Drawing into Nature with Ella LaPointe

Nov 15, 2022 4:30PM—6:00PM


The Nature Institute, 20 May Hill Road, Ghent, New York, 12075

Cost $100 to $250 (sliding scale fee)

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10 consecutive Tuesdays beginning on September 13, ending on November 15, 2022

In our modern intellectual culture we tend to see mainly what we already “know,” rather than pouring our attention into the concrete appearances of the world. Drawing can help us to break out of “what we think we see.” It can help us attend to and carefully observe natural phenomena as they actually appear. We become more awake in our senses.

In this course, we will engage in drawing as an aid to seeing, and explore some fundamental elements and techniques of drawing. We will draw simple objects, still lifes, and plants. No previous experience is necessary.

A follow-up course in the spring is possible.

Sliding scale fee: $100 to $250. Materials are provided for drawing during the sessions; if you have your favorite sketch book and drawing materials, please bring them along.

To register for the course (space is limited), please call or email us:
518-672-4306 or info@natureinstitute.org.
Full payment is due on the first evening (check payable to The Nature Institute or cash).

Ella Lapointe is an artist and illustrator. She has a deep interest in the Goethean approach to perceiving and understanding nature. Ella recently completed The Nature Institute’s Foundation course in Goethean science.