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 information. Working in a sketchbook fosters the meditative mindset of focused observation that is required to interpret our world around us. A sketchbook is compact to carry and readily available to complete a sketch in a matter of minutes or hours, depending on the time at hand. As a sketchbook enthusiast, Kathleen is thrilled to teach the enjoyment of drawing on site, encourage students to record their own experiences and deepen their relationship with Nature.
Goals for the workshop:
Explore the wilderness and natural sanctuary that is Point Reyes National Seashore through observational drawing and painting exercises in a sketchbook.
Learn to observe nature through meditative exploration using continuous line drawing, gesture and thumbnail sketching with pencil and pen techniques.
Combine drawing with watercolor to create recordings/paintings of your relationship to Nature.
We will keep our supplies lightweight and portable: a sketchbook, pen, watercolor palette and a few brushes is all that is needed.
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-We will be meeting at the Historic Lifeboat Station, GPS available upon registration
- Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to check in
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- Waitlists are available if needed and go 10 participants deep
- Dinner will be provided via a potluck which you may sign up for one week before class Here
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What to Bring:
Warm Variable Weather Clothing
Notebook and Pen/Field Journal
Eventbrite Confirmation Email
Small travel stool, watercolor sketchbook, drawing sketchbook, pencil, pen, small watercolor palette and brushes
About the PRNSA Field Institute:
The PRNSA Field Institute offers hands-on environmental education classes throughout the year that foster enjoyment of Point Reyes National Seashore. Our classes are led by expert instructors, who take you out of your everyday life and into the natural world. We host a variety of classes about the arts and sciences and have something for everyone. You can reach the Field Institute at (415) 663-1200 x307 or by email at email@example.com.
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