Office of Community & Academic Enrichment

Plein Air: Fingers of Kolob with Debbie Drake

Explore your creative side outdoors this summer during a plein air art experience in New Harmony. Take in the inspiring views of the “Five Fingers of Kolob” while receiving instruction on soft pastel painting and composition techniques. During a break for dinner, hear from local historian, Lyman Platt, about the significance of Harmony Valley, including the timeline of its early settlement in southern Utah and the building of Fort Harmony. Picnic dinner and all art materials are provided.

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Summer 2019

SA / 4:00-8:00 pm
Cost: $120
Start Date: July 27

Location: New Harmony Trail Head
Teacher: Debbie Drake

Instructor Bios
Debbie Drake is the president of the Cedar City Arts Council and serves as director of the new Cedar City office of Women’s Business Center of Utah. Prior to her current position, she worked as program director at Southwest Tech in Cedar City. Recently earning her master's degree in instructional design from WGU, Debbie also studied art composite/interior design for her bachelor’s degree from SUU.

Lyman D. Platt is a historian and has authored numerous publications, including books, technical manuals, articles, and manuscripts. He retired from employment in 2009 as director of the Kolob Family Research Center, but has continued his work as a genealogist and historian. Dr. Platt continues to be active in professional organizations and served as president of the Washington County Historical Society. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy from Columbia Pacific University in San Rafael, California.