Drawing in Nature

May 20 - May 21, 2023

Drawing in Nature


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $375
Material Fee: $35

With a pencil as our tool, we will use the power of drawing to connect to the natural world surrounding Peter’s Valley. Weather permitting, we will find ourselves drawing mostly outdoors. Our focus will be on sharpening our observational skills and exploring expressive mark-making, while engaging with both historical and contemporary drawing practices. We will use the materials of charcoal, graphite, and ink to study the structure of trees, tackle perspective and examine our own attitudes towards the landscape. This is a good entry point for those new to drawing, and those looking to deepen their landscape drawing practice.

Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day
Lunch is included for all participants

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult



Angeles Cossio

Angeles Cossio is a multi-disciplinary artist based in the New York metropolitan area. Drawing on her experiences in this densely populated corridor, her work explores in often symbolic language our power relationship with the natural world. Cossio’s work has been exhibited and screened at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ, the Sheldon Museum of Art, Bemis Center of Contemporary Art, Geary Contemporary in NYC, Manifold Gallery in Chicago, Michigan State University, and ArtHelix in Brooklyn. She is a recipient of a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant and was awarded a Gateway to the Arts Grant, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. She has been awarded residencies at ACRE, Chashama, The Wassiac Project, and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center. She teaches photography and drawing at St. John’s University in Queens, NY.

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