The Arts

The Arts

Sunday, August 16, 2015 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
O'Connor

The pristine beaches and coastal bluffs of Point Reyes National Seashore are some of the most spectacular seascapes in the world. The unique and varied topography of the region gives each beach its own unique personality and individual setting. In this workshop we...

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 6:00pm to Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 2:00pm
Hoffmann

Enjoy an entire weekend painting outdoors on rolling cliffs and wide beaches leading out to Drakes Bay. See why countless generations of people have been inspired by the vastness and sheer beauty of the ocean. Come and be motivated by the Historic Lifeboat Station and...

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 6:00pm to Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 2:00pm
Bono

Every story you’ll ever want to tell takes place in a specific geographical location, brimming with unique sights, sounds, and atmosphere. The settings may not always be as wild and beautiful as Point Reyes National Seashore, but in spending time exploring the area...

Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Meuser

This workshop is a safe space where beginners and experienced journalers alike gain the skills to create pages that recall and deepen the experience of a day in nature. You will learn how to mix a wide range of nuanced colors using a very select and limited palette,...

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 6:00pm to Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 2:00pm
Cone

This class will focus on observing different qualities of light and color in nature, and how they translate into painting. Reflected light in shadow, atmospheric color and light, time of day, as well as a breakdown of the behavior of light on water, are some of the...

Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 9:00am to Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 4:00pm
Soltesz

This class will explore oil painting as an outdoor en plein air medium on location in dynamically different locations in the park. Both days will be conducted outdoors with lots of "hands on" teaching in lecture, demonstration and individual attention with Tom. He...

Friday, October 16, 2015 - 6:00pm to Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 2:00pm
Rabkin

On the lip of a continent or at the limits of propriety, edges are jumping-off places—unsettling and exhilarating. All writing that’s alive and meaningful is writing “at the edge”: writing to discover what we don’t quite know; writing on the brink of something new;...

Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Hoffmann

With one of the largest designated wilderness areas in the bay area, Point Reyes has some of the oldest and most diverse trees that make up rolling hills of forests. Sometimes, all those trees can be overwhelming, so join this class as Joan guides us on a short walk...

Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Hoffmann

Point Reyes is famous for its unpredictable and always changing climate. This class takes advantage of the various clouds, winds and temperature variations throughout the day. We will begin indoors to go over some demonstrations and concepts and in the afternoon ...

Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Antze

Persimmons provide us with beautiful orange fruit and gorgeous colorful leaves. We will try to capture their beauty or the colors of other autumn fruits in colored pencils. Pears, apples and other fruit are delightful subjects for the sometimes bleak days of winter....

Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
Miller

Morgan horses served many roles in 19th-century American history, including being the official horse of the National Park Service rangers. Point Reyes National Seashore has one of the last remaining working historic horse ranches in the National Park system. Join...

Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 9:00am to Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 4:00pm
O'Connor

Point Reyes National Seashore is home to some of the most preserved historic barns and ranches idyllically located on the California coast. Pierce Point Ranch is one of the oldest ranches on the Point Reyes Peninsula and was one of the most successful dairy ranches of...

Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Meuser

In this one-day workshop you'll learn the basics of sketching and painting miniature landscapes to establish a sense of place in your nature journal. We'll explore mixing a full range of colors from 8 watercolor paints, apply techniques to create depth in your...

Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Antze

Autumn is the perfect time to explore colored pencil techniques with all the beauty of the changing leaf colors, seed pods, gourds and berries. Their unique colors provide the opportunity to practice mixing and layering color. Learn to create rich reds, browns and...

Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Hoffmann

Winslow Homer, one of America’s greatest painters, made whimsical paintings throughout his painting career. He painted an idyllic Maine scene with a canoe filled with puppy dogs, and it floats peacefully on the lake, or his first “famous” painting which depicts sharks...

Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Hoffmann

Make your own holiday cards of woodblock prints in one fun filled day. Learn the art of designing, carving and printing from woodblocks. In this workshop Joan will simplify the process, so you end the day with gorgeous holiday cards and the knowledge to reproduce the...

Friday, December 11, 2015 - 4:00pm to Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 2:00pm
O'Connor

Surrounded on three sides by water, the Point Reyes National Seashore peninsula juts out into the vast Pacific Ocean to greet passing ships and warn them of her rocky cliffs. Join Birgit O’Conner in exploring water and waves in a full weekend of watercolor instruction...

Friday, December 11, 2015 - 6:00pm to Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 2:00pm
Trimble

Let go the old year and turn towards the returning light, join Patti Trimble for a winter weekend of writing new poems, story, and short prose. Our woodland retreat will begin with a Pomo Solstice story of a hummingbird, and then journey into the wilderness of words....

Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
O'Connor

We will be using large washes to create the emotion of the beautiful sky over Point Reyes National Seashore using a limited pallet. Create colorful sunsets and the mysterious fog and mist swirling through the coastal wetlands and mountain ridges along with other...

Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
O'Connor

In this work- shop students are always amazed with the outcome of their paintings. Birgit guides you step-by-step through the painting process and shares her techniques of how to simplify and create realistic rocks, sand and beach glass and other treasures you find...

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 2:00pm to Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 10:30am
Rabkin

Give yourself a luxurious stretch of time to write in one of the world's most inspiring locations. New and experienced writers in all genres are welcome in this supportive workshop. Our adaptable theme is writing about place: not only geographical terrain, but also...

Friday, April 22, 2016 - 6:00pm to Sunday, April 24, 2016 - 2:00pm
Meuser

How do you convey the spirit of a day in your in your nature journal? Join this fun filled class with Kristen Meuser and explore basic color mixing, sketching techniques and ideas for page layout to organize your impressions and bring your day to life for years to...

Friday, April 29, 2016 - 4:00pm to Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 2:00pm
O'Connor

The coastal bluffs at Chimney Rock in Point Reyes National Seashore have some of the most spectacular wildflower blooms in the world. The unique and varied flowers gives the coastal bluffs burst of color and personality. In this workshop we will work with the themes...