This course focuses on creating art related to the landscape of the Black River Watershed and the natural features within. Landscape art heightens our understanding of nature and allows us to develop a sense of place.
Black River Sketches is open to students with any level of experience with art. The class will employ a combination of on-site art making, discussion, and group critiques to facilitate the understanding and the practice of making landscape art. Though our focus will primarily be on the activities of drawing and painting in the field, we will also visit local artists to see how others interpret the landscape using a variety of media. Our work will be around salient features of the local landscape with field trips in the Black River Valley and around Lake Memphremagog.