The Arts

The Arts

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 6:00pm to Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 2:00pm

Grab your camera and join master photographer Gary Crabbe as we explore the beaches of Point Reyes National Seashore in this great photo workshop. Along the way, you’ll learn many tips and tricks aimed at helping you improve your photographic vision. From dawn to dusk...

Saturday, September 10, 2016 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

Join Kristin Meuser in a hands-on class and learn how to create depth quickly and accurately while painting in your watercolor nature journal. Using Kristin's teaching aids, you will create miniature landscapes that preserve a sense of place. Additional $60 kit fee...

Friday, September 16, 2016 - 6:00pm to Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 2:00pm

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 17, 2016 -
9:00am to 4:00pm

Learn how to scout a natural setting, take response notes, and review skillful science and nature writing. Through CRAFT dialogue AND OPTIONAL individual time, we'll explore techniques of shaping raw material into story as Rebecca offers guidance on designing and...

Saturday, September 24, 2016 -
11:00am to 7:00pm

Come explore Point Reyes from a very specific photographic perspective. We’ll spend the day learning about the techniques for finding and creating compelling panoramic images with a distinctive Point Reyes flavor. Emphasis will be split between in-field compositional...

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 5:00pm to Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 2:00pm

Making art in wild places is powerfully transforming, yet can be so overwhelming. A series of studies designed to get us all working with ease in the wild will focus on forest subjects and the unique response and mark of each individual. During gentle forays outdoors,...

Saturday, October 1, 2016 -
9:30am to 2:00pm

The class will include a short lecture about the history of Morgan Horse Ranch, the horses themselves, and the basics of drawing anything quickly. Students will be shown simple techniques of creating horses on paper that are in proportion, convincingly rendered, and...

Friday, October 7, 2016 - 6:00pm to Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 2:00pm

This weekend photo retreat will focus on the area of Limantour Beach and will incorporate guided shoots in the field and classroom presentations. Experiencing differences in light and weather will help us learn photography and push our personal vision as well as help...

Sunday, October 9, 2016 -
9:00am to 4:00pm

Learn to enjoy sketching and drawing while you hike! Join us for a leisurely walk, during which we will stop to draw and paint. Birds, butterflies, bees, and bountiful wildflowers are subjects we will sketch before adding watercolor. Joan will work individually with...

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 6:00pm to Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 4:00pm

Point Reyes National Seashore is a mix of crashing surf and quiet bays, kelp tumbled on the beach, and dunes feathered with sea grasses. Amy’s quick demos, indoor and plein air, will illustrate how to observe seascapes and capture their details both near and far...

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 6:00pm to Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 2:00pm

This class will focus on the natural beauty of Point Reyes National Seashore, including its magnificent coastal cliffs, sandy beaches, lagoons, estuaries, rolling hills, and forests. Presentations will cover shooting different types of landscapes and locations under...

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 5:00pm to Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 4:00pm

Point Reyes has radically different photographic subjects, from beaches and old buildings to forests and wildlife. In the field, we will concentrate on how to realize “your vision” technically and aesthetically in these environments. Example photographs and critiques...

Saturday, November 19, 2016 -
10:00am to 3:30pm

Paint the colors of autumn. This is the time of year for change; leaves are changing color, and flowers are becoming berries, seeds, nuts, and pods. Using colored pencil techniques of layering, blending, and burnishing, learn how to mix a variety of rich and...

Friday, December 2, 2016 - 6:00pm to Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 2:00pm

From the ashes of the 1995 Vision Fire, new life burgeoned. In fact, Point Reyes’ pine forests rely on periodic fire for regeneration; it is a story rife with metaphors for loss and recovery, and the inspiration for this weekend retreat. Guided writing sessions...

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
9:00am to 4:00pm

Bring a friend and experience the beauty of Point Reyes in the winter while learning the art of designing, carving, and printing a simple woodblock to create your own personalized holiday cards. Tools are included and no experience is necessary. 

Sunday, December 4, 2016 -
9:00am to 4:00pm

Experience Point Reyes National Seashore from an artist’s eye in this watercolor course for beginners. Joan Hoffmann will demonstrate and offer individual insights while we build paintings around nature: a bird and its surrounding, a flower, or a branch. Beginners or...

Saturday, December 10, 2016 -
10:00am to 8:00pm

Waves are one of the great forces of nature and photographing them is a joy and a challenge. In this workshop, we will learn how to use short shutter speeds to stop the motion of a wave and let the motion of the surf create our images for us, with instruction both in...