Thursday, September 23, 2021

Drawing from the Imagination: Why Should Kids Have...

Erica Beade

About Drawing from the Imagination: Why Should Kids Have All the Fun? (Online Workshop)

Join us to explore a playful approach to the drawing process! We will use natural objects as inspiration and as a jumping off point, then we will give free rein to imaginations. We’ll explore the interaction of art and nature to celebrate the creativity of our own unique work. Ideas, examples and exercises will be presented, and there will be time for drawing and feedback. All skill levels welcome.

deCordova is pleased to offer this workshop that explores the intersection of art and nature with hands-on art making and close observation.

Registered students will be sent a direct link to join the zoom meeting and other materials one day before the workshop. Email Donna at for information regarding partial or full financial assistance.

Teacher Bio: Erica Beade is a freelance illustrator and educator specializing in science, health and nature subjects. She began her freelance business, MBC Graphics, in 1998, and since then her work has appeared in numerous books, magazines, exhibits and research journals. The field of scientific illustration has allowed Erica to combine her interests in art, science and the natural world. She holds a B.A. in Studio Art (Drawing and Printmaking) from Wesleyan University and attended the Graphic Arts program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Erica has a long-standing passion for observational drawing and enjoys sharing that enthusiasm through her work with students of all ages. She has been teaching since 2002 at various venues, including the Harvard Museum of Natural History and the Arlington Center for the Arts. More information at:

Recommended Supplies: drawing pencils, your favorite drawing materials, paper or sketchbook, eraser, pencil sharpener.

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