Location: In the comfort of your home or wherever you may be!
Registration: Registration is required. Please register by Friday, January 15th. Click here to register for the ZOOM meeting.
This Week's Program:
Join Cecilia, a beginner watercolorist and LRCC member with the Squam Lakes Association (SLA) on a virtual watercolor foray into painting snowy landscapes. This program will begin with an introduction to several techniques for creating textures and colors useful for depicting snow covered objects. Following the “lesson” portion, reference photos will be provided for those looking to paint together- though you are welcome to paint whatever gives you joy. All experience levels are encouraged to attend, whether you are just starting out, looking for new tips, or simply some structured time to paint. Bring your questions about watercoloring and any painting projects you would like to work on or share!
Audience: Anyone interested in the use of art in relaxation.
Materials: Participants should have watercolor supplies (paper, paint, fresh water, cup, and paint brushes) and are invited to use their own reference photos of snow or whatever they are inspired to paint (we will have some if folks would like to paint together). Optional: something to block out white spaces (ex. Masking fluid, Scotch tape, wax candle, masking tape)
This Week's LRCC Presenter:
Hi! My name is Cecilia and I have been casually watercoloring for about a year. I enjoy it as a way to relax and experience the tranquility of nature. I grew up on a little farm in Washington state which instilled a love for animals and the environment. At Gonzaga University I discovered a genuine love for ecology both in and out of the classroom. It was in the discovery of rock climbing during my first year of college that I decided to pursue a life plan that includes outdoor activity with the study of ecology and conservation. Throughout college I was able to get started working in research laboratories investigating the courtship glands in the skin of Ensatina eschscholtzii salamanders, and the potential use of fungi to control the spread of wildfires across the grasslands of the Pacific Northwest. I cannot wait to spend the next year with SLA, learning about conservation, environmental education, and hopefully NH plant identification!
SLA's Adventure Ecology Programs:
Throughout the year, the Squam Lakes Association offers free programs open to the public on a variety of nature and conservation related topics. The Adventure Ecology programs are presented by the Lakes Region Conservation Corps members who spend their year on Squam performing important conservation work in support of the Association's mission. For more information about the SLA's educational programs please click here or call our office at (603) 968-7336.
Lakes Region Conservation Corps
The Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC) is an AmeriCorps service program that develops skills and experiences for conservation professionals. LRCC members are the driving force behind the Squam Lakes Association’s conservation efforts. The program provides hands-on conservation work experience and numerous certifications over a broad range of areas, which ensures that LRCC members are capable of independently approaching a variety of tasks in the environmental conservation field. Members remove invasive species from the Squam watershed, manage and act as caretakers at our backcountry campsites, maintain the SLA’s 50+ miles of trails, educate the public on local and regional conservation initiatives, spearhead reports on conservation efforts, lead SLA volunteer crews and ensure the daily functioning of the Squam Lakes Association’s programs. Click here to learn more about LRCC.