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Drawing and Painting in the Landscape

Drawing and Painting in the Landscape
with Erica Shirey
July 16-19, 10am-12:30pm
$135, ages 7-11

Ox-Bow’s landscape will be our subject as we explore its beauty through painting and drawing. Sketchbooks in hand, we will hike and draw the woods, dunes, and lagoon. We will then work from our drawings to create larger works using watercolor, tempera, and acrylic paint. Looking at the art of French Impressionists, students will learn a variety of fun painting techniques they can use to express their inner landscape artist!


Local artist Erica Shirey has worked with kids in the Saugatuck-Douglas area for many years as a teacher, a children’s theatre director, and as a summer art camp instructor. She loves exploring creative possibilities with young minds and watching their unique talents unfold. She is a mother of four who lives in the dunes along Lake Michigan with her family. Erica has also been a student at Ox-bow, taking her first class there in glass-blowing 25 years ago. Her artwork can be viewed at her website: