July 26 & 27 (Friday & Saturday)

Sarah Hansen is a Milwaukee based artist and an avid adventurer of Wisconsin forests. She received her BFA for Interior Architecture & Design from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD). MIAD is also where she taught a variety of courses as an Adjunct Instructor. In 2019 she founded her art business, Hidden Roots Studio (https://www.hiddenrootsstudio.com/), and has since been featured in Milwaukee Magazine. Sarah views her work as an exploration of moments in the forest both real and imagined. She feels she truly only understands something by drawing it in her sketchbook.

The Course:
Do you really know what lives in the forest? In this workshop you will FROLIC through the enchanting Beech Maple Forest, FETCH inspiration from your surroundings, and SKETCH what you see. You will learn methods of analyzing plants, fungi, critters, etc. and study and utilize a variety of drawing techniques to compose an artistic depiction of nature as seen through your own eyes and guided by a professional artist.

Useful materials to bring:
Field clothing, including sturdy hiking boots and rain gear and a water bottle.  Boots for wet and muddy areas are strongly suggested.  Insect repellent could be helpful. Field guides on wildflowers of Wisconsin, mushrooms, and mosses.

Optional Drawing Materials: 
Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils, Botanical Colors, Sakura Gelly Roll Opaque White Pen – Medium Tip, Faber-Castell Goldfaber Studio Oil Pastel Set – Assorted Colors

Lodging Accommodations & Food:
The workshop fee does not include overnight accommodations. Participants wishing to stay overnight in our Farmhouse may reserve a bed in a shared space at a cost of $18 per night. Bed space is limited so be sure to reserve early. Alternatively, the Saukville Field Station can also provide you with a list of nearby places to stay. An optional catered lunch is provided at cost for an additional charge and will include vegetarian and gluten free options. Meal plan should be ordered at the time your registration is submitted. Contact fieldstn@uwm.edu for more information.

Workshop fee: $75. Available for 1.4 CEU. Not offered for college credit. Fee includes a Strathmore sketch book, Sakura Pigma Brush Marker and Sakura Pigma Micron Pens.

Registration: To register using a credit card, click here. For other payment options please contact sceinfo@uwm.edu.