Teacher Directory: Kathleen Marie Garness


Background

 

30 years’ experience teaching youth and adults:

Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL;

Oak Park Art League, Oak Park, IL;

Morton Arboretum, Lisle IL

 

Botanical Art Certificate, Morton Arboretum;

Plants of Concern Rare Plant Monitoring Program, eleven years’ participation, 25 current species;

Publications: Keys to Nature: Orchids; Common Plant Families of the Chicago Region: Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL; Chicago Wilderness Magazine; Illinois Steward; Illinois Audubon; Orchid Conservation Coalition; Smithsonian in Your Classroom Magazine; Losing Paradise? Endangered Plants Here and Around the World; and many others

Location

Forest Park, Illinois USA

Contact

Phone: 708-366-7584 Email: kmgfinearts@comcast.net Website: http://www.kathleenmariegarness.com

Media

Graphite, watercolor, block printing, book arts, digital media

Focus

Rare and uncommon tropical and native North American species

Affiliation

Morton Arboretum (teacher); Oak Park Art League (teacher); Oak Park Conservatory (botanical education); Volo Bog Youth Art Guild (teacher) Board Member, Illinois Orchid Society

Offerings

Teaches BotanyOwn StudioTeaches AdultsTeaches Children Ages 3-18 Critiques offered Critiques offered by mail

Travel Range

20 miles

Comments

Refining ones awareness of color, line, perspective and value is key to excellence. My patient approach has helped many students look at nature with a more loving and careful lens.