Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Sip and Sketch in the Museum

with artist Meg Lemieur

5:30-7:30 PM at the Wagner Free Institute of Science

A taxidermy Saiga, hog skeleton, and other animals in the Wagner's museum

A saiga, hog skeleton, and other animals in the Wagner's museum

It’s easiest to draw animals when they’re holding still. Our museum’s immobile menagerie includes rapt raptors, flamboyantly feathered ducks, mice in various poses, hedgehogs and wild hogs, and monkeys and (skeleton) men. Meg Lemieur explores issues of justice and the relationship between nature and the human impact in her artwork. To start off the evening, a taxidermy red fox from our teaching collection will be Meg’s model as she briefly demonstrates her process for drawing animals. You’ll learn tips for measuring proportions on a model, how to draw an animal’s face, and how to render fur. Then, choose a museum creature to draw! Refreshments and Meg’s advice will be available throughout the evening. Registration includes a special Liberty Gin cocktail.

Basic drawing materials will be provided, or bring your own dry media (wet media are not allowed in the museum).

Accessibility: the Wagner's museum is upstairs and not wheelchair accessible. If you have questions, please contact Coryn at or 215-763-6529 x24.

Liberty Gin's logo


Gin generously provided by Liberty Gin.


This event is limited to 30 participants.

Cost: $25; $15 for members.

Purchase tickets online here:

You do not need a PayPal account to purchase tickets online.

General $25


Members $15

Or call Coryn Wolk at 215-763-6529 x24 to purchase tickets over the phone.

*Refund policy: If you cancel up until a week before the event, you will be refunded the price minus a $5.00 processing fee. The week before the event, no refunds will be issued for cancellations.

Opossums pencil drawing by Meg Lemieur

About Meg Lemieur :

Meg Lemieur has spent much of her life focusing on justice and the relationship between nature and the human footprint. She uses graphite and ink while adding bursts of color with watercolor, acrylics and a digital flair. Lemieur’s work asserts gentle humor and motivating messages through her compositions of diverse flora and fauna.

After graduating from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Meg Lemieur expanded her creative expression to include storytelling through large-scale educational illustrations, graphic novels, children’s books, and murals. Recent artist residencies have included The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education and The College of New Jersey.


Image: "Oppossums" Pencil drawing by Meg Lemieur.







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