Barbara Bash is an artist interested in communication in all its forms.

She has written and illustrated many highly acclaimed books about the natural world for adults and children. She is a calligrapher, illustrator and teacher who leads classes in field sketching, communication practices, as well as the popular Big Brush workshops where participants learn to trust their own creative instincts while working with enormous horsehair brushes and great buckets of ink.

Her illustrated journals and visual blog have long been a source of inspiration to colleagues and students.



2019 Workshops & Events

Strengthening the Heart


May 21 / June 18 / July 16
Tuesdays / 7:15 - 9:00pm

Rosendale, NY


An Interactive View

Tuesday, June 25th @ 7:15 pm

writing of the world

Since the earliest times humans have been reading the language of the world - tiny tracks in the sand, a flight of a bird across the sky, a river winding through the land. The power of this visual language has distilled deep down into our alphabet.

Come follow the journey of these ancient forms as they evolved through the centuries, right up to the present moment - direct, alive and on-the-spot.

Sky Lake Retreat Center
Rosendale, NY

By Donation

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July 12 - 15, 2019

writing of the world

Sky Lake Retreat Center
Rosendale, NY

A four day immersion into the world of brush and ink.

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Saturday, August 3 @ 1:00PM

writing of the world

Barbara Bash, artist and author, will draw on large sheets of paper and speak about her illustrated journaling of the natural world, exploring what calls our attention and brings us onto the sketchbook page. Bats and birds, trees and sky are all ready to engage.

John Burroughs Woodchuck Lodge
1633 Burroughs Memorial Road
RoxBury, NY

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