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Field Sketching in the Range of Light (five day workshop)

July 22, 2018 - July 27, 2018


Join us for a week of sketching, art instruction and nature study to jump-start you in keeping your own nature/travel journal or re-inspire you to pick up your sketchbook again. We will examine different ways of keeping journals and develop habits to keep you actively sketching. The week will also include mini workshops on illustrating landscapes, plants, (including wildflowers!) and using watercolor or colored pencils in the field. Jack will also give technique lectures and demonstrations on drawing birds and mammals. Learn how to paint a five-minute landscape and an animal on the move! You will hike and explore throughout the Sierra Buttes drawing rocks, water and wildflowers and discover make fast field sketches of birds in the Sierra Valley, the Serengeti of the Sierra. You will come away with a journal full of recorded experiences and inspiration and motivation to continue on your own. This class is open to all experience levels.

Plan to arrive at the Sierra Nevada Field Campus on Sunday. We will get acquainted that evening, but the class will begin at 7:30 AM on Monday. The week’s activities will be flexible to take advantage of some of the best viewing opportunities but in general each day will be spent in the field, with time to relax at lunch, and returning to the field campus by dinner. Throughout the week we will learn tricks and techniques to help sketch birds, flowers and more both in the field and in evening workshops. Walks will be generally short but could range up to 3 miles over moderately rough terrain. The class will end Friday afternoon.

Registration opens in April.


July 22, 2018
July 27, 2018
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J.R. Blair


San Francisco State Sierra Nevada Field Campus
35400 Hwy 49
Sattley, CA 96124 United States
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