Join outdoor painters on Drakes Bay for a weekend of landscape painting maritime scenes. We’ll stay at the historic Lifeboat Station and Joan will reflect on the history of American landscape painting during evening discussions. She will demonstrate and offer individual attention. She focuses on understanding and capturing the light and colors of Drake's Bay. Beginner or experienced painters welcome. Bring the paint medium of your choice. Learn outdoor painting techniques to achieve the paintings that inspire you!
-Accommodations included at the Historic Lifeboat Station at Chimney Rock, more info below.
-Youth, ages 12 and up, are welcome with adult supervision.
-This class will be held mostly outdoors with some time spent indoors.
If a registered participant wishes to cancel their enrollment and receive a refund, notification must be received at least 14 days in advance of the class date. No refunds will be issued for enrollment cancellations made less than 14 days in advance of the class date. Class enrollment fees are non-transferable. PNRSA Field Institute classes are generally run rain or shine, though will follow National Park Service weather and road advisories to ensure that classes only run in safe conditions. In the event that the PRNSA Field Institute cancels a class for any reason, participants will receive a full refund of class fees.
Historic Lifeboat Station at Chimney Rock
The Point Reyes Lifeboat Station is a National Historic Landmark overlooking beautiful Drakes Bay. It is the last remaining example of a rail-launched lifeboat station that was common on the Pacific coast. Located at Chimney Rock, the Lifeboat Station was built in 1927 by the U.S. Coast Guard and contains the crew’s quarters, a large boat bay, and a marine railway system for launching a 36-foot life boat.
The ground floor houses the boat bay museum where a renovated motor boat is located.
The area around the Lifeboat Station is used by the Marine Mammal Center as a release site for rehabilitated wildlife. While staying here some classes are unexpectedly treated to the release of an otter or harbor seal.
Ample working / studio space
Large second floor reading / meeting room overlooking Drakes Bay
Fully-equipped kitchen with large fridge, large freezer, and commercial range/over
Two large multi person bath/shower rooms
What to Bring:
-Warm, variable-weather, layered clothing (waterproof windbreaker or rain jacket, hat, gloves)
-Hat and sunscreen
-Comfortable walking shoes
-Notebook & Pen
-Lunch, snacks, and water for the day
A full service kitchen is provided. Please bring all meals and snacks. The nearest stores and restaurants are 20 miles away over country roads, so you will need to be self-sufficient. By tradition, Saturday night is pot-luck with everyone sharing food. So be sure to bring a dish to share for Saturday dinner, as well as food for yourself.