The Messy Studio with Rebecca Crowell

Episode 149: Nature's Art Supplies

October 31st, 2020  •  32 mins 9 secs  •  Download (34.4 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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A trip to the art supply store or website is something most of us enjoy. We’re not just stocking up, but entertaining possibilities, wondering what a new color of paint or kind of brush or sculptural tool could bring to our work. Exploring new materials is part of what we do as artists. But there’s also a world of art materials and processes available at no cost, outside in nature. What can be done with sticks, dirt, rocks, feathers, bones, and other bits of nature? Today we’ll toss around some ideas for using natural objects as art materials and tools, and forces of nature as part of the art process.