Deepen your connection to the natural world through writing and sketching. Explore, carefully observe, and identify the artistically inspiring flora and fauna of your Regional Parks. Spend the morning looking at the world a little differently than you did before. Each session includes instruction on sketching techniques. All ages and artistic abilities welcome. Please bring your own journal and pencils. Dress to possibly sit on the ground or bring your own camp chair. Parking $7 or free for Regional Parks members. For more information, call Regional Parks at (707) 565-2041.
June 7- Foothill Regional Park - Branches
Foothill has a wonderful oak woodland to explore and where we can practice techniques for drawing curvaceous branches in perspective or work on recreating bark, lichen and moss textures.
July 5- Riverfront Regional Park - Birds
Riverfront has an amazing population of birds on land and water to observe. Explore how proportion plays an important role in differentiation of bird species. Practice quick sketches as our subjects take flight.
August 2- Ragle Ranch Regional Park - Bugs
Ragle has lots of rocks and logs for us to look under for interesting bugs and vegetation attracting insects including butterflies. Exoskeletons and extra legs make for interesting journal studies. Bring a loupe if you have one.