Still Life in the Dead of Winter

  • February 20, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • Maryland Naturalist Center

This is the first session of our new program for people who have an interest in sketching natural objects. Each month we will meet and sketch specimens from our natural history collections as well as natural objects found by our volunteers and naturalists. There will be one still life display to work from, and many objects built around a theme. For our February session, the theme is “Still Life in the Dead of Winter” and it will include skulls, branches, dried plants, pine cones, and other items. (Our March theme is “Still Life in a Vernal Pool” in keeping with our theme for many of our events planned in March!)

You don’t have to be a fine artist to join us. Even if you have never put pen (or pencil, pastel, or brush) to paper before, please join us – we’re sure there will be plenty of people willing to give a bit of artistic advice.

We will be meeting the third Wednesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00pm. The cost is $3.00 for members and $7 for non-members. You may want to bring a hand lens or magnifying glass along with the art supplies you’ll use for sketching. So please join us to polish your drawing skills, reduce your stress*, and spend an enjoyable evening with other nature lovers.

* The NHSM cannot guarantee that joining us on “Still Life Nights” will reduce your stress, but we are pretty sure it will.

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  • Cheryl O.

    great time! Wonderful atmosphere, music & people! Can't wait to come back next month with friends. looking forward. Thanks!

    February 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow..just reread my post and it sounded awful! What I ment is that everyone should come if they feel like a great artist or not. It was welcoming and encouraging for all. I loved seeing the different styles and media everyone used!

    February 21, 2013

    • Sienna

      Nice to meet you!

      February 21, 2013

  • Sienna

    Had a great time! Looking forward to the next opportunity to draw some fascinating things!

    February 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a wonderful time! It really was a diverse group of all skill levels. Great music and wonderful set-ups.

    February 20, 2013

  • Tami E.

    Really fun. It had been a long time since I drew with paper (vs. the computer)! If you are thinking about attending one of the Still Life nights in the future, don't be intimidated by some of the amazing artwork shown in some of the event photos - some of us are beginners!

    February 20, 2013

  • Lili V.

    Sorry I couldn't join you all tonight! Looking forward to the next sketching event!

    February 20, 2013

  • Charlie D.

    Tara, enter through the glass doors at the top of the ramp/steps on the parking lot side of the building.

    February 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Crazy question really...but how do you enter the building? I have never been there before. Do you go to the door in the front where the teal railing is?

    February 19, 2013

  • Jenny M.

    I am going to try and make the event. It has been a little hectic but I need some art time. ;-)

    February 4, 2013

  • Karyn M.

    Nice program idea!

    February 4, 2013

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