithson, Walter Di Maria, and Dennis Oppeneheim were concerned with relationship of humanity and nature. They brought expression to these ideas with Environmental Art. Today, these concerns are more important than ever.

In this class we will make art that explores our relationship to the environment by using materials found in the woods and pastures, and grounds at the Strawberry Plains Audubon Center. Sticks, rocks, grasses, pods, dirt, mud, leaves, insect shells, flowers, berries, ash, light and shadow and so on will the medium of our expressions. We can dig, lace, stack, cut and grow.

Though each one of us will work on our unique artistic inventions, we will also work collaboratively, by creating relationships between pieces and emphasizing the whole sculptural installation within the environment of Strawberry Plains.

This class will take place over 4 session. The first session will be an evening introduction. We will take a tour of the grounds at Strawberry Plains, be shown images of well known environmental artists, discuss ideas, and watch the documentary on the incredible art of Andy Goldsworthy, “Rivers and Tides”.

The only art supplies that will be required will be a sketch book and #2, #3 pencils, an eraser and small portable pencil sharpener, a pocket knife and garden tools.

Hilary Maslon is a visual artist who works with an array of mediums such as oil, acrylic paint, gauche, photography and video. She has shown internationally and for the last 10 years has divided her residence between New York City and her ranch in Potts Camp, MS. You can see her work at www.neoimages.comShare 

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