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September 2016
$60

How to Draw like a Naturalist: San Bernardino Mountains

September 9 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Pali Mountain Retreat & Conference Center,
30778 Highway 18
Running Springs, CA 92382 United States
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You can learn to draw. Discover easy to apply techniques to aid your representational drawing. We will explore techniques to help you capture wildflowers, trees, mammals, birds, landscapes, and more. These techniques are not a formula to create pretty clone pictures, but a structure based approach that helps you to observe more carefully and represent what you see. You (yes, you!) can learn to draw. These techniques are also easily taught to students and program participants if you wish to…

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No-fear Watercolor Techniques for Field Journaling-Tiburon

September 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary,
376 Greenwood Beach Road
Tiburon, CA 94920 United States
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Watercolors are a fast and versatile way to get color into your sketchbook or journal. But many of us have been frustrated with the mechanics of getting our paint to do what we want or watched a sketch drown in a puddle of murky brown paint. Have you been frustrated by your watercolors when field sketching? Does your kit consistently make a muddy mess (when you don't want it to)? Good news- there are ways you can learn to use…

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No-fear Watercolor Techniques for Field Journaling- San Francisco

September 13 @ 12:30 pm
Building 989 in the Presidio,
983 Marine Drive
San Francisco, CA 94129 United States
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Watercolors are a fast and versatile way to get color into your sketchbook or journal. But many of us have been frustrated with the mechanics of getting our paint to do what we want or watched a sketch drown in a puddle of murky brown paint. Have you been frustrated by your watercolors when field sketching? Does your kit consistently make a muddy mess (when you don't want it to)? Good news- there are ways you can learn to use…

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No-fear Watercolor Techniques for Field Journaling-Burlingame

September 13 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Burlingame Library,
480 Primrose Road
Burlingame, CA 94010 United States
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Watercolors are a fast and versatile way to get color into your sketchbook or journal. But many of us have been frustrated with the mechanics of getting our paint to do what we want or watched a sketch drown in a puddle of murky brown paint. Have you been frustrated by your watercolors when field sketching? Does your kit consistently make a muddy mess (when you don't want it to)? Good news- there are ways you can learn to use…

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No-fear Watercolor Techniques for Field Journaling -Lafayette

September 14 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Lafayette Library and Learning Center,
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Lafayette, CA 94549 United States
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Watercolors are a fast and versatile way to get color into your sketchbook or journal. But many of us have been frustrated with the mechanics of getting our paint to do what we want or watched a sketch drown in a puddle of murky brown paint. Have you been frustrated by your watercolors when field sketching? Does your kit consistently make a muddy mess (when you don't want it to)? Good news- there are ways you can learn to use…

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No-fear Watercolor Techniques for Field Journaling -Oakland

September 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Rotary Nature Center,
600 Bellevue Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Watercolors are a fast and versatile way to get color into your sketchbook or journal. But many of us have been frustrated with the mechanics of getting our paint to do what we want or watched a sketch drown in a puddle of murky brown paint. Have you been frustrated by your watercolors when field sketching? Does your kit consistently make a muddy mess (when you don't want it to)? Good news- there are ways you can learn to use…

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No-fear Watercolor Techniques for Field Journaling -Cupertino

September 15 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
McClellan Ranch: Santa Clara Valley Audubon,
22221 McClellan Road
Cupertino, CA 95014 United States
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Watercolors are a fast and versatile way to get color into your sketchbook or journal. But many of us have been frustrated with the mechanics of getting our paint to do what we want or watched a sketch drown in a puddle of murky brown paint. Have you been frustrated by your watercolors when field sketching? Does your kit consistently make a muddy mess (when you don't want it to)? Good news- there are ways you can learn to use…

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No-fear Watercolor Techniques for Field Journaling -Fremont

September 15 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Coyote Hills Regional Park,
8000 Patterson Ranch Rd
Freemont, CA 94555 United States
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Watercolors are a fast and versatile way to get color into your sketchbook or journal. But many of us have been frustrated with the mechanics of getting our paint to do what we want or watched a sketch drown in a puddle of murky brown paint. Have you been frustrated by your watercolors when field sketching? Does your kit consistently make a muddy mess (when you don't want it to)? Good news- there are ways you can learn to use…

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Free

The Art and Science of Keeping a Nature Journal (teacher workshop)

September 24 @ 8:45 am - 11:15 am
Lawrence Hall of Science,
1 Centennial Drive
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Open the door to rich discovery, better memory, and more fun in nature. What if you could change one simple thing and help students be more astute observers, curious explorers, creative thinkers, deliberate investigators, and better naturalists? You can: it is keeping a notebook to record discoveries and questions, and to help planning and documenting investigations. No tool has a more profound effect on the ability to see and think than a journal. RSVP here, Free Continental Breakfast, 1 CEU available for…

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October 2016
Free

Let’s draw birds!

October 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rotary Nature Center,
600 Bellevue Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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With a few tricks in your pocket, you can quickly and accurately draw live birds. Learn how to quickly get down the basic lines of ducks geese and other waterbirds in a few pencil strokes and then try your hand at drawing the birds of Lake Merritt. Even though birds do not sit still, if you understand a little about their structure and key shapes to observe and record you can draw what you see. This class is free, open to the…

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