Artists in the Gardens Workshop: Plant Pigments (ages 9-12)
Use art to hone your observation skills and express yourself! Art can communicate everything from how you are feeling to the close relationship between a caterpillar and its host plant. We'll explore habitats, uncover wildlife and identify plants while learning about art and making our own. Each workshop will use photography and other media, including drawing, painting and collage. Join us for the full series or sign up for individual workshops. Bring your own digital camera; any kind is great, from cell phones to SLRs. All other materials provided. Classes will include time to investigate the garden, make connections, create art and share work with the group. This section features plant pigments. How do paper, fabric, paint, and other materials get their colors? Learn about the history of pigments and dyes, from ancient times to today. Find a rainbow of pigments growing in Duke Gardens and use them to color your art. Additional sections in this series: March 5 and 26, and April 23, 10 a.m.-noon. Location: Meet at the Doris Duke Center. Fee: Gardens members $16 per class; general public $20 per class. Register for all 4 classes at $14/$18 per class. Parking pass included with advance registration. Information/registration: 919-668-1707 or firstname.lastname@example.org.