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Weeklong course with Laura Summer and Henrike Holdrege

How does earth move? How does air rest? What is the sound of water? What language does warmth speak? Using Goethean observation and artistic practice we will build our awareness of the four elements. The mornings will be spent in nature observations and experiments, led by Henrike Holdrege, and in the afternoons we will explore the elements around us using watercolor, pastel, charcoal and collage, led by Laura Summer. All of the techniques are both exciting and very forgiving; no experience is necessary. Materials for painting and collage will be provided. Please bring your own sketch book and colored pencils.

Mornings (8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.): Practicing Goethe’s way of knowing the qualities of the four elements.

Afternoons (1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.): Experiencing the four elements through painting, drawing and collage.

The course begins on Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. at The Nature Institute and ends on Saturday at 1 p.m. with a potluck lunch.

This course is a collaboration of The Nature Institute and Free Columbia.

Suggested donation sliding scale $300 - $560. Register by July 1 with Laura Summer at or 518-672-7302.

Event Details
Ghent , NY
United States
New York
Sun, 07/07/2013 (All day) to Sat, 07/13/2013 (All day)