Observing the natural world with a pencil allows you to explore your environments, as you carefully follow the shapes, textures, and interplay of light and shadow. The Art of Drawing is simply a form of mark-making. With the practice of basic skills; of sighting, proportion, value, line quality and detail, we learn to draw what we see through our interpretation. We develop a new awareness and appreciation of the natural beauty around us and especially at our local wild areas.
Join us every Wednesday at 10 am
About the Artists/Instructors:
Jeanette MacDougall and Rebecca Burritt have embarked on the Art in Conservation Series to provide local budding and seasoned artists a place to develop their skills and sense of play in the beautiful surroundings of Cibolo Center of Conservation. The instructors aim to bring hands-on art opportunities to address issues of conservation, to celebrate the beauty of our natural world, and to cherish these protected wild places through our artmaking.
Rebecca Burritt began her art studies at various art institutions on the East Coast before she found her path at the Barnstone Studios. She fell in love with the knowledge and practice of classical drawing and design as used by the Masters. After mastering Barnstone’s rigorous training in classical drawing and design, Rebecca found her passion for helping students develop and excel as artists in their right. Armed with her desire to bring classical art foundations back to art education, she went on to receive a BA in Studio Art from Smith College, and a Master of Arts in Teaching from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She has taught at various educational institutions, and is teaching at the Hill Country Atelier in Ingram, TX, and at the Southwest School of Art in San Antonio. Nothing gives her greater satisfaction and pride than to watch her students discover their own unique artistic voices emerge from a mastery of the foundational concepts of art.
Jeannette MacDougall is a graduate of Parsons School of Art in NYC and is an instructor at Southwest School of Art in San Antonio, Texas, for 30 years. Most recently, she served as the Curator/Instructor at Intermezzo Gallery. She is accomplished in drawing and painting in various media, and her art work is widely collected. As a professional artist and art educator, she finds great inspiration and joy in sharing her methods and experiences with those ready to tap into their own dreams of self-expression through art exploration. She will continue in her capacity as a visionary for this program.
Rebecca Burritt and Jeanette MacDougal are committed to see the Art in Conservation Series blossom into a full-fledged program for our local artists, inspired by the beauty of our protected wild areas.