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Friday Night Adult eARThworks - How Tough are Trout

Date: 6/15/2018 6:00 PM - 6/15/2018 9:00 PM

Location: Boise WaterShed, 11818 W. Joplin Road, Boise, Idaho 83714

June 15 - How Tough are Trout

Artist: Renda Palmer

Scientist: Ryan Peck

You can tell when someone is sick. They look and act unwell. The same is true of a trout stream or lake. Trout can only live in healthy waters and that health is defined by how clean the water is, how cool it is, how much the river meanders, and what the river bottom is like. We'll investigate the environmental preferences of trout and determine the formula for their healthy environmental conditions. In the end we'll decide together if trout are tough or if they are picky about where they live!

To extend our knowledge about trout, we'll observe their world through artists' eyes. Zentangle is an easy to learn method of drawing that creates beautiful images by repeating structured patterns. It is a fun art form that promotes relaxation while increasing one's creativity and focus. Traditionally zentangle drawings are created on 3.5” square tile using black ink on white paper with grey pencil shading. For this project, we will be containing our zentangles in a shape of a leaping trout. Students will be welcomed to draw their own version of the fish or use a template. Using permanent black markers on watercolor paper, the shape of the fish will be divided into separate sections and zentagles will be drawn into each. Examples of different pattern ideas will be presented for guidance or the students are welcome to create their own. Once the trout has been completed and if time allows, watercolor will be applied to the negative space of the artwork. Using the cool colors of blues and greens will give the impression of the Idaho waters that our trout is leaping from.

Pre-Registration is required, $15 per person. Light refreshments provided.

Register here:

Activity # 425006-01

For more information contact Aimee Hughes, 208-608-7300 or email