Dry Media III – An Herbarium Art Workshop


Learn how to integrate dried preserved plant specimens into your art!

Diana Sawatzky, the Assistant Curator for WIN Herbarium, from the Department of Biological Sciences on campus writes:

Dry Media III – An Herbarium Art Workshop

An herbarium is a biorepository of dried, preserved plant specimens for scientific study. The University of Manitoba Herbarium houses the largest collection of vascular plants in Manitoba, with over 76,000 records. Artists will gain access to this plant collection, view specimens beneath dissection microscopes, and capture images with a microscope camera. Projects resulting from the workshop (not limited to drawings) will be shown in a group exhibit at the Forth Gallery from October 6th -20th 2017.

Cost: $60

Workshop Facilitators:
Bev Pike, visual artist
Catherine MacDonald, visual artist
Diana Sawatzky, botanist, hebarium assistant curator

To Apply:
Space is limited. Please submit your name and contact information, with 250 words expressing your interest in this workshop to Diana.Sawatzky@umanitoba.ca by August 11, 2017.

What to Bring:
memory stick for storing photos
your choice of “dry media” (please do not bring paint, uncontained ink, watercolors, etc.)
a bagged lunch


Saturday, Aug. 26
10:00 – Introduction to Botanical Art, Artist talks (Bev Pike, Seema Goel, Chantal Dupas)
11:30 – Introduction to microscope use, camera
12:30 – Lunch break
1:30 – 4:00 – Drawing

Sunday, Aug. 27th
Noon – 3:00 – Drawing (optional)

This workshop is dedicated to Linda Fairfield. Read more about her life and contributions in this piece.

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