Dec 6

Winter Extravaganza: Adventure Sketching Demo/Workshop

Sunday, December 6th, 2020
11:00 am – 12:00 pm / virtual

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Adventure Sketching Demo/Workshop
with Expeditionary Artist Maria Coryell-Martin '04

Sunday, December 6, 2020
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CST
via Zoom

Prepare for sketching on your adventures, whether out in your garden or on mountain trails! We'll explore fundamental sketching techniques and essential tools for creating colorful and expressive sketches. We'll practice gesture, contour, and thumbnail sketches to quickly capture a sense of place and open up creative flow and inquiry. All levels welcome!

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Maria Coryell-Martin '04 is an expeditionary artist following the tradition of traveling artists as naturalists and educators. In 2004, upon graduating from Carleton, Maria embarked on a year-long Watson Fellowship to explore remote landscapes through art. This experience sparked a resolve to continue working as an expeditionary artist focused on polar and glacier science and to inspire environmental awareness in audiences of all ages. Maria’s travels have brought her face-to-face with polar bears, leopard seals, emperor penguins, and narwhals.

A memorable experience juggling clumsy sketching tools while crawling in the sand for hours to monitor walruses on a small island in eastern Greenland inspired Maria to create the Art Toolkit, an all-in-one sketching watercolor kit. Learn more at and


Maria Coryell-Martin   Sketching in Greenland

Sponsored by Carleton’s Regional Carls Program. Contact: Krista Herbstrith, Alumni Relations