The Arts

The Arts

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 5:00pm to Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 2:00pm
Meuser
$225 Member Price / $250 Non-Member Price
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Friday, May 11, 2018 - 6:00pm to Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 1:00pm
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, May 12, 2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Kennard

We will learn how to split and trim willow to prepare weavers, and then begin a Paiute-style trinket basket, with a foundation of whole willow. Participants can choose whether to use a gap stitch or close weaving, and will have a chance to use redbud or bracken fern...

Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

**DATE CHANGE: Please note this course appears as May 19th in our catalogue -- this course has been rescheduled for May 20th**

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Friday, May 25, 2018 - 6:00pm to Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 2:00pm
Lawton

Come to Point Reyes to find the story you were born to write. Whether you’re a seasoned writer or newbie, this weekend retreat combines the learning of a workshop with the solitude and down time of retreat. We’ll enjoy the solace of renewal in the natural world and...

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Gilens

Dive into what’s behind the pictures we take, and the ones we wish we could take, in a class that explores the wish to see the world though still images. This is not a technical course but one in which we reflect on our mental, emotional and perceptual processes in the...

Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 11:00am to 9:00pm
Helsel

From tiny wildflowers to broad landscapes, spend a day learning how to translate nature's beauty into strong, expressive photos. We'll cover principles of good composition, light direction, time of day, weather, and tides in a mixture of lecture, slide shows, exercises...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 6:00pm to Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 2:00pm
Sederquist

Using the gorgeous photographic venues of Point Reyes, we will be transforming photographs into painterly masterpieces using Adobe Photoshop. We’ll also be going over basic camera settings, so beginners are welcome! You’ll learn how to apply textures and use special...

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 9:00am to Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 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...

Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Stöhr

Learn observational drawing as a tool for mindfulness and presence. We will go out in the field and make observational line drawings from plants. As a part of tuning in to deep concentration, we will be doing walking meditations in the Point Reyes landscape. From our...

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 6:00pm to Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 3:00pm
Jaina

“Had I not created my own world, I most certainly would have died in other people’s.” - Anais Nin

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Friday, July 27, 2018 - 12:00pm to Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 2:00pm
Hume

What is ecopoetics? The word’s root, poetics, comes from the Greek “poiesis,” meaning “to make.” Its prefix, eco, comes from the Greek “oikos,” meaning “family and house.” Given this etymology, we might understand ecopoetics, simply, as home making—the practice of...

Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Hoffmann

Come paint outdoors at the Seashore. Bring your favorite medium to paint with. Beginner to advanced participants welcome. Joan will demonstrate and give insightful critiques. Learn ways to mix colors quickly and how to "see' colors outdoors. We will paint one painting...

Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Hoffmann

Landscape painters will bring the medium of their choice: watercolor. acrylic, oils, or waterbase oils. We will use a small sketch book, paper or canvases to make Thumbnail sketches. Practice sketches can be made in paint or sketched in pencil or ink pen. Learn to "see...

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 8:00am to Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 2:00pm
Crabbe

Grab your camera and let’s go 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. If you have a passion for the ocean, beaches, rocks,...

Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 10:00am to 3:30pm
Antze

Summer is the time for warmth, exuberance, and relaxation. Colored Pencils are a fun, safe and portable and meditative way to express oneself artistically. Come draw the beautiful flowers of summers- sunflowers, zinnias, roses, and iris or favorite flowers from your...

Saturday, September 1, 2018 - 11:00am to 6:00pm
Rokeach

Learn how to take advantage of the beautiful and varied landscape of Point Reyes to make stunning and intimate portraits of your family and friends. In this class we will discuss the basic principles of portraiture, including composition and framing, lighting, settings...

Friday, September 7, 2018 - 5:00pm to Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 3:00pm
Rigby

**DATE CHANGE: Please note this course appears as September 28th - 30th in our catalogue -- this course has been rescheduled for September 7th - 9th**

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Friday, September 14, 2018 - 5:00pm to Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 3:00pm
Meuser

Spend a weekend at the historic Lifeboat Station sketching and painting the plants and animals of the autumn season. We will learn to mix a vibrant range of colors while building confidence in sketching and painting the flaura and fauna of the Chimney Rock area....

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 6:00pm to Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 4:00pm
Crabbe

Originally built for the officer in charge of the nearby Lifeboat Station, the Chief’s House at Chimney Rock offers grand vistas of Drakes Bay and the Point Reyes headlands. This weekend photo retreat will combine field and classroom presentations in one of the most...

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 6:00pm to Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 1:00pm
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...