NORWAY — The final workshop in the “Careers in Art Series for Kids — Science, Nature & Drawing” will be led by Paula Curtis-Everett at The Folk Art Studio at Fiber and Vine, 402 Main St., Wednesday, Aug. 14.
The workshop series aims to open pathways for kids to consider the visual arts and “making” as a worthwhile activity and even imagine a dream that becomes a career one day.
The workshop will explore nature with pencil and paper. Imagine finding an apple with a hole in it: Who lives in there and why? How did they get there? Imagine finding tracks in the snow. Who made the tracks and where were they going? Draw a picture of what you have seen, then try to figure out the story.
Young participants will look at nature’s story, draw a sketch of what they see, and figure out what is happening. Bring curiosity, imagination and wonder. All other supplies will be provided.
Curtis-Everett, Maine master naturalist, has always had a love for drawing and a curiosity for what she sees. She loves researching the “why” and “what” of what she finds in nature. Curtis-Everett is a retired registered nurse who worked as a school nurse as well as a geriatric nurse.
The Western Maine Art Group, The Folk Art Studio and Fiber & Vine have partnered to bring this workshop series to the Oxford Hills. Through donations from Norway Savings Bank, Oxford Credit Union, the Rotary Club and an anonymous donor, the final workshop will be offered at a reduced rate. Workshops are currently presented for two age groups — 10 a.m. to noon for children ages 6 to 8 — and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for children ages 9 and up. Register by Aug. 7. Space is limited. Materials and snacks are included. For information and registration, contact fiberandvine.com.
Artwork by Paula Curtis-Everett. (Submitted photo)