The Arts

The Arts

Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Kennard

We will use native deer grass (Muhlenbergia), or rush (Juncus), to begin a bowl-shaped basket suitable for holding fruit or for dough-rising. As binder, we will use peeled and unpeeled willow, which run continuously along the coil, exchanging places...

Friday, July 17, 2015 - 6:00pm to Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 2:00pm
Meuser

This weekend workshop will focus on sketching and painting the magnificent cliffs, bluffs, cloud/fog formations and waters of the deep ocean and dramatic shoreline in our nature journals. We will have plenty of time to experiment with our compact field kits including...

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 4:00pm to Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 2:00pm
Rabkin

Is there a coastline, a neighborhood, a spot on Earth that lays claim to your heart? Beloved terrain need not be strictly geographical; it may encompass emotion, spirit, community. Whatever the territory you want to write about, this five-day workshop will help you...

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, 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...

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...

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...

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...