Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Place: Sid Richardson Museum
Ages: 13 - 17
Contact: Shelby Orr at firstname.lastname@example.org or 817.332.6554 if you have any questions.
Join our Fort Worth-based guest artist, Kerri S. Menchaca, for an artist talk and in-depth focus on drawing from observation. After a close look at Menchaca’s own work and Frederic Remington’s work as an illustrator, participants will learn drawing techniques and skills by creating their own detailed botanical illustrations. Light snack will be provided.
Kerri S. Menchaca joined her father in oil painting classes when she was in high school and started showing her works in local galleries at age fifteen. Taught by Dennis Blagg, a Fort Worth artist, she developed her painting style in realism. She paints primarily Texas landscapes from photographs that she takes while on road trips in a 1968 Early Bronco which she restored herself. Her paintings focus on the sensory aspects of nature, created with an attention to mood, color, and light. Kerri attended the University of Texas in Austin where she graduated with degrees in Art and Art History and a minor in Geology. Kerri currently lives in Fort Worth and works with the art collection in the Mary Couts Burnett Library Archives at TCU.