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Drawing Trees in Pen and Ink: San Francisco

January 12, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm PST

hazlenutLearn how to draw broadleaf and evergreen trees both from a distance and up close details (leaves, acorns, seed pods, and fruit). In addition to studying details of structure, we will explore shortcuts to help you get the form on paper and tricks to suggest dimension and volume.

Two advantages of drawing in ink are that it reproduces clearly for low cost printing and that it does not smudge and smear in your notebook.

We will apply our new tree drawing expertise in the field trip at the end of this month to Lake Merrit where we will draw trees for an upcoming educational brochure being produced for Oakland Parks and Recreation. This pro bono work is one way we can help conservation education with our art.


January 12, 2016
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm PST
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Nature Journal Club
(415) 310-7592


Building 1216, Fort Scott, Presidio
1216 Ralston Ave
San Francisco, CA 94129 United States
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2 thoughts on “Drawing Trees in Pen and Ink: San Francisco

  1. Terry Coddington says:

    Hi, Jack, This is Terry, but I logged in to your “Drawing Trees” class in the SF Presidio on Zeo’s behalf, via the parksconservancy posting. Your Fort Scott location for the class seems to be different than the one I got from the log-in site. I think that was Building 889 (?) near the warming hut, but I’m not sure of the number. Is the Fort Scott location correct? Thanks. TC

    • John Muir Laws says:

      Hi there, We had it near the warming hut but I just got a message form the Concervancy saying we needed to change it to Fort Scott. Fort Scott should be right (at least I will be there…).

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