Instructor: Susan Lyman
June 19 - 23
9am - Noon
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We will explore two- and three-dimensional possibilities of “drawing” from, and in, nature at Edgewood Farm, the Center’s new campus set in a lovely meadow and surrounded by spectacular rolling hills and woods easily accessible by comfortable walking trails. We will use this inspiring outdoor setting, and the nearby expansive dunes, as source for developing your craft, personal imagery and expression in more conventional drawing - and as site and source of found natural materials for more ephemeral “drawings” in nature. The workshop is open to beginning and advanced students. You will be given a list of suggested drawing paper, traditional and non-traditional “drawing” materials and supplies, and simple tools. (Some basic materials and tools will be provided, and durable drawing paper in larger sizes will be available for purchase at cost from the instructor). A camera (or smart phone) will be very useful for recording your ephemeral works.
Susan Lyman, sculptor and painter, has lived in Provincetown MA since 1981, when she was awarded a Visual Arts Fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center. She has exhibited her work for over 35 years in exhibitions in Japan, New Zealand, and the U.S. Lyman’s sculpture was recently included in “Branching Out: Trees as Art” at Peabody Essex Museum, and “Working Women: 36 Contemporary Women Artists” at Colby-Sawyer College. She has taught at RISD, Massachusetts College of Art, Hamilton College, Fine Arts Work Center, and University of Michigan School of Art, where she earned her BFA and MFA. Lyman has a solo exhibition, “Sculpture in the Unmaking”, at Boston Sculptors Gallery in March 2017. Her botanical illustrations are featured in the 2016 W.W. Norton & Co. publication, Holistic Health for Adolescents by Dr. Nada Milosavljevic.