Made in the Shade: Environmental Conservation & Plein Air Artmaking

July 10th, 2023 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a special Plein Air Artmaking event, part two of three, at Overlook Park on Monday, July 10th 6:00-8:00pm.

Free and open to all ages and skill levels, we are partnering with the Lancaster County Buffer Action Team to learn about their work of maintaining and implementing new acreage of native forested riparian buffers while being inspired by the surrounding environment and creating en plein air. Our native landscapes and stream corridors are works of art and a goal of the Buffer Action Team is to help educate the community to understand the plantings happening in their very own backyards and the science behind them. Matt will lead us in creative observation and provide guidance as we find inspiration in the beauty of Overlook Park and create artworks amongst the trees.

curio. will have supplies for guests to use including drawing boards, graphite pencils, graphite crayons, erasers, sharpeners, charcoal, oil crayons, brushes, water and paper, however feel free to bring your favorite supplies!

Other suggested materials:

  • Pastels
  • Conte
  • Watercolor
  • Colored Pencils
  • Markers
  • Field Easel
  • Sketchbook

Feel free to bring a chair, blanket, water, and snacks!

Sign up is not required, but we will send a friendly reminder leading up to the event.

Stay tuned for an announcement of our final session to observe the changes in the landscape throughout the seasons scheduled for October.

The Buffer Action Team includes Lancaster County Conservation District, Clean Water Partners, The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Stroud Water Research Center, Penn State Ag and Environmental Center, and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

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