From Seed to Sprout: Botanical Observation and Documentation

Join Pittsburgh Center for Arts and Media Teaching Artist Katy DeMent for a ReMake Learning Days workshop!


From Seed to Sprout: Botanical Observation and Documentation

Join Pittsburgh Center for Arts and Media Teaching Artist/Papermaker/Printmaker Katy DeMent to create your own tiny seed green house (that you can wear!) and a tiny book that you can use to document your seed as it sprouts and grows. Participants will learn to utilize observational skills while developing a daily art journal habit as they sprout their seeds and record how they grow using age-appropriate botanical illustrations such as contour drawings, photographs, and simple pencil sketches. Participants will also learn about they might use “Crankies,” scrolling creative storytelling devices, to document their sprouting beans. Ms. DeMent will present information in both an engaging synchronous Zoom session and an asynchronous YouTube video.

Pittsburgh Center for Arts and Media (PCA&M) nurtures and encourages artists and advances artistic excellence in all forms of visual art, from existing disciplines to those yet to be imagined.  Artists in Schools & Communities at PCA&M offers Artist Residency Projects and other vital arts services to schools, community organizations, and nonprofit service agencies working with both children and adults in Allegheny, Beaver, Greene, and Washington counties.

Katy DeMent is a long-time Teaching Artist in PCA&M’s Artist Residency Program, inspiring students, teachers, and community members through highly engaging, immersive creative explorations of nature and imagery. She is a working studio artist, papermaker, organic gardener, and beekeeper who creates her art from plants and recycled treasures. Each piece is a vignette that tells a story with layers of vintage ephemera, photos, and bits of cloth interacting with etched images, small toys, natural objects, and beads. DeMent uses hand made recycled paper as a gateway to the many sustainable aspects of art making, creating stronger connections with the environment.

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