The Moon Bears Witness

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

The Moon Bears Witness by Randy L. Waln April 22- July 8, 2022 Every sighted human being alive, or who has ever lived, has witnessed the moon in the night sky. The moon has been personified, deified, and viewed as a protector, a guardian, the source of life, and a cause of madness. In many […]

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Painting on the Spot- Plein Air for Beginners

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

NHI Art Convergence Presents: Painting on the Spot- Plein Air for Beginners an artist field workshop with Cathy Krieger. Plein air painting embraces the experience of painting out in the landscape, where the changing light qualities add a level of nuance and challenge to the art form. This workshop will begin with a discussion of developing […]

$40

The Art of the Fold: Origami Book Arts Workshop

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

The Art of the Fold: Origami Book Arts Workshop Workshop Instructor: Daniel Mayer Description: Fold, cut, sew and print in this introductory origami book arts workshop! Participants will learn how to fold and shape several book structures based on the 8.5” x 11” page format with surprising sequences and magical passages. The first part of the workshop will […]

$40

Bearing Witness with the Moon: Full Moon Stroll

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Join the Natural History Institute and featured artist Randy Waln for a nighttime nature experience under June’s full supermoon. Learn about night blooming flowers and their pollinators, listen for owls, and identify bats with Program Director Jessie Rack and ecologist Francisco Anaya. Hear how the moon has provided artistic inspiration for Randy, apparent throughout his […]

$30

From Predatory Shrikes to Acrobatic Mice: Case Studies in Conservation

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

What do San Clemente Loggerhead Shrikes and Salt Marsh Harvest Mice have in common? Both species are endangered, and both provide prime ground for the field of ecomorphology to intersect with conservation and natural resources. In this talk, Diego Sustaita presents snapshots of two case studies that show how studying animal form and function can […]

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You Are Here: Mixed-media Map Collage

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

You Are Here: Mixed-media Map Collage Workshop Instructor: Shelly White Description: Explore the art of collage using maps, found papers, fabric, and stitching. In this workshop, students will choose between several design options including landscape, basic quilt patterns, layered, or abstract composition. Attendees will learn simple stitching techniques to add texture, mark-making, and structure. There will be time […]

$40