Friday, August 26, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon – Nesting Project: Connecting Nature with Art


Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road in Stockbridge, is branching out.  Consider the great outdoors your artist studio and learn how to make sculpture using twigs, sticks, string, leaves, moss, and other natural materials. The project: think like a bird and use imagination and creative engineering to build a nest for your yard or garden. The project focuses on constructing natural materials without glue, tape, staples or hammer and nails, rather like a bird. Take a tour of the Berkshire Botanical Garden’s Bird Habitat Exhibition, watch a demonstration, collect materials on the ground of the garden and then join artist Ann Kremers for a delightful nest building exploration. Take home your nests and the skills to construct other environmental art projects in your own back yard. This workshop is appropriate for adults or children 10 and up accompanied by an adult.  The program will be held Friday, August 26, from 10 – noon.

Ann Kremers is an artist living in Bennington, Vermont. She focuses on watercolor, drawing and teaches environmental art to all age groups. She has led many workshops thorough out northern Berkshire County connecting people with nature through art and has taught at the Clark Museum and in area schools. BBG member price $25, nonmembers $35.  Register online at www.berkshirebotanical.org.  Below is artist Laura Ellen Bacon’s sculpture Fallen Nest, copyright Laura Ellen Bacon.  This woven artwork was commissioned by the Charnwood Museum and created on site.