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July 2014

Teacher Workshop: Nature Journaling

July 22 @ 10:00 am - July 24 @ 3:30 pm

Learn how to become a keen observer of the wild places in your neighborhood and help students unlock a love for the natural world in the process. Join naturalists and educators John Muir “Jack” Laws and Emilie Lygren as they show you how to actively observe and ask scientific questions about the natural world through sketching and creative writing exercises. This mix of art, science, and language arts as well as Jack & Emillie’s unique teaching styles will give you…

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$20 suggested donation

Garin Park Nature Journal Field Trip

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Garin/Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Parks,
1320 Garin Avenue, Hayward, CA 94544 United States
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Come explore one of the gems of the East Bay Regional Park system as we discover, sketch, and describe the wildlife and landscape of Garin Regional Park. Practice sketching the elephant trunks of sycamore trees or look for insects at Jordan Pond. Bring your nature journaling gear and a potluck lunch item to share (it can stay in your car in the morning and does not need to be brought out on the trail). Meet under the sycamore trees near the…

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August 2014
$20 suggested donation

The fundamentals: Pencil Technique

August 12 @ 3:30 am - 5:00 pm
Foster City Public Library,
1000 East Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City, CA 94404 United States
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You can load your journal kit with expensive and fancy tools but few are as universal, versatile, handy and reliable as a graphite pencil. Learn how to get the most mileage out of your pencils and practice fundamental drawing skills. This workshop will establish a platform for work with any subject. We will investigate pencil techniques with line and value, drawing with a tortillion, and creatively using an eraser. Suggested supplies to follow along with the demonstration: Graphite pencils (HB, …

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Fundamentals: Pencil Technique

August 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Belvedere-Tiburon Library,
1501 Tiburon Blvd. , Tiburon, CA 94920 United States
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You can load your journal kit with expensive and fancy tools but few are as universal, versatile, handy and reliable as a graphite pencil. Learn how to get the most mileage out of your pencils and practice fundamental drawing skills. This workshop will establish a platform for work with any subject. We will investigate pencil techniques with line and value, drawing with a tortillion, and creatively using an eraser. Suggested supplies to follow along with the demonstration: Graphite pencils (HB, …

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Fundamentals: Pencil Technique

August 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Oakland Museum of California,
1000 Oak Street , Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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You can load your journal kit with expensive and fancy tools but few are as universal, versatile, handy and reliable as a graphite pencil. Learn how to get the most mileage out of your pencils and practice fundamental drawing skills. This workshop will establish a platform for work with any subject. We will investigate pencil techniques with line and value, drawing with a tortillion, and creatively using an eraser. Suggested supplies to follow along with the demonstration: Graphite pencils (HB, …

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Fundamentals: Pencil Technique

August 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
McClellan Ranch: Santa Clara Valley Audubon,
22221 McClellan Road, Cupertino, CA 95014 United States
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You can load your journal kit with expensive and fancy tools but few are as universal, versatile, handy and reliable as a graphite pencil. Learn how to get the most mileage out of your pencils and practice fundamental drawing skills. This workshop will establish a platform for work with any subject. We will investigate pencil techniques with line and value, drawing with a tortillion, and creatively using an eraser. Suggested supplies to follow along with the demonstration: Graphite pencils (HB, …

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Nature Journaling in the Sierra

August 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sorensen’s Resort,
14255 Highway 88, Hope Valley, CA 96120 United States
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Join us for a day of nature journaling in Hope Valley. Learn ways of combining nature close-ups, landscape views, and observational notes into journal pages that will hold your observations and memories in ways that photographs never could. Learn how to draw summer wildflowers, and create thumbnail landscapes in five minutes or less.

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October 2014
$30

Drawing Birds

October 17 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History,
165 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950 United States
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Have you ever wanted to quickly draw birds in the field, capturing both their live energy and the details you can see? This bird sketching workshop will give you the tools you need to draw birds on the move.  No previous drawing experience necessary. We will begin with sketching fundamentals, adapt these for moving birds, develop an understanding of bird anatomy and proportions, and learn speed drawing tricks. We will explore the anatomy and basic drawing tricks for songbirds, hawks,…

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$30

Nature Drawing

October 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History,
165 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950 United States
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Learn tricks and techniques to help you include sketches, diagrams, and drawings in your field notebook. You will learn methods that will help you draw landscapes, trees, wildflowers, mammals, mushrooms, and other objects often discovered in your nature rambles. Learn basic drawing techniques and a workflow that can be applied to drawing any subject. Discover how to get a sense of depth in your drawings, and how to complete a landscape drawing in five minutes. You can do this and…

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