The Arts

The Arts

Friday, May 20, 2016 - 7:00pm to Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 4:00pm
Helsel

Extra-low tides at sunrise, a full moon rising and setting, and a chance to photograph the Pt. Reyes lighthouse lit after sunset: These and other special conditions occurring this weekend will allow you to photograph some of the seashore's most beautiful coastal...

Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 9:00am to Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 4:00pm
Soltesz

There is nothing better than walking out into the wilderness with canvas, paints and an easel prepared to soak in the environment and paint the wild landscape before you. Renowned plein air expert Tom Soltesz is leading a two day workshop where he will relay his...

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 6:00pm to Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 2:00pm
Trimble

Participants will write new poetry and prose, talk about craft and form, and practice paying better attention to the animals, plants, and landforms of our Point Reyes peninsula. There will be time to wander on trails, and we'll celebrate the year's longest days with...

Saturday, June 11, 2016 -
10:00am to 3:30pm
Antze

Colored Pencils are a fun, safe, portable, and meditative way to express oneself artistically. Come draw the beautiful flowers of summer – sunflowers, zinnias, and iris – or your personal favorites while exploring a variety of techniques, theory, and application, all...

Friday, June 17, 2016 - 4:00pm to Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 2:00pm
Davis

Jutting more than thirty miles out into the Pacific Ocean, Point Reyes National Seashore is a spectacular, world-class place to photograph nature. This three-day weekend workshop is hosted in the unique and historic Coastguard Boathouse near the outermost cliffs of...

Friday, June 24, 2016 - 5:00pm to Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 4:00pm
Hoffmann

Enjoy the weekend painting outdoors on rolling cliffs and wide beaches leading out to Drakes Bay. We will study marine paintings by two great American painters: Winslow Homer (watercolors) and Armin Hanson (oils). Bring the medium of your choice. Joan will demonstrate...

Saturday, July 9, 2016 -
9:00am to 4:00pm
Kennard

Using a rush (Juncus effusus) commonly found in Bay Area freshwater wetlands, we will make a close-twined basket similar to traditional native baskets of western Oregon. Patterns can be introduced by varying the weave and crossing warps. The workshop will be...

Saturday, August 13, 2016 -
9:00am to 4:00pm
Hoffmann

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

Sunday, August 14, 2016 -
9:00am to 4:00pm
Hoffmann

Come to scenic Point Reyes to learn how to paint the seashore. Snowy plovers, sand, and surf will challenge us to capture both the delicate and the grand. Bring the medium of your choice: oils, watercolors, acrylics, or water base oils. Joan demonstrates and offers...

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 6:00pm to Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 2:00pm
Crabbe

This photography class turns our eyes toward the smaller, more intimate details of the world around us. This doesn't necessarily mean tiny, close-up macro photos. Instead we will explore how to use our vision to recognize and isolate important aspects of scenes and...

Saturday, August 27, 2016 -
11:00am to 6:00pm
Crabbe

This photography class turns our eyes toward the smaller, more intimate details of the world around us. This doesn't necessarily mean tiny, close-up macro photos. Instead we will explore how to use our vision to recognize and isolate important aspects of scenes and...

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

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

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 24, 2016 -
11:00am to 8:00pm
Crabbe

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...