The Arts

The Arts

The Arts

Friday, February 28, 2020 - 6:00pm to Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 2:00pm


En Plein Air, Sea, Surf and Shorelines Painting Retreat
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Spend a fun day, dissecting and studying the flowers of Spring. Learn the basic botany of the flower and create a beautiful study sheet or botanical plate documenting your explorations. Study sheets allow us to really understand our flowers and inform our paintings. We...

Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 11:00am to 7:00pm

A class for photographers of all skill levels. Spend a day learning how to translate the beauty you see in subjects ranging from tiny wildflowers to broad landscapes into strong, expressive photos in both color and black and white. You’ll learn the principles of good...

Designing Great Landscape Photos
Friday, April 3, 2020 - 6:00pm to Sunday, April 5, 2020 - 2:00pm

Winter and spring are wonderful and popular seasons at Point Reyes. Migrating whales, Elephant Seals, and wildflowers combine to act like a magnet for visitors. This location-centric weekend photo retreat will focus on the area of the Point Reyes Headlands, Chimney...

Point Reyes: A Chimney Rock - Headlands Photo Retreat
Friday, April 3, 2020 - 6:00pm to Sunday, April 5, 2020 - 1:00pm

Painting on location fosters perception and appreciation of the subtle nuance of color information in the landscape, something a camera cannot capture. This experience can also be realized through sketchbook work, providing a quicker and easier method of gathering...

Native Color: Mindful Drawing and Watercolor Painting
Friday, April 10, 2020 - 6:00pm to Sunday, April 12, 2020 - 1:00pm


lifeboat station in the distance on a very sunny day with clear ocean water
Saturday, April 11, 2020 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Allie invites you to a day of poetry and identity-making to start National Poetry Month with a bang! In this workshop, you will create a map of an environment that is vital to your identity. From there, Allie will lead writing exercises to loosen the creative flow and...

The Poetics of Place
Friday, April 17, 2020 - 6:00pm to Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 2:00pm


Friday, April 24, 2020 - 6:00pm to Sunday, April 26, 2020 - 2:00pm

Grab your camera and come explore the magnificent natural wonders of Point Reyes National Seashore. This class will turn a photographic eye toward the natural beauty that helps define what people think of when they experience Point Reyes, from steep and rugged coastal...

Photographing the Natural Wonders of Point Reyes
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 6:00pm to Sunday, April 26, 2020 - 2:00pm

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, and a breakdown of the behavior of light on water are some of the topics that...

Pastels & Natural Light