Many of you may have already heard that we are hosting MANY workshops in March, especially over the March break here in Nova Scotia at the gallery. If you haven't looked at the full list, please do HERE. Many fun experiences await you!
We are lucky to have Briana Corr Scott leading us in two workshops. Briana Corr Scott is a fine artist, illustrator and writer based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. She captures the beauty of the natural world in her oil paintings, paper doll creations and children’s literature.
The first workshop one is coming up soon on Wednesday, March 4th from 5:30-7:30pm, $50 (all supplies provided and NO experience required) and is held at the Museum of Natural History. You will learn how to begin drawing using observational skills and drawing from real life objects opposed to photos of things.
We are excited to be hosting this workshop at the museum, because it's a special place to Briana when she finds herself blocked creatively. In fact she spent many hours in the Sable Island display there a few years ago and eventually travelled to Sable creating drawings, paintings and writings that eventually became part of her book beginnings as an author/illustrator with Nimbus Publishing.
As you can see, Briana is a keen observer- especially attracted to the flowers that others may pass by instead of the flashy or more popular ones. Daisies, dandelions, various ferns and plants....she gives them all a beautiful voice. She refers to these ones as part of the "invisible world, a world that exists in nature but often overlooked".