The Arts

The Arts

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...