Imaginary Mapmaking

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Date(s) - 22/10/2016
13:00 - 16:00

Peabody Essex Museum


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Emily Garfield creates intricate maps of imaginary places. Learn about her techniques, then create your own imaginary map!With ink and watercolor, artist Emily Garfield creates intricate maps of imaginary cities. Her work is inspired by the visual language of geography as well as the fractal similarities found in nature, such as the patterns of cells and neurons. In this hands-on workshop, learn about Emily’s techniques for developing new drawings,  then create your own imaginary map that explores how urban designs relate to natural patterns.

Currently based in Somerville, Massachusetts, Emily Garfield has participated in exhibitions and workshops  throughout the greater Boston area; most recently, her artwork was included in “Women in Cartography” at the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center of the Boston Public Library. She received her BA in Visual Arts from Brown University, where she also pursued studies in the brain’s response to art and aesthetic beauty through the Cognitive Science department. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Somerville Open Studios and of Artisan’s Asylum.
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This is a free event

Tickets: Included with museum admission

Suitable for ages: All

Organised by Peabody Essex Museum

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