Adult (age 16+), Art & Practice, In Person, Karen Fuchs, Yard School of Art, 5-Week Courses

Art in Nature at Van Vleck House and Gardens

Tuesdays, 5 weeks
1:00 pm
2:30 pm

This class will meet at the historic Van Vleck House and Gardens. The course will focus on art forms and patterns found in the natural world, using the Van Vleck gardens for study and inspiration. The beauty, design, and function of various patterns such as branching, the spiral/Fibonacci, star/radial, symmetry, and geometry in nature will be topics explored. Various art projects will be inspired by this scrutiny, including drawing/painting, printmaking, cyanotypes, and sculpture.

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    Adult (age 16+)
    Art & Practice
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    Karen Fuchs

    Karen Fuchs is a teaching artist and designer with a background in textile design and interior architecture. She has developed and teaches curriculum that focuses on the beauty, design, and function of art forms and patterns in nature and shares creative art-making projects inspired by this scrutiny. She leads presentations and workshops on branching, the spiral/Fibonacci, star/radial, retiform/veronoi, and symmetry in nature, making cross-discipline connections between art, design, science, math, and between the natural and human-made world. She has taught at many schools and arboretums, Montclair Art Museum, MOMA, MAD Museum, Pratt, Parsons, NYBG, NJ Audubon, NAEA, Young Audiences, etc. Her work includes cyanotypes, textiles, printmaking, ink and watercolor, collage, and assemblage.