From Minerals to Art [S-17-26]

Presenter: Susan Robinson
Location: SLU: Brown 141-142
Classes: 1 Session 1.5 hours
Dates: Wed 2:00 PM 03/29

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This session will show a selection of the minerals which provided artists’ pigments in the past (some of them are still being used today), and the countries from which they were mined. A few interesting colors which were derived from organic sources will be presented as well.

Susan Robinson holds a degree in geology from SUNY Potsdam. Sue took several courses in art and art history while living in Canada. She has illustrated several children’s books in addition to writing and illustrating a small guidebook while living on the Keweenaw Peninsula in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Susan has also written over 100 articles on artists who have illustrated minerals, on prehistoric art, and on aspects of mining for “Rocks and Minerals Magazine.” She continues create art today and has her paintings in several galleries.

Cap: 30

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