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Paula Panich – The Literary Gardener

www.theliterarygardener.com
Paula Panich is a writer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Gastronomica, and Better Homes and Gardens. She is the author of four books, including Cultivating Words: The Guide to Writing About the Plants & Gardens You Love. She teaches at museums and botanical gardens across the US and currently teaches in the UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture Program.


Art, Table, Taste, Memory: A Writing Workshop

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Journalist, teacher and writer, Paula Panich will teach a special writing workshop for Los Angeles Art Muse, a community of historians, artists and educators who lead small private group tours in the Los Angeles area. Join Paula at LACMA and engage with the food-and-table related art in the museum’s galleries. Participate in writing exercises and awaken your senses and memory to unveil your history as it pertains to food, memory, family and history.

Cost: FREE
LACMA Admission: $10
LACMA Parking: $10

For more information and to register, contact Clare Kunny. Limit: 12

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DrawingFood9781452111315 Here is a new resource that takes a fun and lighthearted approach to drawing. This resource provides more than prompts to remind you to draw everyday. It is a guided sketchbook complete with drawing techniques, instructions about how to use different media and a guidebook with plenty of room for sketching.

Drawing Food: A Journal by illustrator Claudia Pearson is composed of two key sections. The first section is titled, How to Draw Food, and contains instruction about how to draw fruit and vegetables, how to draw meat and dairy products, how to draw treats from the bakery, and how to draw household kitchen items. In this section, Pearson discusses line drawing, shading, how to work with colored pencils, and how to work with color pastels. Her instructions are clear, simple and doable.

In Part Two of her book, Pearson establishes a two-page spread for each week of the year and provides fun prompts for sketching enthusiasts. She challenges readers with thought-provoking tasks such as drawing what they find at their local farmer’s market, drawing something seasonal that isn’t produce, and challenges them to describe other culinary subjects in a visual way.

If the word “draw” makes you nervous, this book will help you begin to see your world through the eyes of an illustrator. It isn’t focused narrowly on any one culinary topic and provides plenty of room for you to take the journal in any direction you want to take it.

Interested in beginning your own illustrated food journal and discovering how plants intersect with our lives?

Join ArtPlantae next week when it launches the Botany Craft Bar, a creative place to learn about plants, during the Spring Open House at Aurea Vista on Friday,
May 17, 2013 (5-9 PM). In June, the Botany Craft Bar will become a regular feature during Riverside ArtsWalk, a monthly celebration of the arts in downtown Riverside.

If you can’t make it to the open house next week, visit ArtPlantae’s Botany Craft Bar on the first Thursday of the month during ArtsWalk. The Botany Bar will be open from 6:00 – 8:30 PM at Aurea Vista.



ArtPlantae is an affiliate of IndieBound

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A Botanical Painting Holiday with Elaine Searle

Hotel Il Collaccio
Umbria, Italy
May 2-9, 2012
Cost: Euro 960 (convert currency)

Artists of all ability levels are invited to paint the orchids and Spring flowers of Umbria with botanical artist and teacher, Elaine Searle. This 7-day trip includes five days of instruction, plus a full day trip that includes a visit to a national park, shopping at a market in a medieval town, and lunch at the gastronomy capital of the region. Non-painting companions are also welcome. There is plenty to see and do in this region of Italy.

Click on the image above to download a color brochure containing a complete itinerary, photos of the 2011 trip, and a helpful FAQ section.

This botanical art holiday has also been listed in Classes Near You > Italy.


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