Robert Pullen (Mskoke) and presenters from different cultures will guide students through interactions to find inspirations from plants.
The purpose of this class is to encourage dialogue between students, plants, and artists with inspiration from presenters representing different cultures: Robert Pullen, Barbara Steele and Pat Brodowski. Robert Pullen will share elements of the Mvskoke (Creek) culture to facilitate the interaction between plants, students, and artists. We hope to inspire students to build creative relationships with plants and plant products in their own work.
Students should have a laptop, sketchbook or notebook for notes, and a pencil for sketching and drawing. They may want to have their cell phone present in case a screen image is inspiring and needs to be captured to assist memory after class when thinking about plants. If students have seed catalogues, or books about plants of interest to them, collect and have stacked where you will do this work. If there is plant patterned fabric in your wardrobe that attracts you again and again like Hawaiian shirts, patterns with fruits or flowers, have them near you.