Event Details

Intro to Biomimicry: Using Nature's Genius in Art

2-day workshop // Wed-Thu, July 25 & 26, 1pm to 4pm

In this hands-on, two-day workshop for teens, we’ll discover some of nature’s signature patterns and learn to use them as inspiration for our own decorative artwork.

Day One
We’ll trek through Hubbard Park to collect evidence of nature’s pattern work in fallen debris. We’ll use a digital camera and sketchbooks to document living patterns. Back at Local 64 we’ll sketch and ink the archetypal shapes that form the basis of uncovered patterns.

Day Two
We’ll continue work on our archetypes, revising and transforming our found patterns into original works. Using a “blow up” technique we’ll learn to isolate favored designs and then, through experimentation on paper, discover what happens to them as patterns when we repeat them, rotate them, and use juxtaposition.

By the end of the workshop, we hope students will be inspired to continue to seek artistic and design inspiration from the archetypal forms and patterns found in nature.

Class Fee: $25; $15 siblings
Materials: Included.
What to Bring: Water bottle, peanut-free snack; a favorite sketchbook if desired.

Ages: 11+
Experience Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Instructor: Lars Hasselblad Torres

NOTE for wheelchair users: We are located in a 19th-century building with only stairs, and no elevator. We regret that our space is not accessible by wheelchair.

Refund Policy: Full refunds can be provided if you cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the class. Students must request a refund by email or by phone: [email protected] (802) 884-4334

Missed Classes Policy: There are no refunds, transfers, make-ups or deferments for missed classes.

Cancellation Policy: The Workshop reserves the right to cancel any class for any reason. Students enrolled in a class which is canceled will be notified by phone or email if a valid phone or email address has been provided. Students enrolled in a canceled class will receive a full refund for the class.

  • When: Wed Jul. 25 - 1:00 pm
    Thu Jul. 26 4:00 pm

  • Address: 43 State Street
    Montpelier VT,US 05602

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