This event takes place on August 28, 2022 from 9am – 11:30am at the Hartman Reserve Nature Center in Cedar Falls, IA.
As artist-in-residence, poet-artist Seth Thill has always loved nature, but don’t expect him to identify much of the flora and fauna that thrives at Hartman Reserve Nature Center.
“I’m not much of a STEM person,” Thill explained, referencing the acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. “What’s appealing to me about the visiting artist program, in my interpretation at least, is that Hartman is a place to appreciate nature without necessarily having all that hard science knowledge.”
Getting in touch with his wild side is “bringing in the literary side of things and enjoying nature in a feelings-oriented way.”
In this two-part workshop, participants will learn about and practice writing their own short-form nature poetry. They also will learn about the art of poetry broadsides and make their own to take home incorporating poetry they wrote earlier in the workshop. The broadsides will be small posters made using found-object, relief-printing and stamping techniques that Thill uses in his own art.