Art Workshop: The art of sustainability—Using negative space to draw sustainable landscapes

Rancho Mirage, California
Past Event

In this fast-paced, encouraging, and non-competitive workshop, participants will use materials they are comfortable with to create a composition on the Sunnylands gardens while exploring the technique of using negative space to define subjects. A group discussion at the end of the workshop will consolidate the new way of looking at the subject.
Materials: Students should bring the materials they are familiar with using: oil, pastel, watercolor, charcoal, pencil, and canvas or paper to draw on. Bring a small easel or a stiff surface to mount paper or canvas. Please wear a hat and bring a refillable water bottle. If students are using oil paints, a tarp must be brought.

Instructor: International painter Gianne de Genevraye has focused on residencies and exhibitions in public spaces in France, Italy and California. As a native Californian, she is acutely aware of water as a precious resource and is using her painting to make the connection between public gardens using drought-tolerant landscaping plants and their incredible, complex beauty.