Autumn Forest

Autumn in the Forest:
The Illuminated Field Journal
Andie Thrams Forest

a Weekend Retreat with Andie Thrams

Friday, September 7 – Sunday, September 9, 2018

Wandering, observing, and working creatively outdoors can deeply connect us to place. With a field journal and lightweight tools, we are poised to make marks evoking what is seen and felt under the trees as autumn arrives.

Through guided experiments and demonstrations in the studio and outdoors, Andie will share techniques for designing journal pages, recording written and visual observations, generating quick sketches and compositions, mixing color, revealing gesture and light, and developing journal imagery. Using watercolor, gouache, and ink, you will deepen your creative process while chronicling your forest experience. You’ll leave inspired to continue to explore within your journal and beyond.

Participants may arrive anywhere between 3:00 and 5:00 pm on Friday.  Dinner Friday night will be a potluck.  The remaining meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday, breakfast and lunch on Sunday, will be prepared for you.  The retreat will draw to a close at 3:00 pm on Sunday.

Tuition includes workshop fee and 2 nights accommodations where applicable:
$350 – Accommodations in cabin (1 spot remaining)
$335 – Accommodations on covered porch on cots, bedding provided (1 spot remaining)

$320 – Camping with own gear (3 spots)
$250 – Commute (up to 8 spots)

Maximum retreat size 12.  Minimum age level:  14 +  

Online registration


For information on art supply list and optional art kit purchase,
click here.

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About Andie Thrams:

IMG_1356 - Version 3Andie Thrams makes paintings and artist’s books in wilderness habitats. Her art and teaching explore mystery, reverence, delight, and vanishing habitats.  Her award-winning work is widely exhibited and held in numerous permanent collections, including Yale University and the University of Washington. She earned a BA degree in art practice from the University of California, Berkeley, and has been teaching art making in the outdoors since 1990.

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