Beauty is all around us. You don’t need to go far to find it, it’s in the neighborhood, at the park, even in your own yard!
Helen Loggie (1895-1976), a Bellingham resident who became nationally known for her etchings of the Northwest landscape, developed a true love for her surroundings. The texture of a tree trunk, how the light falls across the yard, the curve of a branch, all simple, yet exquisite moments you, too, can capture with a sketch.
Follow along with artist Kathleen Moore as she works from a reference photo, showing you how to see your subject and then how to translate what you see into a strong, confident sketch.
About Kathleen Moore
“My purpose is to breathe life in – to be inspired. Then, as exhalation follows inhalation, I must breathe life out – this is art.
There is an intensity, a concentration of energy in stillness.
When I become still and look closely at what is around me, it is like walking into another world. It is that world, that perspective, that I love to paint.”
Kathleen Moore is a visual artist who paints with oil colors or soft pastel to capture moments of awe, from vast, stormy skyscapes to the intimate amazement by a single flower. “The natural world,” Moore explains, “has an overwhelming power to make you stop and and reconsider your position and role on the planet. I paint to record a sensation of interconnectedness and fragility of life. This is why the arts are so important, they serve as reminders that we are at once greater, and lesser, than we believe.”
Challenging belief, or what we believe we see, is a recurring theme in the classes and workshops Moore teaches. “I’m like a fitness coach,” Moore chuckles, “I get students moving with exercises to build their skills in drawing and painting, then we do the “yoga” part where students learn to stretch how and what they perceive.”
Originally from Texas, Moore has lived in the Seattle area since 1990. She received her BA in art from West Texas A&M University then continued her study of painting at Bruchion School in Los Angeles, CA and Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, WA.
How to Register
This Family Art Exploration workshop is free for all participants. Please use the registration form below, and a zoom link along with images will be sent to you prior to the class. The only materials you need are:
If you have any questions, please contact Lauren at [email protected]