Posts Tagged ‘art class’

Color In Nature art exhibit opens in April

Photo of a heron painting

A family boating get-together. A butterfly flitting through the prairie. A walk through wildflowers. Outdoor experiences such as these deeply influence Eagle Grove resident Diane O’Hern’s artwork, which will be evident in her multi-media exhibit featured April-June in the eARTh exhibit area at the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji. O’Hern began work on the…

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Explore Nature and Tell Your Story — David Thoreson art class

Photo of pelicans

  • Explore Nature and Tell Your Story
    June 1, 2016
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm

David Thoreson will teach people how to create their own visual stories during his class 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, at the Dickinson County Nature Center. The Explore Nature and Tell Your Story class will combine aspects of visualization, photographic composition and storytelling.

Students high-school age or older should have a basic understanding of photography. Participants should bring a camera — anything from a smartphone to a DSLR and lenses — as well as a tablet or laptop with power cords to work on a digital presentation. Some knowledge of Powerpoint or Keynote will also be helpful for registrants.

The class costs $50 and has a minimum of six students to be held and a maximum of 15 students. To register, contact the Dickinson County Nature Center at 712-336-6352 or e-mail naturecenter@co.dickinson.ia.us. Participants also may drop off their class payments, made out to David Thoreson, during nature center open hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday (through Memorial Day weekend) or 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (starting Memorial Day weekend).

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Birds, Bugs & Wetlands exhibit opens in February

Acrylic painting of a blue heron

As Marisa Sidles paddles her kayak, the nature around her fills her with artistic inspiration. “I get this up-close and personal view,” she said. Acrylic paintings of sloughs, found metal sculptures of insects, collages of birds — Sidles will display “Birds, Bugs and Wetlands” themed art in the eARTh exhibit area February-April at the Dickinson…

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Let’s Build a Watercolor Painting Aug. 12-14

Photo of a blue tree painting

When Anita “Katie” Plucker’s 2014 watercolor workshop ended, she immediately booked the Dickinson County Nature Center for a second class. Let’s Build a Watercolor Painting will be held 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Aug. 12-14 at the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji, and the class is filling up fast. Plucker said the course will be different…

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