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Poetic Visions: Drawing Inspiration from Poetry

a woodland garden and stream with fall colors, and Duke Gardens logo
Monday, October 23, 2023
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
James Keul

Create artworks on paper amidst the beauty of Duke Gardens, with a focus on drawing and watercolor painting. Led by Durham-based artist and avid gardener James Keul, these outdoor sessions will build connection between gardening, nature, and art, and build community through working alongside each other in this inspiring outdoor setting. Meet at the Gothic Gate to walk to an outdoor workshop location in the Gardens.

This workshop theme is Poetic Visions: Drawing Inspiration from Poetry, part of the 3-part series Inspired by the Garden: Plein Air Watercolor Painting Workshops. You can sign up for one or more. Look for additional workshops in this series on September 18 and November 6. 

During each stand-alone workshop, you will produce one or more pieces of art through a combination of group exercises and independent work. Ideas, skills and techniques explored in each workshop will relate to that week's subject within the garden and will include instruction in composition, form, color palette, value, contrast and atmospheric perspective. Experimentation, personal style, and an open discussion of the inherent connection that gardens share with other forms of visual art will be encouraged. Experience with artmaking, drawing or painting helpful but not required. All materials and supplies will be provided for each workshop. Participants are also welcome to bring their own preferred materials.

Fee: $82; 20% discount for Duke Gardens members with discount code. Parking included. Registration is at Information: 919-668-1707,