BOTANICAL DRAWING/PAINTING AND NATURAL DYES
Instructor: Ms. LK Sleat
"Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air " Ralph Waldo Emerson-
Thus we will create in the spirit of Ralph Waldo Emerson and those like him, taking simple beauty of line to create volume, and using non-traditional drawing approaches. We will use natural dyes (provided by me) and watercolor to suggest color of the season.
Session 1: What brushes to use, and how they work best for our subject, and understanding how to manipulate the pencil to emulate nature's line.
Session 2: You will learn how to see better, therefore transferring visual knowledge to the page.
Session 3: Creative compositions, that art nor life is perfect and it's amazing to bleed outside the perimeters of our everyday confined spaces.
Additional notes: Participants will need to bring any kind of cold press water color paper. Binders Art Supplies and Frames will have the correct type set aside for this class. Everything else will be supplied by LK.
LK Sleat was born in York, Pennsylvania. She received her BFA from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, working for several years in advertising, before leaving to go into teaching art full time and to concentrate on her studio practice, first in Pennsylvania and then to Ashland, Oregon. LK received her MFA in Painting at the Hoffberger School of painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2006, where she was Abstract Expressionist painter Grace Hartigan's assistant.
LK currently lives in Atlanta, GA and works at Marist School where she is faculty in the Art dept. She also works as an Advanced Placement Studio Art Exam Leader, Table Leader and Exam Reader for the College Board and Educational testing services. AS well as being a full-time artist.
In her time outside of teaching she has a home studio and in Kennebunk, Maine that houses Sadie & Grace. Her Atlanta based design company features custom designs and fine art prints.
Marist School’s Alumni Engagement program, which is a key part of the Office for Institutional Advancement, focuses on building, maintaining, and strengthening relationships with the school’s 10,000 alumni as well as with the growing body of parents of alumni. Various alumni initiatives, events, awards, and publications are aimed at fostering relationships that bind the school and alumni in a sense of common purpose and advance the school’s mission and goals.