Aug 28 2022


9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Art Adventure Retreat: My Meander Map

I’m blown away by Harold Fisk’s 1944 folio of graceful illustrations that document changes to the course of the Mississippi River over thousands of years. Come explore Fisk’s techniques that express space and time in a single image. We’ll start by selecting a few pages from vintage sources—encyclopedias, sheet music, ledgers, and even maps! Reference the twists and turns of today’s Mississippi and create your own river on one sheet by drawing and cutting it out. Then, on another page, start imagining where that river flowed before. We’ll be painting with only four colors of watercolor and/or gouache, and drawing with Micron pens and graphite pencils. When your painted page is complete, you’ll glue your river on top for a unique, meandering mixed media piece.

This workshop is part of the Art Adventure Mixed-Media Retreat, August 25-28, 2022