Event photo by Phil Witt
Led by Karen Fuchs, Mixed Media Artist
This 3-hour workshop is an introduction to creating art in the field. Our volunteer artist will show you how to use the natural world as inspiration for your next work of art. We will explore with a curious eye seeking visual stimuli and natural materials to inspire creative projects. Our goal is to help you learn…and of course, have fun along the way! Children MUST be 12 or older (or in 6th grade). Registration is REQUIRED for this trip.
Karen Fuchs graduated from Moore College of Art with a BFA in textile design. After having a weaving studio in Princeton, NJ, she worked professionally in interior architecture in NYC for several years selecting finishes and furniture for interiors, taught color and materials at Pratt in Brooklyn and surface design at Douglass College/Rutgers. Karen now teaches art and design to children and adults, and has developed curriculum that focuses on organic forms, patterns and structures in nature. She leads workshops on integrating art and science, design thinking, STEAM education and making connections between the natural and the manmade world. She teaches at art museums, schools, arboretums, historic parks, and summer programs. Her own work includes home textiles, cyanotype, printmaking, collage, sculpture and assemblage. https://www.karenfuchshome.com/home