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How to Draw A Forest (Saratoga)

February 15, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am PST

Important: Note the new time for this workshop. We now start a half an hour earlier. See you there!

Into the Woods! Just as you do not draw a tree by drawing a lot of leaves, you do not draw a forest by drawing a lot of trees. Learn how to suggest the feeling of a distant forest, including the skyline pattern, edge and texture. We will demonstrate techniques using pencil and watercolor. In addition, learn how to draw the view from within the forest as you look out through the trunks and get a feeling of the play of light and shadow, and the tangle of branches. A few simple principles and methods will help you draw what you see without getting lost in the trees or taking hours to complete so you can still make it to grandmother’s house and have time to sketch along the way.

This class will be held in room SM36 at West Valley College. The closest parking lot is lot #2. You can purchase a parking permit at the dispenser in the lot for $2. Download a campus map with the location of the classroom here.

All ages and experience levels are welcome.  No registration necessary,

$20 suggested donation.


February 15, 2019
9:30 am - 11:00 am PST
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Nature Journal Club
(415) 310-7592
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West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Ave.
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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Room SM36

One thought on “How to Draw A Forest (Saratoga)

  1. Desiree La Maggiore says:

    Looking forward to this class and so excited to see it offered in the South Bay. What materials do you recommend bringing?

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