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Learn how to draw mushrooms at the Fungus Fair!
December 16, 2023 @ 10:30 am – 5:30 pm PST
I will be teaching a Class!
Mushroom drawing 101
Learn the basics of drawing mushrooms from the side, above, and below. Then learn to sculpt this basic design to draw the varieties of species you find in the woods. Bring a notebook or journal, a pencil, or your favorite drawing supplies. Paper and pencils will be available if you do not have them. After the class, stay and play at the Fair to sketch your favorite mushrooms.
Learn how to:
Abstract the shape of a mushroom to help you visualize it from any angle and translate these to sketches and drawings
What views are the most useful for later identification?
What parts of a mushroom are crucial to notice and record?
Laws will also demonstrate how to capture mushroom textures and colors with watercolor.
About the Fungus Fair
When the 2023 Fungus Fair occurs, it will include the latest collection of expertly identified fungi collected in various locations in the Bay Area. These annual collections constitute a 50-year record of the early winter fungal diversity in our area. This historical information may become an important contribution to science as climate change affects our local ecosystems.
In the San Francisco Bay Area, when the first rains tease up the chanterelles and porcini, fungus lovers head to the Fungus Fair: A Celebration of Wild Mushrooms.
Hands-on activities at the Fungus Fair include crafts, mushroom dyes, and do-it-yourself mushroom growing kits.
We have many educational tables on varied subjects such as:
– Identification table – bring your specimens to find out what you found!
– medicinal mushrooms
– psychoactive fungi
– microscopes and spore prints
There will be a naturalistic woodland display and tables with more than 300 identified species of locally collected fungi.
The Fair provides information on the uses and abuses of fungi, with displays and exhibits on ecology, toxicology, and cultivation. Arrays of identification tables display locally collected mushrooms. Campsite gourmands learn how to serve up the safe and scrumptious species through identification tutorials, and sales of recipe books, soups, snacks, and fresh edibles.