The Arts

The Arts

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

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...

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

**DATE CHANGE: This course is listed as August 5th in our catalogue, however due to coorindating conflicts with our instructor, this class will now be offered on Friday August 3rd**

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

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...

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 6:00pm to Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 2:00pm

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

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

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

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

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 5:00pm to Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 2:00pm

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

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

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...