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Wednesday, 01 June 2011 18:39

Discover the art in nature with workshops

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Art workshops that provide encounters with nature will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 5, with an acrylic landscape painting class. Travel to the Blue Ridge Parkway to experience painting the rows of blue, purple and green mountain ranges of the Smoky Mountains with Catch the Spirit of Appalachia, a local arts group.

Students will gather at Water Rock Knob on the Blue Ridge Parkway where they will capture the view with acrylics on canvas.

During inclement weather, the workshops are conducted in a yurt studio at Nature’s Home Preserve. There is possibly hiking involved and each person will complete a Plein Air or still-life painting weather permitting. Some of the techniques covered are: spontaneous composition, working with complementary colors, figure painting, botanical drawing, landscape and still life painting. The fee is $36 with all materials furnished.

Other workshops will be held on the first Saturday of every month through November.

828.293.2239 or visit

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