Portals in Nature Workshop

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Date(s) - 05/21/2022
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

RMSC Cumming Nature Center


Join artists Jean and Bill Stephens for this free workshop at Cumming Nature Center!

Jean and Bill will discuss the idea of the using portals in art and finding this motif in nature—a portal can be a hole, a doorway, or passage which takes you from one place to another, either figuratively or metaphorically. Participants will then venture out onto the grounds of the nature center to identify and capture portals in sketchbooks or plein air painting/drawing. The workshop will end with a gathering to discuss and show artwork that was made.

Saturday, May 21 2022, 12–3pm.

Please bring the supplies you’d like to use during this workshop. A sketchbook and drawing tools, or plein air supplies will work best.

Cumming Nature Center is located at: 6472 Gulick Rd, Naples, NY 14512 (specific meeting location will be sent via email the day before the workshop)

About the Instructors:

Jean Stephens
A Rochester, New York native, Jean K Stephens received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Masters in Art Education from Rochester Institute of Technology. Her drawings and paintings have been selected for national juried exhibitions, and are included in private and corporate collections. Her studio is in Honeoye Falls.

Bill Stephens
After receiving his BFA from Layton School of Art, Milwaukee WI, Bill taught art at FLCC from 1969-71. He obtained a Master of Science in Art Education from RIT, Rochester NY and was employed by Webster Central School District for forty years, retiring in 2014. Currently Bill is a full time artist.

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