I have been asked to post this to the list. Please contact Mr. Arthur
Croyle if you are interested in attending this class. I know space is
limited so it will have to be on a first come first serve basis. You can
also check out the WWW site for further information about the lakeside
site, housing options, and fees.
Have a fun week,
In May, 1999 the following course will be offered by Arthur Croyle,
Associate Professor of Art and Design at Iowa State University, at Iowa
Lakeside Lab on the shores on Lake Okoboji in NW Iowa. Professor Croyle
may be contacted by E-mail at [log in to unmask] for more information.
Course: Drawing plants in their indigenous setting, May 24 to June 6, 1999
Participants will select a specific species from flowers, grasses, fungi
or mosses found in shoreline,
wetlands, prairie, or marsh habitat. Working in a micro-macro progression,
studies will begin with specific plant structures including root, stem,
leaf and expand to include surrounding plants, immediate natural
environment which encouraged the plants' growth, and to neighboring
environments which exhibit contrasting and similar natural characteristics.
Each participant will work towards the goal of producing a booklet which
features their plant selection through line illustrations and hand written
notation. In week one, mornings will be dedicated to making observations,
notations and field sketching, afternoons to in-studio work,technique
refinement,informational research. In week two, selected drawings will be
refined and finished in studio, additional visits to site as needed.
Finding information to accompany field observations, composing type and
image on a page to tell a story will be addressed, emphasizing sequence,
continuity, and progression.
Students should bring clothes and shoes that they do not mind
getting wet and dirty for field sketching. Students should bring the
following art supplies, a new sketchbook, 5-6 soft drawing pencils(6B-2B),
a soft rubber eraser and a kneaded eraser, ink and pens to do line
illustration (these can range from disposable technical pens to refillable
pens to traditional drawing pens with a variety of points)., a pad of
tracing paper 11"x 14" or 14" x 17" masking tape, a pencil sharpener, a
small can of workable fixative,and a backpack or art box for your supplies.
The course will be two weeks long and will begin on May 24, 1999.
Technically this course will be a section of the Natural History Workshop
(Ia LL 493 Section U. Sketching Nature).
Students can register for it by filing out the Registration/Housing Form in
the 1999 Lakeside Bulletin, which will be available in early January, or
through our Web site, which contains the entire 1999 Bulletin, including
the Registration/Housing Form.
For information on Lakeside courses, see the WWW site:
John O. Dorn
Engineering Animation Inc.
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