Nature Drawing and Journaling (Sierra Nevada Field Campus)
August 9 - August 14$500
Join me for a week of deep observation, inquiry, and wonder. Learn fast field sketching techniques and ways to incorporate words and numbers into your journal pages to enhance your nature study. This week will 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. Learn how to paint a five-minute landscape and an animal on the move! The week will also include mini-workshops on illustrating birds, mammals, landscapes, rocks, trees, plants, water and using watercolor or colored pencils in the field. 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. Some evenings we will hold drawing workshops or return to the field to watch the sunset. Walks will be generally short but could range up to 3 miles over moderately rough terrain. The class will end on Friday afternoon.
Registration available on January 1, 2020, at https://sierra.sfsu.edu/course-calendar
These classes fill up fast. I recommend putting this on your calendar and signing up as soon as registration opens.