Landscape and Memory, photo credit, Nikki Leonard, 2016

Landscape and Memory

Purpose:  Art as Experience

creating long-term interest and
engagement in Historical preservation
through plein air landscape painting.

Communities, that engage their members, preserve and protect both culture and object for future enjoyment, study, interpretation, and relationship; ultimately improving overall quality of life for all members.

Pilot Program:
~Basic watercolor and drawing techniques were presented, as well as how to prepare and utilize your plein air pack.
~We discussed best artistic practices in the context of “leave no trace”.
~Particular attention was given to choice of perspective, composition, gesture, and other elements of design within the context of the Snake River Canyon Historical landscape.
~Background information was provided on the integration of art and science by means of articles, essays, books, and other resource material.
~We wrapped up with group critique/discussion.


(Original Workshops made possible through Canyon County Historical Preservation Funding administered through Southwest Idaho RC&D; as part of An Alternative Spring Break Experience, 2016)

My thanks and gratitude for the opportunity to present within the Alternative Spring Break Experience.