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Unleash Your Inner Artist and Mycologist!

🍄🎨Walking with Beatrix Potter: A Fun Art Foray with an Emphasis on Analysis and Species Identification with Rose Tursi and Tess Kenney 🎨🍄

📅 Date: Thursday, September 21, 2023

⏰ Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Are you ready to embark on a captivating journey into the enchanting world of mushrooms, art, and discovery? Join acclaimed artists and passionate mycophiles, Rose Tursi and Tess Kenney, for an unforgettable workshop inspired by the remarkable Beatrix Potter. Watch this video that discusses the workshop!

Walking with Beatrix Potter: Discussion on an All-Day workshop that takes place September 21, 2023

Walking with Beatrix Potter: Discussion on an All-Day workshop that takes place September 21, 2023

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🌱 About the Workshop:

Immerse yourself in a day filled with creativity, exploration, and natural wonders. Beatrix Potter, celebrated author, botanical artist, and mycologist, left an indelible mark on both literature and science. Now, you have the opportunity to follow in her footsteps and delve into the fascinating realm of mushrooms.

🍄 Morning Foray:

Step into the lush embrace of nature as we guide you on an immersive foray. Venture into the heart of the wilderness and collect specimens that will unlock the secrets of the mushroom kingdom. Learn the art of proper collection and gather specimens for later observation.

🎨 Afternoon Artistry:

Under the gentle guidance of Rose Tursi and Tess Kenney, channel your inner Beatrix Potter as we transform our collected specimens into beautiful works of art. Through drawing and painting, capture the intricate details and vibrant life of each species in the distinctive style of Beatrix Potter herself.

🔬 Species Analysis and Identification:

Uncover the mysteries of each mushroom through meticulous analysis and identification. Delve into the world of mycology as we decipher the unique characteristics and traits that define each species. Your newfound knowledge will forever change the way you view the mushroom world.

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📔 Craft Your Own Scrapbook: 

Every participant will have the opportunity to create a personalized scrapbook adorned with your artistic creations and newfound insights. Carry home a cherished memento of this magical experience, a testament to your journey into the realms of art and mycology.

🌟 Why Attend?

This workshop isn't just an artistic adventure; it's a celebration of nature's marvels. Whether you're an aspiring artist, a budding mycologist, or simply curious about the natural world, "Walking with Beatrix Potter" promises to leave you inspired, enlightened, and creatively fulfilled.


⭐ Meet Your Instructors:

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Rose Tursi

Rose Tursi is an illustrator by profession. When she's not creating art, she loves spending time outside exploring the natural world. She's an advocate of the community science movement and her interests are particularly focused on the ecology of macrofungi. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Wisconsin Mycological Society, is the Vice President of the South Sound Mushroom Club, and is the Arts Chair for the North American Mycological Association.⠀

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Tess Kenney

Dr. Theresa A. Kenney PhD is the Chair of the Visual & Performing Arts area at Concordia University Wisconsin - Ann Arbor. Her outside interests include oil painting, printmaking, and mycology. Kenney serves as the Graphic Design Specialist for The Mycophile NAMA’s quarterly publication. Kenney is also the former President of the Wisconsin Mycological Society and in that role worked with the WI Dept of Agriculture as well as her board to establish the first Wisconsin Fungi Certification program, was one of the main organizers for the NAMA/WMS Regional Northwoods Foray in 2022 and advocated strongly for Fungi Education in her state throughout her tenure at WMS.

🎟️ Limited Spaces Available:

Secure your spot today to embark on this one-of-a-kind artistic and mycological escapade. Spaces are limited, and this captivating journey is one you won't want to miss. Reserve your place now and redefine your perspective of the mushroom kingdom!

📅 Date: Thursday, September 21, 2023

⏰ Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

📍Location: Almond, WI held the day before the 7th Annual Mycelium Mysteries 


Don't miss out on this extraordinary fusion of art and science. Join us for a day of discovery, creativity, and wonder, and let the mushroom world unveil its secrets like never before. 


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