Connecting Through Culture: Drawing Workshop

Drawn to History: Exploring the synergy between art and the natural sciences. Turn back time to an era when art and the natural sciences were inseparable!

Bethann G. Merkle photoJoin local artist Bethann G. Merkle for a rare event held in the Morrin Centre's Victorian-era science lab.

Following an illustrated talk with special emphasis on local natural history and scientists, you will enjoy a series of facilitated sketching and observation activities. Bethann will teach you how to record your observations of nature specimens using a combination of sketches and notes.

Whether you are a novice or a well-seasoned artist, a nature buff or a curious newcomer, the techniques introduced during this soirée offer a strong foundation for those interested in developing urban and/or nature sketching habits.

This multidisciplinary soirée is part of the Morrin Centre's Connecting Through Culture series, which includes a variety of bilingual events, such as historical talks and musical concerts. Through these events, participants have the opportunity to meet members of the Francophone and Anglophone communities and come together through their shared passions.

Don’t miss this interactive talk/workshop in English, followed by a bilingual Q&A session.

Admission is $15.00 and includes a glass of wine or beer and a sketchbook.

Bethann G. Merkle is an artist and photojournalist who believes everyone can learn to sketch. Her passion is creating images that communicate about the natural world, food, and sustainability. Locally, her award-winning work can be seen in the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph, where she pens the Drawn to Quebec illustrated column and covers science, sustainability and community events. She embraces new projects, such as doing photography for Parks Canada or leading sketching workshops at the U.S. Consulate. For more information, visit her website:

When: 11 September 2014, 19:00