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[BKARTS] Drawing Closer to Nature: A Philadelphia Center for the Book Teacher Workshop
DRAWING CLOSER TO NATURE: A TEACHER WORKSHOP
Create Nature Journals Inspired by 18th Century
Sponsored by the Philadelphia Center for the Book. The
American Philosophical Society and Bartram?s Garden.
It is made possible by a generous grant from the
Dolfinger McMahon Foundation.
This two-day workshop will earn teachers 11 Act 48
Hours, and can be used to enhance art, science,
history, and literary skills. No artistic experience
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15 AND SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16
Schedule of events
Saturday, October 15
at the American Philosophical Society
105 South 5th Street, Philadelphia
9:30 AM Arrival and Registration
10:00-10:30 AM A ?hands-on? look at the drawings and
books of William Bartram and other early naturalists.
10:30-12:30 Make a Field Journal with Rosae Reeder
12:30-1:30 Lunch Break: An insider?s view of he
current APS exhibition.
1:30-2:00 More books, drawing, and a reading.
2:00-4:00 Nature writing with Beth Kephart
Sunday, October 16 at Bartram?s Garden
54th and Lindbergh Blvd, Phildephia
9:30 Arrival and registration
10:00-12:00 Make another field journal with Denise
12:00-2:00 Lunch break and tour of Bartram?s House and
2:00-4:00 Drawing from nature with Joan Frain
Grade Level and Subject:
Through the generosity of the Dolfinger-McMahon
Foundation, we are able to offer this workshop at no
charge. There is a small materials fee of $40. Please
send a check for $40, payable to the Philadelphia
Center for the Book, to reserve your place in the
workshop. The materials fee is not refundable. Please
bring a bag lunch.
Send this form with your check to:
Attention: Chirsty Schneider
54th and Lindbergh Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19143
For more information, please contact Christy Schneider
ABOUT THE SPONSORS:
Drawing on the rich cultural traditions of
Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Center for the Book
serves as a catalyst to advance the book as a vital
contemporary art form connecting the diverse
communities of institutions and individuals whose
passion is books.
The American Philosophical Society was founded in 1743
by John Bartram and Benjamin Franklin for the purpose
of ?promoting useful knowledge.? For the past 250
years it has served scholars, scientists, and
professionals, supporting research, discovery, and
Bartram?s Garden is the oldest living botanical garden
in America. The John Bartram Association builds
awareness of the Bartram Family legacy of botany, art,
and natural science.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS
Denise Carbone teaches Book Arts at the University of
the Arts an is a book conservator at the American
Philosophical Society. Her work challenges traditional
methods of printmaking and book structures
incorporating mixed media, found material,
letterpress, and alternative processes.
Joan Frain has been a professional botanical
illustrator for over 25 years. She has been lecturing
and teaching on the subject just as long. Joan is an
active member of the American Society of Botanical
Artists and is the current president of the
Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators.
Beth Kephart has led writing workshops at venues such
as Rutgers-Camden, Chanticleer Garden, UPENN, and
Radnor High School. She is the award-winning author of
five books and the winner of numerous honors including
a 2000 National Endowment for the Arts Recipient.
Rosae Reeder teaches Book Arts at the University of
the Arts and has led many workshops for children and
adults. Her work combines various photographic
processes, collage, and traditional printmaking media
in combination with book structure and installation.
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