Drawing from Nature: Art Class for Adults | Wednesdays
September 18@10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until October 16, 2019
September 18 – October 16
10 am – 1 pm
$150 member | $170 non-member
All materials are provided; Museum admission is included in the price of the class.
Instructor: Ashley Rutherford
This three-hour class is the perfect opportunity for adult students of all abilities to develop or refresh skills and become comfortable drawing from nature. Students will be inspired by guided instruction while learning the basics of creating completed landscape, seascape, and still life drawings. Students will use a variety of traditional art materials, which will foster learning in a variety of color media: pencil, charcoal, oil and chalk pastels, ink, and graphic markers. Adults who participated in our drawing classes last year will bring new insights and find new challenges in this year’s drawing programs.
Faculty member Ashley Rutherford received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Pennsylvania in coordination with the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art; a program that pairs PAFA’s renowned fine arts studio training with an Ivy League liberal arts education. She earned PAFA’s Violette De Mazia Scholarship in 2016, the 2015 Hal and Linda Robinson Book Award, and the 2015 Charles Toppan Curricular Prize. Her work has been selected for exhibitions in Philadelphia galleries including Seraphin Gallery and Spillway Collective. She maintains a rich historical connection to the Doylestown community through her family’s establishment, Rutherford’s Camera Shop, and provides the third generation in a lineage of contribution to Bucks County’s vibrant culture. Ashley has advanced experience in several art mediums, and is eager to share her knowledge and passion for the arts and the Michener Art Museum with our community of learners. A recent Michener adult student enthusiastically commented, “Ashley is changing the way I look at art.”