Doug Aitken provides some spectacular close up views of North American migratory animals in his film migration (empire). Explore the unique physical features of similar animals in this behind-the-scenes view into CMNH’s collection of North American animal specimens. Learn how various attributes help animals adapt to their real habitats and imagine what the animals in Aitken’s film thought about their unfamiliar surroundings. You’ll sketch using a few techniques from close observation and guidance from a naturalist, and a teaching artist.
Materials needed: paper, pencil, colored pencils
Zoom links will be emailed upon registration.
About the Instructor
Joke Slagle is teaching artist at Carnegie Museum of Art. She is also an adjunct faculty at Penn State University where she teaches art history and drawing. She holds an MA in art history and museum studies from the University of Cincinnati.