The Lake Effect: Science and Art of the Great Salt Lake


Look out at the world around you! What draws your attention? Sparks your imagination?Buffalo Point 4 copy copy

We will let our senses and our curiosity guide us, asking questions like: what does salt loving Pickleweed look like? How does Oolitic sand feel in our hands? We will investigate our environment and learn about our ecosystem by drawing from observation, discovering the diverse textures and surfaces of Antelope Island and the Great Salt Lake marina. We will keep a ‘field notebook/sketchbook’ to record amazing scientific discoveries and collect drawings of encountered plants, minerals and animals. Then, back at the Art Access studio, we will translate our knowledge and experiences though drawing, memory mapping and carving a ‘core sample’ relief print. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind experience!


STEFANIE DYKES received her MFA from the University of Utah in 2010 and is now an adjunct instructor teaching printmaking and drawing at the University of Utah and Westminster College of Salt Lake City. She is a co-founder of Saltgrass Printmakers, a non-profit printmaking studio and gallery located in Sugarhouse. Stefanie has exhibited extensively on a national level and her work has been included in a number of international print exhibitions.

JANESSA EDWARDS is the Education and Outreach Director for FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake. She comes to FRIENDS after working in educational program development at the Natural History Museum of Utah for 2 years. You will often find her out at Great Salt Lake running the Lakeside Learning Field Trip Program.

Janessa holds a B.S degree in Anthropology as well as a B.S in Gender Studies from the University of Utah. Her speciality is Inquiry Based Environmental Education and her passion is connecting people to the natural world around them. When she is not working for FRIENDS, she enjoys hiking with her dog, spending time with friends and family and fine tuning her new birding hobby.

AGE: 11-16

WORKSHOP DATES: July 11-15, 9 AM - 1 PM

LOCATION: Art Access workshop, with a field trips to Antelope Island and the marina on the Great Salt Lake (more details with registration)


COST: $75 (includes supplies)

To inquire about fee reductions, accessibility accommodations, or for any other questions please contact .

Event Properties

Event Date 07-11-2016 9:00 am
Registration Start Date 01-07-2016 12:00 am
Capacity 14
Available place 1
Individual Price $75.00
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