CSA is offering a virtual ART workshop on July 15 at 5:00 PM with CSA's Ciarnan McQuiston
Drawing Leaf Patterns with Ciaran McQuiston
The leaves around us are full of so much variety! In this workshop, we will take some time to appreciate them together. Participants will learn about some of the basic leaf patterns found in nature, and techniques to draw their favorites.
Before the workshop, take a walk or research online and notice the natural beauty of the leaves around you! What leaves are most special or visually interesting to you and why? Save some pictures or collect and press the leaves you love the most and want to try drawing! Participants are also welcome to take their sketchbooks outside and draw from real life during the workshop!
A short how-to on how to press leaves and flowers if you would like to do so in advance of the class: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Press-and-Dry-Flowers-and-Leaves/
***please be careful not to pick anything that might harm you! Link to plants to avoid in Michigan, with links to more information on each plant: https://www.ahealthiermichigan.org/2018/07/30/michigans-most-dangerous-plants/
paper to draw on
a hard surface such as a table / desk / clip board
your favorite drawing utensils, including at least one pencil (can also include pencils, pens, colored pencils, markers, etc)
reference images / leaves
Instructor will email a Zoom link and sample reference images before the workshop begins.
Ciaran McQuiston is a midwest-based artist living in Pontiac, MI. Her work centers around papermaking, printmaking and drawing with the incorporation of paper, steel and cement sculpture. She also loves to do painted pet portraits! She is currently a resident artist at Talking Dolls in Detroit, and has received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Most recently, she has taught at the Cranbrook Art Museum, the Indianapolis Art Center, and Cat Head Press. Instagram @ciaranmcquiston
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