Class Tuition: $10
This event is hosted by the North Cascades Institute
Artist and long-time Institute instructor Molly Hashimoto has appreciated trees all her life—they have shaped her as a hiker, outdoors lover, gardener, traveler, and artist. She pays homage to them through her art, working in many different media, each revealing different aspects of these stalwart companions: crisp lines, imposing silhouettes, and the subtle–or sometimes brilliant—hues of foliage. Hashimoto also delves into the process of creating art, discussing the mediums she used in the featured pieces and the reasons she chose them, as well as sidebars with tips and techniques.
As in her popular books Colors of the West and Birds of the West, in her new volume Hashimoto emphasizes her personal experiences with nature, telling stories about her encounters with trees everywhere from her backyard to national parks and forests throughout the West. She focuses primarily on native trees, rather than cultivars, with a special interest in 45 major species found across the region, ranging from the stately Coast redwoods to the diminutive but distinctive Fishhook Barrel Cactus. And the Fall colors of the trees around the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center are one of her greatest inspirations!
To complement her in-person events related to the release of the book (including an October 16 event at Village Books in Bellingham), Molly will share her latest work with us in an exclusive online presentation. Participants will get to hear about the process of creating the book, learn about her painting techniques through a live demonstration and hear personal reflections about her process and experience as a professional artist.
Rooted in place, trees offer endless opportunities for observation, admiration, relaxation, and inspiration. Trees of the West invites us to pause and appreciate these sentinels in all their quiet glory.
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