The Arts

The Arts

The Arts

Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 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...

photographers taking photo of another photographer in open field
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

Spend a day capturing the beauty of autumn leaves and fruits in colored pencils. Persimmons, berries, and other fruit along with a variety of leaves are delightful subjects for the sometimes bleak days of early winter. Colored Pencils are meditative way to express...

Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

With excellent image quality, portability, and easy image sharing, the smartphone has become the camera of choice for many. And while you can get good images with the native camera app, to unlock the full potential of the camera, third-party apps excel at bringing out...

Capturing the World Around You with Your Smartphone
Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

If you are new to owning an adjustable camera or just need to get more familiar with all the knobs and dials, then this is your class! You’ll learn the basics of the “exposure triangle” and understand the inherent trade-offs when choosing settings to take a photo. Come...

Taking Your Photography to the Next Level
Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

Without the distraction of color you can make powerful images that reveal the essence of a landscape; with the unique tonal palette of B&W infrared you can often transform a good landscape into something absolutely magical. Even color shooters can learn a lot from...

The Magic of Black and White
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 6:00pm to Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 2:00pm

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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 - 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 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
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

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Elephant seal looking up in crowd of other seals
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