Nature and the Arts:Telling Stories Through Art
For centuries, artists have relied on the natural world as their muse and inspiration. In this same spirit, One Hundred Miles is proud to partner with local artists as part of our Nature and the Arts series. Each program provides techniques and instruction to help you view the majesty of our coast through the lens of nature.
Each month, you’ll be inspired to connect with, protect, and preserve Georgia’s treasured coast. We hope you’ll join us for another great year of painting, photography, writing, sculpture, and much more!
2019 Schedule (Full Schedule Coming Soon)
January (Savannah) – Illustrating the Scientific World
February (Brunswick) – Sweetgrass Basket Weaving
February (Savannah) – Storytelling: Recording Stories Through Oral Traditions
March (Savannah) – Mixed Media Marshscapes
January – Illustrating the Scientific World
Learn about and practice the detailed art of scientific illustration with Savannah-based artist Hagood Coxe. During this botanical-themed workshop, participants can choose to create an illustration from a plant or flower they bring in or from one we will provide.
Hagood’s work has been innately influenced by the natural world through her experiences growing up in rural South Carolina. Through these experiences she became intimately aware and appreciative of the natural world. When creating her work, her goal is to make clear, accurate, and interesting imagery that is also beautiful. This imagery compels people to not only understand the importance of the information and subject but to enjoy it. She believes that the first step to taking care of our world is to understand it. In this workshop, she’ll share her coastal story and help you look at everyday nature in a whole new way!
February – Sweetgrass Basket Weaving
With Sapelo Island’s Yvonne Grovner
Tuesday, February 12th • 6:00 pm
OHM Brunswick Office
1312 Newcastle St., 2nd Floor, Brunswick, GA 31520
$55 OHM Members | $65 Non-members
Learn to make your own sweetgrass baskets with Yvonne Grovner, a resident of Hog Hammock on Sapelo Island, Georgia. The method came with slaves from their West African homelands and almost died out on the island, but luckily, Yvonne fell in love with the craft. She learned the skill from other Saltwater Geechees—now it is your turn to learn. Yvonne’s bright spirit and deep understanding of the history of Sapelo will make this workshop one you won’t soon forget! All basket weaving supplies will be provided, but please bring your own towel and scissors. You’ll leave this class with a small basket of your very own!
To join the waiting list, email Stephanie at [email protected].
February – ‘Tellin’ Your Own Story’ – Recording Stories Through Oral Traditions for Family History Collectibles
The art of storytelling is to take your audience on a journey, mesmerize them along the way, and complete your story with a moral ‘lesson’. Patt Gunn, Gullah Geechee Master Storyteller and CEO of Underground Tours Savannah, will guide participants through the process of how to craft and record a great story. Participants will learn how to weave their life’s journey into an amazing story, while creating an oral traditions project for future use as a family history collectible. This workshop offers a great chance to learn how to pass down your memories and stories to the next generation.
March – Mixed Media Marshscapes
Join Lara Neece, award-winning artist and owner of the Savannah company Forest and Fin, in a workshop on how to create small mixed media marshscapes. Art will be based on photographs of the low country using two or more mediums. Under Lara’s expert guidance, participants will use a variety of media such as graphite, watercolor, acrylic, and/or ink to create landscapes that reflect their interpretations of the natural environment on small wood panels. Lara will teach us more about line and brushstrokes – how they relate to textures in nature and create the feeling of space and expense – and as how colors and undertones can be used to set a mood and time of day. Celebrate “Marsh Madness” with hands-on artistic instruction from one of Savannah’s most beloved artists!