Local artist hosts “creative adventure”
MARLBORO - On Saturday, June 4, the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum will be partnering with local artist Margaret Shipman in offering a unique opportunity for artists of all ability levels. Join Shipman on a creative adventure in collaboration with a wild Vermont woodland to make art. These workshops stand alone; no previous workshop or experience making art necessary.
Participants will spend a couple of hours in the forests surrounding the museum’s new Mountainside Center and will end with outdoor “studio” time. Museum managing director Michael Clough will be on hand to answer nature questions and keep people from getting lost. Journals and pencils provided.
Space is limited; register now at www.vermontmuseum.org/public-events or by contacting the museum directly at (802) 464 0048. The cost is $50 per student.
Shipman is a southern Vermont artist focusing on the connection between art, nature, and spirituality. Her current painting series, “Forgotten Lands and Roadside Weeds,” explores the hidden history of the fields and woods we take for granted as well as the rich gifts of the largely ignored wild things growing there. Her paintings are available for purchase at DaVallia Gallery in Chester and on her website www.margaretshipmanart.com.